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Your Washington Food Stamps Can Do These Amazing Things!

Your Washington Food Stamps Can Do These Amazing Things!

You can do more than just buy groceries with that Washington food stamps card! If you’ve got a Washington food stamps card, then you may be surprised to know that your card can do so much more than just buy groceries! We’ve found discounts on everything from Amazon Prime to zoo admission, exclusively for people on food stamps!

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5 Things You Need to Know about Washington EBT

At Low Income Relief, we write extensively about food stamps. Our goal is to help low income people save money and get free stuff. We have a lot of content that can help you if you have Washington EBT!

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Got a Washington food stamps card? Get these, too!

50% off Amazon Prime

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive EBT or Medicaid benefits! You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.

Free Cell Phones and Service

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

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Bike Sharing

Lime Bike Share offers a Lime Access program. This program serves anyone who can prove that they are eligible for, or participating in, a state or federal assistance program. This includes food stamps, WIC, Medicaid or other benefits. For more information and application instructions, click here. 

Gardening Supplies

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 Help

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

With Washington EBT, you may also qualify for these programs!

Also, be sure to check out these benefits!

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 two years of property taxes!

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. 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.

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Did you know your Washington food stamps could do this?!

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

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! See a list of surprising places you can use your Washington food stamps card here!

Organic delivery services run by community-supported agriculture programs may also accept EBT.  I also know that Mother Nature’s Organics in Lake Stevens, Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, Dandelion Organic Delivery in Bellingham and Jericho Farm in Concrete all accept EBT. You can always ask your local CSA program if they accept EBT! Thanks, Mary!

Safeway Delivery may be available for disabled EBT shoppers. The corporate Safeway website says: “If you are a person with a disability who uses EBT benefits and needs to use Safeway’s home grocery delivery service because of disability, please call 1-877-505-4040 or email at: [email protected]

Leonardi’s Pizza (inside Winco) will accept EBT for take and bake. Want it cooked? Pay $1 cash per pizza! Thanks, Jessica!

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Bertoglio’s Pizza in Eatonville accepts EBT for take and bake items! Thanks, Kelly!

Hot & ready pizzas at 7/11! Buy a frozen pizza at select 7/11 locations and they’ll cook it for you on site! Thanks, Juliann!

Community Cycling Center (in Portland, OR) offers a 20% discount to EBT cardholders. On our Oregon EBT benefits post, Melinda wrote, “I work at the Community Cycling Center and wanted to let you know that we offer a 20% shop discount when you show us your Oregon Trail/Washington Quest/equivalent EBT or Medicaid card. The discount is good for new and used parts and accessories, repair services, and all bike and frame sales.”

Get discounted admission with Washington food stamps!

Because we want this list to be easy for you to use, we’ve organized this list alphabetically by city and used green titles to indicate museums that accept EBT cards from all 50 states.

It is important to realize that you cannot pay for admission with your Washington food stamps card. You will show the 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.

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Bainbridge Island

Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) – $3 per person

KiDiMu is certainly a wonderland for kids, with features including a pirate tree house, a science and literacy hall, a town and a toddler zone! As soon as you show your EBT card, you’ll get admission for just $3 per person for all members of your immediate household.

KiDiMu also hosts a Free First Thursday. Families can get in at no charge with no documentation on the first Thursday of each month (unless the museum is closed for a holiday i.e. July 4). Program confirmed through March 2020.

Bellevue

Bellevue Arts Museum – $5 per family

The Bellevue Arts Museum offers great EBT discounts! The rate is $2 per adult, $1 per child or $5 per family (two adults and up to four children).

KidsQuest Children’s Museum – $3 per person

The KidsQuest Children’s Museum has one of the most generous programs we’ve seen. You’ll pay just $3 per person if you have EBT, WIC, Provider One, Apple Health or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) cards! Children who are less than one year old are always free.

Bellingham

Whatcom Museum – Discounted Memberships

The Whatcom Museum may offer discounted memberships to low income families. However, details are scarce and their website suggests that you should email them for more information.

Burlington

Children’s Museum of Skagit County – $3 per person

The Children’s Museum of Skagit County welcomes low income families for $3 per person, up to four people per EBT card. They also accept WIC, CHIP, Provider One, Apple Health or Foster Parent cards for this discount. Proof of eligibility is required.

Everett

Imagine Children’s Museum -$3 per person

Designed with kids ages 1-12 in mind, Imagine Children’s Museum encourages children to experiment, pretend, splash, think, wander, create and explore. Meander past the giant tree to discover the wildlife clinic, drama stage, railroad, an airplane and so much more!

Goldendale

Maryhill Museum of Art – $2 per person

The Maryhill Museum of Art provides discounted admission whenever they are open through the Museums for All program. They also offer 2-for-1 admission on Wednesdays and other free admission programs!

Ilwaco

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum – FREE

Explore the history of North Beach Peninsula, from the Chinookan Culture to the logging, fishing, and tourism that sustain the area.

Moses Lake

Moses Lake Museum & Arts Center – FREE

Discover both the human and the natural history of the Columbia Basin area and admire the work of local artists at this museum.

Olympia

Hands On Children’s Museum – $0-$2 per person

Got a  Washington food stamps card? Up to two guests per EBT card will receive free admission to Hands On Children’s Museum. After that, you’ll pay $2 for each additional guest.

If you are receiving food stamps, having difficult financial circumstances, or eligible for free or reduced lunches, then you may be eligible for a free or reduced visit. You may even qualify for a free or discounted 6 month membership (which can be renewed)! Click here for more information.

No EBT card? Sounds Fun Mom has a great post about how anyone can get discounts at Hands on Children’s Museum!

Richland

REACH Museum – $2 per person

The REACH Museum provides thorough, educational exhibits that bring the history, wildlife and geology of the region to life. Exhibits and educational programming showcases the impact of various events, including both the Ice Age and the Manhattan Project. Click here for more information.

Seattle

Burke Museum – FREE

The Burke Museum showcases various exhibits on biology, culture, paleontology, archaeology and more. Click here for more information.

Living Computers: Museum + Labs – $1 daily admission OR $10 Family Memberships

Bring proof of eligibility to the Living Computers: Museum + Labs to receive their Access rate. If you are eligible for any form of public assistance (including WIC, free/reduced school lunches, Washington food stamps, Medicaid, etc.) or are a registered foster home, then you are eligible for the Access rate. Just bring proof of assistance to the Museum during business hours (Thursday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm) for entry.

Museum of Flight – $29 per family per year

The Museum of Flight is finally back on our list! They’ve expanded their community access programs to make the museum even more accessible to low income families.

Through Museums for All, you can get a discounted admission of $3 per person. There is a limit of 6 people per EBT discount.

However, families who receive any form of public or government assistance can receive a $29 annual membership instead. That’s roughly equal to 9 of the Museums for All admissions! This membership includes free unlimited admission for two adults, as well as free admission for the member’s children or grandchildren under the age of 18 for an entire year. It also includes discounts on camp experiences, gift shop discounts, exclusive access to members-only events and a quarterly subscription to the museum’s Aloft magazine.

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) – $2 per person

Discover the history and the future of the great city of Seattle with the rare objects, historic images and hands-on exhibits offered by MOHAI. Permanent exhibits include True Northwest, Maritime Seattle and the Bezos Center for Innovation. Temporary Exhibits include the Kid-struction zone, Edible City and more. Click here to see what’s happening at MOHAI today!

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) – FREE

GUYS! I just called MoPop today and confirmed this. YOU CAN GET IN FREE WITH A FOOD STAMPS CARD! You can bring three guests with you, too! That’s FOUR people into MoPop FREE with your food stamps card, for a savings of up to $112 for four adults!!!

National Nordic Museum – $2 per person

The National Nordic Museum provides discounts for anyone who receives WIC, free/reduced school lunches, Washington food stamps, Medicaid, or is a registered foster home. There is a limit of 5 admission discounts per household.

Pacific Science Center (PacSci) – Family Memberships for $19/YEAR

The Pacific Science Center has an incredible access membership for families who are receiving public assistance (including both Medicaid and Washington Food Stamps). It’s just $19 PER YEAR for up to 2 adults and 6 children! Get all the details – including sign up information – by clicking here. Thanks to Tiffany for this incredible tip!

Seattle Art Museum – $3 per person or less

The Seattle Art Museum is now listed as a Museums for All member! This means that you can visit for $3 or less per person. There may be a four person limit per EBT card.

Seattle Children’s Museum – $1 per person

Bring your Washington food stamps or ProviderOne Card to Seattle Children’s Museum and receive special discounted admission! Food stamps (EBT) cards enable you to visit the museum for just $1 per person for the entire family. A ProviderOne card enables the person named on the card to play for $1, as well.

Seattle Children’s Theatre – $20 per family

Families with a current WA food stamps card can get up to two adult tickets for $10 each and up to four FREE children’s tickets! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Performances must be reserved up to one week in advance by phone, email or walk-up and you must show your EBT card.

Southeast Seattle Tool Library – $25 per YEAR

Adults who are at least age 18 can borrow tools (including power tools) from the Southeast Seattle Tool Library! Their website states that those with low-incomes can pay on a “Whatever you can afford” basis, with no proof of income required.  You will need to fill out a membership form and show picture ID for proof of address.  They even have classes, if you’re wanting to learn how to use an unfamiliar tool.

Woodland Park Zoo – $5 per person

If you have WIC or EBT, then you can get $5 per person (children 2 and under are free) tickets to Woodland Park Zoo! You can purchase tickets for up to six family members. You must be a Washington State resident to use this discount.

They also offer a $35 per year membership called the Explorer Pass, for families who receive EBT or WIC in Washington State. The pass covers two named adults and up to six children 3-18 years old (children 2 and under are free).

Tacoma

Foss Waterway Seaport – $2 per person

I’m very excited that Foss Waterway Seaport is participating in Museums for All. They offer admission for just $2 per person for two adults and up to four children with each Washington food stamps card!

In addition to the magnificent ships you can sometimes see there, Foss Waterway Seaport also features a wonderful museum and boat shop. Here, you can learn about the environment, people, history, commerce and unique stories of the Tacoma area and the Puyallup tribe. When we went, our kids especially loved the train exhibits!

This place is fantastic! We went there a while ago to see the tall ships (including the Lady Washington, which was the Interceptor on Pirates of the Caribbean) and my kids dressed up as vikings and pirates for the occasion!

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Tacoma History Museum – $1 for an individual OR $2 for the whole family

My kids love the History Museum. The front desk offers a fun scavenger hunt that kids can solve for a reward. There are also several interactive stations and dress-up spots. The wall-to-wall model railroad upstairs is my son’s favorite place. There is also a kid-friendly theater area, computers and other interactive exhibits.

The Tacoma Art Museum – $1 for an individual OR $2 for the whole family

The Tacoma Art Museum, located at 1701 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma, is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. On the third Thursday of the month, admission is free between 5pm and 8pm.

The Museum of Glass – $1 for an individual OR $2 for the whole family

The Museum of Glass, located at 1801 Dock Street in Tacoma, is open from 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Free admission is offered between 5pm and 8pm on the third Thursday of the month.

Kids 12 years old and younger are invited to sketch an original design and submit it to the Kids Design Glass program. Each month, the Hot Shop Team selects one entry to create. The designer’s family is invited to return to the museum, free of charge, and sit in the front row in the Hot Shop to watch the team create the sculpture. The artist of the entry receives a sculpture of their design and an identical sculpture is placed in the Kids Design Glass collection at the museum.

Tacoma Children’s Museum – Donations Only

The Tacoma Children’s Museum operates on a “pay as you will” admission, which means that each person pays whatever they can afford. An EBT or Provider One card is not required.

Vancouver

The Historic Trust – $3 or less per person

The Historic Trust preserves and celebrates the history of the Fort Vancouver Historic Site. They offer walking and talking tours at the Marshall House, Providence Academy and a self-guided Botanical Tour. It is not clear what is included in the discounted admission rate but the organization has joined Museums for All.

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Have too much month at the end of your money? Me too - and that's how Low Income Relief got started. I have over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Over the years, I've worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. My work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow.com, Livestrong.com, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah), The Chronicle (Centralia, WA) and others. At Low Income Relief, I use my professional research and reporting experience to help low income families save money and make ends meet. It's been my full-time job since 2016, and it's truly an honor to serve you.

Kimberly Mackey

Thursday 6th of May 2021

I'd like to know why Alaska gets hunting benefit relief on EBT, ncluding weapons, so why does it cost me and my child $95 a year in Washington State to go fishing? This is food for us. Thank you for any advice.

Hannah Benge

Friday 21st of May 2021

We are so sorry! Each state just has different rules unfortunately. We know how frustrating that can be! I've added fishing licenses to our research list to learn more! -Hannah

Amanda Gillespie

Monday 15th of April 2019

Subway on 82nd and Glisan in Portland Or. And Baja Fresh on Mill Plain

Iris G Bacani

Sunday 20th of January 2019

Hello commenting about the license part, what do you have to show proof of to get the license?

Riley Thomson

Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Iris, The Washington DOL does not currently have any discounts for low income families. They recommend that you contact DSHS who may have $5.00 vouchers. The vouchers might only be for an ID card, not a driver's license though. I hope this helps. -Riley

Briana Ripley

Thursday 18th of October 2018

THANK YOU!!! I'm a disabled veteran. Myself and about 30 other disabled vets live in my apartment building, which is just one of many low income housing around WA. None of us can work anymore. I have a Master's degree in Computer Information Systems and studied Russian in the Army, but I'm too sick from a hereditary disease to work now. Since it's not related to any service in the Army, I receive free medical care from the VA but no disability payments. I was a college professor for almost a decade before I started getting too sick to go to work anymore. A LOT of vets are in the same boat as me, wanting to work but can't. Every vet I know in my apartment building is on SNAP/WIC/EBT. Also, every vet in my building has been homeless. I lived in my car for eight months before an apartment opened up for me, and then that was only temporary until the current permanent residence I live in had an apartment available. The VA sends a representative to our building once a week to check up on us, make sure we're OK and have everything we need. There are counselors on staff to deal with PTSD and help with state and local agencies that can help us. None of them have this web site. None of them know any of this information. All the counselors and reps are GREAT about telling us about everything they know, but there is no one agency who does what you've done. I'm going to send this website to ALL the vets, counselors, reps and low income residents and families, which make up almost half of the apartment building. EVERYONE in this building has either been homeless or lived in a shelter before qualifying to live here. Nobody was on drugs or a criminal or wanted to be homeless. S**t happens, and no one is immune. Most people who live here who are not vets do work full-time jobs, now that they have a safe, secure home. But it takes a while to save money to move, put down a deposit, buy furniture (the apartments come furnished) and still have money to pay a pro-rated rent, clothes, kid's stuff, etc. Food stamps is a necessity for all of us to just live! I can't thank you enough for your work putting this list together. (I'm sorry for the length of my comment, but I wanted you to know exactly who benefits from your hard work and how much it is, and will continue to be, greatly appreciated!)

Riley Thomson

Friday 19th of October 2018

Briana, First of all, all of us here at low income relief would like to thank you for your service to us and to this country. Thank you for your kind words about our site, and thank you for sharing it with other veterans. We are so happy to hear that our wonderful service men and women can find useful information from us and that we are able to give back to them! I hope your situation starts to improve. Thanks again! -Riley

Cherie

Saturday 6th of October 2018

In Washington you're also eligible to get your drivers license for only $5. Lady assisting me at the DMV told me that which was a life safer! Normally you pay $69. I was new to the state and was having a horrible time financially.

Robert Beecroft

Friday 18th of October 2019

I didn't receive that information and had to pay $54.00 out of pocket after being released from prison after 17+ years, it was a big hit for me financially.

Melissa Marie Satterlee

Saturday 10th of August 2019

Go to your local dshs if you get food stamps or welfare tell the service desk you would like a voucher for I'd where I live in Washington state they type up a letter right there with my ss number and name stating I am who I am and that I need a discounted $5 ID card I have used it a few times they will also do it if your homeless