Your Iowa EBT Card Can Do This?!

(Last Updated On: January 2, 2020)

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!

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Got an Iowa EBT card? Get discounts!

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive Iowa EBT! Amazon Prime members receive both free two-day shipping and access to FREE streaming access to thousands of titles! You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.

Cell phones and service are available FREE for individuals and families who receive Iowa EBT benefits. Find out who offers free phones and service in your area. 

Hunting & Fishing Licenses may be available FREE if you are both low income and over age 65 (or permanently disabled)!

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!

Power companies often offer special programs for low income customers. If you’ve got  Iowa EBT benefits, then you may also qualify for special benefits from your power company!

Property tax exemptions may be available for both low income seniors and disabled veterans! If you own your own home, then 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 both grants and low-cost loans to low income pet owners. Get the details here!

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.

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Did you know you could buy this with your Iowa EBT food stamps card?

Did you know you can buy this?! You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your Iowa EBT card! You can also buy certain gift baskets and birthday cakes.

Did you know you can shop here?! Did you know that Costco, farmer’s markets and even you-pick strawberry fields can accept EBT benefits? Some retailers even give you discounts or free stuff if you shop there with your food stamps card!

Farmer’s Markets can double your money! You could get twice as much produce as you pay for when you use your Iowa EBT card at participating farmer’s markets.

Wait — you can’t afford to miss this!!!

You could qualify for more food stamps funds! Eating well on a food stamps budget can be miserable. Sometimes, it’s downright impossible! The meager amount that you’re awarded each month is probably not sufficient to actually buy the food you need. That’s why we dug into the law to find out how they calculate the award and what you can do to increase it! We’ve found several legal ways you can increase your food stamps funds. Ready? Here’s what we know about getting more food stamps money.

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. Here’s how.

Get in FREE or cheap with an Iowa EBT card!

Please note that the museums with green titles are Museums for All participants. These venues accept EBT cards from all 50 states, so you don’t have to be a Iowa resident to get these great deals!

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.


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.


Family Museum – 90% off

Explore the people and places of the Quad Cities with engaging interactive exhibits like Fox Hollow, George’s Farm and Little ‘Ssippi.  In Fox Hollow, you’ll be fascinated by all the ways you can manipulate the large Kinetic Sculpture. 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!

Low income families can receive up to 90% off of the membership price through the Access program. Contact the museum at (563) 344-4106 for more information.

Cedar Rapids

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. For more information, please browse their website. 


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 Big Brothers Big Sisters, ChildServe, Head Start or one of the other agencies on this list. 

Des Moines

Des Moines Children’s Museum – $2 per child (ages 1-10)

The Des Moines Children’s Museum has travelling 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 Museum of Art – Unknown

The Dubuque Museum of Art was founded over 140 years ago. It showcases more than 2,000 works of art.

Sioux City

LaunchPad Museum – 50% off Memberships

Families with children under the age of 10 who reside in the Siouxland area can receive a half-price membership. You need to both complete an application and submit income verification, which could include Iowa EBT benefit verification. The membership will cost $49.50 instead of $99 and provides a year of unlimited admission for 2 adults and up to 6 dependent children.

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