Cutting The Cost amazon prime membership ebt Electronic Benefits Transfer Card Government assistance discount

Americans who receive assistance from the government could soon receive a bit from Amazon, too: The e-commerce giant announced that it will provide a monthly Prime membership discount to customers who have an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

Amazon revealed the discount Tuesday, reducing the monthly Prime membership cost from $10.99/month to $5.99/month.

“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,” Greg Greeley, Vice President of Amazon Prime, said in a statement.

Through the new discount program, users will…