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New York EBT Discounts and Perks for 2024

One of the best-kept secrets about New York EBT is the many discounts, perks and free stuff that are available to cardholders.

If you are on food stamps in New York or have an EBT card, you have access to many discounts and perks you may not even know about.

For example, you can get discounted Amazon prime membership. This is especially important now that you can use your EBT card to shop for groceries online on for delivery.

In addition, Amazon prime membership gives you other awesome benefits live 1-day free shipping on millions of items that are sold on Amazon.

Also, you may qualify for free or discounted cell phone, home phone, and internet services with your EBT card.

Furthermore, there are many arts, history and science venues in the state of New York that are now offering free admission or steep discounts to low-income families with EBT cards.

In this post, we are going to share all the exciting New York EBT discounts, perks, and free stuff available to cardholders.
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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 New York EBT Card Holders.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you have a New York 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)

"New York EBT Discounts and Perks"

New York 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 New York.

Company Name Phone
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Verizon Wireless 800-924-0585
Blue Wireless 716-605-9500
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546

Discounted Home Phone Services

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

Company Name Phone
Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Company (DFT) 877-653-3100
Middleburgh Telephone Company 518-827-5211
BTI Communications 888-541-3850
TDS Telecom/Deposit Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837
Trumansburg Telephone Company 866-353-7209
Newport Telephone Company 315-845-2000
TDS Telecom/Oriskany Falls Telephone Corporation 888-225-5837
Ontario Telephone Company, Inc. 866-353-7209
Verizon 800-837-4966
Margaretville Telephone Company, Inc. 845-586-3311
Pattersonville Telephone Co 518-887-2121
Nicholville Telephone Company 315-328-4411
TDS Telecom/Vernon Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837
Chazy Westport Communications 888-298-5240
Oneida County Rural Telephone 315-865-5201
TDS Telecom/Township Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837
PrimeLink, Inc. 518-324-5465
Empire Telephone Corporation 607-522-3712
Crown Point Telephone Corporation 518-597-3300
Broadview Networks Holding 800-276-2384
Armstrong Telephone Company 724-283-0925
Champlain Telephone Company 518-298-2411
Windstream Communications 800-347-1991
TDS Telecom/Port Byron Telephone Company 888-225-5837
State Telephone Company 518-731-6128
Consolidated Communications 844-968-7224
TDS Telecom/Edwards Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837
Cassadaga Telephone Corporation 716-673-3011
Manhattan Telecommunications Corporation 212-607-2000
Xchange Telecom 877-853-8350
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
Delhi Telephone Company 607-746-1500

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.

ACP Internet Providers in New York

Currently, New York has 89 ACP internet providers. We’ve provided a list of all the New York companies offering discounted internet to EBT Cardholders below.

New York Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Internet Providers
Internet Provider Name Type of Service Offers Connected Laptop, Desktop or Tablet
Access Wireless Mobile No
Adams Cable Service Fixed No
AirVoice Wireless Mobile Yes
Andrena Fixed No
Armstrong Telecommunications Fixed No
Assurance Wireless Mobile Yes
AT&T Mobile No
Atlantic Broadband Fixed No
Boost Mobile Mobile Yes
Boss Wireless Mobile No
Cable Communications of Willsboro Fixed No
Cassadaga Telephone Corporation Fixed No
Champlain Technology Group Fixed No
Chazy and Westport Telephone Fixed No
Citizens Telephone Company of Hammond Fixed Yes
Comcast (Xfinity) Fixed No
Community Broadband Networks Fixed Yes
Consolidated Communications Fixed No
Cricket Wireless Mobile No
Dailytel Fixed & Mobile Yes
Delhi Telephone Company Fixed No
DTC Cable Fixed No
Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Company Fixed No
Earthlink Fixed & Mobile No
Empire Telephone Corporation Fixed No
enTouch Wireless Mobile Yes
Excess Telecom Mobile Yes
Flume Internet Fixed No
Foundation for California Community Colleges Mobile No
Frontier Communications Fixed No
Gen Mobile Mobile Yes
Germantown Telephone Company Fixed No
good2go mobile Mobile No
Go Technology Management Mobile No
Greenlight Networks Fixed No
Haefele Connect Fixed No
Hancock Telephone Company Fixed No
Heart of the Catskills Communications (MTC Cable) Fixed Yes
Honest Networks Fixed No
Hudson Valley Wireless Fixed No
Hughes Network Systems Fixed No
human-I-T Mobile Yes
Infinity Mobile Mobile No
Integrated Path Communications Mobile Yes
Life Wireless Mobile No
Lingo Fixed No
Maxsip Telecom Fixed & Mobile Yes
Metro by T-Mobile Mobile Yes
Middleburgh Telephone Company Fixed No
Mid-Hudson Data Corp Fixed No
Mint Mobile Mobile No
Mohawk Networks Fixed No
Natural Wireless Fixed & Mobile No
Newport Telephone Company Fixed No
Nicholville Telephone Company Fixed No
OEConnect Fixed No
Oneida County Rural Telephone Company Fixed No
Ontario Telephone Company Fixed No
Optimum Fixed No
Pattersonville Telephone Company Fixed No
PCs for People Mobile Yes
People’s Choice Communications Fixed & Mobile Yes
Point Broadband Fixed No
Q Link Wireless Mobile Yes
Ready Wireless Mobile No
RCN Telecom Services Fixed No
Red Pocket Mobile Yes
SafetyNet Wireless Mobile Yes
Sano Health Mobile No
Selectel Wireless Mobile Yes
SLIC Network Solutions Fixed No
The Smart Community Initiative Fixed Yes
Spectrum (Charter) Fixed No
StandUp Wireless Mobile Yes
Starry Fixed No
TDS Telecommunications Corporation Fixed No
Telzeq Communications Fixed & Mobile No
T-Mobile USA Fixed & Mobile No
Tone Communication Services Fixed & Mobile Yes
TracFone Wireless Mobile Yes
TruConnect Mobile Yes
Trumansburg Telephone Company Fixed No
TVI Mobile Fixed & Mobile Yes
US Connect Fixed & Mobile Yes
UVNV Mobile No
Verizon Fixed & Mobile No
Windstream Fixed Yes
Xchange Telecom Fixed & Mobile Yes

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Discounted Museums Admission

As an EBT cardholder in New York, 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 New York 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 New York 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:

Oneonta World of Learning

167 Youngs Road 

Oneonta, New York 13820




Hanford Mills Museum

51 County Highway 12 

East Meredith, New York 13757




Utica Children’s Museum

311 Main Street 

Utica, New York 13501





601 1st Street 

Ithaca, New York 14850




Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Rd 

Ithaca, New York 14850




SUNY Poly Children’s Museum of Science and Technology

250 Jordan Road 

Troy, New York 12180




The Children’s Museum at Saratoga

69 Caroline Street 

Saratoga Springs, New York 12866




Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

75 North Water Street 

Poughkeepsie, New York 12601




Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Avenue 

Rochester, New York 14607




Adirondack Carousel

2 Depot Street 

Saranac Lake, New York 12983




Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

898 Saint Nicholas Avenue 

New York, New York 10032




Westchester Children’s Museum

100 Playland Parkway 

Rye, New York 10580




Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, W. 46th St. 

New York, New York 10036




Explore & More Children’s Museum

300 Gleed Ave. 

East Aurora, New York 14052




Children’s Museum of the East End

376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike 

Bridgehampton, New York 11932




We hope you found our list of New York 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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