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Minnesota EBT Discounts and Perks (2024 Edition)

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

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you have a Minnesota 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)

Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

Company Name Phone
Sage Telecom Communications, LLC 888-449-4940
StandUP Wireless 800-544-4441
American Broadband & Telecommunications 866-966-2628
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Q Link Wireless 855-754-6543
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
T-Mobile 800-937-8997
Tempo Telecom, LLC 877-822-8501
Boomerang Wireless 866-488-8719
TerraCom Wireless 877-351-4747
Tag Mobile, LLC 866-959-4918
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 Minnesota.

Company Name Phone
ITC Telecom 800-417-8667
Lismore Cooperative Telephone Company 507-472-8748
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services 507-662-7000
Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company 800-473-1442
Zumbrota Telephone Company 507-732-5103
Federated Telephone Cooperative 800-374-7133
Easton Telephone Company 800-473-1442
Lonsdale Telephone Company 507-744-2311
Midcontinent Communications dba Midco 800 -888-1300
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company 320-568-2105
Northern Telephone Company 218-488-6565
Alliance Communications 605-594-3411
Woodstock Telephone Company 800-752-9397
Western Telephone Company 888-873-6853
Sleepy Eye Telephone Company 507-794-3361
Midwest Telephone Company 218-338-4000
Arrowhead Communications 800-242-6111
Felton Telephone Company 800-242-6111
West Central Telephone Association 218-837-5151
Albany Mutual Telephone Association 320-845-2101
Spring Grove Communications 507-498-3456
Whinthrop Telephone Company 507-647-5395
Christensen Communications Company 507-642-5555
Park Region Telephone Company 800-247-2706
Minnesota Valley Telephone Company 800-247-2320
Consolidated Telephone Company 701-483-4000
Lowry Telephone Association 320-283-5101
Harmony Telephone Company 507-886-2525
Hutchinson Telephone Company 888-873-6853
Twin Valley-Ulen Telephone Company 218-584-5111
CenturyLink 800-407-5411
Valley Telephone Company 800-421-5712
Runestone Telephone Association 320-986-2013
TDS Telecom/Bridge Water Telephone Co. 888-225-5837
Eagle Valley Telephone Company 218-756-2312
TDS Telecom/Mid-State Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Canon Valley Telecom, Inc. 800-473-1442
Osakis Telephone Company 320-859-2700
Loretel Systems 218-784-5151
Ace Telephone Association 888-404-4940
Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative 712-434-5989
Upsala Cooperative Telephone Association 320-573-1390
Wikstrom Telephone Company 218-436-2121
TEKSTAR Communications 218-346-5500
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Assn. 320-524-2211
Eckles Telephone Company 800-473-1442
Clements Telephone Company 507-641-8000
Benton Cooperative Telephone Co. 800-683-0372
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association 641-592-6105
Consolidated Communications of Mid-Comm. Company 844-968-7224
Kasson and Mantorville Telephone Company 507-634-2511
Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative 218-444-1234
Emily Cooperative Telephone Company 218-763-3000
Sacred Heart Telephone Company 320-765-2235
Windstream Communications 800-347-1991
Barnesville Municipal Telephone 218-354-2292
New Ulm Telecom 800-303-7039
TDS Telecom/Arvig Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Rothsay Telephone Company 218-867-2111
Redwood County Telephone Company 507-342-8000
Johnson Telephone Company 218-566-2302
Clara City Telephone Company 320-847-2211
Wilderness Valley Telephone Company 218-488-6565
TDS Telecom/Winsted Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Crosslake Telephone Company 218-692-2777
East Otter Tail Telephone Company 888-892-7844
Garden Valley Telephone Company 888-830-6393
Manchester-Hartland Telephone Company 507-826-3212
Dunnell Telephone Company 800-657-3602
Pine Island Telephone Company 800-473-1442
Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company 507-493-5411
Starbuck Telephone Company 320-239-2211
Home Telephone 507-754-5115
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
Halstad Telephone Company 218-456-2125
Callaway Telephone Company 888-992-7844

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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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:

Duluth Children’s Museum

115 S. 29th Ave. West 

Duluth, Minnesota 55806




Headwaters Science Center

413 Beltrami Ave NW 

Bemidji, Minnesota 56601




We hope you found our list of Minnesota 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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