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16 Incredible Iowa EBT Discounts

16 Incredible Iowa EBT Discounts

Got an Iowa EBT card? 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 an Iowa EBT card… so we rounded them all up into this list!

6 Things You Need to Know about Iowa EBT

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 Iowa EBT benefits.

Iowa EBT cardholders can get discounts all over this state map
We’ve found discounts all over the state!

Free Food with Double Up Food Bucks in Iowa

The following farmers’ markets are a part of the Double Up Food Bucks program and will give you $2 worth of groceries for $1 spent:

Ames Farmers Market

  • 424 Main Street, Ames IA 50010

Beaverdale Farmers Market

  • 4801 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines IA 50310

Cartwright Downtown Farmers Market 

  • 108 N 2nd Avenue, Marshalltown IA 50158 

Chariton Farmers Market

  • N. Grand Street, Chariton IA 50049

Circle C Farms

  • 2404 Hawaii Avenue, Humboldt IA 50548

Clear Lake Farmers Market

  • 460 N. Shore Drive, Clear Lake IA 50428

College Hill Farmers Market

  • 2205 College Street, Cedar Falls IA 50613

Country Market

  • 1436 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City IA 51103

Decorah Farmers Market

  • 389 Heivly Street, Decorah IA 52101

Dubuque Farmers Market

  • 1200 Lowa Street, Dubuque IA 52001

Echollective Farm & CSA

  • 879 Echo Avenue, Mechanicsville IA 52306

Fareway

  • 4500 S. Main St, Cedar Falls IA 50613
  • 215 South Evans Road, Evansdale IA 50707
  • 40 W. San Marnan Drive, Waterloo IA 50701
  • 214 N. Magnolia Drive, Cedar Falls IA 50613
  • 301 Poplar Street, Atlantic IA 50022
  • 400 N. Delaware Mason City IA 50401
  • 910 Highway West 18, Clear Lake IA 50428
  • 104 East Eighth Street, Spencer IA 51301
  • 1315 Willis Avenue, Perry IA 50220
  • 920 Lawrence Drive, Burlington IA 52601
  • 2050 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Dubuque IA 52001
  • 102 2nd Street S. E., Oelwein IA 50662
  • 1007 S. Fremont Street, Shenandoah IA 51601
  • 2765 Commerce Drive, Lowa City IA 52240
  • 2530 Westwinds Drive, Iowa City IA 52246
  • 102 West Anson Street, Marshalltown IA 50158
  • 115 Essie Davison Drive, Clarinda IA 51632
  • 329 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines IA 50265
  • 4313 Fleur Drive, Des Moines IA 50321
  • 100 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines IA 50313
  • 727 West Street, Grinnell IA 50112
  • 1635 West 53rd Street, Davenport IA 52806
  • Strange, Ames IA 50010
  • 619 Burnett Avenue Ames IA 50010
  • 105 East Adams Street, Creston IA 50801
  • 301 North Marion Avenue Washington IA 52353
  • 1231 1st Avenue South, Fort Dodge IA 50501
  • 103 E. Main, Decorah IA 52101

Farmers at the Market 

  • 1100 3rd Street, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

Freight House Farmer Market

  • 421 W River Drive, Davenport IA 52801

Grinnell Farmers Market

  • 833 4th Avenue Grinnell IA 50112

Hoffman Produce Farms

  • 1011 Martin Road, Waterloo IA 50701

Hy-Vee

  • 300 10th Street, Corning IA 50841
  • 1004 W 1st Street, Leon IA 50144
  • 720 E Main Street Lamoni IA 50140
  • 939 Angular Street Burlington IA 52601
  • 4140 Agency Street, Burlington IA 52601
  • 500 S Freemont Street Shenandoah IA 51601
  • 255 US-18 Garner IA 50438
  • 1700 E Washington Street, Mount Pleasant IA 52641
  • 1300 W Burlington Ave., Fairfield IA 52556
  • 3111 Main Street Keokuk IA 52632
  • 5050 Edgewood Rd NE Cedar Rapids IA 52411
  • 1843 Johnson Ave NW Cedar Rapids IA 52405
  • 20 Wilson Ave SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404
  • 1556 1st Ave NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402
  • 3235 Oakland Road NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402
  • 4035 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids IA 52403
  • 301 Highway 34 W, Albia IA 52531
  • 1200 S 16th Street, Clarinda IA 51632
  • 1745 Madison Ave. Ste. 1 Council Bluffs IA 51503
  • 2323 W Broadway Council Bluffs IA 51501
  • 406 S Hayes Street Mount Ayr IA 50854
  • 1604 Bent Street, Bedford IA 50833
  • 103 E. Jackson Street, Corydon IA 50060
  • 315 Highway 69 N, Forest City IA 50436 
  • 3301 Gordon Drive, Sioux City IA 51105
  • 2827 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City IA 51104
  • 4500 Sergeant Road, Sioux City IA 51106

Iowa City Farmers Market

  • 220 S Gilbert Street Iowa City IA 5224

Iowa Food Cooperative

  • 4944 Franklin Ave. Suite G, Des Moines IA 50310

Johnston Farmers Market 

  • 6245 Merle Hay Road, Johnston IA 50131

Local Harvest CSA

  • 5025 120th Street NE, Solon IA 52333

LSI Global Greens Market

  • 3116 University Ave. Des Monies IA 50311

Mason City Farmers Market

  • The Corner of 1st NE Street and S Delaware Ave. Mason City IA 50401

New Pioneer Food Co-op

  • 22 S. Van Buren Street, Lowa City IA 52240
  • 1101 2nd Street Coralville IA 52241
  • 3338 Center Point Road, Cedar Rapids IA 52402

Oakridge Neighborhood Center Street Farmers Market

  • 979 Oakridge Drive, Des Moines IA 50314

One Farm Market 

  • 215 East 7th Street, Logan IA 51546

Oneota Community Food Cooperative 

  • 312 West Water Street, Decorah IA 52101

Perry Farmers Market

  • 1115 2nd Street, Perry IA 50220

Pleasant Grove Homestead 

  • 5390 Barnes City Rd, Montezuma IA 50171

Produce in the Park

  • 10 W 7th Street, Atlantic IA 50022

The Spencer Farmers Market

  • 1019 S Grand Avenue, Spencer IA 51301

Washington Farmers Market

  • 150 W Washington Street, Washington IA 52353

Waterloo Urban Farmers Market

  • 460 Jefferson Street, Waterloo IA 50701

West Des Monies Valley Junction Farmers Market

  • 301 5th Street, West Des Moines IA 50265

Wheatsfield Cooperative

  • 413 Northwestern Avenue Ames IA 50010

Statewide EBT Discounts

No matter where you live in Iowa, you can take advantage of these incredible deals!

50% off Amazon Prime

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FREE Cell Phones & Service

Free cell phones and monthly service plans re available FREE for individuals and families who receive these benefits. Find out what’s available in your area. 

FREE Computers

We’ve found organizations that help low income families get free and low-cost computers, laptops and tablets. If you need one, check this list.

FREE Hunting & Fishing Licenses

If you meet the income requirements for Iowa EBT, you may also qualify for this incredible deal! The state’s Department of Natural Resources provides FREE hunting and fishing licenses to eligible low income households. In order to qualify, you must meet income limits AND be either permanently disabled or over age 65.

$5 Internet

You may be eligible to get internet for just $5 per month! We’ve found a series of low income Internet discounts from providers like Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more!

YMCA Discounts

YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. If you qualify for Iowa EBT food stamps, then you may qualify for a discounted YMCA membership! Contact your local YMCA for details.

Other Discounts

If you’re looking for EBT discounts in Iowa, then you may also be eligible for these assistance programs:

Get Free Admission with Iowa EBT

It’s true! We’ve found some incredible deals for people with food stamps. Before we delve into the details, though, there’s a few things you should know.

You can’t pay for admission with your EBT card. Some attractions offer free admission with a food stamps card, but others just provide a discount. You cannot pay for admission with your EBT card. You will show the card to receive the discount. You’ll need a different form of payment to pay for admission, if there’s a charge.

Check nearby states! Don’t forget that you can use your Iowa EBT card to get museum discounts in other states, too! We have a full list of discounts in every state right here. The museums and venues with green titles are Museums for All participants, and accept out-of-state EBT cards.

This list is alphabetical for your convenience. It’s organized alphabetically by city.

Ames

Reiman Gardens – FREE

If you have an Iowa food stamps card, you can visit the Reiman Gardens completely free! This deal is valid for up to four people per card.

Bettendorf

Family Museum – $3 per person

Explore the people and places of the Quad Cities with engaging interactive exhibits like Fox Hollow, George’s Farm and Little ‘Ssippi.  If you figure out the correct path, you can even make the little silver balls fall over the bells to the tune of Somewhere Over the Rainbow! The 28 foot water play table in Little ‘Ssippi offers fun of a completely different kind. Explore it all today!

Cedar Rapids

African American Museum of Iowa – $1 per person

The African American Museum of Iowa has joined Museums for All! Admission costs just $1 per person for up to four people per EBT card.

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library – FREE

Explore the history of the Czech and Slovak people through informative history lessons, interactive workshops and exhibits. The museum features the one-and-a-half story immigrant home of the Sleger family.

Coralville

The Iowa Children’s Museum – FREE

The Iowa Children’s Museum provides free memberships to local families who are experiencing financial hardship. You will need to pick up an application from one of the agencies on this list. 

Davenport

German American Heritage Center & Museum – $3 or less per person

The German American Heritage Center & Museum showcases the rich German-American history of the Davenport region.

Putnam Museum & Science Center – $1 per person

With an EBT card, you can visit the Putnam Museum for just $1 per person! This discount is valid for up to two adults and up to three children per household.

Des Moines

Des Moines Children’s Museum – $2 per child

The Des Moines Children’s Museum has traveling exhibits and a temporary location inside the West Valley Mall. The museum charges $2 admission for children between the ages of 1 and 10. Anyone under age 1 or over age 10 can visit for free!

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden – FREE

Up to four people can visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden free with an EBT card! There are seven acres of beautiful gardens, including an iconic geodesic tropical conservatory, a native savanna, a rose garden, water garden, gravel garden and more.

State Historical Museum of Iowa – FREE

Learn all about life in Iowa at the State Historical Museum! Exhibits include information about Iowa’s natural resources, life in Iowa before it became a state, and so much more. Only about 1,500 of their 80,000 artifacts are on display at any time, so visit often!

Dubuque

Dubuque Museum of Art – $2 per person

The Dubuque Museum of Art was founded over 140 years ago and showcases more than 2,000 works of art. As a Museums for All member, the Dubuque Museum of Art charges $2 per person, for up to four people per EBT card.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium – $3 or less per person

Explore the 14-acre campus of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. This incredible venue is part museum, part aquarium, pat science center and more! You can get an incredible discount on admission when you visit with your EBT card!

Sioux City

LaunchPad Museum – $3 per person, Discounted Annual Memberships

Families who find “the price of admission or membership is a burden” are encouraged to contact the LaunchPad museum. If you are low income and can’t afford to visit, please contact the museum directly for details on a discounted membership! Also, since our last update, they have become a member of Museums for All and individual visits are just $3 per person, with EBT card.

Waterloo

Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens – $2 per person

The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens feature 20 gardens over 40 acres. They help guests learn about the wonders of of nature and welcome low income families for just $2 per person with an EBT card.

Grout Museum District – $2 per person

The Grout Museum District provides a discount for visitors who have EBT or WIC. Simply show your card alongside an ID to get admission to the Grout Museum District locations including:

  • Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
  • Grout Museum of History and Science
  • Carl A & Peggy J Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
  • Rensellaer Russel House Museum
  • Snowden House

National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum – $3 or less per person

This museum, named after wrestling legend Dan Gable, tells the story and history of wrestling through film, exhibits and more.

Phelps Youth Pavilion – $3 or less per person

The Phelps Youth Pavilion at Waterloo Center for the Arts is a children’s museum! Enjoy everything from simple projects to high-tech interactive experiences.

Get FREE stuff in Iowa!

Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.

Krystynna Kirby

Monday 6th of September 2021

Does this only apply to people who also receive cash snap benefits not just food. I only receive food snap benefits.

Isaac

Monday 13th of December 2021

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

Angela Wadsworth

Saturday 12th of June 2021

I never knew all of this existed Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Hannah Benge

Thursday 17th of June 2021

Of course! We are so happy you could find help! We know resources can be very difficult to find! -Hannah

Leslie Echevarria

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Thank u for the info .im a singke mom of 3 in Gowrie Iowa.its been a struggle this past year.

Riley Thomson

Monday 23rd of December 2019

Leslie, You're welcome! You are amazing! -Riley

Shawnee'

Monday 13th of August 2018

In your blurb for Sioux City, you didn't mention the name of the children's museum. It's called the LaunchPad.

Nicole Thelin

Monday 13th of August 2018

Thanks for catching that, Shawnee! I just fixed it.

Chaya

Saturday 24th of June 2017

New Mexico is written in the article several times, although it's meant to be about Iowa. Thought you'd want to know ;)

Nicole

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Thanks, Chaya! I was under a lot of pressure to finish this series as fast as possible and I got a little carried away with copy and paste. I'll fix that now. Thanks for letting me know!!!!