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Iowa EBT Discounts and Perks (2024 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 $14.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $6.99. 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 HERE

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 for 2024

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 Name Phone
U.S. Cellular 800-944-9400
FMTC Wireless 208-642-4436
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
Q Link Wireless 855-754-6543
StandUP Wireless 800-544-4441
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
SEI Wireless 319-679-2211
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association 800-592-6105
Tag Mobile, LLC 866-959-4918
South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company 800-272-6449
Boomerang Wireless 866-488-8719
TerraCom Wireless 877-351-4747
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Life Wireless 888-543-3620

Discounted Home Phone Services

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

Company Name Phone
Coon Rapids Municipal Communications 712-999-2225
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
Farmers Telephone Company 641-662-2373
Villisca Farmers Telephone Company 800-469-2111
Huxley Communications 800-231-4922
Western Iowa Telephone 712-944-5711
Coon Valley Cooperative Telephone Association 641-524-2111
Danville Telecom 319-392-4251
Stratford Mutual Telephone Company 515-838-2390
Mahaska Communications 641-676-1000
Jefferson Telephone Company 515-386-4141
Miles Cooperative Telephone 563-682-7111
Independent Networks 712-868-8000
Guthrie Telecommunications Network, Inc. 641-332-2000
Casey Mutual Telephone Company 641-746-2222
Fenton Cooperative Telephone Company 515-889-2785
Griswold Cooperative Telephone Company 712-778-2121
Coon Creek Telephone Company 888-823-6234
Farmers and Merchant Mutual Telephone Company 319-256-2736
The Community Agency 712-930-5593
La Porte City Telephone Company 319-342-3369
Peoples Telephone Company
Ace Telephone Association 888-404-4940
Van Buren Telephone Company 319-293-3187
East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative 866-327-2748
CenturyLink 800-407-5411
Osage Municipal Utilities 641-832-3731
Clarence Telephone Company 563-452-3852
Windstream Communications 800-347-1991
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company 641-357-2111
Arcadia Telephone Cooperative 712-689-2238
Alpine Communications 563-245-4000
F&B Communications 563-374-1236
WTC Communications 563-732-3000
Premier Communications 800-741-8351
Bernard Telephone Company 563-879-3203
Lynnville Telephone Company 641-594-2938
Killduff Telephone Company 641-594-2905
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association 800-592-6105
Mutual Telephone Company of Morning Sun 319-868-7636
Goldfield Access Network 515-825-3996
Butler-Bremer Mutual Telephone Company 800-830-1146
Palmer Mutual Telephone Company 800-685-7417
Algona Municipal Utilities 515-295-3584
Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility 319-788-7888
Westside Independent Telephone Company 888-508-2946
Readlyn Telephone Company 319-279-3375
Minburn Telecommunications 877-386-2933
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association 641-822-3211
Prairie Telephone Co., Inc. 888-508-2946
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association 515-352-3151
CommChoice of Iowa
FiberComm L.C. 712-224-2020
Panora Communications Cooperative 641-755-2424
OmniTel Communications 641-749-2531
Springville Co-operative Telephone Assn 319-854-6107
SAC County Mutual Telephone Company 712-668-2200
West Iowa Telephone Company 800-352-0006
Alta Municipal Utilities 712-200-1122
Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Assn. 515-359-2211
Van Horne Cooperative Telephone 319-228-8791
Preston Telephone Company 866-689-9878
Citizens Mutual Telephone Company 641-664-2074
Massena Telephone Co 712-779-2227
Brooklyn Mutual Telecommunications Cooperative 641-522-9211
Orange City Communications 712-707-1000
Andrew Telephone Company 563-672-3277
La Motte Telephone Company 563-773-2213
Long Line Metro 866-901-5664
Royal Telephone Co. 712-933-2615
IAMO Telephone Company 712-583-3232
Lost Nation Elwood Telephone Company 563-678-2470
Liberty Communications 319-627-2145
Cascade Communications Company 563-852-3710
Oran Mutual Telephone Company 319-638-7001
North English Cooperative Telephone Company 319-664-3821
Northeast Iowa Telephone Company 563-539-2122
Atkins Telephone Company 319-446-7331
Marne and Elk Horn Telephone Company 712-764-6161
South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company 319-626-2211
Harlan Municipal Utilities 712-755-5182
Ellsworth Cooperative Telephone 515-836-4431
Reasnor Telephone Company 641-793-2905
Titonka-Burt Communications 515-928-2110
Templeton Telephone Company 712-669-3311
Laurens Municipal Communications Utility 712-841-4610
Mutual Telephone Company of Morning Sun 319-868-7636
Manning Municipal Communications 712-655-2660
Hubbard Co-Op Telephone Assn. 641-864-2216
Mapleton Communications 712-881-4000
Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association 800-677-3484
C-M-L Telephone Cooperative Association 712-443-8222
Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company 319-656-3668
Ringsted Telephone Company 712-866-1456
River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative 712-859-3300
Palo Cooperative Telephone Association 319-851-3431
HITEC 712-551-2565
United Farmers Telephone 712-834-2211
Prairieburg Telephone Company 319-437-3611
Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone 563-847-3000
Breda Telephone Corporation 888-508-2946
Southwest Telephone Exchange 712-825-7502
Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative 800-806-4482
Onslow Cooperative Telephone Association 563-485-2833
Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company 563-737-2233
HTC Communications 800-813-2023
Hawkeye Telephone Company 563-427-3222
Ogden Telephone Company 515-275-2050
Keystone Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company 319-442-3241
Olin Telephone Company 319-484-2200
Grundy Center Municipal Telephone 319-825-5207
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association 866-369-6835
Modern Cooperative Telephone Company 319-667-2375
Dumont Telephone Company 641-857-3211
Jordan Soldier Valley Telephone 712-884-2203
Premier Communications 800-741-8351
Interstate 35 Telephone Company 712-824-7231
Spencer Municipal Communications 712-580-5800
Baldwin Nashville Tele Co, Inc 563-673-2001
Louisa Communications 319-868-7636
Scranton Telephone Company 800-987-9023
Schaller Telephone Company 712-275-4211
Alliance Communications 605-594-3411
Cumberland Telephone Company 712-774-2221
Grand River Mutual 800-451-2360
Cooperative Telephone Exchange 515-826-3206
Central Scott Telephone Co 563-285-9611
Northwest Telephone Cooperative Association 800-247-2776
Terril Telephone Company 712-853-6121
Corn Belt Telephone 712-664-2221
Mediapolis Telephone Company 319-394-3456
Walnut Communications 888-784-2211
Colo Telephone Company 641-377-2202

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.

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




We hope you found our list of Iowa 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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Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.



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