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Looking for some incredible CT EBT card discounts?! We’ve got the full list – and we update this list often to make sure it’s always as accurate as possible.
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.
7 Things You Need to Know about Connecticut Food Stamps
After years of reporting on low income and food stamps topics, I’ve learned that there are several things that most people don’t know about their Connecticut EBT benefits.
- Apply for Connecticut 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!
- You can shop at bulk stories, farmer’s markets and more! If you’ve got food stamps in CT, you may be able to shop with your food stamps a Costco, Schwans, and other unusual retailers. We’ll show you where!
- You can get free admission with your EBT card in other states. The Museums for All program invites everyone with an EBT card to get free or discounted admission, even if you are from a different state… so don’t forget to see what your EBT card can do in other states!
CT EBT Card Discounts & Deals
Just having EBT can help you qualify for many other programs! That’s why we’ve included these deals in our list of CT EBT card discounts.
50% off Amazon Prime
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.
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!
Free Cell Phones & Service
Cell phones and free cell phone service plans are available FREE for individuals and families who receive food stamps in CT. Here’s a full list of providers.
We’ve found several agencies that offer free and low cost computers, tablets and laptops to low income households. Many of these programs accept proof of food benefits as proof of eligibility! Here’s what you need to do.
YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. Contact your local YMCA for details.
If you’re looking for CT EBT card discounts, then you may also be interested in (and eligible for) these programs!
- Homebuyer assistance programs (including down payment assistance, Habitat for Humanity, Dollar Homes and more!)
- Legal aid
- Property tax exemptions
- Student loan assistance ($0 per month payments!)
- Summer meals (free for kids ages 18 and under!)
- Tax filing assistance
- Utility assistance(help paying electric bills, free weatherization assistance and more!)
- Pet care assistance (veterinary care grants, free pet food, free boarding and more!)
How to Get Free Admission with an EBT Card in CT
We’ve found a lot of places that offer admission discounts to families with EBT cards in CT. Some of them even offer free admission! These are our favorite CT EBT card discounts.
Always bring your EBT card. To ensure that you meet income guidelines, they simply ask that you show your CT EBT card and valid photo ID. In the list below, green titles indicate a Museums for All attraction that will accept an EBT card from any state.
You cannot pay for admission with your EBT card. You will show the card to receive the discount. The remaining admission price, if any, will have to be paid in cash or with a credit/debit card.
There’s another card that can give you free admission, too! If you don’t have EBT or need more free passes than you can get with your food stamps card, be sure to check out our library series. Your library card can get you free and discounted admission to many of these attractions as well!
We have organized this list of CT EBT card discounts and free admissions alphabetically by county and city for your convenience.
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. Free for up to 4 people by showing an EBT card.
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. And being free, it’s one of the best CT EBT card discounts. Four people in the same party can enter with showing one card.
Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library – Free
One of the oldest historical societies in the country, The Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library hosts more than 4 million artifacts! And families can enter for free with EBT card and photo ID.
They have lots for children to do, also! Their website states, “Our hands-on, family-friendly exhibits are perfect for kids ages 5 and up. Kids can dress up in historic costumes, try out life in a colonial home, ‘build’ a town on one of our magnet boards, work a World War II assembly line, and more.”
Connecticut Science Center – Discounted Membership
If you are able to participate in the Access Membership, you can choose between a four-person membership or a six-person membership. The memberships are drastically reduced in price and provide unlimited admission for 12 months from the date of purchase. Contact the Membership Office for more information or to apply.
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.
Mystic Aquarium – FREE
You can get free admission with EBT Cards from CT at Mystic Aquarium! They offer free admission to those with EBT cards, and 3 guests, from Connecticut or Rhode Island.
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. It isn’t listed on their website but I was able to confirm the discount by reaching out to their official Facebook page via Messenger.
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.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum – Free
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is one of the oldest contemporary art museums in the country. With your EBT card, you and 3 others can enter this beautiful museum for free.
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.
Roseland Cottage (Historic New England) – $3 or less per person
This cottage was built in 1846, as the summer home for Henry and Lucy Bowen. The house has a lovely pink exterior and an equally colorful interior. It is a National Historic Landmark.