Got DC EBT? Get Museum Discounts and More!

(Last Updated On: September 7, 2018)

If you’re receiving DC food stamps, you could qualify for other helpful programs as well (including low cost Internet service)! If you’re looking for DC EBT perks, this is the post you’ve been looking forward to.

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Get museum discounts with your DC EBT card!

It is important to remember that you cannot pay for admission with your food stamps funds. You will show your DC EBT 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.

International Spy Museum – $3 per person

Learn about the exciting world of spies at the International Spy Museum! The Museum will teach you about cover identities, spy skills, spy history and villains. Interactive spy experiences are also available.

Visit the museum for just $3 per person. There is a limit of 4 discounts per EBT card, but guests under age 7 are free. As a Museums for All member, the International Spy Museum honors EBT cards from all 50 states!

Got a DC EBT card? Get FREE stuff and discounts on services!

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive EBT or Medicaid benefits! Amazon Prime includes FREE two-day shipping and FREE streaming access to thousands of titles. Get your Amazon Prime discount here when you upload a photo of your DC EBT card!

Capital Bikeshare discounts are available through community partners and local nonprofits. If you sign up with one of these Community Partners, you can pay just $5 per YEAR for unlimited rides, a free Capital Bikeshare helmet and complimentary City Cycling classes!

Cell phones and service may be available FREE in your area! Choose a provider here.

Plant a garden! You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your EBT card! It’s actually part of the federal food stamps law.

Student loan payments could be as low as ZERO dollars per month with an income based repayment plan!

Summer food services offer free meals for children 18 and under during the summer months when free and low-cost school meals aren’t available.

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You may also qualify for these programs.

Internet from Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more for just $5-$10 per month?! It’s true! Click here to see all the discounted Internet programs you could qualify for.

Power companies often have low income programs, including special low rates or free home improvement services! We received over $18,000 in free home improvements through these programs. Discover what your company offers here.

Property tax exemptions are often available for low income seniors and disabled veterans! For more info on what it is and how to apply, contact your local county assessor’s office. We even received a refund for the last two years of property taxes!

Veterinary care assistance is available! If you have a pet, you need to know about these agencies that may be able to assist with your pet’s vet bills.

YMCA organizations often have discounts for low income families! Contact your local YMCA for details.

Wait — you can’t afford to miss this!

You could qualify for more food stamps funds! Groceries are expensive. It’s tough to make ends meet when you have, on average, $1.40 per meal. That’s why we dug into the law to find ways that our readers could legally get even more food stamps funds. We found way more than we expected! Surprisingly, there are a lot of ways you can increase your food stamps budget! Here’s what you need to do to get more food stamps money each month.

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.

Did you know your DC EBT card can do this?

You can buy gift baskets and even shop at Costco with your food stamps money!

Buy gift baskets and more! No joke – this is all part of the actual federal food stamps law. Here’s a list of unexpected things you can actually buy with your food stamps funds. 

Shop at these retailers! 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!

Many DC Farmer’s Markets offer a free $10 incentive for shoppers with SNAP, WIC, SSI Disability or TANF. Many also offer a matching program, so that shoppers can receive twice as much produce as they pay for. There is a $15 limit but that means you can get $30 in produce for $15! Click here for more info.

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. Membership fees cannot be paid with EBT, but the actual produce cost can. The Farm Bus is a CSA program that serves the DC area and accepts food stamps.

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  1. Melissa Mills October 18, 2016
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