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Great News for Ohio EBT Recipients!! There is now Amazon Prime Discount for Ohio EBT cardholders. If you are on Ohio Food Stamps, TANF, or WIC and have an EBT card, you can now get Amazon Prime Membership for $6.99 a month.
Why is this a great deal?
The regular Amazon Prime membership is $14.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $699. That’s over 50% off the regular price.
To sign up, click here to be taken to their sign-up page.
Read below to learn more about all the great benefits and perks of Amazon Prime and how to sign up for the Prime EBT Discount.
This post on Amazon Prime Discount for EBT will cover:
- Benefits of Amazon Prime
- What is Amazon Prime Discount for EBT?
- How to Sign up for Amazon Prime Discount for Ohio EBT
- Amazon Prime FAQs
- Ohio EBT Card Questions and Answers
What Does This Mean for EBT Card Holders?
This means that you can now get Amazon Prime subscription at more than half the normal rate.
You can now take full advantage of all the great benefits that come with prime membership. These include:
Benefits of Amazon Prime
Since Amazon Prime started in 2005, the service has expanded into many other areas, including offering free streaming movies and music, rapid delivery options, and discounts on groceries.
You can sign up for a free 30-day trial to sample all the Prime benefits before committing to membership.
Here is the full list of benefits Amazon Prime Members receive.
Shipping benefits include:
Free 1-day shipping: A variety of items are eligible for next-day delivery with no minimum purchase for Prime members. When you’re shopping, filter items by “Get it tomorrow” to see which ones you can receive by 9 p.m. the next day.
Free 2-day shipping: This is available to Prime members who live in the contiguous U.S.
Free same-day delivery: In select cities and towns — from New York City to San Francisco — Prime members can shop for items eligible for delivery on the same day they were ordered. Prime members get same-day delivery for free on qualifying orders over $35, and they can pay a delivery fee of up to $3 per order for those under $35.
Free release-date delivery: Prime members can have eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date for free when they select Two-Day shipping
Free no-rush shipping: Members who select no-rush shipping — which delays delivery on orders — can earn rewards to use on future purchases.
Streaming & Entertainment
Streaming benefits include:
Prime Video: Prime Video offers unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for Prime members. It’s available for non-Prime members as a standalone streaming service for $9 a month.
Amazon Channels: Prime members can watch shows and movies from channels like HBO, Showtime and STARZ through their Prime membership for $5 to $15 a month each without a cable subscription or additional apps.
Prime Music: Prime Music offers members access to over two million unlimited, ad-free songs, as well as playlists and stations.
Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members can get discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plans, and they have access to exclusive annual plans.
Prime Gaming: Prime members have access to free games, in-game content and a free channel subscription on Twitch.tv every month. Additionally, Prime members can play a rotating selection of games for free through a dedicated channel on Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service.
Prime Reading: Prime members have access to over a thousand books, magazines and more, which they can download onto their Kindle or Fire tablet, as well as read through the Kindle app.
Shopping benefits include:
Whole Foods Market: Exclusive savings for Prime members, 5% back for eligible Prime members with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, and 2-hour delivery via Prime Now in select cities.
Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card: Eligible Prime members earn 5% back every day on all Amazon.com purchases, in addition to rewards everywhere else you shop.
Amazon Prime Store Card: Eligible Prime members can get 5% back every day on Amazon.com purchases and access to exclusive financing offers. F
Amazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button.
Amazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50.
Prime Wardrobe: Prime Wardrobe is a Prime-exclusive program where you can try before you buy from eligible items across women’s, men’s, kids’, and baby clothing, shoes, and accessories. You get seven days to try-on the items at home and you will only be charged for the items you decide to keep.
Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include up to 20% off diapers, baby food, and more through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry.
Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com.
Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials.
Sign up for Amazon Prime Discount for Ohio EBT
Here’s how to sign up for Amazon Prime Discount for Ohio EBT:
Step 1 – Visit the Prime Discount Site
Step 2 – Upload EBT Card to Activate Discount
Next, you will be taken to a page where you will have to log in to your Amazon.com account or sign up for an amazon.com account if you don’t already have an account.
You need a current and valid EBT card to sign up. If you are currently receiving Food Stamps, WIC, TANF, or General Assitance and have an EBT Card, you qualify.
Once you have logged into your Amazon account, you will be taken to a page like the one below.
Once there, perform the following functions as shown in the image below with arrows:
- Select “EBT” under “Choose how you want to qualify”
- Enter your EBT Card Number
- Select your state under “Issuing State”
- Upload a picture of your EBT card
- Check the box to confirm that your EBT card is current and valid.
- Once you enter the requested information, click the “Continue” button. The continue button will only show once you enter all the requested information.
- Next, you will be taken to a page to confirm your payment information.
- Once you add your payment information, you will be taken to the “Eligibility Under Review” page. This means Amazon is reviewing your request.
Step 3 – Start Enjoying Prime Discounts on Amazon
If your information is approved, you will be notified by email – which will be your indication that you are now ready to use Amazon Prime!
You can start enjoying Amazon Prime benefits right away.
Note: Every 12 months, you’ll have to verify you still have a current and valid EBT card.
You can enjoy your Amazon Prime EBT Discount for four years.
However, you will not be able to share your Prime membership with a second adult like you can with the full-priced membership.
If you have any questions on how to sign up for the Amazon Prime Discount for EBT cardholders, let us know in the comments section below.
Amazon Prime Questions
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Amazon Prime Discount.
Does Amazon accept food stamps?
Amazon is part of an online pilot run by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Currently, customers with a valid Ohio SNAP EBT card can use their SNAP funds on Amazon. Amazon is hoping to expand the program to other states soon.
Do I need a Prime membership to use my SNAP EBT card on Amazon?
No. Shopping with a valid Ohio-issued SNAP EBT card allows you to access Amazon Fresh and Amazon Grocery selection without fees.
Order minimums still apply to Amazon Fresh and Amazon Grocery to unlock free shipping.
Ohio EBT Card Questions and Answers
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Ohio EBT benefits.
Do Restaurants in Ohio Accept EBT?
Unfortunately, you cannot use your Ohio EBT card at restaurants to purchase ready-made food or hot food.
That is because Ohio does not currently participate in the Restaurant Meals Program.
The program is currently available in the following seven (7) states:
- New York
- Rhode Island
What Grocery Stores Accept Ohio EBT Online for Delivery?
You can use your Ohio EBT card to make purchases online at the following grocery stores:
- BJs Wholesale Club
- Dave’s Supermarket
- Earth Fare
- Giant Eagle
- Sam’s Club Scan and Go
As you can see above, you can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your Ohio EBT card at Amazon and Walmart Stores.
What are the foods I cannot purchase with the Ohio EBT Card?
You CANNOT use the Ohio Direction Card to buy:
- Alcoholic drinks
- Cigarettes and tobacco products
- Pet food
- Paper goods
- Household goods such as cleaning supplies
- Food that will be eaten in the grocery store
- Hot foods that are ready to eat in the grocery store
- Food sold to be heated while you are still in the grocery store.
- Most other items that are not food
Can I check my Ohio EBT Card Balance by Phone?
To check the balance on your Ohio Direction EBT card, you can:
- Call 1-866-386-3071
- Check the receipt from your most recent purchase.
- Check your balance at the store before buying anything, if the store allows it.
- Go online to get your card balance – To log in, visit the Connect EBT website here,
If you do not have a Connect EBT account, you can create a User Account here.
Additionally, you can review our Ohio EBT Card Balance Guide for further instructions.
What other programs help Families with Children get Food Assistance?
The following programs help families with children get enough food:
This is a program where food banks work with schools to give students packs of healthy food to take home for the weekend.
You can apply for a Power Pack through your local food bank.
Schoolchildren may be able to get free or reduced-price school meals, including breakfast, lunch, or even dinner after school.
Special Milk Program
Additionally, if your child attends a school, preschool, or daycare that does not participate in the school meal program, they may be able to get free milk.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
When school is out, children may be able to get free meals during the summer in some areas.
Call (866) 348-6479 for more information.
The Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
The program can help with healthy food, baby formula, and free health screenings.
How do I report a lost or Stolen Ohio Direction EBT Card?
To report a lost or stolen Ohio Direction card, call customer service at:
1- (866) 386-3071 – (Toll-free)
You can call the number 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Additionally, you can call the customer service number if:
- Your card is lost or stolen
- Someone is using your card without your approval
- Your card does not work
- You need to know your SNAP balance and you cannot find your last store receipt.
- You have questions about using your card Website: https://www.ebt.acs-inc.com/
EBT Card Discounts in Ohio
Did you know that your Ohio EBT Card also comes with some amazing discounts and freebies? It’s true!
Check out our complete list of all the EBT Discounts available with your Ohio Direction EBT Card.
Amazon Prime Discount for Ohio EBT Summary
We hope this article on Amazon Prime Discount for Ohio EBT was helpful.
If you have more questions about your EBT or SNAP Benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles about Ohio SNAP and Ohio EBT, including:
Ohio SNAP Office Locations
Free Admission with EBT in Ohio for 2022
Discounted Internet Program for Ohio EBT
Ohio Food Stamps Balance and Login
SNAP Benefits increase for Ohio Recipients
How to file an Appeal for Food Stamps in Ohio