If you're like millions of other Americans, you may be wondering how to sign up for Amazon Prime EBT. This program offers incredible value for families who rely on SNAP (Food stamps) benefits to make ends meet. In this blog post, we will cover everything you need to know about Amazon Prime EBT, including how to sign up and get the most out of this program!
What is Amazon Prime EBT Access?
When you sign to shop for groceries on Amazon with a valid SNAP EBT card you can also sign up for Amazon Prime Access. This Amazon program helps families on government assistance programs to receive the same services as a full price Prime membership ($14.99/ month) but with a discounted membership price of $6.99 per month.
Prime Member Benefits Include:
- Free Delivery on Prime Items Bought on Amazon (including EBT Groceries)
- Prime Video (Free Movie and TV Programs)
- Prime Music
- Prime Gaming
- Prime Reading
- Unlimited Photo Storage
You get all the same great benefits as Prime members but at half the price!
How Does a Prime Membership Work With a SNAP EBT Card?
With an Amazon Prime EBT membership, you can purchase eligible groceries using your SNAP funds without worrying about a minimum order to get free delivery.
Look for SNAP eligible next to the product description.
Note: some item sizes may have different Prime shipping statuses as these products may be offered by third-party sellers with different shipping eligibility.
Add SNAP-eligible items to your cart. Checkout and pay using the EBT account you have set up with Amazon. Use a separate payment method for any items not SNAP eligible.
Amazon has three different types of grocery options
- Amazon Fresh
- Amazon Staples
- Whole Foods Market
With Prime Access, you receive free two day shipping on groceries and non-food purchases. Many grocery options also have free one-day or same-day options as well.
Do I Have to Use Prime Access to Order EBT Eligible items?
No, you can still order EBT eligible items without a Prime membership. However, you will have to meet the amazon minimum order threshold of $25 to get free delivery on Amazon samples and $35 for Amazon Fresh deliveries. With Prime Access, you don't have to worry about any minimum order amount - just select your grocery items and check out!
You can also easily check your SNAP balance on the site to avoid going over your monthly budget.
Can I get My Money Back if I'm Not Satisfied?
Yes, Amazon offers a money-back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied with your Prime Access membership.
You can cancel your Prime Access but continue to use your SNAP benefits to purchase groceries. You'll just need to purchase the minimum amount to receive free shipping or set up an additional payment method to cover delivery charges.
Are there Other Qualifying Programs for Amazon Access?
Yes, you can use other programs than the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to qualify. These include:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Direct Express Debit Card (DE)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC)
- Tribal Temporary Assistance eligibility letter (TTANF)
Qualifying government assistance recipients will need to upload verification that they participate in one of these programs.
Want Even More Savings and Benefits?
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You may qualify for Free Unlimited Talk, Text, Data and even a FREE smartphone* through the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs.
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Set up Your EBT Amazon Account Today
Get the convenience of mobile shopping and free delivery on groceries and more with Amazon Prime Access. Plus, check your SNAP balance and enjoy all the extra savings and benefits reserved for Prime Members.