Amazon Prime is getting a lot more affordable for Medicaid recipients.
Amazon on Wednesday announced that those with a valid Medicaid card can now can now sign up for Prime — the service that offers two-day shipping on Amazon.com orders plus a number of other perks — for just $5.99 a month. Prime normally costs $99 yearly or $12.99 monthly.
Amazon has been offering the same discount to Electronic Benefits Transfer cardholders since June. Customers with a valid EBT or Medicaid card can renew their discounted Prime membership every year, up to four years, and cancel anytime, Amazon said.
Besides unlimited, fast free shipping, a Prime membership gives you unlimited access to Prime Video, Prime Music, and Prime Reading, unlimited photo storage via Prime Photos, discounts on games, early access to Amazon’s Lightning Deals, and special discounts at Whole Foods.
“We hope to make Prime even more accessible,” Amazon Prime Vice President Cem Sibay said in a statement. “With more than 100 million products to choose from, low prices, time savings, and fast and convenient delivery options, the combination of shipping, shopping, and entertainment provide tremendous value to customers.”
To sign up for a discounted Prime membership, head here.
Students can also get a discount on Prime. After a 6-month free trial, students pay $6.49 a month or $49 a year for Prime.
Meanwhile, Amazon recently launched a new Prime benefit: two-hour Whole Foods deliveries. At this point, this perk is only available in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, Virginia Beach, Atlanta, and San Francisco.