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Get Incredible Discounts with Your Maine EBT Card

Get Incredible Discounts with Your Maine EBT Card

If you’re receiving Maine food stamps, you could qualify for other helpful programs as well (including cheap Internet service)! Check out our list of benefits for Maine food stamps recipients below.

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7 Things You Need to Know about EBT in Maine

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 Maine!

  • Apply for Maine 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!
  • Did you know you can buy this?! You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your Maine food stamps card! You can also buy certain gift baskets, birthday cakes and fruit trees.
  • 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. Eating well on a food stamps budget can be hard. Sometimes, it’s downright impossible! The meager amount that you’re awarded each month may not be sufficient to actually buy the food you need.  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 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.
  • 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.

Get fresh food a farmer’s markets with your Maine food stamps card!

With Maine’s Maine Harvest Bucks program, you can use your Maine food stamp card to get bonus fruits and vegetables when you shop at farmer’s markets, farms, and other stores that offer the Farm Fresh Rewards program.

Get more great discounts with Maine food stamps!

We’ve found loads of discounts that you can get with an Maine EBT card! For admission discounts, be sure to check the list at the end of this article!

50% off Amazon Prime

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive EBT or Medicaid benefits! You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.

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Free Cell Phones & Service

Cell phones and service are available FREE for individuals and families who receive EBT benefits.

$5 Internet

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!

Free Computers

Free cell phones and service may be available for those who receive Maine food stamps! We’ve got a full list of providers and options!

Other Discounts

At Low Income Relief, our goal is to help everyone with Maine EBT save money and get free stuff. If you’ve got food stamps in Maine, you may also be eligible for these programs:

And YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. Contact your local YMCA for details.

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Got Maine food stamps? Get free and cheap Museum admission!

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.

Museums with green titles accept EBT cards from all 50 states!

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Augusta

Maine State Museum – Unknown

Discover the Maine State Museum’s exhibits by clicking here! Although not an EBT-specific discount, the admission for Maine State Museum is less than many Museums for All partners.

Due to renovations, the museum is currently closed with plans to reopen in late 2023. Their admission prices for that time aren’t currently set, but they are committed to making the museum accessible to all Mainers.

Bar Harbor

Abbe Museum – FREE

The Abbe Museum tells the story of the Wabanaki Nations. The museum uses interactive activities and exhibits to explore the history and culture of Maine’s native people. It is free for up to four guests per EBT card.

Bath

Maine Maritime Museum – $3 or less per person

The Maine Maritime Museum occupies 20 stunning acres along the Kennebec River. The museum includes galleries an exhibits indoors, as well as many outdoor experiences. You can walk through the country’s only surviving shipyard to see where the large wooden sailing vessels were built. You can also see a full-size sculpture of the largest sailing vessel ever built in North America. A Victorian-era home is also open seasonally for tours. Daily cruises can show you some of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses and the museum also includes a working boat shop! There’s a pirate play ship for children as well.

Bridgton

Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity – $3 or less per person

The Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity celebrates the legacy of Rufus Porter, who is most recognized for his folk art contributions. However, he was also a publisher, writer, inventor and musician as well.

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Castine

The Wilson Museum – $3 per person

Discover history at The Wilson Museum! Their collection includes a 460 million year old trilobite, a Neanderthal stone axe and so much more. They also have Living History Days where you can participate in traditional crafts like rope making, blacksmithing and more.

Franco

Franco Center – $3 per person

The Franco Center isa performing arts center that showcases events like concerts, comedy, and more. It is not entirely clear how their Museums for All participation works or what is included.

Hinckley

LC Bates Museum – Unknown

The L. C. Bates Museum is full of unique curiosities and Maine wildlife dioramas. They also have forest walking trails, an arboretum, a fern walk and butterfly garden.

Kennebunk

Brick Store Museum – FREE

Explore the history of the Kennebunk area for free if you visit with an EBT card! The Brick Store Museum has over 70,000 artifacts showcasing regional history.

Lewiston

Maine Museum of Innovation and Learning – $3 per person

The Maine Museum of Innovation and Learning celebrates the hard work and ingenuity of the industrial era. They have over 10,000 artifacts, including salvaged machinery, original silkscreens from the Bates Manufacturing Company, and over 300 histories of people who lived and worked in the area.

The museum also welcomes active military servicemembers for free with a military ID.

Museum L-A – $2 per person

This museum tells the story of local textile mill and other workers that build the Lewiston-Auburn area. The Museum L-A is a Museums for All member and offers a discount to people with EBT cards.

Lincoln

Our Heroes Military Museum

The Our Heroes Military Museum has joined Museums for All.

Ogunquit

Ogunquit Museum of American Art – $3 per person or less

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art celebrates the artistic spirit of America. Showcasing a diverse collection of modern and contemporary art, the museum offers a captivating journey through American artistic movements. Explore its seaside sculpture gardens for a unique blend of art and nature, making it a must-visit for art lovers and those seeking coastal Maine charm.

Owls Head

Owls Head Transportation Museum – $3 per person

Bring your EBT card or WIC card to the Owls Head Transportation Museum and you’ll get in for just $3 per person! Up to four guests can receive this discount per EBT card. The museum features over 150 antique automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles and more.

Rockland

Museum of Maritime Pets – $3 or less per person

The Museum of Maritime Pets in Rockland is a unique and fascinating destination that showcases the history and stories of pets at sea. This museum is dedicated to exploring the role of animals aboard ships, from companionship to working roles. Exhibits include historical artifacts, photographs, and stories that highlight the lives of maritime pets throughout history. This museum offers a unique perspective on maritime history and is perfect for animal lovers and those interested in the nautical world.

South Berwick

Hamilton House – $2 per person

The Hamilton House is a striking Georgian mansion. It is also a designated National Historic Landmark. It was built in 1785, on a bluff overlooking the Salmon Falls River.

Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum & Visitor Center – $2 per person

Writer Sarah Orne Jewett was born in this house, which once belonged to her grandparents. It was the inspiration for her novel Deephaven. It is a National Historic Landmark.

Standish

Marrett House – $2 per person

In 1796, Daniel Marrett moved to Standish. He bought the most imposing house in town and three generations of his family resided there.

Portland

Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine – $3 per person

Experience the magic and wonder of the Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine for just $3 per person! The museum features outdoor exhibits and numerous playscapes, including a farmer’s market, town, wellness center and more.

Maine Historical Society – FREE

The Maine Historical Society offers both a museum with galleries and the Wadsworth Longfellow House. They also have the Longfellow Garden, which is always free and open to the public. The exhibits at the museum change frequently, so don’t forget to check out what’s new!

According to Visitors Services Manager John Babin, “There is no cost for Museums for All admission.”

Portland Museum of Art – FREE

The admission is usually $18 for adults or $15 for seniors and students. However, it’s free with an EBT card! The museum is also free for everyone on Friday evenings between 4-8 pm, and is also always free to those 21 years old and under.

Victoria Mansion – $2 per person

Tickets to the Victoria Mansion are usually almost $20 per person, so this is an incredible EBT discount opportunity. Through the Museums for All program, guests with EBT or WIC cards can visit for just $2 per person! There is a limit of four discounts per EBT card, though.

Waldoboro

Old German Meetinghouse – FREE

Built in 1772, this meetinghouse has been well-preserved and is free to the public. It is open all week during the summer and on fall weekends.

Waterville

Colby Museum of Art – FREE

The Colby Museum has an extensive and diverse collection of contemporary and American art. There are more than 8,000 pieces in the collection. There are also rotating exhibitions. This museum is free for everyone, not just EBT cardholders.

Wiscassett

Castle Tucker – $2 per person

The Castle Tucker was built in 1807, on a hill near the Sheepscot River. It highlights the history of Mollie and Richard Tucker, as well as their five children.

Nickles-Sortwell House – $2 per person

This National Historic Landmark is considered “one of the region’s finest Federal-style houses.” It was built by Captain William Nickles in 1807.

York Harbor

Sayward-Wheeler House – $2 per person

Shipping merchant Jonathan Sayward bought this house in 1735. The interior is believed to be one of the best preserved in the nation.

Statewide

You can also get great discounts on museum admission through local library pass programs! For example, the Auburn Public Library has passes for Maine Wildlife Park ($3.50 per person), Maine State Park (free day use for you and up to 16 additional passengers in your vehicle), and more! The South Portland Library has free passes for the Portland Museum of Art. Find out what your local library offers today!

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Misty Steenwyk

Thursday 20th of October 2022

I need help applying for food stamps again please I'm having trouble online thanks

Misty Steenwyk

Thursday 20th of October 2022

I'm having trouble trying to apply again for food stamps I need help please thanks

Catherine Marucci

Friday 21st of October 2022

Hi Misty. Try contacting your local office. They should be able to walk you through the process. Here's how to do it: https://lowincomerelief.com/apply-for-food-stamps/