A Vermont food stamps card can do some incredible things! We’ve been investigating secret EBT benefits for each state. We’ve found museum discounts, Amazon discounts and so much more for Vermont food stamps recipients!
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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 Idaho food stamps!
- Apply for Vermont EBT 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!
- Buy gift baskets, fruit trees, and more! No joke – this is all part of the actual federal food stamps law. Here’s a list of unexpected things you can actually buy with your food stamps funds.
- Shop smart. You may be able to get more food for your money at farmer’s markets and You-Pick Strawberry Fields! And Cedar Circle Farm will gladly sell you produce, seeds and seedlings – and they may help you learn more about the Farm to Family Program!
- You may be eligible for more food stamps. Let’s be honest: the amount you’re awarded in food stamps is never enough to actually buy the food you need for any given month. Fortunately, we can help! We’ve figured out how food stamps awards are calculated and what you can do to increase the amount you receive each month.
- 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.
Got Vermont food stamps? You may also qualify for this!
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.
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.
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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.
Get admission discounts with your Vermont food stamps card!
Some museums offer discounts to guests with Vermont food stamps cards. Museums with green titles offer discounts to people with EBT cards from all 50 states.
It is important to realize that you cannot pay for admission with your Vermont food stamps 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.
Bennington Museum – $3 per person or less
This museum boasts the largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world. Learn more about their extensive collections here. Up to four people can enter for free, when you show your EBT card and photo ID.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center – FREE
This museum began when two groups of citizens came together to save the town’s historic train station from being demolished. One group wanted to turn the Union Station into a history museum. The other wanted to turn it into an art center. They merged their goals at the Brattelboro Museum and Art Center was born.
As of April 2021, admission for all is on a “pay as you wish” basis.
ECHO: Leahy Center for Lake Champlain – $2 per person
Explore science and enjoy nature at the ECHO Center. This 34,500 square foot, award-winning space hosts more than 100 interactive exhibits, 70 animal species, changing exhibits, a children’s learning space and more.
When reserving tickets online, make sure to select “Member Tickets” for all guests coming in, regardless of age. Then put in the discount code “Museums for All” on the last page of registration to get $2 admission for just per person.
Montshire Museum of Science – $3 per person (or $20 per family per year!)
This award-winning museum covers 100 acres and provides exhibits for all ages and interests. Learn about light, sound, sight, plants and more. An outdoor Science Park and Woodland Garden are also available.
If you have a Vermont or New Hampshire food stamps card, then you can visit the Museum for just $3 per person or $20 per family per year!
St. Albans Museum – FREE
Learn about your local history at the St. Albans Museum! This agency provides complimentary admission for guests with SNAP cards.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science – $5 per person
VINS welcomes all guests, regardless of their financial ability. Enjoy the nature trails, educational programming and more. Current exhibits (as of this writing) include a Birds are Dinosaurs exhibit, live raptor shows, songbird aviary, Nature’s Playground and more.
Just show your New Hampshire or Vermont EBT or Medicaid cards to receive $5 admission to the Nature Center and all of its programs.
Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum – $3 per person
At Wonderfeet, you and your children can play and learn together to build a more vibrant community. “Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum fosters curiosity and exploration, inspires creativity and ignites the imagination of every child through the power of play.”
In response to my inquiry about admission with EBT card, Wonderfeet’s Executive Director Danielle Monroe, let me know that they also offer the wonderful option of a yearlong membership for just $15, to those who have WIC or a food benefits card.