You can use your NJ food stamps card for so much more than groceries! Use your NJ food stamps to get cheap admission to museums, low-cost Internet services and so much more! Keep reading for details – you don’t want to miss these excellent NJ food stamps deals!
7 Things You Need to Know
- Apply for NJ 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 some surprising things 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. I often hear from people who struggle to feed their families on the small amount of food stamps money they receive. It’s heartbreaking, so I sat down and researched the law. It turns out there are several legal things you can do to increase your food stamps balance.
- 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.
Enjoy doubling your money with the Good Food Bucks Program in NJ!
If you have an EBT or SNAP card in New Jersey, every time you spend a dollar on fresh fruits and vegetables, you get a dollar from the Good Food Bucks program to spend on more fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables from participating farmers’ market locations. Unlike most states, where there is a limit to the amount you can Double Up, there doesn’t appear to be a limit on the Good Food Bucks website.
Not all farmers’ market locations participate in the Good Food Bucks program, but here is a list of locations that currently do:
- Alstede Farms
- 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930.
- Asbury Fresh Farmers Market
- 104 Grand Avenue Asbury Park NJ 07712.
- Beth Greenhouse Farmers Market
- 363 Osborne Terrace Newark NJ 07112.
- Blairstown Farmers’ Market
- 5 Stillwater Road Blairstown NJ 07825.
- City Green Veggie Mobile at Allwood Library
- 44 Lyall Rd Clifton NJ 07012.
- City Green Veggie Mobile at Bloomfield Farmers Market
- 90 Broad St. Bloomfield NJ 07004.
- City Green Veggie Mobile at Downtown Clifton Farmers Market
- Clifton Avenue and First Street. Clifton NJ 07011.
- City Green Veggie Mobile at Lou Costello Park
- Lou Costello Park Paterson NJ 07505.
- City Green Veggie Mobile at Passaic City Hall
- 330 Passaic St. Passaic NJ 07055.
- Cook’s Market
- 130 Log Cabin Rd. New Brunswick New Jersey 08901.
- C.R.O.P.S. Markets
- 199 New Road Linwood NJ 08221 2 S Hartford Ave Atlantic City NJ 08401.
- East Orange Farmers Market
- Cicely Tyson High School – Parking Lot 35 Winans Street East Orange New Jersey 07017.
- 1 North Johnston Avenue Hamilton NJ 08609.
- Greater Newark Conservancy Farm Stand
- 32 Prince St. Newark NJ 07103
- Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market (GAFM)
- 427 Greenwood Ave. Trenton NJ 08618.
- Grow it Green Morristown
- 31 Hazel Street Morristown NJ 07960.
- Hackensack Market
- 120 Passaic St. Hackensack NJ 07601.
- Hawthorne Ave Farm
- 446 Hawthorne Ave Newark NJ 07112.
- Highland Park Farmers Market
- 212 Raritan Vae Highland Park 08904.
- Montclair Farmers Market
- Walnut Street Train Station Parking Lot 86 Walnut Street Montclair NJ 07042.
- NDD Common Greens Farmers Markets
- 80 Park Pl. Newark NJ 07102.
- Nutley Farmers Market
- Municipal Lot 7 507 Franklin Avenue Nutley NJ 07110.
- Riverview Farmers Market
- Riverview-Fisk Park 1 Bowers St. Jersey City NJ 07307.
- ShopRite of Newark
- 206 Springfield Ave Newark NJ 07103.
- The Harvest
- 331 North 11th Street Prospect Park NJ 07508.
- Wayne Farmers Market
- 475 Valley Road, Wayne NJ 07470.
- West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market
- 2 Vaughn Drive West Windsor NJ 08550.
Got NJ food stamps? You may also qualify for these programs!
Amazon offers steep discounts on Amazon Prime membership for low income customers! With your NJ food stamps card, you can get free two-day shipping and free streaming access for about half price. You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.
Cell phones and service are available FREE from several agencies who serve low income customers. If you qualify for NJ food stamps, you may qualify for a FREE smartphone and FREE monthly service (including data)!
Internet is essential to daily life. You could qualify for Internet as low as $5 per month! We’ve found incredible deals from providers like Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more! Learn how to get discounted Internet services here!
Power companies may provide free weatherization services, free appliances and other perks for low income customers. We’re investigating companies across America to see what hidden and relatively-unknown programs are available for their customers.
Property tax exemptions for low-income seniors and disabled veterans may be available from your local county assessor’s office. Contact your assessor’s office for more information, including income limits and application instructions.
Student loans? If you qualify for NJ food stamps, you also qualify for income-based repayment plans! These plans can cost you as little as ZERO dollars per month and can even result in total loan forgiveness! Get the details on these low income student loan repayment plans here!
Veterinary care is so expensive! If you need help paying for pet care, we’ve found some resources for you.
YMCA usually offer discounts for low income individuals and families. If you’ve got NJ food stamps, you may be able to get a discounted membership to your local YMCA! Since details vary by location, you’ll need to contact them directly for more information.
Your NJ food stamps can help you save money on admission!
For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city.
You can use out-of-state EBT cards in some cases. We’ve ensured that all the Museums for All partners have green titles, so you can easily identify which museums accept cards from all 50 states! Check our other state lists to see what your Nebraska EBT card can do!
In New Jersey, the Families First Discovery Pass program provides those enrolled in state assistance programs with free or highly discounted admission to arts and history organizations, venues, and programs. Residents who receive benefits through SNAP, WFNJ, Child Care Subsidy and/or WIC are eligible for free or steeply discounted cultural programs throughout the State.
You cannot pay admission with the EBT card. It is important to remember that you cannot pay for admission with your EBT card. You will show the 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.
Battleship New Jersey – FREE
From their website, the “Battleship will offer complimentary self-guided tours to families who present the New Jersey Families First Card. Just show a valid Families First Card at our Ticket Office and your family will experience a free tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship.”
Hamilton House Museum – FREE
Explore life in nineteenth century America and the events and people of the nineteenth century. Enjoy free tours and event admission for families of up to 5 people, when you present your Families First Card.
Hunterdon Art Museum – FREE
The Hunterdon Art Museum offers changing exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design and showcases works by internationally recognized and emerging contemporary artists.
Get free admission to the museum’s galleries by calling 908-735-8145 to reserve your free tickets up to a day in advance. You will be asked to present your EBT card when you visit.
Grounds for Sculpture – FREE
This beautiful garden is a museum, sculpture garden, and arboretum on 42 picturesque acres.
Free general admission is available with your Families First Card, though that is not valid on special events, programs, or membership. Please use code “FFDP” online at checkout and present your Families First card upon arrival. You should note that capacity is limited and tickets for a specific date/time may not always be available
Passaic County Arts Center/John W. Rea House – FREE
Enjoy visual and performing arts at the arts center.
Duke Farms – FREE
Duke Farms spans over 1,000 acres of natural beauty, native species and more. You can walk, bike, take a class and even eat here!
Hoboken Historical Museum – FREE
The Hoboken Historical Museum is open six days per week and is located in the historic machine shop on Hudson St. Entry is free when showing your NJ food stamps card.
Nimbus Arts Center – 50% discount
Receive 50% off all NimbusPRESENTS performances in-person or online. 25% of all tickets for each performance will be available either online with the code “familiesfirst” or by presenting your WIC Guide or Families First Card at the Box office.
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts – FREE
The museum works to preserve and interpret the tools used before the rise of industrialization in the United States, and has over 8800 artifacts related to 21 different trades, consisting of mostly hand tools and the products that were produced by them.
As a NJ food stamps card holder, you and your immediate family (up to 5 people total) have access to regular museum admission for free. Present card or guide at reception for discount. For regular museum admission, not valid for specialty events or programs.
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge – $2 per person
The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge spans 171 acres. It has nearly 60 native residents and serves more than 6,000 wild animals every year. The Nature Center and hiking trails are open seven days per week!
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts – 50% discount for youth
Youth art education workshops are available at a 50% discount, for all those 18 and younger. Use code: FFDP when registering online.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center – $2 per person
This center has lots to keep your interest including daily artist demonstrations in the Glass, Pottery, and Flameworking Studios, cultural exhibits in the Folklife Center, a Nature Trail to walk, and even the world’s largest hand-blown glass bottle!
Up to 2 adults can receive this discount with your New Jersey EBT card, and it’s not able to be used during the Festival of Fine Craft. Free admission for children in the household under 17.
Montclair Art Museum – FREE
For over 100 years, the Montclair Art Museum has prided themselves on their ability to engage people of all ages, as they are inspired by art and the history of it.
Morris Museum – FREE
Free admission to the galleries for up to five visitors with your NJ food stamps card, and free day-of tickets to the Bickford Theatre, subject to availability.
Macchulloch Hall Historical Museum- FREE
Step into history at Macchulloch Hall! This EBT discount offers free admission for up to four people per EBT card.
Alice Paul Institute – $2 per person
The Alice Paul Institute is located within a Historic Landmark. It is an organization dedicated to education, empowerment and equality. Specifically, it builds on Alice Paul’s lifelong work toward gender equality.
Cornelius Low House – FREE
This house is more than 280 years old! It has survived essentially unaltered, and is one of two remaining buildings from the once-thriving early New Jersey settlement of Raritan Landing.
East Jersey Olde Towne Village – FREE
The village is an open air museum, with a collection of historic buildings, including 16 original, reconstructed, and replicated 18th and 19th century architecture.
Historical Society of Princeton – FREE
Free admission to Updike Farmstead for 2 adults and up to 6 children. Present card or guide at admission desk for discount.
New Jersey Choral Society – FREE
The New Jersey Choral Society sets aside 20 tickets per performance for free admission, up to 4 tickets per card. Call 201-379-7719, to reserve tickets in advance, then the Families First Discovery Pass card or WIC guide must be shown at the box office to pick up your tickets. Click here to find concert dates and locations.
Roebling Museum – $2 per person
The Roebling Museum features the history of the town, which was buil tby the John A Roebling Sons Company. This town helped build big bridges, telegraphs, deep mines, big ships, elevators and other advancements that helped change New Jersey.
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage – FREE
The Old Dutch Parsonage was constructed in 1751. While living at the Dutch Parsonage, the Reverend Hardenbergh sold 95 acres of land and a small farmhouse to John Wallace who built an eight-room Georgian style mansion adjoining part of the existing farmhouse. It was the largest house built in New Jersey during the Revolutionary War.
Admission is free for everyone.
Old Barracks Museum – FREE
In 1758, during the French and Indian War, the Old Barracks was constructed by the colony of New Jersey as a response to petitions from residents protesting compulsory quartering of soldiers in their own homes. The building has been a museum for over a century, and has frequently been used as a symbol for the state of New Jersey.
Free admission for daily tours and some special events. Not valid for Tavern Night, May Tea, Candlelight Tours, Colonial Ball, and others. Select “member” when purchasing ticket online.
The Theater Project – $2 per person
Tickets $2 per person, for up to 6 people. Use code “FFDP” online at checkout.
Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters – FREE
The Dey Family home was General George Washington’s Headquarters during the summer and fall of 1780. Explore life in Colonial America and the events and people of the American Revolution. You can enjoy free tours and event admission for families of up to 5 people, with your Families First Card.