Having an Amazon Prime membership during the COVID-19 pandemic has been so helpful to me and my family. We can get the essentials we need shipped to us for free without leaving the house. The TV shows and movies included have been a nice perk as well.

If you don’t have a membership, you may qualify for a discounted one. Read on for details, and if you need more convincing, check out these Insane Benefits to Becoming an Amazon Prime Member.


Amazon Prime is only $5.99 per month if you have an EBT or Medicaid card.

Right now you can get 50% off an Amazon Prime membership if you receive government assistance. Normally $12.99 monthly or $119 per year, an Amazon Prime membership is your ticket to some stellar benefits. You can even use SNAP EBT on Amazon for groceries in select states — free shipping included.

There are so many Amazon Prime benefits. Some of my favorites include:

  • Free 2-day delivery
  • Access to award-winning movies and TV shows
  • Exclusive discounts like 15% off Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value groceries
  • 15% off thousands of essentials and 20% off diapers with Subscribe & Save

Sign up for your discounted Amazon Prime membership here.


College students also get 50% off Prime.

If you’re a college student, you qualify for not just for a free 6-month trial of Prime, but are also eligible to receive 50% off a Prime membership after your trial ends.

Plus, as a Prime Student exclusive deal, you also get Amazon Music Unlimited for just $0.99 per month. All Prime memberships already include access to ad-free music (2 million songs), but Amazon Music Unlimited gets you even more ad-free tunes — 50 million songs to be exact. Music Unlimited is normally $7.99 per month.

Students, sign up for your free Amazon Prime trial here.

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