If you’re receiving Alaska food stamps, you could qualify for other helpful programs as well (including free Internet service)! Check out our list of benefits for Alaska Quest cardholders below.
This post is for Alaska only. To view EBT benefits for another state, click the button below!
Museum Discounts in Fairbanks
Fairbanks Children’s Museum – $3 per person, limit 4 people
Explore the hands-on, sensory-rich exhibits at the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. Bring your Alaska Quest card to the front desk to receive admission for just $3 per person. Each card entitles up to four people to discounted admission. While you’re there, thank them for being Alaska’s first and only Museums for All partner!
Did you know your Alaska food stamps card could be used here?!
Several of our visitors have pointed out that Alaska EBT cards have even more uses, too! Check out these interesting statewide benefits.
- Farmer’s Markets can also accept EBT cards. Sitka Farmer’s Market will even double your dollars, up to $20 per person! That means a family of four could potentially get $80 in free produce if they spend $80 at the market!
- Organic delivery services run by local farms can also accept EBT. Since the full-share price of a CSA can be daunting and cost-prohibitive, the fact they accept EBT allows low-income families to participate in CSA programs.
- Costco also accepts EBT benefits.
Got Alaska EBT?
You might qualify for these, too!
- Free Internet
- Discount spay/neuter services
- Summer Food Service programs
- Free cell phone
- Discounted utility bills
- Subsidized child care
- Up to 75% off prescriptions
- Pro bono legal services
You can also use your Alaska food stamps
benefits to buy these items:
- Seeds! EBT cards can buy fruit trees and vegetable seeds for gardening.
- Hot deli food that has been packaged and placed in the refrigerated section for easy reheating..
- Energy Drinks! If the drink has a nutrition facts label, it’s considered a food item. Drinks with a “supplement facts” label are not eligible because the FDA considers them supplements, not food.
- Live lobsters and other shellfish that you will eat.
- Pumpkins that are edible and not just ornamental.
- Birthday and other specially decorated cakes as long as the non-edible decorations do not exceed 50% of the purchase price of the cake.
- Gift baskets! Your EBT benefits can even help you purchase gifts for holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas (including pre-filled holiday stockings and tins) as long as the food value exceeds the non-food value. For example, the federal SNAP website indicates that a stuffed holiday bear holding a small box of chocolate would NOT be eligible because the value of the bear exceeds the value of the food. However, a gift basket with snack foods or candy and a small toy would be eligible because the food clearly accounts for more than 50% of the purchase price.