If you’re receiving Arkansas food stamps, you probably already know that Arkansas is not always kind and considerate of its low income population. As I sat down to write this post, I stumbled upon the tragic story of Lee Robinson and the debtor’s prison in Sherwood, Arkansas. I was already disappointed that Arkansas didn’t do more for their low income population, but now I’m absolutely heartsick. My sympathies to anyone who has been caught in this court’s scheme and corruption. 🙁
This post is for Arkansas only.
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Unfortunately, there are no Museums for All partners or other discounted museums in Arkansas yet. However, there are many free museums and other fun opportunities for individuals and families.
Check out these links for FREE things to do in Arkansas!
- Read about the FREE world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and 100 other free things to do in Arkansas at Arkansas.com: 101 Free Things to Do
- Tour the state capitol building, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and more. Find more free things to do in Little Rock at Little Rock Guest Guide: 10 Things to Do in Little Rock for Free. The Historic Arkansas Museum has standard admission prices lower than some Museums for All members!
- Did you know you can visit the Arkansas Railroad Museum, the Art & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas and the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame for FREE? Find more free fun in Pine Bluffs at Pine Bluff CVB: Things to Do in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Did you know your Arkansas food stamps card
could be used here?!
Several of our visitors have pointed out that Arkansas EBT cards have even more uses, too! Check out these interesting statewide benefits.
- Discount food markets
- Farmer’s Markets can also accept EBT cards.
- Organic delivery services run by community-supported agriculture programs may also accept EBT.
- Costco also accepts EBT benefits.
Got Arkansas EBT?
You might qualify for these, too!
- Free Internet
- Low-cost Spay/Neuter services
- Summer Food Service programs
- Free cell phone
- Discounted utility bills
- Weatherization assistance
- Section 8 or Subsidized Housing
- Free/Low cost health and dental care
- Up to 75% off prescriptions
- SNAP-ED program helps you learn how to make healthier meals, stretch food dollars and more.
You can also use your Arkansas 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.