Minnesota EBT Discounts and Perks [2020 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 $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)

Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

Company NamePhone
Sage Telecom Communications, LLC888-449-4940
StandUP Wireless800-544-4441
American Broadband & Telecommunications866-966-2628
Safelink Wireless800-723-3546
Access Wireless866-594-3644
Q Link Wireless855-754-6543
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
T-Mobile800-937-8997
Tempo Telecom, LLC877-822-8501
Boomerang Wireless866-488-8719
TerraCom Wireless877-351-4747
Tag Mobile, LLC866-959-4918
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 Minnesota.

Company NamePhone
ITC Telecom800-417-8667
Lismore Cooperative Telephone Company507-472-8748
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services507-662-7000
Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company800-473-1442
Zumbrota Telephone Company507-732-5103
Federated Telephone Cooperative800-374-7133
Easton Telephone Company800-473-1442
Lonsdale Telephone Company507-744-2311
Midcontinent Communications dba Midco800 -888-1300
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company320-568-2105
Northern Telephone Company218-488-6565
Alliance Communications605-594-3411
Woodstock Telephone Company800-752-9397
Western Telephone Company888-873-6853
Sleepy Eye Telephone Company507-794-3361
Midwest Telephone Company218-338-4000
Arrowhead Communications800-242-6111
Felton Telephone Company800-242-6111
West Central Telephone Association218-837-5151
Albany Mutual Telephone Association320-845-2101
Spring Grove Communications507-498-3456
Whinthrop Telephone Company507-647-5395
Christensen Communications Company507-642-5555
Park Region Telephone Company800-247-2706
Minnesota Valley Telephone Company800-247-2320
Consolidated Telephone Company701-483-4000
Lowry Telephone Association320-283-5101
Harmony Telephone Company507-886-2525
Hutchinson Telephone Company888-873-6853
Twin Valley-Ulen Telephone Company218-584-5111
CenturyLink800-407-5411
Valley Telephone Company800-421-5712
Runestone Telephone Association320-986-2013
TDS Telecom/Bridge Water Telephone Co.888-225-5837
Eagle Valley Telephone Company218-756-2312
TDS Telecom/Mid-State Telephone Company888-225-5837
Canon Valley Telecom, Inc.800-473-1442
Osakis Telephone Company320-859-2700
Loretel Systems218-784-5151
Ace Telephone Association888-404-4940
Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative712-434-5989
Upsala Cooperative Telephone Association320-573-1390
Wikstrom Telephone Company218-436-2121
TEKSTAR Communications218-346-5500
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Assn.320-524-2211
Eckles Telephone Company800-473-1442
Clements Telephone Company507-641-8000
Benton Cooperative Telephone Co.800-683-0372
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association641-592-6105
Consolidated Communications of Mid-Comm. Company844-968-7224
Kasson and Mantorville Telephone Company507-634-2511
Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative218-444-1234
Emily Cooperative Telephone Company218-763-3000
Sacred Heart Telephone Company320-765-2235
Windstream Communications800-347-1991
Barnesville Municipal Telephone218-354-2292
New Ulm Telecom800-303-7039
TDS Telecom/Arvig Telephone Company888-225-5837
Rothsay Telephone Company218-867-2111
Redwood County Telephone Company507-342-8000
Johnson Telephone Company218-566-2302
Clara City Telephone Company320-847-2211
Wilderness Valley Telephone Company218-488-6565
TDS Telecom/Winsted Telephone Company888-225-5837
Crosslake Telephone Company218-692-2777
East Otter Tail Telephone Company888-892-7844
Garden Valley Telephone Company888-830-6393
Manchester-Hartland Telephone Company507-826-3212
Dunnell Telephone Company800-657-3602
Pine Island Telephone Company800-473-1442
Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company507-493-5411
Starbuck Telephone Company320-239-2211
Home Telephone507-754-5115
Frontier Communications800-921-8101
Halstad Telephone Company218-456-2125
Callaway Telephone Company888-992-7844

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 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

218-733-7543

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Headwaters Science Center

413 Beltrami Ave NW 

Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

218-444-4472

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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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