Announcing Amazon Access, a resource for discounts and savings

We introduce Amazon Access, a one-stop shop for customers to explore the programs, discounts, and features that make shopping on Amazon even easier and more affordable. Here customers will find information on options such as paying with SNAP EBT, Amazon Layaway, etc. Chief among the programs featured in the hub is Privileged access, Prime’s discounted membership program for eligible recipients of government assistance. Eligible customers in the US who sign up for Prime Access get all the exclusive perks and perks of a Prime subscription for just $6.99 per month, over 50% off the cost of a subscription full price.

Given the difficult economic climate, with many people facing rising costs for their essential needs, we want our customers to know about all the accessible offers available on Amazon, regardless of their circumstances. Keep reading for more details on this new resource and the programs it offers.

Amazon Access offers savings, flexible payment options and more

Amazon launched a grassroots program to listen and learn from customers in communities across the country. In fact, this customer feedback is at the heart of the design of our products and services. We have found that many of our customers are looking for ways to save money and time more than ever. We know shopping online is a big part of how they save, and that’s why we’re introducing Amazon Access, a hub to make shopping easier for all customers.

The new Amazon Access hub gives customers the ability to learn about all the programs, discounts, and features available to them, including:

  • Pay with SNAP EBT on Amazon: Since becoming one of the first retailers to launch SNAP online shopping, Amazon has expanded its reach to 99.7% of US SNAP households with one or more SNAP online shopping options. Customers with a SNAP EBT card valid in all states except Alaska can use their SNAP funds to order eligible groceries online at Amazon.com, Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh with fast, free shipping on qualifying Amazon orders.
  • Amazon Layaway: Buy now and pay over time with Layaway, all without credit checks, interest or fees. Customers can purchase thousands of items, pay 20% of the total cost of their selected items, lock in the price, and pay the rest over time.
  • Privileged access: Eligible US government assistance recipients can enjoy all the perks and benefits of a Prime subscription for $6.99 per month, over 50% off the cost of a full subscription rate.
  • Discounts: Shop discount household essentials, clip coupons and save on items at Amazon with Subscribe & Save – up to 15% off with free shipping on auto-deliveries of eligible items.
  • Pay and collect the way you want: shop Amazon.co.uk without a debit or credit card by paying with Amazon Cash and pick up Amazon packages near you by shipping them to an Amazon self-service locker or staffed counter.

Prime Access offers all the benefits of Prime for half the price

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For the past five years, we’ve been committed to making Amazon’s daily selection and savings available to customers by offering a discounted subscription to eligible government assistance recipients. To celebrate this milestone, we’re also giving members a new name: Prime Access. Eligible US customers who sign up get all the benefits of Prime for just $6.99 per month, including fast, free shipping; unlimited streaming of movies and series like The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and live sports like Thursday night football with Prime Video; ad-free access to millions of songs and thousands of podcasts with Amazon Music; free games with Prime Gaming; over 3,000 books and magazines with Prime Reading; exclusive perks like a free one-year Grubhub+ membership trial; unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos; and more.

While fast, free shipping is our cornerstone, savings have become an increasingly valuable aspect of membership. Last year, program members saved an average of more than $1,600 from shipping savings, coupons and membership discounts only. This is in addition to Amazon’s already low prices, exclusive member-only offers during shopping events such as Prime Day and the Prime Early Access sale, and the ability to subscribe and save. on everyday essentials. Other Prime member savings include:

  • 20% off select everyday favourites, essentials, ready meals and more at Amazon fees stores across the United States
  • Up to 80% savings when paying cash for medicines without insurance at over 60,000 pharmacies and fast, free delivery with Prime prescription savings benefit.
  • No annual fees on the Amazon Prime Secure Card which is designed for people who are new to credit or want to rebuild their credit.
  • Unlimited full-resolution photo storage and 5GB of video storage with Amazon Pics. Members can easily save, share and access their photos, and add up to five other members with Family Vault. Now that we take hundreds of photos and videos, our members no longer have to worry about using their smartphone data or paying for another subscription service.
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Millions of households who benefit from one of 10 government assistance programs can join Prime Access to take advantage of all Prime offers while saving over 50% on their membership fees. And customers responded, increasing program membership by more than 300% from 2019 to the end of 2021. By launching a new name, we’re excited to give customers more visibility on how they can access valuable benefits. , exclusive benefits and Prime savings. .

US customers can check out Prime Access and sign up for a 30-day free trial. Once there, signing up for a membership is just as quick and convenient as shopping on Amazon. Qualify in minutes by uploading a valid proof of identity or government assistance document.

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