If you’re looking for free stuff in Kentucky, it helps to have KY SNAP Benefits. If you’re receiving food assistance, you may also qualify for other programs (like free computers and $5 internet). You can even get admission discounts at museums!
7 Things You Need to Know about Food Stamps in KY
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 food stamps in KY.
- Apply for Kentucky EBT online. I’ve had many people tell me that the only reason they don’t have food stamps is because they’re too embarrassed to go into the office. You can apply online and skip the lines!
- You can buy fruit trees. It’s true! You can buy much more than just groceries. You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your food stamps in KY! You can also buy certain gift baskets and birthday cakes. Here are some other surprising things you can buy with food stamps.
- 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. Most people don’t know how their food stamps funds are calculated. Since we’ve found the exact algorithm they use, we’ve also found a few ways you may be able to increase your monthly award!
- You can get cash back (it’s legal)! With smart shopping techniques, you can put cash back in your pocket when you shop with EBT. Here’s how.
- You can shop at a lot of places! If you’ve got food stamps in KY, you can shop at Costco, Schwans, CSAs, Farmer’s Markets and so much more. Check out our complete list!
- You can use your EBT card in other states! Not only can you shop in other states, you can also get EBT discounts in other states. All of our state lists use green titles to indicate what venues accept out-of-state EBT cards for discounts.
Got food stamps in KY? Get discounts!
Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive Medicaid or food stamps in KY. Amazon Prime members receive both free two-day shipping and access to FREE streaming access to thousands of titles! Get it now.
Cell phones and service are available FREE for individuals and families who receive Georgia food stamps benefits.
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 and more! Click here to learn how to get discounted Internet services!
YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. Contact your local YMCA for details.
Power companies often offer special programs for low income customers. If you’ve got Georgia food stamps benefits, you may also qualify for special benefits from your power company!
Property tax exemptions may be available for low income seniors and disabled veterans! If you own your own home, please check with your county for more information about these exemptions and how to apply.
Student loans feature special repayment programs for low income borrowers. Get the details on these low income student loan repayment plans here!
Veterinary care can be so expensive! These programs provide grants and low-cost loans to low income pet owners.
Get admission discounts!
Free and low-cost admission deals are my absolute favorite EBT benefits. We’ve found discounted admission programs throughout the state!
For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city. We’ve also used green titles for the museums that accept EBT cards from all 50 states.
Please note that you cannot pay for admission with your EBT card. You will show your Kentucky food stamps 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.
Highlands Museum and Discovery Center – $20 discount
The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center offers a $20 discount for families with Medicaid, WICand EBT. The discount is also valid for military, civil servants, teachers, seniors, and individuals with no dependents.
Behringer – Crawford Museum – $3 per person
Explore the history of Northern Kentucky through artifacts and exciting exhibits. You’ll learn about the Ohio River’s influence, the effects of the railroad and so much more. Just $3 per person (up to four people) per EBT card!
Aviation Museum of Kentucky – $3 per person
This 25,000 square foot museum features several aircraft, traveling exhibits and displays. The museum offers self-guided or docent led tours.
Mary Todd Lincoln House – FREE
Mrs. Lincoln, the wife of 16th US President Abraham Lincoln, was a fascinating woman. You can tour her childhood home in Lexington and learn more about her. Although the tour is usually $15 for adults and $6 for children, guests with an EBT card can visit this museum for free! This free admission offer is limited to the immediate household that receives food stamps.
Filson Historical Society – $25 per Membership
The Filson introduced this reduced-price membership when they joined Museums for All. The rate is $25 for one adult per EBT card. It includes an hour of free research or consulting, and a reduced rate of $35 per hour for additional hours.
Kentucky Science Center – FREE
The Kentucky Science Center offers a FREE Community Access Membership to SNAP/WIC recipients. They have science activities for everyone, be sure to check it out!
KMAC – FREE
Founded in 1981 as the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, KMAC Museum places local artists, issues, and figures within global conversations of craft, process, and labor. The KMAC Shop features jewelry, household objects, children’s gifts, and more by regional and national makers.
KMAC is happy to offer free admission to all EBT card holders and SNAP/WIC recipients. “Art is the Big Idea. Craft is the Process.”
Speed Art Museum – $3 per person or less
Speed Art Museum provides an experience for everyone, from devoted art-lovers to newbies who “don’t know a Dali from a Degas.” It was Kentucky’s first Museums for All partner, and provides a Speed for All program, offering FREE memberships for those with EBT cards.
Each membership allows free entrance for two adults and all children under 18, in the household, as well as free parking, and discounts on special programs, the museum store, and the Speed Cinema.