Got Food Stamps in CT?! You Can’t Afford to Miss This!

(Last Updated On: October 2, 2018)

Got Food Stamps in CT? If you’re just using that EBT card for groceries, you’re missing out! Your EBT card can do so much more than pay for grocery purchases.

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Got food stamps in CT?! Get AWESOME Perks!

Your food stamps card can qualify you for some amazing benefits. If you’ve got food stamps in CT,  you may also qualify for these incredible programs! You can also shop at Costco, Schwans, and other unusual retailers! 

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive Medicaid or Food Stamps in CT! 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 food stamps in CT. We’ve got a list of providers here.

Down payment assistance grants may be available to help you buy a home. Low income Connecticut homeowners can receive $30,000 or more in down payment assistance, depending on where they purchase their home!

Gardening supplies can be purchased with your food stamps funds! You can also buy certain gift baskets. Did you know you could buy this with food stamps?!

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, Cox Communications and more! Click here to learn how to get discounted Internet services!

Power companies often offer low income discounts, payment assistance and free weatherization assistance for low income borrowers! Find out what’s available from your company here. 

Summer food service provides free meals for all children ages 18 and under during the summer months. Find a location near you!

Veterinary care can be so expensive! Here are a list of agencies that can help you pay for veterinary care.

YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. Contact your local YMCA for details.

You could even get discounts on taxes and student loans!

Property tax exemptions may be available for low income seniors and disabled veterans! If you are income qualified for food stamps in CT, you are probably income qualified for this. Contact your county assessor’s office for more information and an application.

Student loans feature special repayment programs for low income borrowers. Find out if you qualify for ZERO dollar monthly payments here.

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

Get more food stamps?! We’ve cracked the code on how the food stamps office determines your monthly food stamps allotment… and we’ve discovered ways that you can increase your monthly balance! Learn the trick that 90% of people don’t know about.

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.

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Got food stamps in CT? Get discounts!

For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city.

Although you receive the discount by showing your EBT card at the admission desk, you cannot pay for admission with your food stamps money. 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. These venues accept EBT cards from all 50 states, so you don’t have to be a Connecticut resident to get these great deals!


Hill-Stead Museum – FREE

The Hill-Stead Museum features the first architectural project of Theodate Pope Riddle, America’s fourth registered female architect. This 33,000 square foot mansion was originally designed as a home for her parents and is now home to the incredible artwork of Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet and more.


Bruce Museum – FREE

The Bruce Museum is a favorite of local media venues, consistently winning the “Best Museum” category in local contests. With exhibits highlighting art, science and natural history in over a dozen rotating exhibits, the Bruce Museum always has something new and exciting to offer.

The Bruce is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich.


Connecticut Science Center – Pilot Program (Invitation Only)

The Connecticut Science Center has a pilot program that offers discounted Access Memberships to families with EBT cards. We have been advised by Membership Coordinator Samantha Hall that “Access Memberships are typically done through separate organizations and members of those organizations are invited to sign up for an Access Membership. These events are invitation only, but inevitably some people may miss the sign up event, so we have the option for signing up at the Science Center for those specific cases or anyone who hears about the program via word of mouth.”

If you are able to participate in the Access Membership, you can choose between a four-person membership for $20 or a six-person membership for $30. The membership provides unlimited admission for 12 months from the date of purchase.


KidCity Museum – $3 per person

Explore three floors of imaginative play where children ages 1-7 can engage with handmade, one-of-a-kind exhibits desgined by local artists. Exhibits include a medieval village, toddler sea caves, a video theater, trains, dolls, aliens and more.

KidCity is located at 119 Washington St. in Middletown.


Mystic Aquarium – FREE

If you receive food stamps in CT, you can get FREE admission to Mystic Aquarium until December 31, 2018! You can bring up to four guests completely free! If you need more tickets, you can purchase an additional three guests for just $5 each. That’s just $15 for a group of 8 people!

New Britain

New Britain Museum of American Art – $1 per person

According to a Yellow Pages listing, this art museum provides discounted admission ($1) for EBT cardholders. For more information about the museum’s exhibits, programs and lectures, visit their website.

The museum is located next to Walnut Hill Park at 56 Lexington St. in New Britain.


EverWonder Children’s Museum – $3 per person

Exciting exhibits including a LEGO table, theramin, three-wheel racer car track, magnet table, dancing wall, dinosaur dig and more await at this Children’s Museum in Newton.

EverWonder is located at 31 Peck’s Lane in Newton.


Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut – $1 per person

With an exciting outdoor play space and an engaging imagination station, this museum is a great place for kids. This museum participates in the Museums for All program.

This museum is located at 409 Main St in Niantic.


Stepping Stones Museum for Children – $3 per person

This museum, which expanded in 2010, contains tons of interactive and play-driven exhibits for Connecticut children. These exhibits include the Energy Lab, Color Coaster, Light Gallery and special Tot Town zone for infants and toddlers.

As a Museum for All member, this children’s museum offers a discounted admission of just $3 per person for people with food stamps in CT. This discount applies to up to 8 guests per EBT card.

The museum is located at 303 West Avenue in Norwalk.


KidsPlay Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person

KidsPlay features exciting hands-on exhibits, including a Bernoulli table, ball conveyor, bubbler, ball maze, diner, fire truck, giant Lite-Brite table, Lego wall, stage area, scarf throwers and a designated toddler area! The museum is designed to encourage learning through play. The exhibits are geared to children under 10 years old.

As a Museums for All member, KidsPlay’s admission price is just $3 or less per person for up to four people with each EBT card. I’ve reached out to the museum to clarify and will update this as soon as I know the exact discount.


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