Michigan EBT Discounts and Perks 2019

Do you know about Michigan EBT Discounts? Your EBT card not only allows you to buy food but also qualifies you for some amazing discounts, perks, and free stuff. Yes, that’s true, your Michigan Bridge Card comes with a lot of perks that many cardholders are not aware of.

This includes almost half off Amazon Prime membership, discounted or Free home phone, cell phone, and home internet service, free or reduced admissions to museums and other family-friendly places.
If you would like to take advantage of these great deals, read below for details.
"Michigan EBT Discounts"

National EBT Discounts:

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

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you have a Michigan Bridge 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)

Michigan 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 Michigan.

Company NamePhone
Tempo Telecom877-822-8501
Sage Telecom Communications, LLC866-385-7281
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
StandUP Wireless800-544-4441
Thumb Cellular866-321-2323
Tag Mobile866-959-4918
Life Wireless888-543-3620
Boomerang Wireless866-488-8719
American Broadband & Telecommunications866-966-2628
FeelSafe Wireless (Air Voice)877-247-7799
Access Wireless866-594-3644
Safelink Wireless800-723-3546
Q Link Wireless855-754-6543
AT&T Mobility800-377-9450
SafetyNet Wireless888-224-3213

Discounted Home Phone Services

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

Company NamePhone
Lennon Telephone Company810-621-3301
Midway Telephone Company866-321-2323
Ace Telephone Company of Michigan, Inc888-404-4940
Carr Telephone Company231-898-2244
Blanchard Telephone989-561-9930
AcenTek888-404-4940
Winn Telephone Company989-866-2421
Global Connection of America877-511-3009
North American Local877-200-1427
Pigeon Telephone Company800-292-0614
Ontonagon County Telephone Company866-321-2323
Upper Peninsula Telephone Company855-642-4227
Sand Creek Telephone Company866-380-5721
CenturyLink800-407-5411
Frontier Communications800-921-8101
TDS Telecom/Island Telephone Company888-225-5837
Bloomingdale Telephone Company800-377-3130
Kaleva Telephone Company866-321-2323
Chapin Telephone Company989-661-2476
Baraga Telephone Company906-353-6644
Truestream888-485-2537
AT&T855-301-0355
Michigan Central Broadband Company906-639-1111
Ogden Telephone Company517-443-5595
TDS Telecom/Shiawassee Telephone Company888-225-5837
Hiawatha Telephone Company866-321-2323
Barry County Telephone Company866-321-2323
TDS Telecom/Communications Corporation of Michigan888-225-5837
Westphalia Telephone Company855-878-0210
TDS Telecom/Wolverine Telephone Company888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Chatham Telephone Company888-225-5837
Deerfield Farmers’ Telephone Co.800-311-7340
Springport Telephone Company517-857-3100
Climax Telephone Company800-627-5287
Waldron Telephone Company517-286-6211

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 an EBT cardholder in Michigan, you also get discounted or FREE access to museums and other great family-friendly places. We have compiled the list below for your convenience.

The Michigan 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 Michigan 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:

Impression 5 Science Center

200 Museum Drive 

Lansing, Michigan 48933

517-485-8116

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Flint Children’s Museum

1602 W. University Ave. 

Flint, Michigan 48504

810-767-5437

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Directions

Flint Institute of Arts

1120 East Kearsley Street 

Flint, Michigan 48503

810-234-1695

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Directions

Saginaw Art Museum

1126 North Michigan Avenue 

Saginaw, Michigan 48602

989-754-2491

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Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

5093 E. Remus Rd. 

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858

989-317-3221

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Directions

Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum

301 S. Superior Street 

Albion, Michigan 49224

517-629-8023

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Alden B. Dow Museum

1801 W. St. Andrews 

Midland, Michigan 48640

989-631-5930

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Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

11 Sheldon Ave. NE 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

616-235-4726

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

2 Fulton West 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

616-454-7000

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Directions

Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center St NW 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

616-831-1000

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Directions

Forever Curious Children’s Museum

202 E Main St 

Fennville, Michigan 49408 United States

(269) 561-8494

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Directions

Michigan Science Center

5020 John R. Street 

Detroit, Michigan 48202

313-577-8400

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Directions

We hope you found our list of Michigan 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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