Texas EBT Discounts and Perks [2020 Edition]
Here’s some amazing news for Texas EBT cardholders. Did you know that your Lone Star card qualifies you for discounts, perks, and free stuff? In this post, we will highlight the top Texas EBT Discounts available to those on Food Stamps or have EBT card.
First, you can get discounted Amazon prime membership. With this discounted prime membership, you can use your EBT card to shop for groceries online on Amazon.com for delivery when the program becomes available in Texas in a few months.
Your discounted prime membership also gives you access to other great services from amazon, including free one-day shipping, which guarantees you FREE, Fast Delivery on Millions of Items. See below for details.
Furthermore, You also may qualify for free or discounted cell phone or home phone plans under the Federal lifeline program as described in details below.
In addition, there are also discounted home internet services for those who qualify.
Also, your Lone star card gives you discounted or FREE access to museums and other great family-friendly places in the state of Texas.
National EBT Discounts:
Below are the discounts that are available to all EBT Cardholders across the United States, that can also be redeemed by Texas EBT Card Holders.
Amazon Prime EBT Discount
If you have a Lone Star 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)
Texas EBT Discounts:
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 Texas.
|Panhandle Telecommunications Systems||800-562-2556|
|Q Link Wireless||855-754-6543|
|West Central Wireless||325-944-9016|
Discounted Home Phone Services
Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Texas.
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.
Energy Assistance for Low Income Texas Households
Low income Texas households can be eligible for assistance paying their home energy bills. There are a variety of federal and state assistance programs available.
In Texas, the main program for low income residents is the Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP). CEAP helps households struggling to meet their immediate energy needs and encourages consumers to control energy costs through education.
Texas Energy Assistance Eligibility
The Texas Energy Assistance Program requires applicants to be current Texas residents. This means residents who are new to the state must have documentation to prove their residency for eligibility.
Residents who are already enrolled in programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or veteran-based assistance may be automatically eligible for energy assistance.
To learn more, visit this article on Texas Energy Assistance.
Discounted Museums Admission
As an EBT cardholder in Texas, 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 Texas 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 Texas 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:
The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
4001 East 29th St. #80
Bryan, Texas 77802
Woodlands Children’s Museum
4775 West Panther Creek Drive #280
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
1830 Simond Ave.
Austin, Texas 78723
LBJ Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705
Galveston Children’s Museum
Galveston, Texas 77550
Mayborn Museum Complex
One Bear Place #97154
Waco, Texas 76798
2800 Broadway St.
San Antonio, Texas 78209 United States
National Museum of the Pacific War
340 E Main St
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Discovery Science Place
308 North Broadway Ave
Tyler, Texas 75702
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Longview World of Wonders
112 E. Tyler St.
Longview, Texas 75601
Heard-Craig Center for the Arts
205 W. Hunt Street
McKinney, Texas 75069
International Museum of Art & Science
1900 W Nolana Ave.
McAllen, Texas 78504
Discovery Place Interactive Museum
Texarkana, Texas 75501
Museum of Regional History
219 N State Line Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75501
Ace of Clubs House
Texarkana, Texas 75501
We hope you found our list of Texas 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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