Jun 6, 2017

Amazon to discount Prime for US families on welfare

Amazon is to offer discounts on its Prime subscription service to Americans receiving financial aid from the US government. Prime gives users free delivery on some products and allows them access to Amazon's video streaming services. The EBT card gives poorer families access to the US government food stamp programme and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families service. Customers would not be able to pay for the service with the funds loaded on their EBT card, said Amazon. News site CBS said the decision marked a change for Amazon, which had previously marketed the Prime service at households with high incomes.

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