Amazon Announces Prime Discount for Welfare Recipients




By J. A. Awadalla

I was really surprised when I saw this in my news feedĀ  the other day, but apparently you can get Amazon Prime at a discount if you’re on government assistance in the United States. According to Reuters, this is another move Amazon is making to directly compete with Walmart. Rather than the $10.99 per month most people would pay, those on government assistance would pay $5.99 a month instead, which is pretty nice.

But it got me thinking: how would it benefit people who are barely getting by?

I’ve never had Amazon Prime, so I decided to take a look at what its benefits are. I already knew about a few, like expedited shipping and the option to get deliveries by drone, but beyond that, I had no idea what Prime even offered. So I decided to take a look and see what the hype is all about.

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