Iowa EBT Discounts and Perks [2020 Edition]

Do you know about Iowa EBT Discounts and perks? Most Iowa EBT cardholders are not aware of the awesome benefits that come with their Card. If you have an Iowa 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 Iowa EBT 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 Iowa EBT discounts, perks, and free stuff.
"Iowa 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 Iowa EBT Card Holders.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you have an Iowa 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 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)

Iowa 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 Iowa. 

Company NamePhone
U.S. Cellular800-944-9400
FMTC Wireless208-642-4436
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
Q Link Wireless855-754-6543
StandUP Wireless800-544-4441
Safelink Wireless800-723-3546
SEI Wireless319-679-2211
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association800-592-6105
Tag Mobile, LLC866-959-4918
South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company800-272-6449
Boomerang Wireless866-488-8719
TerraCom Wireless877-351-4747
Access Wireless866-594-3644
Life Wireless888-543-3620

Discounted Home Phone Services

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

Company NamePhone
Coon Rapids Municipal Communications712-999-2225
Frontier Communications800-921-8101
Farmers Telephone Company641-662-2373
Villisca Farmers Telephone Company800-469-2111
Huxley Communications800-231-4922
Western Iowa Telephone712-944-5711
Coon Valley Cooperative Telephone Association641-524-2111
Danville Telecom319-392-4251
Stratford Mutual Telephone Company515-838-2390
Mahaska Communications641-676-1000
Jefferson Telephone Company515-386-4141
Miles Cooperative Telephone563-682-7111
Independent Networks712-868-8000
Guthrie Telecommunications Network, Inc.641-332-2000
Casey Mutual Telephone Company641-746-2222
Fenton Cooperative Telephone Company515-889-2785
Griswold Cooperative Telephone Company712-778-2121
Coon Creek Telephone Company888-823-6234
Farmers and Merchant Mutual Telephone Company319-256-2736
The Community Agency712-930-5593
La Porte City Telephone Company319-342-3369
Peoples Telephone Company
Ace Telephone Association888-404-4940
Van Buren Telephone Company319-293-3187
East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative866-327-2748
Osage Municipal Utilities641-832-3731
Clarence Telephone Company563-452-3852
Windstream Communications800-347-1991
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company641-357-2111
Arcadia Telephone Cooperative712-689-2238
Alpine Communications563-245-4000
F&B Communications563-374-1236
WTC Communications563-732-3000
Premier Communications800-741-8351
Bernard Telephone Company563-879-3203
Lynnville Telephone Company641-594-2938
Killduff Telephone Company641-594-2905
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association800-592-6105
Mutual Telephone Company of Morning Sun319-868-7636
Goldfield Access Network515-825-3996
Butler-Bremer Mutual Telephone Company800-830-1146
Palmer Mutual Telephone Company800-685-7417
Algona Municipal Utilities515-295-3584
Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility319-788-7888
Westside Independent Telephone Company888-508-2946
Readlyn Telephone Company319-279-3375
Minburn Telecommunications877-386-2933
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association641-822-3211
Prairie Telephone Co., Inc.888-508-2946
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association515-352-3151
CommChoice of Iowa
FiberComm L.C.712-224-2020
Panora Communications Cooperative641-755-2424
OmniTel Communications641-749-2531
Springville Co-operative Telephone Assn319-854-6107
SAC County Mutual Telephone Company712-668-2200
West Iowa Telephone Company800-352-0006
Alta Municipal Utilities712-200-1122
Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Assn.515-359-2211
Van Horne Cooperative Telephone319-228-8791
Preston Telephone Company866-689-9878
Citizens Mutual Telephone Company641-664-2074
Massena Telephone Co712-779-2227
Brooklyn Mutual Telecommunications Cooperative641-522-9211
Orange City Communications712-707-1000
Andrew Telephone Company563-672-3277
La Motte Telephone Company563-773-2213
Long Line Metro866-901-5664
Royal Telephone Co.712-933-2615
IAMO Telephone Company712-583-3232
Lost Nation Elwood Telephone Company563-678-2470
Liberty Communications319-627-2145
Cascade Communications Company563-852-3710
Oran Mutual Telephone Company319-638-7001
North English Cooperative Telephone Company319-664-3821
Northeast Iowa Telephone Company563-539-2122
Atkins Telephone Company319-446-7331
Marne and Elk Horn Telephone Company712-764-6161
South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company319-626-2211
Harlan Municipal Utilities712-755-5182
Ellsworth Cooperative Telephone515-836-4431
Reasnor Telephone Company641-793-2905
Titonka-Burt Communications515-928-2110
Templeton Telephone Company712-669-3311
Laurens Municipal Communications Utility712-841-4610
Mutual Telephone Company of Morning Sun319-868-7636
Manning Municipal Communications712-655-2660
Hubbard Co-Op Telephone Assn.641-864-2216
Mapleton Communications712-881-4000
Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association800-677-3484
C-M-L Telephone Cooperative Association712-443-8222
Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company319-656-3668
Ringsted Telephone Company712-866-1456
River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative712-859-3300
Palo Cooperative Telephone Association319-851-3431
United Farmers Telephone712-834-2211
Prairieburg Telephone Company319-437-3611
Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone563-847-3000
Breda Telephone Corporation888-508-2946
Southwest Telephone Exchange712-825-7502
Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative800-806-4482
Onslow Cooperative Telephone Association563-485-2833
Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company563-737-2233
HTC Communications800-813-2023
Hawkeye Telephone Company563-427-3222
Ogden Telephone Company515-275-2050
Keystone Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company319-442-3241
Olin Telephone Company319-484-2200
Grundy Center Municipal Telephone319-825-5207
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association866-369-6835
Modern Cooperative Telephone Company319-667-2375
Dumont Telephone Company641-857-3211
Jordan Soldier Valley Telephone712-884-2203
Premier Communications800-741-8351
Interstate 35 Telephone Company712-824-7231
Spencer Municipal Communications712-580-5800
Baldwin Nashville Tele Co, Inc563-673-2001
Louisa Communications319-868-7636
Scranton Telephone Company800-987-9023
Schaller Telephone Company712-275-4211
Alliance Communications605-594-3411
Cumberland Telephone Company712-774-2221
Grand River Mutual800-451-2360
Cooperative Telephone Exchange515-826-3206
Central Scott Telephone Co563-285-9611
Northwest Telephone Cooperative Association800-247-2776
Terril Telephone Company712-853-6121
Corn Belt Telephone712-664-2221
Mediapolis Telephone Company319-394-3456
Walnut Communications888-784-2211
Colo Telephone Company641-377-2202

Internet Service

Your EBT card may qualify you for discounted home internet service under the Federal Lifeline program for low-income families and individuals. The program currently provides $9.25 a month per household toward phone or internet service.

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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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:

Des Moines Children’s Museum

1551 Valley West Drive 

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266



National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Place SW 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404




Family Museum

2900 Learning Campus Drive 

Bettendorf, Iowa 52722




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