With all the senior discounts out there for popular subscription services, you might be curious about whether or not Amazon Prime has a good deal for seniors. Despite its appeal, many people are deterred by Amazon Prime’s expensive cost. An Amazon Prime subscription costs $139 annually or $14.99 per month.
While there is no Amazon Prime discount for seniors, there are discounts that some seniors can benefit from. Read on to learn about other discounted Prime memberships that you could qualify for.
Amazon Prime provides the following perks as a member:
At $139 per year or $14.99 per month, seniors on a fixed budget could find that the cost isn’t worth it for the benefits.
Amazon doesn’t offer a specific senior discount, but certain seniors qualify for the Prime Access Membership. This subscription offers a reduced monthly subscription fee of $6.99 (a 50% discount). The benefits of a Prime Access Membership are exactly the same as a regular membership.
You can qualify for Prime Access Membership if you receive assistance from certain government programs like:
You will need to show documentation of proof for eligibility. As part of the application process, you’ll need to upload a photo of an EBT card or other document on the Amazon site to qualify for the program.
If you qualify for an Amazon Access Membership, you can get started on the sign up process here.
Without eligibility for a Prime Access Membership through one of the programs mentioned above, seniors on Medicare pay the standard amount for an Amazon Prime Membership.
Amazon Prime does not have a discount for seniors who receive Social Security benefits. However, Social Security recipients who also receive SSI benefits may qualify for Prime Access. If you’re eligible, you’ll pay a reduced monthly cost of $6.99.
Seniors could save on Amazon Prime in a few other ways:
Although there is no senior discount for Amazon Prime, there are options for eligible seniors with the Prime Access program and through other Prime features.