If you’re receiving Missouri food stamps, you could qualify for other helpful programs as well (including low-cost Internet service)! Check out our list of Missouri EBT benefits below.
7 Things You Need to Know
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 Missouri!
- Apply for Missouri 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 Missouri food stamps card! You can also buy certain gift baskets and birthday cakes.
- 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.
- Did you know you can shop here?! Costco, farmer’s markets and even you-pick strawberry fields can accept EBT benefits!
- 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 more discounts with your Missouri food stamps card!
Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who have a Missouri food stamps card! With this discounted Amazon Prime membership, you’ll receive free two-day shipping on your Amazon orders and you’ll also enjoy access to FREE streaming services! 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 have a Missouri food stamps card. Find out who offers free phones and service in your area.
Internet is available at low-cost from providers like Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more! These low income Internet services start at just $5 per month! Click here to learn how to get discounted Internet services!
Power companies often offer special programs for low income customers. If you’ve got a Missouri food stamps card, then you may be able to save money on your power bill!
Property tax exemptions may be available for eligible low income seniors and disabled veterans. You’ll need to contact your county for more information, including income limits and application instructions.
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 overwhelm a low income budget… but we found agencies that can help! Get the details here!
YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. If you have a Missouri food stamps card, then you may qualify for a discounted YMCA membership! Contact your local YMCA for details.
Got Missouri EBT? Take FREE college courses!
In February 2017, news station KY3 reported that Ozarks Technical Community College was offering free courses through the SkillUp Missouri program. This program provides training tuition to food stamps recipients. You can take classes FREE for certificates or college credit!
The courses must be for a high-demand field like CNA, pharmacy techs, medical coding, allied health or chemo dialysis.
The Missouri Job Center will help with babysitting, transportation or other things that you may need in order to take advantage of this program.
Get incredible museum admission discounts!
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 Missouri resident to get these great deals! Since Museums For All partners accept EBT cards from all 50 states, you may want to check out the lists for Oklahoma, Iowa, Illinois and other nearby states.
Please 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.
The Stars and Stripes Museum – FREE
This is the only museum in the U.S. that is solely dedicated to the history of our military’s newspaper. With over 7,000 square feet full of interactive displays, this museum provides a unique take on America’s military past.
Discovery Playhouse – FREE
Discovery Playhouse in downtown Cape Girardeau has joined Museums for All! This fun and interactive children’s museum is a place where fun and learning come full circle.
Museum of Art & Archaeology – FREE
Located on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, the Museum of Art & Archaeology features extensive collections of Greek, Roman and Near Eastern art and artifacts. Rotating exhibits are also displayed here.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures – $3 per person
Experience the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and antique toys right here in Kansas City! This museum spans more than 33,000 square feet and features more than 72,000 objects.
Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City – $3 per person
Enjoy the region’s only fully-accessible children’s museum for a great discount! This museum spans 30,000 square feet of indoor exploration (plus 1/2 acre of outdoor exploration). This looks so fun!
Camden County Museum – FREE
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis – FREE
The Contemporary Art Museum does not have a permanent collection, instead showcasing local and travelling exhibitions. Admission is free.
Field House Museum – $3 or less per person
Discover the fascinating history of the Field family at the Field House Museum! Roswell Field was the lead attorney in the Dred & Harriet Scott Freedom Suit, which changed the course of American history. His son, Eugene Field, wrote the popular children’s poem “Wynken, Blynken and Nod.”
Thanks for reaching out to the Field House about Museums For All! We did just join, and so are still in the process of figuring out a special admission rate. We do, however, offer free admission on the third Thursday of every month during the afternoon.Stephanie Lake from The Field House Museum
National Blues Museum – $3 per person
Explore the history and genre of Blues music at the Museum! The museum includes a state-of-the-art theater, exciting exhibits, programs and experiences.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation – FREE
The Pulitzer is an art museum that focuses on worldwide contemporary and historical art. Everything from the architecture to the exhibits is free to explore.
Get More with Missouri’s Double Up Food Bucks program
Missouri has the Double Up Food Bucks program. This program allows you to use your EBT or SNAP card at participating fresh food and farmers market locations to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, and they will match your spending, dollar for dollar up to $25 per day.
Not every location participates in this program so be sure to check this list of participating markets.