Do you know about Rhode Island EBT Discounts and perks? Most Rhode Island cardholders are not aware of the awesome benefits that come with their Card. If you have a Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island EBT Card qualifies you for discounted or FREE cell phone and home internet plans.
National EBT Discounts
Below are the discounts that are available to all EBT Cardholders across the United States, that can also be redeemed by Rhode Island EBT Card Holders.
Amazon Prime EBT Discount
If you have a Rhode Island 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.
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)
Rhode Island EBT Discounts for 2023
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 Rhode Island.
Discounted Home Phone Services
Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Rhode Island.
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Discounted Internet Service
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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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:
Historic New England – Casey Farm
Historic New England – Watson Farm
Newport Art Museum
Historic New England – Clemence-Irons House
Providence Children’s Museum
John Brown House Museum – Rhode Island Historical Society
Lippitt House Museum
Historic New England – Arnold House
Museum of Work & Culture – Rhode Island Historical Society
We hope you found our list of Rhode Island 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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Did you know that you can now use your food stamp benefits at fast food chains and restaurants in Rhode Island? Check out our list of Restaurants that Accept EBT in Rhode Island here.