Amazon removes free grocery delivery for EBT & Medicaid Prime Members February 28th, 2023

Amazon is cutting free grocery delivery for Prime members on orders less than $150. Customers who get their groceries delivered from Amazon Fresh and pay less than $150 — will be charged between $3.95 and $9.95, depending on the order size. The changes will go into effect February 28th, 2023.

EBT and Medicaid cardholders get a discount on Amazon Prime, paying only $6.99 monthly for the service. As Amazon allows online EBT payment for groceries, the free delivery of groceries to your door is of great assistance to low income individuals and families who struggle with transportation services.

EBT and Medicaid cardholders who are signed-up for the Amazon Prime discount program, can still get free delivery of groceries, as long as the grocery orders are over $150. Delivery driver tips and non-grocery items can not be billed to your EBT card, so you will need to additionally have a credit/debit card connected to your account to pay for these items.

Amazon Prime includes free Two-Day Delivery on a number of other items, as well as discounts on diapers and baby food. Prime has a number of entertainment benefits too, like access to free movies, TV shows, music, and Kindle books. You can find other resources related to food security and financial assistance by visiting our Social Service “Utilization Library” page.

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