Got food stamps in Alaska? You could get discounted museum admission, free farmer’s market produce and so much more. We check for new perks every month to ensure this list is always as complete and accurate as possible. Find out what your Alaska SNAP benefits can do now!
7 Things You Need to Know about Alaska Food Stamps
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 Alaska food stamps!
- Apply for AK food stamps 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 Alaska food stamps card! 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. 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 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. Some retailers, such as Farmer’s Markets, often offer double-up programs where you can get twice as much food as you pay for. Bulk retailers like Costco also accept food stamps. 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.
50% off Amazon Prime
Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive EBT or Medicaid benefits! Amazon Prime includes FREE two-day shipping and FREE streaming access to thousands of titles. 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 FREE for Alaska SNAP recipients!
Internet for just $5 per month?! 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!
Farmer’s Market Bonus
Farmer’s Markets can accept EBT cards. Some farmer’s markets, such as Sitka Farmer’s Market, offer generous doubling programs for individuals and families with Alaska SNAP benefits! Sitka Farmer’s Market will double your dollars, up to $20 per person! That means a family of four could potentially get $80 in free produce if they spend $80 at the market!
You should definitely take advantage of this bonus! The board president told me no one has used their SNAP card at the market in a couple years! Don’t let it go to waste.
- Legal aid
- Prescription discounts
- 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
Special EBT Discounts in Alaska
Please note 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. Your SNAP funds cannot be used to pay for admission.
Fairbanks Children’s Museum – $3 per person
Explore the hands-on, sensory-rich exhibits at the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. Bring your Alaska Quest card to the front desk to receive admission for just $3 per person. Each card entitles up to four people to discounted admission. While you’re there, thank them for being Alaska’s first and only Museums for All partner!