Got a TN food stamps card? You may also qualify for cheap internet, discounted veterinary care and more! Most people don’t realize just how many perks you can receive with a TN food stamps card… so we rounded them all up into this list!
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Did you know these 6 important things about your TN food stamps?
Your food stamps card can do a lot more than just pick up groceries at your local supermarket!
- Apply for Tennessee EBT online on the government website. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for food benefits.
- Buy gift baskets, seeds, plants and more! No joke – this is all part of the actual federal food stamps law. We’ve got all the info, straight from the USDA!
- Shop at these retailers! Did you know that Costco, farmer’s markets and even you-pick strawberry fields can accept TN food stamps benefits?
- Jonesborough’s Farmer’s Market offers 50% off all EBT purchases up to $60, so you could receive up to $30 in free fresh produce! Other farmers markets have dollar-matching programs as well.
- You could qualify for more food stamps funds! We’ve found several ways that you can get more food stamps money each month. It’s all right there in the law! You can learn how to get the most food stamps benefits in this article.
- You may be able to get cash back from your food stamps card legally by using rewarded shopping apps. One of our readers earned an additional $437.84 in cash just by shopping with her food stamps card!
Got TN food stamps? You may also qualify for this!
Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive TN food stamps or Medicaid benefits! 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 providers.
Internet for $5-$10/month? We’ve found discounts from Comcast, CenturyLink and other providers around the US.
Plant a garden! The federal food stamps law says you can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your TN food stamps card!
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Power companies may be able to help with your high electric bills. We’ve found special low-income rates, free home improvements and more!
Property tax exemptions may be available for low income veterans and seniors. You’ll need to contact your county assessor’s office for more info.
Student loan payments can crush a low income budget. Income-based repayment plans could drop your payment to ZERO dollars per month! Get the details here.
Summer food services help kids eat healthy when free or low cost school meals aren’t available.
Veterinary care grants may be able to help with your pet’s vet bills.
YMCA offers reduced prices for low income individuals and families. Contact your local branch for details!
Get discounted admission!
For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city. We’ve also used green titles so you can easily tell which museums accept out-of-state EBT cards!
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.
Creative Discovery Museum – $3 per person
Over 200,000 people per year explore the hands-on, interactive exhibits at Chatanooga’s Creative Discovery Museum – and now, EBT recipients can explore it at a discount!
Since November 2015, the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga has offered discounted admission for families with TN food stamps cards.
Hunter Museum of American Art – $2 per person
The Hunter Museum of American Art showcases American artwork. Part of the collection dates back to the Colonial Period. The collection includes sculptures, photography, paintings, glass and more. It’s just $2 per person for you and 3 guests, with your EBT card!
aMuse’um Children’s Museum – $2 per person or less
“The joyful mission of aMuse’um is to spark unbridled learning for young children from all backgrounds through play.” With an EBT card, up to four people can visit for Just $2 per person!
ArtsAccess – FREE
ArtsAccess helps low income residents get free tickets for certain events. You can reserve up to four tickets per family using an ArtsAccess card. You can click here to see a list of current ArtsAccess events.
To qualify for an ArtsAccess card, you must have TN food stamps, TennCare, Church Health or be disabled, age 65+ or a military family. You will need to apply at one of the locations on this list.
Memphis Botanic Garden – FREE
Low income families may qualify for free access through the Free Family Membership Program. This pass provides free admission for up to two adults and all children under 18 years old. Just show up with your Tennessee food stamps card to receive your membership! Thanks for the tip, East Memphis Moms!
Adventure Science Center – $3 per person or $39 per family per YEAR
The Adventure Science Center offers a mix of permanent and revolving exhibits that engage children and adults alike! They also offer two separate low income assistance programs.
The Adventure Science Center also offers an Adventure Access program for low-income families. Families who qualify can purchase an annual general admission pass for just $39… and that gives the family admission for an entire year!
If you receive TN food stamps benefits, WIC or TANF and have a Tennessee-issued photo ID, you can qualify for this program. Email AdventureAccess@adventuresci.org for more information or apply at the guest services desk. Be sure to bring your documentation!
Country Music Hall of Fame – $5 per family per YEAR
Local residents who receive TN food stamps can purchase a Family Membership for just $5 per year! That’s $95 off the regular price of $100! The memberships can be set up in-person by visiting the Membership Desk. This is part of their Community Counts program, and though it isn’t listed on their site, I just confirmed that as of March 2021, this membership is still available.
To qualify, you must show a driver’s license or permit, library card, passport or utility bill. You must also prove that you live in one of the following nearby Tennessee counties:
Also as part of Community Countys, all local youth under 18 receive free general admission. Guests under 13 do need a chaperone, two of whom can qualify for a 25% discount with proof of residency. For students’ proof of residency, please wear a school t-shirt or present one of the following:
- School ID
- Library Card
- Driver’s License or Permit
- A recent report card