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15 Must-See Nebraska EBT Discounts and Perks

15 Must-See Nebraska EBT Discounts and Perks

Don’t miss out on these Nebraska EBT discounts! With your food stamps card, you can save money on everything from Amazon Prime to museum admission.

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Many cardholders aren’t aware of the incredible EBT discounts that they are eligible for, so they end up spending more money than they need to or missing out on amazing opportunities to make memories with their families.

In this guide, we’ll share all of the EBT discounts we’ve found in the great state of Nebraska.

Nationwide EBT Discounts

There are some incredible EBT discounts available nationwide! No matter what state you live in, you can take advantage of these great deals.

Amazon Prime: 50% EBT Discount

You can save up to 50% off your Amazon Prime membership when you claim your Nebraska EBT discount! You just need to visit their website and upload a picture of your EBT card to get started. This discount is available for new and existing customers, so be sure to apply right away!

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With Amazon Access, you’ll get free shipping and free streaming for about half the price. Many of our readers have found that this is worth it for the streaming services alone, since the discount makes Amazon Prime one of the cheaper streaming services.

Phone Bill: FREE with EBT

If you qualify for food stamps, then you also qualify for the Lifeline program! This program provides free monthly cell service for low income Americans. Some providers (like Safelink or TruConnect) may even provide a free cell phone when you sign up!

If you are interested in completely eliminating your cell phone bill, check out this list of free phone providers!

Internet: $30 EBT Discount

If you qualify for food stamps, then you also qualify for many low income internet plans like Comcast Internet Essentials! These programs have been helping low income families save money on their internet bills for over a decade.

When you combine those benefits with your Affordable Connectivity Program benefits, then you can save even more money! The ACP program can provide a $30 discount on your internet bill every month, which can completely wipe out the cost of your internet plan.

If you currently spend more than $5 per month on your internet bill, you really need to check out our guide on how to get free internet.

Double Up Food Bucks

This is one of my favorite Nebraska EBT discounts! When you visit a Double Up Food Bucks location, you can get twice as much food as you pay for! That’s because these locations double the value of EBT purchases. If you spend $10, you’ll get $20 worth of food.

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Not every farmer’s market participates in this program but many do! We have a list of participating farmer’s markets, farm stands and other providers in our Nebraska Double Up directory. Check it out!

YMCA: Sliding Scale Discounts

The YMCA usually offers low income scholarships that can help you save money on your membership. It is part of the YMCA mission to serve all people regardless of socioeconomic status.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha offers a Financial Assistance Program. Through this program, the amount you pay will be determined using a sliding scale based on your household income. You’ll need to recertify your income every 12 months to keep your discount. You can apply on their website.

The Lincoln YMCA’s program is called the Open Doors Financial Assistance Program. This program can give you access to their child care, youth programs, and health services. This program can reduce your fees but it won’t completely eliminate them, so you’ll still have to pay something toward your membership. You can apply on their website but it can take up to 15 days to process your completed application. Make sure to apply a few weeks before your plan your first visit!

Other Discounts

If you have Nebraska EBT, then you may be eligible for other discounts as well! There are so many programs that exist to help low income Americans and the Low Income Relief team is here to find them all! We spend countless hours searching for ways to help you make ends meet.

Here are some other things that may be able to help you:

Get Cash Back with Ibotta!

When you shop with your Nebraska EBT card, be sure to scan your receipts with Ibotta! If you purchase eligible items, you may be able to get cashback rebate on your purchase. They often have bonuses that will give you money back for scanning any receipt from an eligible store, so this is a great way to get a little more money for essentials.

You can get started by downloading the Ibotta app. Use the referral code LOWINCOMERELIEF to get your welcome bonus!

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Nebraska EBT Discounts

There are so many Nebraska EBT discounts around the state! You could use your card to save money on everything from groceries to museum admission. It’s incredible!

You cannot pay for admission with your EBT benefits. Although you will need to show your card to get the discount, you cannot use the card to pay for admission. You’ll need to have another payment method, like cash or debit, available to pay the remaining balance (if any).

You can use out-of-state EBT cards at certain museums. In our list, we use green titles to indicate which museums participate in Museums for All. This is a nationwide EBT discount program that helps low income people get affordable entry into museums all around the country. You can use an EBT card from any state to get a discount at Museums for All locations.

Your local library may also have discounted passes! If you don’t find the destination you were hoping to visit on this list, don’t forget that you may be able to get free admission with a library pass! Many destinations throughout Nebraska offer discounted passes through the local library system.

Check nearby states for more discounts! If you’re visiting another state, be sure to check our EBT discount list for that state so you can see the other places you might be able to go for free or cheap!

Columbus

Columbus Learn and Play – $3 or less per person

The Columbus Area Children’s Museum is designed to delight children 10 years old and under. The museum includes a modern farm, vet’s office and so much more to encourage children to learn through play. The museum is expected to open near the end of 2023 and will be a fresh, new adventure for young people in the area. Families with EBT cards will be able to save through the museum’s partnership with Museums for All.

Grand Island

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer – $3 per person over age 6

Explore the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Nebraska, and step back in time on its 208-acre prairie. With 107 buildings and over 140,000 artifacts, you’ll want to set aside at least 4 hours to see it all. It’s a must-visit for history lovers and families!

Bring your WIC or EBT card for a discount! Everyone in your car who is older than 6 can get in for $3 each during regular daily business hours. Children 5 and under are always free. You can even show your card to save 10% at the Silver Dollar or Stuhr Bistro!

Stuhr Museum also offers a veterans discount. This discount is usually $1 off admission. During Blue Star Museum season, eligible families can visit for free. You usually cannot combine discounts.

Hastings

Hastings Museum – $3 or less per person

The Hastings Museum in Nebraska is a comprehensive museum that offers a wide array of exhibits covering natural and cultural history, including local and global subjects. It features a planetarium, a large collection of animal species, and interactive displays about the history of the local region and the broader world. The museum also includes the J.M. McDonald Planetarium, offering educational and entertaining shows about astronomy. It’s a great destination for families and individuals interested in natural science, history, and astronomy.

Lincoln

International Quilt Museum – FREE

Visit the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln to see amazing quilts from around the world. It has the biggest public quilt collection, including some from the early 1700s. You’ll find quilts from over 60 countries!

Admission is free when you show your EBT card at the admissions desk. They also provide free admission for UNL students and faculty. The International Quilt Museum is also a Blue Star Museum.

Lincoln Children’s Museum – $3 per person

Check out the Lincoln Children’s Museum! With 23,000 sq. ft. and three floors, it’s a playground for your child’s imagination. Kids learn about art, science, and more through fun, hands-on activities. Ther’es always something fun to do here.

If you bring your EBT card, you can get admission for just $3 per person. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with their “50% off after 4pm” offer, though. The EBT admission rate will still be $3 per person, even if you wait until after 4pm to show up.

State Museum & Morrill Hall – $1 per person

Visit the State Museum & Morrill Hall in Nebraska to dive into the state’s rich natural history. Explore everything from Native American cultures to ancient fossils and even a Jurassic dinosaur gallery. It’s a must-see for fans of history, nature, and science!

When you visit with an EBT card, you’ll pay just $1 per person for admission. Please note that planetarium tickets are not included in this discounted rate.

This destination offers a number of other discounts, too. Admission is free for children under the age of 3, as well as for UNLN cardholders and ASTC members. Seniors, veterans and active servicemembers can get a $1 discount with valid ID.

Nebraska City

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum – $1 per child and $3 per adult

Visit the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum to step inside the industrial revolution. The museum is like a time capsule, filled with over 1 million artifacts and original equipment for making “ELI” windmills. Experience what manufacturing felt like in the early 1900s, with everything from old ledger books to a manual typewriter on display.

This program offers a very generous Nebraska EBT discount. When you show your SNAP card, you can visit for just $3 per adult and $1 per child over the age of nine years old. Any children that are age eight or under are always free.

The listed prices were confirmed via email in 2017. We have reached out to the museum to re-confirm their admission prices in 2023. This article will be updated as soon as we receive confirmation.

Norfolk

Elkhorn Valley Museum – $3 per person

Discover the past at the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Nebraska. Founded in 1958, the museum boasts over 25,000 artifacts and features attractions like Verges Park & Cave and the Dederman Cabin. Don’t miss rotating exhibits and permanent displays like “Johnny Carson, The King Comes Home” and the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame.

The Elkhorn Valley Museum provides a fantastic EBT discount. When you show your EBT card, you can visit for just $3 per adult over age 19! Guests age 18 or under will be welcomed for free. However, only four people can get this discount per EBT card.

If you have more than four people in your group, you’ll have to pay the standard admission of $7 per adult, $6 per senior or $3 per child age 3-18. Veterans can get $1 off standard admission prices!

Omaha

The Durham Museum$5 Memberships (LIMITED)

Step into history at The Durham Museum, located in Omaha’s unique Union Station. The museum offers a wide range of exhibits, thanks to its affiliations with institutions like the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. Don’t miss special interactive exhibitions, like the one exploring Julia Child’s impact on American cuisine.

The Good Neighbor Museum Fund can help certain people visit The Durham Museum for just $5. In order to be eligible, you must receive SNAP, WIC or free school meals. You also need to live in a participating county. The participating counties include Cass, Douglas, Sarpy or Washington.

In order to get help from the Fund, you will need to fill out an application form and submit a $5 payment. Make sure you gather all the needed documentation, like a copy of your SNAP letter, before you mail it in!

Omaha Children’s Museum – $5 Memberships (LIMITED)

Explore more than 45,000 square feet of exhibits, interactive play spaces and so much more at Omaha Children’s Museum!

Certain eligible families may be able to get a Nebraska EBT discount at the Omaha Children’s Museum but the process is a bit complicated. The museum offers a limited number of discounted memberships through The Welcome Fund, which is funded by donations. You have to apply and you are not guaranteed to get one.

The Welcome Fund Memberships provide free admission for an entire year. The membership can cover up to two adults who live together and six dependent children. The membership is not renewable unless you apply again.

In order to be eligible for a Welcome Fund membership, you must meet these requirements:

  • You must live in either Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Pottawattamie, Sarpy, or Washington County.
  • You must meet income limits. You can provide a SNAP or WIC letter to prove that you meet the income limits.

For more information, please visit the Omaha Children’s Museum website or contact the Membership department at (402) 342-6164 extension 430.

Omaha Zoo – DISCONTINUED

The Omaha Zoo, also known as the Henry Doorly Zoo, does not offer any low income discounts at this time. However, Nebraska EBT cardholders can get a discount at the Great Plains Zoo instead.

The Omaha Zoo used to offer free memberships to low income families with at least one third grade student. However, this program has apparently been discontinued. When I called the museum today (October 25, 2023) to confirm their discount program, I was informed that no such program was being offered at this time.

Out of State

Great Plains Zoo – up to $3 per person

The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota provides a Nebraska EBT discount! It sounds a little strange but it’s true!

Through the Zoo for All program, the Great Plains Zoo welcomes low income guests who receive SNAP, WIC, TANF or Medicaid benefits. They have expanded their coverage to include people who receive benefits in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota, too!

With an EBT card, you can purchase up to two adult tickets for $3 each and up to six children’s tickets for $1 each. That’s a total of eight tickets for just $18! If you plan to visit the zoo at least three times a year, then you could save even more money by purchasing a Zoo & Aquarium Family Membership for $50 instead!

You’ll need to bring proof of participation in a valid program and your photo ID in order to get the discount. The discount only applies to regular admission and can’t be used for special events like Zippity Zoo Day or ZooBoo.

Nebraska EBT discounts

More Details About Nebraska EBT

I have learned a lot about Nebraska EBT over the last 10 years that I’ve been running Low Income Relief. In this section, I’m going to take a quick break from Nebraska EBT discounts and share some details about your benefits that many people simply don’t know.

You can apply online. Over the years, I’ve heard from countless people who have said that they don’t want to apply for benefits because they’re too embarrassed to go into the office. If you don’t have the time, energy or desire to apply in person, that’s okay! You can apply online using the official ACCESSNebraska website.

You can buy fruit trees, seeds, and plant starts! Some areas in Nebraska are considered food deserts, which means that there aren’t a lot of grocery stores or places to buy fresh, affordable food. If you live in a rural area, it may be more economical for you to purchase gardening supplies and grow your own food at home. You can use your Nebraska EBT benefits to purchase seeds, starts and even fruit trees so that you can grow your own healthy food at home!

You can shop at farms. Many farmer’s markets, farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) services and even pick-your-own fields are set up to accept EBT nowadays. Some will even help you double up your food benefits so that you can get more food for your money!

You may be eligible for more food benefits. We’ve heard from countless seniors and other low income families that are only getting the bare minimum food stamps allotment. It’s hard to get by on less than $30 per month in food benefits! Over the years, we’ve found that many people aren’t getting the right amount of benefits due to errors in their paperwork. Here’s how to get more food stamps.

Summary

There are many amazing Nebraska EBT discounts around the state! Get discounted museum tickets, big savings on Amazon Prime, and affordable cell and internet plans. Don’t miss out on these extra perks designed to make life easier for low-income households. Want to learn more? We’ve got even more helpful low-income programs in Nebraska.

Nikki

Sunday 3rd of December 2023

I just found out Walmart+ memberships are 50% off for EBT recipients, thought you might want to add that one to the list. It won't let me post the link but it's called a Walmart+ Assist membership. If you already have a full price membership they will refund a portion.