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Got NH food stamps? You may also qualify for free internet, discounted veterinary care and more! Most people don’t realize just how many perks you can receive with a NH food stamps card… so we rounded them all up into this list!
6 Things You Need to Know about New Hampshire EBT
- Apply for New Hampshire EBT online on the government website. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for food benefits.
- Did you know you can buy this?!Many people think that you can only buy food with your food stamps 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!
- Did you know you can shop here?! You can use your NH food stamps funds in 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! Some retailers even give discounts when you shop with your NH food stamps card!
- Buy gift baskets and more! No joke – this is all part of the actual federal food stamps law. Here’s a list of unexpected things you can actually buy with your food stamps funds.
- You could qualify for more food stamps funds! Groceries are expensive. It’s tough to make ends meet when you have, on average, $1.40 per meal. That’s why we dug into the law to find ways that our readers could legally get more food stamps funds. We found way more than we expected!
- 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.
Got NH food stamps? Get incredible discounts!
Amazon offers steep discounts on Amazon Prime membership for low income customers! With your NH food stamps card, you can get free two-day shipping and free streaming access for about half price.
Cell phones and service are available FREE from several agencies who serve low income customers. If you qualify for NH food stamps, you may qualify for a FREE smartphone and FREE monthly service (including data)!
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!
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.
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.
Got student loans? If you qualify for NH food stamps, 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 the details on these low income student loan repayment plans here!
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 NH food stamps, 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.
Get museum admission discounts with your NH food stamps!
For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city.
Museums with green titles are Museums for All partners. These venues accept EBT cards from all states! You can take your New Hampshire EBT card and get discounted admission to museums in other states, including nearby Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York!
It is important to remember 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.
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire – $1 per person
Up to two adults (spouse/partner/co-parents) and their dependent children can receive $1 admission to the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire through the Museums for All program.
For more information about the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, please click here.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – $3 per person
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center charges $3 per person, for up to four people per EBT card. This admission should give you access to the live animal exhibit trail and all hiking trails.
Additionally, a Family Access Membership is available for just $25 for any New Hampshire families receiving food assistance. It includes unlimited admission to trails and exhibits for two adults and four youth ages 3-15 (children 2 and under are free) from May 1 through November 1. Apply in-person at Admissions by showing your EBT card and ID, and providing your name, address, email, phone number.
Cheshire Children’s Museum – $2 per person
Explore and learn about the local Monadnock community and the world at large through Cheshire Children’s Museums exhibits. Exhibits include a fabric store, market, puppet theater, construction zone, post office and so much more. There’s even a dedicated area for tots age three and under with a toddler-size kitchen set and so much more!
Remember, children who are younger than 12 months old are free. For more information, please click here.
Historic New England – $3 or less per person
Historic New England operates 5 historic locations across New Hampshire. These locations are all participating in Museums for All and therefore charge $3 or less per person.
- Barrett House in New Ipswich
- Gilman Garrison House in Exeter
- Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth
- Jackson House in Portsmouth
- Rundlet-May House in Portsmouth
Montshire Museum of Science – $3 per person (or $20 per family per year!)
This award-winning museum covers 100 acres and provides exhibits for all ages and interests. Learn about light, sound, sight, plants and more. An outdoor Science Park and Woodland Garden are also available.
If you have a New Hampshire food stamps card, then you can visit the Museum for just $3 per person or $20 per family per year!