Got EBT in Louisiana? If you’re receiving Louisiana food stamps benefits, you could qualify for other helpful programs as well (including cheap Internet service)! Check out our list of Louisiana benefits below.
7 Things You Need to Know about EBT in Louisiana
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 EBT in Louisiana!
- Apply for Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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. Most people don’t know how their food stamps funds are calculated. Since we’ve found the exact algorithm they use, we’ve also found a few ways you may be able to increase your monthly award!
- 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.
More Discounts with EBT in Louisiana
No matter where you live in Louisiana, you can take advantage of these incredible EBT discounts. For a list of discounts in your local area, keep reading to the end of this article!
Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive Georgia food stamps! In addition to free two-day shipping, Amazon Prime members get access to FREE streaming access to thousands of movies and TV shows! You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.
Internet. If you qualify for EBT in Louisiana, then you may also qualify for discounted internet service! We’ve found about a dozen internet services starting at just $5/month! Get the details here.
Cell Phones. Individuals and families who receive Louisiana food stamps benefits may qualify for a FREE smartphone and FREE monthly cell phone plan from one of these providers.
If you qualify for Louisiana food stamps, then you may qualify for a discounted YMCA membership! Contact your local YMCA for details.
If you’ve got EBT in Louisiana, you may also qualify for this!
- Homebuyer assistance programs (including down payment assistance, Habitat for Humanity, Dollar Homes and more!)
- Legal aid
- Property tax exemptions
- Student loan assistance ($0 per month payments!)
- Summer meals (free for kids ages 18 and under!)
- Tax filing assistance
- Utility assistance(help paying electric bills, free weatherization assistance and more!)
- Pet care assistance (veterinary care grants, free pet food, free boarding and more!)
Museum Discounts with EBT in Louisiana
We’ve found several museum discounts in Louisiana! Just show your EBT Louisiana card at the admission desk to receive these great discounts. For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city. We’ve also used green titles for the museums that accept EBT cards from all 50 states.
Please note that you cannot pay for admission with your EBT card. You will show your Louisiana food stamps 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.
T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum – $2 per person
Come explore the sensory-engaging, interactive fun experience at TREE House Children’s Museum! Exhibits include the Pin Screen, Shadow Room, Bernoulli Blower, Building Table, Levers and Pulleys exhibit, bank exhibit, sheriff’s car, medical center, eagle exhibit and KLAX Kid TV station.
Up to 10 family members may receive the $2 admission rate!
Knock Knock Children’s Museum – $3 per person
If you have a Louisiana Purchase EBT card and valid state ID, then you can get $3 admission for yourself and five family members!
LSU Museum of Art – $3 or less per person
The LSU Museum of Art showcases world-class touring exhibitions of art, sculpture, painting, photography and more. It also boasts a permanent collection of more than 6,500 objects.
THE ICONS MUSEUM – Free
THE ICONS MUSEUM is the only museum in the world that excluisvely focuses on “defining creative individuals and cultural products,” or icons of our culture.
Children’s Museum of Acadiana – $3 per person
The Children’s Museum of Acadiana welcomes low income families for $3 per person, up to four guests per EBT card. They also offer other discounts, such as half-priced admission for military, police and firefighters. If you need admission for more than four guests, you ca pick up a Museum Pass at any Lafayette Parish Public Library as well.
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum & Research Center – FREE
“Bringing Louisiana’s Maritime History to Life,” is the mission of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum. Go on a historic journey through maritime Louisiana, as you learn about boat building, underwater robots, lighthouses and more.
The Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum – $3 per person
Low income families can visit the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum for just $3 per person when you visit with an EBT card! Up to four guests can receive a discount with a single EBT card.
Longue Vue House & Gardens – $3 or less per person
Since 1968, the gardens of Longue Vue have been open to the public. The gardens were designed by the landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. The beautifully constructed home also houses a stunning art collection. Longue Vue is listed as a Museums for All member, which means they offer discounted admission for guests with EBT cards.
Louisiana Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person
After more than 30 years on Julia Street in downtown New Orleans, the LCM is taking it outside to City Park. Indoors and out, there are tons of hands-on ways to learn literacy, health and wellness, arts and culture, environmental education, and STEM.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art – FREE
The Ogden Museum of Art preserves and exhibits art from the American South. They have over 4,000 works, including paintings, visual art, museum, literature and more.
sandra b campbell
Monday 27th of December 2021
Why cant I use my louisiana ebt for food on Amazon or for Walmart delivery
Monday 17th of January 2022
Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/
Wednesday 27th of January 2021
I live in Louisiana but my electric provider is in texas. Panola Harrison Electric Company to be exact. Our light bill is $400 for a small 3 br single wide. What kind of help can I get?
Friday 29th of January 2021
We don't currently know resources for Panola, however I just added this to our research list. Thank you -Hannah
Friday 3rd of May 2019
Is there any place in Shreveport/Bossier city that I can get a discount with EBT
Saturday 4th of May 2019
Nicole, This is everything we found for EBT discounts in Louisiana so far. We update as often as we find new information. Thanks. -Riley
Wednesday 20th of March 2019
Thanks so much for doing this. So much great info. I wish there was more benefits available closer to Lafourche or Terrebonne parishes. Also, do you know of any you pick- strawberry farms in Louisiana that accept ebt?
Wednesday 20th of March 2019
KajunMama, I'm not sure. You could try 211.org for more resources in your area. I hope this helps. -Riley
Monday 29th of October 2018
Thanks for doing this. I receive food benefits in Louisiana and had no idea that all of this was available
Tuesday 30th of October 2018
Jessica, You are welcome! I am happy we could help! -Riley