South Dakota EBT can do WHAT?!

If you’re receiving South Dakota food stamps, you could qualify for other helpful programs as well (including free Internet service)! Check out our list of South Dakota EBT benefits below.

This post is for South Dakota only.
To view EBT benefits for another state,
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Brookings

Children’s Museum of South Dakota – $1 per person

If you are receiving SNAP benefits or any kind of income-related assistance (including CHIP, Medicaid, free/reduced school lunches, Head Start, WIC, LIHEAP or TANF), you and 5 guests can visit the Children’s Museum of South Dakota for just $1.

Plan on visiting often? Spend $15 and get an Access Family Membership that offers unlimited museum admission for 2 adults, 6 children and 1 caregiver! For more information, please click here. 

Browse the museum’s exciting exhibits, including Our Prarier, Imagine a House, Kidstreet and Sensations, by clicking here.

Deadwood

Adams Museum – Suggested Donations Only

Although Adams Museum doesn’t specifically offer EBT discounts, this museum does offer a “suggested donation” admission. This means that, although the museum would like to receive $5 per adults and $2 per child, they are willing to accept less if you can’t afford that rate. Pay what you can afford and explore the history of the Black Hills!

Ellsworth AFB

SSouth Dakota Air & Space Museum – FREE

It’s not just an EBT benefit… the Air & Space Museum is free for everyone! Browse the exhibits and engage in fun-filled activities free of charge. The exhibits explore the history of aviation and inspire the future of aerospace.

Rapid City

Storybook Island – FREE

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Storybook Island invites children to experience the power of imagination. The park is filled with various sets and characters from children’s stories, fables and nursery rhymes. The park is free for everyone, not just EBT cardholders.

Museum of Geology – FREE

Since 1855, the museum has showcased an expanding collection of specimens of minerals, mammals, marine reptiles, fish and dinosaurs. The fluorescent mineral room, meteorites and time-specific diaromas bring history and geology to life. The museum is free for everyone, not just EBT cardholders.

Sioux Falls

Summer Swim Passes – FREE

Sioux Falls residents who receive food stamps (SNAP benefits) can receive a free season pass! The passes cover up to two adults and all dependents under age 18 (including step and foster children).

To qualify, you must provide photo ID, Dakota EBT card and proof of residential address.

Did you know your South Dakota food stamps card
could be used here?!

Several of our visitors have pointed out that South Dakota 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.
  • You-pick strawberry locations
  • Costco also accepts EBT benefits.

Got South Dakota EBT?
You might qualify for these, too!

Have you seen this?!  Military Families Get Free Admission to 2,000 Museums ALL Summer!

You can also use your South Dakota 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.

Updated 1/24/2017

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