How to Get an Amazon Prime Discount Using Your Medicaid Card

An Amazon Prime membership provides you witHow to Get an Amazon Prime Discount Using Your Medicaid Cardh a variety of benefits, from free two-day shipping on millions of items to instant access to thousands of movies, television shows and books.

With a Prime membership, you pay a small monthly fee of just $12.99 or an annual fee of $119 if you pay once per year. Students can get a membership for as low as $6.49 per month. If you qualify for Medicaid benefits, however, you can receive these membership benefits at a lesser cost.

If you place many Amazon Prime orders, qualify for Medicaid assistance and you are looking for an easy way to save money on movies, television shows, books, groceries and other household items, a Prime membership can help to make this possible.

To receive a discount on your monthly Prime membership, however, you must be able to present proof of your eligibility for Medicaid benefits. As such, you need a valid Medicaid card in order to claim your discounted Prime officer.

To learn more about obtaining an Amazon Prime login as a Medicaid beneficiary and to explore the various requirements you must meet, review the information below.

How much does Amazon Prime cost if you qualify for Medicaid?

Monthly Amazon Prime costs are even lower if you receive reduced-fee health insurance coverage through Medicaid and can present your membership card as proof of your eligibility for discounted Prime benefits.

With a valid Medicaid card, you can receive up to four years of Prime benefits at just $5.99 per month. Therefore, having a valid Medicaid card provides you with a $7 monthly discount on your Prime membership, or $84 per year.

While your discounted Prime membership can provide you with up to four years of benefits, you must re-certify your eligibility for Medicaid coverage once per year. As a reminder to do so, you will receive an email from Amazon before your recertification is due.

If you no longer wish to use your Amazon Prime membership, or your eligibility for Medicaid ends, you may choose to cancel your subscription at this time.   

Who qualifies for Amazon Prime membership discounts?

To get an Amazon Prime login as a Medicaid beneficiary, you must qualify for and receive low-cost health coverage through your State Medicaid Agency.

While specific eligibility requirements vary by state, you typically need to meet financial requirements or qualify for another government program such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in order to qualify for Medicaid coverage.

In addition to meeting your state’s income requirements, you may qualify for Medicaid coverage if you are a child, pregnant woman, elderly adult or hold a disability.

To reduce your Amazon Prime cost, you must also be able to present a valid Medicaid card as proof of your eligibility for this government assistance program. While the appearance of a Medicaid card varies by state, you may only use a valid card to receive a reduced-fee Amazon membership.

If you reside in California, however, you may present a valid Medi-Cal card as proof of your Medicaid eligibility.

Amazon Prime Deals and Benefits for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Once you verify your Medicaid eligibility, you can enjoy deals of the day, music streaming services and free shipping on millions of items.

If you are one of the more than 65 million individuals receiving affordable health coverage through Medicaid, a reduced-fee Prime membership can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Savings on in-store purchases at Whole Foods Market
  • Grocery delivery services through AmazonFresh (depending on where you reside)
  • Free shipping on Prime Pantry orders of more than $35
  • Free, same-day shipping and delivery on more than one million items
  • Movie and music streaming services
  • Free Amazon Prime books, magazines and audible narratives
  • Access to textbook rental services
  • Cost savings on baby food, diapers and other essential items for your child or baby
  • Free, two-hour delivery services through Prime Now
  • Access to the Amazon Prime app for a no-hassle shopping experience
  • Discounts on food for your dog or cat
  • Unlimited photo storage

While a standard Amazon Prime membership allows you to share these benefits with other members of your household, this Medicaid offer does not.

However, other household members can enjoy these Prime benefits by placing orders and streaming movies or television shows through your Amazon account.

How to Get Amazon Prime Deals with a Medicaid Card

You can sign up for an Amazon Prime free trial if you wish to receive 30 days of membership benefits before paying your monthly fee of $5.99. To get started, complete the following steps:

  1. Create a new Amazon account or login to your existing account by providing an email address and password
    1. If creating a new account, simply provide your name, email address and a password
  2. Claim your Medicaid Prime Offer
  3. Click “EBT” or “Medicaid”, depending on which government program you wish to use to verify your discounted Prime membership
    1. If you receive benefits through both government programs, you may verify your Prime membership with either card
  4. Verify your identity
  5. Upload an image of your valid Medicaid card
  6. Select the name of the state in which you live
  7. Complete the registration process

After registering as an Amazon Prime member, you may choose to cancel your membership at any time. To end your Prime membership, you must complete the process directly through Amazon’s website.

Other Ways to Save With a Medicaid Card

In addition to discounts on Amazon Prime orders, you may qualify for other cost savings if you reside in a low-income household.

For instance, additional benefits for low-income households include free or discounted mobile phone plans through SafeLink Wireless, affordable home internet services, discounts on bike share programs and reduced-fee memberships at the YMCA. Rental assistance is also available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

If you qualify for a discounted Amazon Prime membership through Medicaid, you may be eligible for other government assistance programs as well.

Depending on your income and the size of your household, these programs may include SSI, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Head Start.