Got Wisconsin FoodShare? Get Free Stuff!

(Last Updated On: September 30, 2019)

Looking for free admission, cheap internet and other perks related to Wisconsin FoodShare card? A Wisconsin FoodShare card can do so much more than buy groceries and give you cash benefits. It can also be used for discounted admission, growing a garden and so much more!

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Got a Wisconsin FoodShare card?! Get deals!

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.

Cell phones and service may be available FREE in your area! Choose a provider here.

Plant a garden! You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your EBT card! It’s actually part of the federal food stamps law.

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.

If you qualify for FoodShare, you may qualify for these too!

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. Discover what your company offers here.

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!

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.

Did you know your Wisconsin FoodShare card can do this?

You can buy gift baskets and even shop at Costco with your FoodShare card!

Buy gift baskets and more! No joke – this is all part of the actual federal FoodShare law. Here’s a list of unexpected things you can actually buy with your FoodShare funds. 

Shop at these retailers! Did you know that Costco, farmer’s markets and even you-pick strawberry fields can accept EBT benefits? Some retailers even give you discounts or free stuff if you shop there with your FoodShare card!

Wait — you can’t afford to miss this!

You could qualify for more food stamps funds! Groceries are expensive. It’s tough to make ends meet when you have, on average, $1.40 per meal. That’s why we dug into the law to find ways that our readers could legally get even more food stamps funds. We found way more than we expected! Surprisingly, there are a lot of ways you can increase your food stamps budget! Here’s what you need to do to get more food stamps money each month.

You can even get cash back from your food stamps card! It’s true and it’s legal – no cash benefits required. One of our readers earned an additional $437.84 just by shopping with her food stamps card. She uses that extra money to buy diapers, wipes and other essentials. Here’s how.

Get discounted admission with your Wisconsin FoodShare card!

For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city. We’ve also used green titles to indicate museums that accept EBT cards from all 50 states!

It is important to remember that you cannot pay for admission with your Wisconsin FoodShare 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.


Building for Kids Children’s Museum – $2 per person

The Building for Kids Children’s Museum offers Access Admission of just $2 per person through the Museums for All programs. Local families who are experiencing financial dififculty may be able to acquire an Access Family Membership, also.

Eagle River

Northwoods Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person

Explore music, math, art, games, science, geography and reading at the Northwoods Children’s Museum! If you have an EBT card, you can visit this Museums for All partner for just $3 or less per person!

Eau Claire

Children’s Museum of Eau Claire – $10 per family per year!

CMEC offers a discounted membership for qualifying families. The annual pass grants unlimited access to all exhibits, programs and special activities for up to two adults and all their children under age 18! Additional adults can be added for just $10 each. Members also receive discounts on birthday party packages, special event tickets and shop purchases.

To qualify, families must present valid ID, a complete application and one of the following:

  • Dated EBT eligibility letter
  • Military ID
  • WIC card or dated folder
  • Free or Reduced school lunch letter

For more information on this Museums for All partner please click here.

Fond du Lac

Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac – $3 or less per person

As a Museums for All member, this children’s museum charges $3 or less per person for families with EBT cards.

In addition, they also offer an Every Child, Every Family scholarship to those who cannot afford regular admission. To receive scholarship dollars, you will need to fill out an application explaining your financial need.

La Crosse

Children’s Museum of La Crosse – $3 per person PER YEAR

Families who participate in public financial assistance programs (such as WIC or EBT) qualify for a discounted membership to Children’s Museum of La Crosse. For just $3 per member PER YEAR, you’ll receive unlimited admission for one year, a 10% gift shop discount, $1 off discount for guests, a discount on parties and events and more!

To qualify, you must meet the income limit. You may prove your income status by either submitting your most recent tax forms or providing evidence that you participate in a low income program (such as FoodShare, WIC, Head Start, etc). Also, you will need to complete this application.


Madison Children’s Museum – $1 per person or $10 per year

A generous Access for Everyone program is available from the Madison Children’s Museum. This program provides free family night during the first open Wednesday of each month. They also invite low income families to visit the museum for $1 per person (or $10 per year for subsidized memberships). To qualify, you must participate in one of the following low income programs:

  • Foodshare/Quest/EBT
  • Free/reduced school lunch
  • Medicaid
  • WIC
  • Section 8
  • Unemployment
  • Head Start
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • YWCA
  • Foster Care


Manitowoc County Historical Society – $3 or less per person

At this living history museum, you can feel the heat of the blacksmith’s forge, take a lesson in a one-room schoolhouse and more. The 60 acre interpretive site includes a Welcome Center and Pinecrest Historical Village.


Betty Brinn Children’s Museum – FREE MEMBERSHIPS

Family Focus Memberships are available for free to low income families, teen parents, foster families, at-risk fathers and other demographics. In addition to unlimited admission for an entire year, Family Focus Memberships provide additional family support through free parenting education programs, transportation assistance (bus passes or free parking vouchers) and more! To learn more about who qualifies and how to get one, please visit the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum website.

Milwaukee Art Museum – $20 per YEAR

The Milwaukee Art Museum offers a Family Access Membership to anyone who participates in Wisconsin FoodShare, BadgerCare, Medicaid or WIC. These memberships are the same as a Family Membership, which usually costs $85!  Learn more about this discount and how to get it on the Milwaukee Art Museum website!


Above & Beyond Children’s Museum – $3.50 per person

Above & Beyond Children’s Museum offers half-price admission for families with EBT cards. That means you can visit for $3.50 per person, instead of $7 per person!

Stevens Point

Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum – $1 per person

Discounted admission to CWCM features many different exhibits and programs, including the Create-It! Art Room, Happy Teeth Dental Clinic, Good to Grow Grocery and more! View all their offerings by clicking here.


Wausau Children’s Museum – FREE!

Located in the Wausau mall, this museum offers free admission through the Museums for All program! Children up to age 12 will enjoy the daily sensory activities, play spaces, creative projects and more.

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