Amazon is making Prime more affordable for more families.
The tech giant will offer Prime membership at a discounted price of $5.99 a month to low-income families receiving government assistance, Amazon announced Tuesday.
Prime usually costs $10.99 a month, which comes out to about $132 a year, or $99 a year if paid annually. Right now, families who have Electronic Benefits Transfer cards—used for food stamps through SNAP, WIC, and TANF benefits—will be able to secure discounted Prime membership for $5.99 a month, which comes out to about $50 per year.
“We designed this membership option for customers receiving government assistance to make our everyday selection and savings more accessible, including the many conveniences and entertainment benefits of Prime,” Vice President of Amazon Prime Greg Greeley said in a statement. Read more…
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