Ohio EBT Discounts and Perks 2023

If you are on food stamps in Ohio and feel like your EBT benefits are not enough, there are many perks, discounts and free stuff that come with your EBT card that you may not be aware of. In this post, we will share all the amazing Ohio EBT discounts and perks out there.
This includes up to 50% off Amazon prime membership, which gives you access to free 1-day shipping from Amazon on millions of items, the ability to stream TV shows, movies, and music among other great perks.
In addition, you also get discounted or free access to museums and other family-friendly destinations all over the state of Ohio.
Furthermore, you may qualify for free or discounted cell phone, home phone or internet service through the federal government lifeline program just by having an EBT card.
To take advantage of these amazing Ohio EBT Discounts and free stuff, see the details below.
"Ohio 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 Ohio EBT Card Holders.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you have an Ohio Direction 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)

Ohio 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 Ohio.

Company Name Phone
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
StandUP Wireless 800-544-4441
Q Link Wireless 855-754-6543
Boomerang Wireless 866-488-8719
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
Life Wireless 888-543-3620
American Broadband & Telecommunications 866-966-2628
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Air Voice Wireless 877-247-7799
Sage Telecom Communicaitons, LLC 888-449-4940
Tempo Telecom 877-822-8501

Discounted Home Phone Services

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

Company Name Phone
Doylestown Telephone Company 330-658-2121
Sherwood Mutual Telephone Association 419-899-2121
TDS Telecom/The Vanlue Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Wabash Mutual Telephone Company 800-988-1618
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
TDS Telecom/Little Miami Communications Corporation 888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Continental Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Minford Telephone Company/Falcon1.net 740-820-2151
The Arthur Telephone Company 419-393-2233
The Champaign Telephone Company 937-653-4000
Ottoville Mutual Telephone Co. 419-453-3324
TDS Telecom/Oakwood Telephone Company 888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Arcadia Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Cincinnati Bell Telephone 888-246-2355
Consolidated Communications 844-968-7224
Sycamore Telephone Company 419-927-6012
The Nova Telephone Company 800-686-7826
McClure Telephone Company 419-748-8008
Benton Ridge Telephone Company 419-859-2144
Telephone Service Company 419-739-2200
Ayersville Telephone 800-362-2764
Glandorf Telephone Co., Inc. 419-538-6987
Windstream Communications 800-347-1991
The Chillicothe Telephone Company 740-772-8331
Conneaut Telephone Company 440-593-7140
CenturyLink 800-407-5411

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 Ohio

Currently, Ohio has 78 ACP internet providers. We’ve provided a list of all the Ohio companies offering discounted internet to EBT Cardholders below.

Ohio Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Internet Providers
Internet Provider Name Type of Service Offers Connected Laptop, Desktop or Tablet
Access Wireless Mobile No
AirVoice Wireless Mobile Yes
American Broadband and Telecommunications Company Mobile Yes
Amplex Internet Fixed No
Armstrong Telecommunications Fixed No
Assurance Wireless Mobile Yes
AT&T Fixed & Mobile No
Ayersville Telephone Company Fixed No
Bascom Communications Fixed No
Benton Ridge Telephone Company Fixed No
Boftech Fixed & Mobile No
Boost Mobile Mobile Yes
Boss Wireless Mobile No
Buckeye Broadband Fixed No
Cathect Communications Fixed & Mobile Yes
CenturyLink Fixed No
Chillicothe Telephone Company Fixed No
Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company Fixed No
Comcast (Xfinity) Fixed No
Consolidated Fiber Fixed No
Consolidated Communications Fixed No
Cox Fixed Yes
Crystal Broadband Networks Fixed No
Dailytel Fixed & Mobile Yes
Earthlink Fixed & Mobile No
EmpowerCLE Fixed No
enTouch Wireless Mobile Yes
Excess Telecom Mobile Yes
Foundation for California Community Colleges Mobile No
Frontier Communications Fixed No
Gen Mobile Mobile Yes
good2go mobile Mobile No
Go Technology Management Mobile No
GreatWave Communications Fixed No
Hughes Network Systems Fixed No
human-I-T Mobile Yes
IgLou Internet Services Fixed No
Infinity Mobile Mobile No
Life Wireless Mobile No
Lingo Fixed No
Massillon Cable TV (MCTV) Fixed No
Mediacom Fixed No
Mercury Broadband Fixed No
Metro by T-Mobile Mobile Yes
MetroNet Fixed No
MetaLINK Technologies Fixed No
Middle Point Home Telephone Company Fixed No
Mint Mobile Mobile No
Nelsonville TV Cable Fixed No
North American Local Mobile Yes
PCs for People Mobile Yes
Point Broadband Fixed No
Q Link Wireless Mobile Yes
RAA Data Services Fixed No
Sano Health Mobile No
Selectel Wireless Mobile Yes
Southern Ohio Communication Services Fixed No
Spectrum (Charter) Fixed No
StandUp Wireless Mobile Yes
Suddenlink Fixed No
SurgePhone Wireless Mobile Yes
TDS Telecommunications Corporation Fixed No
Telephone Service Company Fixed No
Tempo Telecom Mobile No
T-Mobile USA Fixed & Mobile No
TM Telecomm Corp Fixed & Mobile Yes
TOAST.net Internet Service Fixed No
Torch Wireless Mobile Yes
TracFone Wireless Mobile Yes
TruConnect Mobile Yes
US Connect Fixed & Mobile Yes
UVNV Mobile No
Verizon Fixed & Mobile No
Wabash Fixed No
WATCH Communications Fixed Yes
Windspeed Broadband Fixed No
Windstream Fixed Yes
WOW! Internet Cable and Phone Fixed No

Discounted Museums Admission

As an EBT cardholder in Ohio, 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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:

SPI Where Science and Play Intersect

400 South Main Street 

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050




The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

55 S. 1st Street 

Newark, Ohio 43055 United States

(740) 349-9277



Kingwood Center Gardens

50 N. Trimble Road 

Mansfield, Ohio 44906




Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

44 W 4th St. 

Mansfield, Ohio 44902




AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum

1708 River Valley Circle South 

Lancaster, Ohio 43130




Massillon Museum

121 Lincoln Way East 

Massillon, Ohio 44646




Canton Museum of Art

1001 Market Avenue N 

Canton, Ohio 44702




Akron Zoo

500 Euclid Ave. 

Akron, Ohio 44307




The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, OH

550 Copley Road 

Akron, Ohio 44320




Akron Children’s Museum

216 South Main St. 

Akron, Ohio 44308




Akron Art Museum

One South High St. 

Akron, Ohio 44308




Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

714 North Portage Path 

Akron, Ohio 44303




Hower House

60 Fir Hill 

Akron, Ohio 44325 United States

(330) 972-6909



Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 East Boulevard 

Cleveland, Ohio 44106




Holden Arboretum

9500 Sperry Rd. 

Kirtland, Ohio 44094




Trumbull County Historical Society

303 Monroe Street, NW 

Warren, Ohio 44482




Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street 

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202




Cincinnati Museum Center: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

1301 Western Avenue 

Cincinnati, Ohio 45203





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