Connecticut EBT Discounts and Perks [2022 Edition]

Do you know about Connecticut EBT Discounts and perks? Most Connecticut Connect cardholders are not aware of the awesome benefits that come with their Card. If you have a Connecticut EBT Card, your card comes with discounts and perks exclusive to EBT cardholders.

This includes discounted admission to museums, zoos, and aquariums, more than 50% discount on Amazon Prime Membership.

In addition, your Connecticut Connect Card qualifies you for discounted or FREE cell phone and home internet plans. 

In this post, we are going to share with you the most exciting Connecticut EBT discounts, perks, and free stuff.
"Connecticut EBT Discounts and Perks"

National EBT Discounts:

Below are the discounts that are available to all EBT Cardholders across the United States, that can also be redeemed by Connecticut Connect Card Holders.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you have a Connecticut EBT Card, you can now sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount and get all the great benefits that come with Prime membership, at a fraction of the cost.

The regular Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $5.99. That’s over 50% off the regular price.

Given that Amazon is part of the USDA pilot of vendors approved to accept food stamps online for delivery, prime membership allows you to order groceries through Amazon Pantry in certain parts of the country.

Sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you are not sure if the Amazon Prime EBT Discount is worth it, here is a summary of the what you get with your Amazon Prime membership:

FREE, Fast Delivery on Millions of Items

With Amazon Prime membership, you get fast, free shipping on over 50 million eligible items on Amazon.com. They have also rolled out a program recently that allows people who live in certain metropolitan areas to get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items and FREE 2-hour delivery with Prime Now on daily essentials and groceries.

Instantly Stream TV Shows and Movies

One of the most popular features is the instant streaming of TV Shows and Movies. Your Prime membership includes instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost. You can stream all these on select Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.

Other Benefits of Amazon Prime

  • Buy groceries online with your EBT Card through Amazon Pantry for delivery (in states where this is available)
  • Over two million songs. Thousands of playlists and stations (On-demand, ad-free music streaming)
  • Books, Magazines & More (Unlimited reading on any device)
  • Original audio series from Audible (Unlimited listening to original audio series)
  • Twitch Prime (Get free game content every month, exclusive discounts, plus loads more)
  • All your photos, together at last (Free unlimited photo storage)

Connecticut EBT Discounts:

Lifeline Program

If you are currently on Food Stamps/EBT Cardholder, and your income is below a certain level, you may qualify for FREE or low-cost home or cell phone service for you or a member of your family through the Federal Lifeline Program, which serves nearly 13 million Americans.

The Lifeline program helps to lower the monthly cost of phone and internet service. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their monthly bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet service, but not both.

Discounted Cell Phone Services

Below is a list of cell phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Connecticut.

Company Name Phone
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
Access Wireless 866-594-3644

Discounted Home Phone Services

Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Connecticut.

Company Name Phone
Cox Communications 866-961-0027
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101

Discounted Internet Service

The new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides discounted internet to EBT Cardholders. The program provides households with a $30 discount on their internet service each month.

Plus, you could also get a one-time $100 discount on the purchase of an eligible laptop, desktop or tablet.

You can combine the $30 ACP internet credit with your Lifeline phone service to save even more on your phone and internet bill each month.

To find out how to apply, check out our article here.

ACP Internet Providers in Connecticut

Currently, Connecticut has 36 ACP internet providers. We’ve provided a list of all the Connecticut companies offering discounted internet to EBT Cardholders below.

Connecticut Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Internet Providers
Internet Provider Name Type of Service Offers Connected Laptop, Desktop or Tablet
Access Wireless Mobile No
Assurance Wireless Mobile Yes
AT&T Mobile No
Atlantic Broadband Fixed No
Boost Mobile Mobile Yes
Boss Wireless Mobile No
Comcast (Xfinity) Fixed No
Cox Fixed Yes
Cricket Wireless Mobile No
Earthlink Fixed & Mobile No
Excess Telecom Mobile Yes
Foundation for California Community Colleges Mobile No
Frontier Communications Fixed No
good2go mobile Mobile No
GoNetspeed Fixed No
Go Technology Management Mobile No
Hughes Network Systems Fixed No
human-I-T Mobile Yes
Infinity Mobile Mobile No
Lingo Fixed No
Metro by T-Mobile Mobile Yes
Mint Mobile Mobile No
NewPhone Wireless Mobile No
Optimum Fixed No
PCs for People Mobile Yes
Ready Wireless Mobile No
Q Link Wireless Mobile Yes
Sano Health Mobile No
Selectel Wireless Mobile Yes
Spectrum (Charter) Fixed No
StandUp Wireless Mobile Yes
T-Mobile USA Fixed & Mobile No
TracFone Wireless Mobile Yes
TruConnect Mobile Yes
UVNV Mobile No
Verizon Fixed & Mobile No

Discounted Museums Admission

As mentioned earlier, your EBT Card gives you discounted or FREE access to museums and other great family-friendly places. We have compiled the list below for your convenience.

The Connecticut Museums listed below all offer individual admission fees ranging from FREE to $3.00 to individuals and families who have an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.

The offer covers up to four individuals per EBT card, which means that if you have a family of 4, you can use your Connecticut EBT card to get the special discounted rate or the free admission for all four members.

These rates are available during all normal operating hours. We advise that you call the museum first before you go – so that you can find out what their special rate is for EBT Cardholders (whether it’s free admission or $3).

Here is the list of participating Museums:

Bruce Museum

1 Museum Dr.
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
203-869-0376
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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main St
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877 United States
(203) 438-4519
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Directions

Stepping Stones Children’s Museum

303 West Ave., Mathews Park
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850
203-899-0606
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Directions

EverWonder Children’s Museum

31 Pecks Lane
Newtown, Connecticut 06470
203-364-4009
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Directions

KidsPlay Children’s Museum

61 Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut 06790
860-618-7700
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Directions

Hill-Stead Museum

35 Mountain Road
Farmington, Connecticut 06032 United States
(860) 677-4787
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Kidcity Children’s Museum

119 Washington St.
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
860-347-0495
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Directions

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

409 Main Street
Niantic, Connecticut 06357
860-691-1111
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Historic New England – Roseland Cottage

556 Route 169
Woodstock, Connecticut 06281 United States
(860) 928-4074
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We hope you found our list of Connecticut EBT discounts helpful. If you have any comments, suggestions for other perks or EBT discounts to add, please tell us in the comments section below or contact us.

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