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11+ Incredible EBT Discounts in Arizona

11+ Incredible EBT Discounts in Arizona

Looking for EBT discounts in Arizona? You’ve come to the right place! Your Arizona EBT (Arizona Quest Card) food benefits card can do some incredible things. You can also use it to get discounted admission to several awesome destinations, including the Phoenix Zoo!

5 Things Everyone Needs to Know about Arizona EBT

Before we reveal all the EBT discounts in Arizona, I’d like to make sure that you are getting the most benefit out of your food benefits.

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  • Apply for Arizona EBT online. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get food stamps!
  • Know what you can buy. Most people don’t know that they can buy seeds, plants and some gift baskets with EBT. We’ve got all the info, straight from the USDA!
  • Shop smart. You may be able to get more food for your money at farmer’s markets  and other retailers!
  • You may be eligible for more food stamps than you are getting! We have a guide to food stamps deductions that can help.
  • You may be able to get cash back from your food stamps card legally by using rewarded shopping apps. One of our readers earned an additional $437.84 in cash just by shopping with her food stamps card!

For more information about food stamps, check out our Food Stamps series.

Can you buy fast food with Arizona EBT?!

Certain elderly, disabled and/or homeless people who receive EBT benefits can purchase hot food from restaurants. It is important to realize that the Restaurant Meals Program is not available to everyone and it is not available in every area. For more information on how to use your EBT benefits at restaurants in Arizona, please click here. 

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fast food restaurants that accept ebt

Discounts & Deals for People with Arizona EBT

There are many organizations that offer deals and freebies to people with Arizona EBT cards. For admission discounts, be sure to check our list below!

Amazon

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive EBT or Medicaid benefits! As an Amazon Prime customer, you’ll have access to FREE two-day shipping and 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.

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Free Cell Phones & Service

Cell phones and service are available FREE for individuals and families who receive EBT benefits.

Other Discounts

At Low Income Relief, our goal is to help everyone with Arizona EBT save money and get free stuff. If you’re looking for EBT discounts in Arizona, you may also be interested in these deals:

Got Arizona EBT? We found EBT discounts in Arizona!

Get EBT Discounts in Arizona!

These admission discounts are the most-searched EBT discounts in Arizona! Just show your Arizona EBT card at the admissions desk in order to receive discounted admission to these venues! It is important to realize that you cannot pay for admission with your Arizona EBT card. You will need to pay the remaining admission price, if any, in cash or with a credit/debit card.

Museums with green titles are Museums for All participants, so they accept EBT cards from all 50 states! Surprisingly, people from all states can take advantage of these great EBT discounts in Arizona!

Mesa

Arizona Museum of Natural History – $2 per person

This is one of my favorite EBT discounts in Arizona! The Arizona Museum of Natural History invites you to explore the world of dinosaurs, archaeology and so much more! With an EBT card, you’ll pay just $2 per person for up to six family members to attend!

i.d.e.a. Museum – $2 per person

The i.d.e.a. museum inspires visitors every year with popular art and art-inspired activities and exhibitions. They’ve made it on our list of EBT discounts in Arizona because they offer admission for just $2 per person, up to six people per Arizona EBT card.

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Oro Valley

Children’s Museum of Oro Valley – $3 per person

Early childhood education and school readiness are emphasized at this children’s museum, designed for children up to age 5. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday between 9am and 4pm. It is also open on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 4pm.The children’s museum is located at 11015 North Oracle Rd in Oro Valley.

Phoenix

Arizona Science Center – $3 per person

If you love science, this is one of the coolest EBT discounts in Arizona! Since the Arizona Science Center is now a Museums for All participant, you can bring up three additional guests for $3 per person with your Arizona EBT card.

Phoenix Zoo – $8 per person

If you have a valid Arizona state-issued EBT card and photo ID, then you can obtain up to four Phoenix Zoo tickets for $8 each! It is important to realize that this reduced price is only available on Sundays and does not include any additional Zoo experiences, such as 4-D Theater, Safari Train, Stingray Bay, the carousel or other features.

Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square – $3 per person

The Rosson House is a full-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house. Admission is usually $12 per person, but those with Arizona EBT can get admission for just $3 per person! There is a limit of four people per EBT card.

Tucson

Arizona State Museum – FREE

The Arizona State Museum offers FREE admission for people who have a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or EBT card! This museum is the oldest and largest anthropological research museum in the Southwest US, and has an expansive collection that covers the area’s 13,000 year human history.

Children’s Museum Tucson – $3 per person

With so many interactive, playful exhibits for children, the Tuscon Children’s Museum is worth visiting again and again. The mini Nano exhibit, investigation station, imaginarium, and special under-4 play area help children learn through play.

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As a Museums for All partner, the museum must offers discounted admission for families of up to 4 people, with EBT card and ID.

The museum is located at 200 S 6th Ave in Tucson.

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium – $3 per person

The Science Center is located on the University of Arizona campus. It features hands-on science exhibits about various topics.

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures – $1 per person

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures grew out of one woman’s love for miniature dollhouse furniture. I love finding unusual EBT discounts in Arizona! With your EBT or WIC cards and valid photo ID, up to 6 people can get reduced admission for just $1 each.

Tucson City Special Discounts

Low income Tucson residents can save money on their utilities, city recreation and more!

Get more free stuff in Arizona! 

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Jen

Tuesday 1st of June 2021

I see this is an older list. Any updates by chance?

Hannah Benge

Friday 4th of June 2021

This is everything we have so far but we are always looking for more! -Hannah

McKenna

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

Hello, during the initial phase of reopening unfortunately the Phoenix Zoo is unable to accommodate discounts and coupons, including the EBT program. Stay tuned to phoenixzoo.org as things change.

Hannah Benge

Saturday 13th of June 2020

Thanks! - Hannah

Claudia G

Monday 27th of May 2019

Hi the Az zoo $$ when up to $8 per person 3 years and older.was there this Sunday. Still a good deal. I'll take paying $8 anytime from the original price of $24 for person.

Riley Thomson

Thursday 30th of May 2019

Claudia, Thanks so much for the heads up! Our accuracy is very important to us! I went ahead and updated our the Arizona EBT article to reflect this information with the notice I pulled from their website. Thanks again, and if you happen to notice any other program changes, please let us know! -Riley

Nikki Frye

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

I realize this is probably an outdated blog, but I don't know who else to turn to about my situation. I have been receiving nutrition assistance (SNAP) benifits in Pinal County for just over 2 years. I was recently the victim of domestic violence, and had to make the decision for my own safety to not allow my boyfriend (who was also on food stamps with me) to move back into our residence when he was released from jail. This has been the hardest year of my life, because I knew I was not making enough money to keep up on the water and electric bills on my own. I have a stellar resume, I was the store manager of a very well known coffee company for 12 years, and I can't find a job anywhere that I have access to. I fought with everything I had to keep my utilities on. I have integrity that is rooted to my core, and morals that literally make it impossible for me to intentionally inflict harm on anyone, or do anything that I feel in my heart isn't right. I have been pushed to the point of desperation, and stole something for the first time in my life a few days ago. I have not had water for 9 months, but I was given a small wagon and two plastic blue water jugs that I was willing to walk half a mile one way to fill at the closest quarter refill machine. But my electricity has now been off for almost 5 months, so now I have no way to preserve food, no possible way to cook or heat food in any way, no water or stove to at least boil water so I have sanitary utensils to eat with. I don't have friends or family here, and nowhere I can even go to shower or use a microwave for a minute or two. I'm trying to keep my head up and push through all this, but I've had to go months without a shower, and it's been almost 6 months since I've eaten hot food, or had anything close to proper nutrition in my body. There is only so many things available for me to buy with my ebt card that have any nutritional value whatsoever that don't have to be cooked or refrigerated. I'm beginning to have severe stomach pains, I bruise so easily I don't even know where half of my bruises even came from, my gums are turning white, and my skin... I just can't do this anymore. I need something nutritious in my body, I'm literally and very slowly starving to death. I went in to renew my food stamps on Monday, and just found out Arizona has a hot meal program available!?! When I found that out I literally hit my knees with gratitude. BUT... Even though I was approved for my renewal, they refused my eligibility for the hot meal program. I sobbed uncontrollably in the des office and BEGGED them to PLEASE not deny me from a program that I literally need to save my life. I was honesty about my current situation, that I'm basically squatting in a legally uninhabitable residence with no access to water or power, and was humiliated to even tell her the conditions I'm living in. The program that is designed to provide access to nutritional food the body needs to sustain life, to individuals who are homeless and have no way to prepare, cook, or safely keep food, and no access to sanitary utensils to make and eat the food with... I was told even though I am starving to death because i meet every other requirement the program was created to help, because I have a "place to sleep at night" I technically have a residence, and therefore don't qualify. Being denied my human rights to adequate nutrition through a program that's SOLE PURPOSE is to help people like me not have to starve to death, broke anything I had left to keep going. I walked 3 miles to the closest grocery store and had the deli guy slice me 2 pounds of turkey and roast beef, a half a pound of cheese, I grabbed red leaf lettuce out of produce, a container of mayo and mustard, a watermelon, and walked right out the door. I didn't even care. I would have happily gone to jail for it too. They would feed me and I could take a hot shower everyday. - - For someone who has never even had a parking ticket or committed a crime in my life to live in a state that offers a hot meal program, to get to the point where I didn't care who saw me take that food, I am DYING and I needed to eat something my body can use for nutrients and vitamins I haven't had in 6 months. I don't understand how they can have this program available to address the hardships the homeless have that prevent them from be able to have proper nutrition, recognize that I have the same hardships and lost 50lbs because it it, yet DENY giving me the same relief simply because I have a sweltering place I can go to ensure I don't get raped at night. This has to be against some law, or policy, or human rights. I'm so desperate that I'm seriously considering committing some type of crime so I WILL go to jail. Walking out with all that food should have had my heart racing from the fear of being caught. But that's when I realized that it was the thought of going to prison that got my heart racing. But not because I was afraid I might go... I suddenly got excited thinking about 2 meals a day, clean clothes, and showers, and I realized my heart was racing because I was EXCITED I would GET to go.... The longer I sit here so hungry it hurts to stand upright all the way, the more I realize I'm probably going to HAVE to get locked up to save my own life...

Riley Thomson

Saturday 4th of May 2019

Nikki, That is truly heartbreaking! I'm so sorry! Please don't commit crime. Keep working with the caseworkers to try to get some help! Hang it there! Have you checked out any local food banks? -Riley

Hungry Transit

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Hello I'm in the Flagstaff area and wondering which fast food restaurant I can use my EBT card at?

Riley Thomson

Monday 15th of April 2019

Hungry, Here is more information on Restaurants that Accept EBT. I hope this helps. -Riley