Ohio EBT Discounts and Perks 2019

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 NamePhone
Safelink Wireless800-723-3546
StandUP Wireless800-544-4441
Q Link Wireless855-754-6543
Boomerang Wireless866-488-8719
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
Life Wireless888-543-3620
American Broadband & Telecommunications866-966-2628
Access Wireless866-594-3644
Air Voice Wireless877-247-7799
Sage Telecom Communicaitons, LLC888-449-4940
Tempo Telecom877-822-8501

Discounted Home Phone Services

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

Company NamePhone
Doylestown Telephone Company330-658-2121
Sherwood Mutual Telephone Association419-899-2121
TDS Telecom/The Vanlue Telephone Company888-225-5837
Wabash Mutual Telephone Company800-988-1618
Frontier Communications800-921-8101
TDS Telecom/Little Miami Communications Corporation888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Continental Telephone Company888-225-5837
Minford Telephone Company/Falcon1.net740-820-2151
The Arthur Telephone Company419-393-2233
The Champaign Telephone Company937-653-4000
Ottoville Mutual Telephone Co.419-453-3324
TDS Telecom/Oakwood Telephone Company888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Arcadia Telephone Company888-225-5837
Cincinnati Bell Telephone888-246-2355
Consolidated Communications844-968-7224
Sycamore Telephone Company419-927-6012
The Nova Telephone Company800-686-7826
McClure Telephone Company419-748-8008
Benton Ridge Telephone Company419-859-2144
Telephone Service Company419-739-2200
Ayersville Telephone800-362-2764
Glandorf Telephone Co., Inc.419-538-6987
Windstream Communications800-347-1991
The Chillicothe Telephone Company740-772-8331
Conneaut Telephone Company440-593-7140
CenturyLink800-407-5411

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 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

740-501-7616

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The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

55 S. 1st Street 

Newark, Ohio 43055 United States

(740) 349-9277

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Kingwood Center Gardens

50 N. Trimble Road 

Mansfield, Ohio 44906

419-522-0211

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Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

44 W 4th St. 

Mansfield, Ohio 44902

419-522-2332

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

1708 River Valley Circle South 

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

740-653-1010

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Massillon Museum

121 Lincoln Way East 

Massillon, Ohio 44646

330-833-4061

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Canton Museum of Art

1001 Market Avenue N 

Canton, Ohio 44702

330-453-7666

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Akron Zoo

500 Euclid Ave. 

Akron, Ohio 44307

330-375-2550

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The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, OH

550 Copley Road 

Akron, Ohio 44320

330-535-1120

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Akron Children’s Museum

216 South Main St. 

Akron, Ohio 44308

330-396-6103

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Akron Art Museum

One South High St. 

Akron, Ohio 44308

330-376-9185

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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

714 North Portage Path 

Akron, Ohio 44303

330-836-5533

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Hower House

60 Fir Hill 

Akron, Ohio 44325 United States

(330) 972-6909

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Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 East Boulevard 

Cleveland, Ohio 44106

216-721-1600

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Holden Arboretum

9500 Sperry Rd. 

Kirtland, Ohio 44094

440-602-3838

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Trumbull County Historical Society

303 Monroe Street, NW 

Warren, Ohio 44482

330-394-4653

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Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street 

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

513-241-0343

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Cincinnati Museum Center: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

1301 Western Avenue 

Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

513-287-7000

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We hope you found our list of Ohio 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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