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Discounts on Amazon Prime aren’t super easy to come by, but certain circumstances will qualify you for one.

If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime membership, read on for details about Prime membership discounts and the ins and outs. If you need more convincing that an Amazon Prime membership is worth having in general, check out these Amazon Prime benefits.

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

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You can get an Amazon Prime membership for almost half off 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.

Some of my favorite Prime benefits 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.


You must re-apply for your discounted Prime membership every 12 months.

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In order to keep receiving a discounted Amazon Prime membership, you’ll need to reapply every year. This is to make sure you’re still eligible.



Amazon Household isn’t available for discounted membership holders.

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Amazon Household is a feature of Prime membership that allows you to set up separate accounts for family members within your main Prime account.

A discounted Amazon Prime membership won’t allow this and your account will be yours only. Don’t worry because you can always share your Prime account the “alternative” way. Which is basically, sharing your Prime login with your partner or BFF so they can add their credit card information and ship items to themselves.

Just be sure when you do this, you keep credit cards straight so nobody accidentally buys something using someone else’s card!



College students also get 50% off a Prime membership.

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

Plus, as a Prime Student exclusive deal, you get Amazon Music Unlimited for just $0.99 per month. All Prime memberships already include access to ad-free music (two 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.


Do You Qualify for 50% Off an Amazon Prime Membership?