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Your RI EBT card can do this?!

Your RI EBT card can do this?!

If you’re a Rhode Island resident with food stamps, you need to know about these discounts and freebies! Apparently a lot of people are searching the term ‘food stamps RI,’ so if you’re looking for that information you’ve come to the right place!


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7 Things You Need to Know

I’ve been updating this list for years now, and I’ve learned quite a bit along the way. There are some things that many people don’t know about Rhode Island food stamps!

  • Apply for RI 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. Many people think you can only buy food with your EBT card, but that’s not technically true. Your food stamps card can do much more than buy groceries! You can also buy seeds, produce-bearing plants, some birthday cakes and even certain gift baskets! Check out what you can buy with your RI EBT!
  • Shop smart. You may be able to get more food for your money at farmer’s markets and You-Pick Strawberry Fields!
  • You could qualify for more food stamps funds! When I was receiving food stamps, I filled out the paperwork completely wrong. I didn’t know it at the time but I could’ve received hundreds of dollars per month in extra food stamps! If you are struggling to buy enough groceries each month, then you really need to read this post!
  • 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 many places. You can use your RI EBT funds in some unexpected places. In addition to most grocery stores and gas stations, you can use your card at Costco, many farmer’s markets and even Schwans food delivery trucks! Here’s a list of places that accept EBT.
  • 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 RI EBT ? Get incredible discounts!

Amazon offers steep discounts on Amazon Prime membership for low income customers! With your RI EBT card, you can get free two-day shipping and free streaming access for about half price. You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.

Get twice the food, when you shop at a farmer’s market.  Some retailers even give you discounts when you shop with your RI EBT card! Many Rhode Island farmer’s markets offer a tremendous bonus bucks program that awards you a 100% match on every dollar you spend on farmer’s market fruits and vegetables.


Cell phones and service are available FREE from several agencies who serve low income customers. If you qualify for RI EBT, you may qualify for a FREE smartphone and FREE monthly service (including data)! Find out who offers free phones and service in your area. 

Internet is essential to daily life. You could qualify for Internet as low as $5 per month! We’ve found incredible deals from providers like Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more! Learn how to get discounted Internet services here!


Power companies may provide free weatherization services, free appliances and other perks for low income customers. We’re investigating companies across America to see what hidden and relatively-unknown programs are available for their customers. Search for your power company here!

Property tax exemptions for low-income seniors and disabled veterans may be available from your local county assessor’s office. Contact your assessor’s office for more information, including income limits and application instructions.

Student loans? If you qualify for RI EBT, you also qualify for income-based repayment plans! These plans can cost you as little as ZERO dollars per month and can even result in total loan forgiveness! Get all the details on these low income student loan repayment plans!

Veterinary care is so expensive! If you need help paying for pet care, we’ve found some resources for you.

YMCA usually offer discounts for low income individuals and families. If you’ve got RI EBT, you may be able to get a discounted membership to your local YMCA! Since details vary by location, you’ll need to contact them directly for more information.

Got a library card? Get FREE or cheap admission to dozens of venues!

We’ve found some incredible discounts you can score with an Ocean State Libraries card! You can get free museum passes, discounted museum passes and even checkout devices like video recorders and Roku devices for free!!! Click here to see what you can do with an Ocean State Libraries card!

Get discounted admission with your RI EBT card!

For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city. Museums with green titles are Museums for All participants, which accept EBT cards from all 50 states.

Your Rhode Island EBT card can be used at any Museums for All partner in any other state! Check out our lists for nearby Connecticut, Massachusetts and the rest of the United States.

It is important to realize that you cannot pay for admission with your EBT 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.


Coggeshall Farm Museum – $3 per person

The Coggeshall Farm Museum spans 48 acres of coastal farmland and recreates the daily experiences of tenant farmers on the marsh in the 18th century.


Newport Art Museum – FREE

Since 1912, Newport Art Museum has positioned itself as a cultural gathering place for anyone with an interest in art. In addition to a permanent collection and rotating exhibits, the Newport Art Museum also offers concerts, live theater, art and book talks, family workshops and more throughout the year. Show your RI EBT card, to receive free admission for you and three other people.

Newport Mansions (Preservation Society of Newport County) – $2 per person

Up to four people can visit the Newport Mansions for $2 per person with a single WIC or EBT card! The discount is not valid for specialty tours or events.

The Sailing Museum – $3 or less per person

As a Museums for All member, The Sailing Museum welcomes low income families at a discount! This museum celebrates the experience of sailing, the mental and physical grit of sailors, the teamwork and competition aspects of sailing and the sailing legends in the Hall of Fame.


John Brown House Museum – FREE

Built in 1788, this house once belonged to well-known merchant, patriot, politician and slave trader John Brown. You can walk through the mansion and experience what it was like to live in the US at the end of the 18th century.


Guests with EBT cards should select “complimentary” tickets when booking online. Up to 4 people can enter for free with your EBT card. Or people are welcome to call the museum at 401-273-7507, x368 to book your tickets over the phone.

Lippitt House – FREE

Step into Providence’s Golden Age with this preserved Victorian house museum. The Lippitt House is a National Historic Landmark. They offer both guided and self-guided tours.

Providence Children’s Museum – $2 per person

EBT cardholders can play at Providence Children’s Museum for just $2 per person! You and 3 others can get admission at this great price, when you show your RI EBT card. Exhibits focus on learning through play, including water play, a children’s garden and a two story climbing maze.

RISD Museum – FREE

Established in 1977, RISD Museum, which is affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design, currently holds a collection of more than 100,000 works of art dating back to ancient times.

Guests with EBT cards should select “complimentary” tickets when booking online. Up to 4 people can enter for free with your EBT card. Or people are welcome to call the museum at 401-273-7507, x368 to book your tickets over the phone.


Museum of Work & Culture – FREE

The Museum of Work & Culture includes nine immersive exhibits, audio and film presentations and hands-on activities. It’s free for up to four people per EBT card!



Historic New England – $2 per person

Historic New England operates 4 historic locations across Rhode Island. These locations are all participating in Museums for All and charge $2 per person, for up to four people per EBT card.

  • Arnold House in Lincoln
  • Casey Farm in Saunderstown
  • Clemence-Irons House in Johnston
  • Watson Farm in Jamestown

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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,,, 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.