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Michigan EBT Discounts and Perks for 2024

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.
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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 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)

Michigan EBT Discounts for 2022

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 Name Phone
Tempo Telecom 877-822-8501
Sage Telecom Communications, LLC 866-385-7281
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
StandUP Wireless 800-544-4441
Thumb Cellular 866-321-2323
Tag Mobile 866-959-4918
Life Wireless 888-543-3620
Boomerang Wireless 866-488-8719
American Broadband & Telecommunications 866-966-2628
FeelSafe Wireless (Air Voice) 877-247-7799
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
Q Link Wireless 855-754-6543
AT&T Mobility 800-377-9450
SafetyNet Wireless 888-224-3213

Discounted Home Phone Services

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

Company Name Phone
Lennon Telephone Company 810-621-3301
Midway Telephone Company 866-321-2323
Ace Telephone Company of Michigan, Inc 888-404-4940
Carr Telephone Company 231-898-2244
Blanchard Telephone 989-561-9930
AcenTek 888-404-4940
Winn Telephone Company 989-866-2421
Global Connection of America 877-511-3009
North American Local 877-200-1427
Pigeon Telephone Company 800-292-0614
Ontonagon County Telephone Company 866-321-2323
Upper Peninsula Telephone Company 855-642-4227
Sand Creek Telephone Company 866-380-5721
CenturyLink 800-407-5411
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
TDS Telecom/Island Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Bloomingdale Telephone Company 800-377-3130
Kaleva Telephone Company 866-321-2323
Chapin Telephone Company 989-661-2476
Baraga Telephone Company 906-353-6644
Truestream 888-485-2537
AT&T 855-301-0355
Michigan Central Broadband Company 906-639-1111
Ogden Telephone Company 517-443-5595
TDS Telecom/Shiawassee Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Hiawatha Telephone Company 866-321-2323
Barry County Telephone Company 866-321-2323
TDS Telecom/Communications Corporation of Michigan 888-225-5837
Westphalia Telephone Company 855-878-0210
TDS Telecom/Wolverine Telephone Company 888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Chatham Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Deerfield Farmers’ Telephone Co. 800-311-7340
Springport Telephone Company 517-857-3100
Climax Telephone Company 800-627-5287
Waldron Telephone Company 517-286-6211

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 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




Flint Children’s Museum

1602 W. University Ave. 

Flint, Michigan 48504




Flint Institute of Arts

1120 East Kearsley Street 

Flint, Michigan 48503




Saginaw Art Museum

1126 North Michigan Avenue 

Saginaw, Michigan 48602




Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

5093 E. Remus Rd. 

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858




Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum

301 S. Superior Street 

Albion, Michigan 49224




Alden B. Dow Museum

1801 W. St. Andrews 

Midland, Michigan 48640




Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

11 Sheldon Ave. NE 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503




Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

2 Fulton West 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503




Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center St NW 

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503




Forever Curious Children’s Museum

202 E Main St 

Fennville, Michigan 49408 United States

(269) 561-8494



Michigan Science Center

5020 John R. Street 

Detroit, Michigan 48202




Michigan EBT Discounts Summary

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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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