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Got SC Food Stamps?! Get These Perks!

Got SC Food Stamps?! Get These Perks!

Got SC food stamps? In South Carolina, your EBT card can do so much more than just buy food. Use your SC food stamps to get cheap admission to several museums, low-cost internet service and so much more!

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Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive EBT or Medicaid benefits! Amazon Prime includes FREE two-day shipping and FREE streaming access to thousands of titles. You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.

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Cell phones and service may be available FREE in your area!

Internet from Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more for just $5-$10 per month?! It’s true! Click here to see all the discounted Internet programs you could qualify for.

Power companies often have low income programs, including special low rates or free home improvement services! We received over $18,000 in free home improvements through these programs.

Property tax exemptions are often available for low income seniors and disabled veterans! For more info on what it is and how to apply, contact your local county assessor’s office. We even received a refund for the last two years of property taxes!

Student loan payments could be as low as ZERO dollars per month with an income based repayment plan!

Summer food services offer free meals for children 18 and under during the summer months when free and low-cost school meals aren’t available.

Veterinary care assistance is available! If you have a pet, you need to know about these agencies that may be able to assist with your pet’s vet bills.

YMCA organizations often have discounts for low income families! Contact your local YMCA for details.

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Get admission discounts with your SC food stamps card!

Many museums around South Carolina offer discounted admission for guests with SC food stamps cards.

To make this list easy to read, we’ve organized it alphabetically by city and we’ve used green titles to indicate museums that accept EBT cards from all 50 states. You don’t have to live in that city to receive that discount!

It is important to 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 Sandbox – $3 per person

In 2019, The Sandbox opened a partnership with Tanger Outlets and created a satellite museum in Tanger 2. Expanded exhibits and programming are geared toward children through age twelve.


Charleston Museum – FREE

Through the EBT Perks program, you can get free admission for up to five people with your EBT card.

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry – $1 per family

Explore the Children’s Museum, including the interactive water room and Art Room, for just $1 per family! Up to six people can enter the museum for just $1. That’s a fantastic and generous program that the museum offers through a partnership with Museums for All.

Even better, the Children’s Museum has a Warm Welcome Membership for low-income families, for just $11.  That’s 95% off the regular price!!

Exhibits in the children’s museum include a medieval castle, fire truck, raceway, and kid’s garden.

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art – FREE

The Halsey Institute hosts a year-round schedule of lectures, screenings, and special events.  They believe “that there is much that can be learned by seeing how an artist turns ‘a thought into a thing.’”  To find out their current and upcoming exhibitions, click here.  Admission is free for all.

International African American Museum – $2 per person

The International African American Museum powerfully narrates the comprehensive story of African American history, from its origins in Africa to contemporary times, highlighting both the traumas and triumphs.

Located at the historic Gadsden’s Wharf, a significant site of enslaved Africans’ arrival in the U.S., the museum features the African Ancestors Memorial Garden and exhibits that vividly bring to life the resilient journey and enduring spirit of the African American community.

South Carolina Aquarium – $40 Family Membership

When you bring your EBT card to the South Carolina Aquarium, you can get a $40 Angelfish Family Membership! This membership will provide unlimited admission for an entire year for your whole family! In addition to regular admission, this membership can also help you get discounts, access to member programs and events, and so much more.

The Powder Magazine Museum – $3 or less per person

The Powder Magazine is South Carolina’s oldest government building, which was used for gunpowder storage in the early 1700s and during the American Revolution.


Columbia Museum of Art – FREE

The Columbia Museum of Art hosts an internationally renowned collection! Their art spans 5,000 years of history across 26 galleries.

EdVenture Children’s Museum – $2 per person

Learn to love learning at EdVenture’s exciting, multi-floor children’s museum. From anatomy to veterinary care, from tinkering to backyard exploring, there are adventures for every interest. Learn more here.

Anyone who receives SC food stamps, WIC or Medicaid benefits can go to EdVenture for just $2 per person!  Additionally, your family may qualify for the Yes, Every Family Membership, for just $19!

Riverbank Zoo & Gardens – $5 per person

The Riverbank Zoo and Gardens will allow you to purchase up to six discounted admission tickets per EBT card. The discounted tickets are $5 each for guests of any age, and will give you access to both the zoo and the gardens. This is through the EBT Perks program so it is only for South Carolina EBT cardholders.

SC Philharmonic – $2 balcony tickets

If you have a SC food stamps card, you can purchase up to six balcony tickets for just $2 per ticket! This deal is only valid on standard Masterworks concerts and the seating is subject to availability.

South Carolina State Museum – $2 per person

The South Carolina State Museum welcomes guests with SNAP, EBT, WIC and Medicaid benefits for just $2 per person! That covers general admission. To add a planetarium show, it will be an additional $5.


Darlington County Historical Commission & Museum – $3 or less per person

The Darlington County Historical Museum spams over 8,800 square feet. It is an exciting upgrade to the old building which was much smaller.


Cherokee County Museum – $3 or less per person

The Cherokee County Museum is determined to preserve the rich cultural history of the area. They maintain a collection of over 2,000 items.


Children’s Museum of the Upstate – $3 per person

As the 7th largest children’s museum in the US (and the 10th largest in the world), Children’s Museum of the Upstate spans 80,000 square feet and has 19 exhibit galleries! It is a truly amazing place to visit and is suitable for children up to 15 years old. Engaging exhibits include a news studio, children’s hospital, construction zone, art studio, climbing structure and more.

According to their website, up to four family members can visit for $3 per person with an EBT card and South Carolina state-issued photo ID. At their Greenville location, all children under the age of one visit free.

Sigal Music Museum – $2 per person

The Carolina Music Museum features the world-famous Carolian Clavier Collection that includes more than 40 pianos and harpsichords. Some date back to 1570! They also showcase other important instruments, offer concert spaces and more.

Upcountry History Museum – $3 per person

Present an EBT card and a valid photo ID to receive discounted admission for up to four people per EBT card. This museum is also a Blue Star Museum.

Find out more about the exhibits and programs offered by the museum on their website.


EdVenture Children’s Museum – $2 per person

There’s an EdVenture in Hartsville, too.  From anatomy to veterinary care, from tinkering to backyard exploring, there are adventures for every interest. Learn more here.

Anyone who receives SC food stamps, WIC or Medicaid benefits can go to EdVenture for just $2 per person!  Additionally, your family may qualify for the Yes, Every Family Membership, for just $19!

Hilton Head Island

The Sandbox – $3 per person

The Sandbox is a great place for kids to play! The museum is geared toward children ages 9 and under.


Historic Brattonsville – $3 per person

Explore this 800-acre historic site and learn about the history of the Scots-Irish and African-Americans in South Carolina! This museum includes more than 30 structures, with some dating back to 1760s.

Mount Pleasant

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum – FREE

Established in the 1970s, Patriots Point includes a museum and features a World War II Aircraft Carrier as its primary focus. The free admission includes access to more than 1,000,000 square feet of exhibits, including the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, USS Laffey destroyer, Medal of Honor Museum and Vietnam Experience exhibit.

Myrtle Beach

EdVenture Children’s Museum – $2 per person

There’s also an EdVenture in Myrtle Beach.  From anatomy to veterinary care, from tinkering to backyard exploring, there are adventures for every interest. Learn more here.

Anyone who receives SC food stamps, WIC or Medicaid benefits can go to EdVenture for just $2 per person!  Additionally, your family may qualify for the Yes, Every Family Membership, for just $19!

Rock Hill

Main Street Children’s Museum – $3 per person

The Main Street Children’s Museum is part of Museums for All.

Museum of York County – $3 per person

The Museum of York County includes the Naturalist Center, which hosts more than 2,000 specimens, as well as the Settlemyre Planetarium, Tot Town and more.


Children’s Museum of the Upstate – $3 per person

At the Spartanburg location, children can visit the market, climb the treehouse, play at the water table and more! According to their website, up to four family members can visit for $3 per person with an EBT card. All children under the age of one visit free.


McCelvey Center – $3 per person

The McCelvey Center is a key historical point in York. The campus houses the Historical Center of York County, the Southern Revolutionary War Institute and the Lowry Family Theater.

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Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.

Christina Cook

Thursday 28th of May 2020

South Carolina aquarium in Charleston, $49 family membership for families with EBT. Regular price is $189!


Wednesday 12th of December 2018

1 dollar per person its in NC but if you have ebt im SC or NC you can do it

Riley Thomson

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Tanya, Thanks for the tip! -Riley

Sandy Buie

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

I would like to say thank you for the information on this site. I am currently on food stamps. I am 54, single with no kids so this is the only assistance I qualify for. I have worked since I was 16 and always had more than one job at a time. It is only recently I had to quit working due to many health problems. I now have no income or health insurance. I hate having to depend on anyone for help as I have always taken care of myself. However, I am grateful for the food stamps because without them I would not eat. I know about the mean, hateful things people say about someone being on food stamps. "Old bag", "get a job", and "gimme, gimme, gimme" are only a few of the things people have said to me and I have heard other comments behind my back. Trust me, if I didn't have to be on them I wouldn't be. I hope those people never have to go thru what I have gone thru and am still going thru. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. One day I will be on my own, but I will be grateful this program was here to help me when I needed it. Thanks for this site and all the information.

Chloe Skupnick

Friday 5th of October 2018

Hi Sandy, Comments like yours are the best part of this site! I'm so sorry people can be so mean- we try to keep comments off of here as much as possible so it can be a positive place for everyone :) We're always happy to help!



Sunday 24th of June 2018

Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for this information. I just saw that EdVenture is now $2 per person...still a great deal!


Monday 25th of June 2018

Thanks for letting me know, Ay! I've updated the article accordingly. I really appreciate that you took the time to leave a comment and let me know! :)


Friday 23rd of March 2018

Thanks, Nicole. That means a lot. If you find any other discounts please let me know. Especially for discounts on other locations and events. I will check as well, and if I find anything I will let you know. :)