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!
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!
- Apply for Washington EBT online on the government website. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for food benefits.
- 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 You-Pick Strawberry Fields!
- You may be eligible for more food stamps than you are getting. Many people are getting less than they should because they don’t get credit for all their deductions.
- 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!
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.
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.
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!
- Home Improvement services through your power company
- Legal aid
- Student loan assistance ($0 per month payments!)
- Summer meals (free, for kids ages 18 and under)
- Tax filing assistance
- Utility assistance (electric bills, etc)
- Veterinary care grants, free pet food and more
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.
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@example.com.“
Leonardi’s Pizza (inside Winco) will accept EBT for take and bake. Want it cooked? Pay $1 cash per pizza! Thanks, Jessica!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 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).
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!
The 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.
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.