Amazon Prime offering special discount to food stamp users

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Online retail giant Amazon is now giving a special discount for their “Prime” service to customers who are on government assistance or use food stamps.

The regular annual membership is $99, which includes free shipping on purchases and unlimited streaming of TV shows and movies.

Those who do not pay the annual membership up front must pay $10.99 per month for the same benefits.

However, customers who have a valid EBT card, showing they are on a government aid program, get a special break, and can get Amazon’s prime service for only $5.99 per month.

CBS News reported that Amazon said they wanted to make their program “more accessible.”

The Prime membership fees can’t be charged to the EBT cards, however.

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