Got Access Florida Benefits? Get FREE Stuff!

(Last Updated On: August 8, 2019)

Got an Access Florida card? With an Access Florida card, you can get discounts on Amazon Prime, property taxes, student loan payments and so much more. You can also get discounted museum admission at venues across the state! We’ve spent hundreds of hours researching exactly what discounts and freebies you can get with an Access Florida card. If you have Access Florida, then you can’t afford to miss this!

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Got an Access Florida card? Get discounts!

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive Access Florida benefits! In addition to free two-day shipping, Amazon Prime members get access to FREE streaming access to thousands of movies and TV shows! You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.

Cell phones and service are available FREE for individuals and families who receive Access Florida benefits. Find out who offers free phones and service in your area. 

Internet for just $5 per month?! It’s true! We’ve found a series of low income Internet discounts from providers like Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more! Click here to learn how to get discounted Internet services!

Power companies often offer special programs for low income customers. If you’ve got Access Florida benefits, you may also qualify for special benefits from your power company!

UPDATED! State IDs are free for individuals who receive Access benefits! Just show your valid food stamps approval or re-certification letter to save the $25 that you would normally pay for a State ID. This offer is valid for all homeless and low income individuals. Please be aware that this benefit does not cover driver’s licenses and may not include the $6.25 fee collected by Tax Collector’s Offices.

Veterinary care can be so expensive! If you own a beloved furbaby, you’ll want to know about these agencies that can assist you with your veterinary bills! These programs provide grants and low-cost loans to low income pet owners. Get the details here!

YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. If you qualify for food stamps in your state, you may qualify for a discounted YMCA membership! Contact your local YMCA for details.

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You can even save money on property taxes and student loans!

Property tax exemptions may be available for low income seniors and disabled veterans! If you own your own home, please check with your county for more information about these exemptions and how to apply.

Student loans feature special repayment programs for low income borrowers. Get the details on these low income student loan repayment plans here!

Did you know you could buy this with your Access Florida card?

Fast food restaurants accept Access Florida benefits for homeless persons in Alachua county. Get a list of participating restaurants here.

Plant a garden! You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your Access Florida card! You can also buy certain gift baskets and birthday cakes.

Shop at these retailers with your Access Florida card! Did you know that Costco, farmer’s markets and even you-pick strawberry fields can accept EBT benefits? Some retailers even give you discounts or free stuff if you shop there with your food stamps card!

Wait — you can’t afford to miss this!!!

You could qualify for more food stamps funds! Most people don’t know how their food stamps funds are calculated. Since we’ve found the exact algorithm they use, we’ve also found a few ways you may be able to increase your monthly award! If you need more food stamps money, then you need to read this post!

You can even get cash back from your food stamps card! It’s true and it’s legal – no cash benefits required. One of our readers earned an additional $437.84 just by shopping with her food stamps card. She uses that extra money to buy diapers, wipes and other essentials. Here’s how.

Get admission discounts!

For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city. We’ve also used green titles to depict the museums that accept EBT cards from all 50 states!

It is important to realize that you cannot pay for admission with your Access Florida card. You will show the Access Florida card to receive the discount but you will need to pay the remaining admission price, if any, in cash or with a credit/debit card.

Statewide

State Parks provide half-price admission for low income residents who have an Access Florida card. You will surely enjoy it when you watch the mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs, watch manatees and other underwater wildlife in the underwater observatory at Homosassa Springs, and watch the manatee migration at Manatee Springs.

Alachua County

Gainesville

Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention – $3 per person

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention features a Creativity Lab, Fab (Fabrication) Lab and more to inspire inventors and creators. To that end, they offer access to 3D printers, scanners, laser cutters, soldering stations and more! If you have any interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts, you’ll love Cade!

Florida Museum of Natural History – $3 per adult

Show your EBT card for four discounted tickets to featured exhibits, including the Butterfly Rainforest and Frogs! exhibits. With the discount, adults are just $3 and children are free!

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale

Museum of Discovery & Science – $2 per person

Have a great adventure at the Museum of Discovery and Science! With fun permanent exhibits and exciting rotating exhibits, there’s always something fun to do here. Up to four people can visit for just $2 per person with EBT card.

Duvall County

Jacksonville

Museum of Science & History (MOSH) – $2.50 per person

One of Jacksonville’s premier tourist attractions, MOSH always has something for everyone! Core exhibits include Atlantic Tails, Space Science Gallery and a native plant courtyard. They also feature rotating exhibits. Children 2 and under are always free.

Escambia County

Pensacola

Pensacola Children’s Museum – FREE

Children ages 10 and under will love exploring the Pensacola Children’s Museum! The first floor showcases a recreation of Pensacola’s colonial history. On the second floor, children can explore the maritime, military, industrial, multicultural, Native American and Civil War history of this great area. Special activities and storytelling occur on occasion.

Pensacola Children’s Museum is a Museums for All member. Up to 4 people can receive the EBT discount rate.

Pensacola Lighthouse & Museums – FREE

You’ll enjoy one of the most stunning views on the Gulf Coast after you trek up the 177 steps of the historic lighthouse! While you’re visiting, stop by the Richard C Callaway museum.Please note that Coast Guard regulations require children to be at least 44 inches tall OR 7 years old in order to climb the lighthouse tower. Flip flops are not allowed, either, so guests wearing them will be asked to climb barefoot.

The lighthouse and museum are located on an active military base (Naval Air Station Pensacola). Click here to read the Security Gate Procedures. 

Pensacola Museum of Art – FREE

The Pensacola Museum of Art resides in a former jail building. Built in a Spanish Revival style, the 12,000 square foot space has been adapted for cultural presentations, exhibitions and more. See what’s on display at the museum by clicking here!

T. T. Wentworth Jr. Museum – FREE

Take a self-guided tour through the three story building that once housed Pensacola City Hall. This museum showcases permanent and changing exhibits. You can find more about the changing exhibits by clicking here. Up to 4 people can receive the admission at one time.

Hillsborough County

Tampa

Museum of Science and Industry – $3 per person

With exciting exhibits like Touch the Future and Dinosaurs in Motion, MOSI is a great place to visit with the entire family! Show your Florida Access card before you pay admission to score this excellent discount for up to five people!

Fun fact: MOSI was also the first Florida museum to participate in Museums for All!

Tampa Bay History Center – FREE

The Tampa Bay History Center will welcome up to four people FREE per EBT card!

If you’re visiting with children, be sure to stop by the front desk fro a History Adventure Pack! These bundles include scavenger hunts, games, puzzles and other activities. They are free with admission and recommended for children ages 6+.

 Leon County

Tallahassee

Tallahassee Museum – $3 or less per person

The Tallahassee Museum is ranked as one of Florida’s top museums. They offer daily animal encounters, historic building tours and even Living History weekends at a recreated 1880s farm. I am currently waiting for more information about their admission price but I know it’s $3 per person or less.

Miami-Dade County

Miami

Miami Children’s Museum – Summer Camp Scholarships

The Miami Children’s Museum offers summer camp scholarships to low income households. These scholarships are funded by donations to the museum. For more information about these scholarships, including who qualifies and how to obtain one, please visit the Miami Children’s Museum website.

Miami Beach

The Bass Museum of Art – FREE

Guests with EBT cards can receive free admission at The Bass Museum of Art!

Orange County

Orlando

Orlando Science Center – $3 per person

Explore the Mindbender Mansion, Fusion: A STEAM Gallery, the Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit and so much more! In order to receive this discount for up to 6 people, just show your Access Florida card at the admissions desk. Visit their website for more information.

Pinellas County

St. Petersburg

Great Explorations Children’s Museum – $3 per person

The bright and colorful exhibits (which include building tables, a pizza kitchen, critter cave, firehouse and more) are so much fun for kids! Admission is just $3 per person for up to 5 people with an EBT card. Guests under 1 year of age are always free.

Morean Arts Center – FREE

The Morean Arts Center is comprised of the Chihuly Collection, the Morean Glass Studio and the Center for Clay. The Center for Clay is a mile or so up the road from the Arts Center, but they are all connected. The Morean Arts Studio and Center for Clay are always free.

Prices for Chihuly Collection are $19.95 for general admission, $17.95 for seniors/military and $12.95 for students. It is not clear if this is included in the Museums for All pricing, so I have reached out to the Center for clarification. However, you can always visit your local Pinellas County library for a free pass!

Polk County

Lakeland

Explorations V Children’s Museum – $3 per person

This museum engages all five senses on a whimsical educational journey through several different exciting exhibits. In fact, that’s why they have the ‘V’ or Roman ‘5’ in their name!

Sarasota County

Osprey

Historic Spanish Point – $3 per person

Variety abounds across 30 acres of historical, environmental and archaeological interest at this fascinating outdoor museum. In addition to one of the largest butterfly gardens on the Gulf Coast, Historic Spanish Point features a boat yard, sunken garden and jungle walk. Children under 5 are always free.

Sarasota

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Free

John Ringling was one of the five Ringling brothers who owned and operated “The Greatest Show on Earth” in the Roaring Twenties. With an estimated worth of nearly $200 million, he built an vast 36,000 square foot mansion and a 21-gallery museum to showcase his love of art.

With your Florida Access card, your free admission is limited to the Museum of Art. There is an extra fee to visit the mansion, which is called Ca’ d’Zan.

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