Texas EBT Discounts and Perks [2023 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.

In this post, we are going to share all the exciting Texas EBT discounts, perks, and free stuff available to cardholders.
"Texas 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 with your Texas EBT Card.

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:

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 Texas.

Company Name Phone
Panhandle Telecommunications Systems 800-562-2556
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Truconnect 800-430-0443
TerraCom Wireless 877-351-4747
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
Life Wireless 888-543-3620
Tag Mobile 866-959-4918
True Wireless 877-412-1919
StandUP Wireless 800-544-4441
Q Link Wireless 855-754-6543
West Central Wireless 325-944-9016
enTouch Wireless 866-488-8719

Discounted Home Phone Services

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

Company Name Phone
Plateau 877-752-8328
CenturyLink 800-407-5411
Etex Telephone Cooperative 877-482-3839
Alenco Communications/ACI 800-628-5371
La Ward Telephone Exchange 877-872-2213
Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 800-446-2031
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
Industry Telephone Company 888-212-8872
Lipan Telephone Company 866-364-5009
Poka Lambro 800-422-2387
GVTC Communications 800-367-4883
Muenster Telephone Corporation of Texas 940-759-2251
Tatum Telephone Company 903-947-2222
Ganado Telephone Company 800-395-1499
Windstream Communications 800-347-1991
Hill Country Telephone Cooperative 800-292-5457
Consolidated Communications of Fort Bend Company 844-968-7224
Livingston Telephone Company 936-327-4309
Brazos Communications 800-687-3222
Colorado Valley Communication 800-242-5911
Riviera Telephone Company 877-296-3232
AT&T 800-288-2020
WT Services 806-360-9000
Cumby Telephone Cooperative 903-994-2211
VTX Telecom, LLC 800-446-2031
Lake Livingston Telephone Company 936-566-4242
Southwest Texas Telephone Company 830-683-2111
Big Bend Telephone Company 800-592-4781
Cutter Communications
NTS Communications 800-658-2150
Global Connection of America 877-511-3009
GVTC 800-367-4883
Totelcom Communications 254-893-1000
West Texas Rural Tel. Coop. 888-440-4331
Taylor Telephone 800-238-4155
Dell Telephone Cooperative 800-245-2991
Five Area Telephone 806-272-5533
Community Telephone Company 800-794-6407
Central Texas Telephone Cooperative 800-535-8904
CapRock Telephone Cooperative of the Panhandle 806-271-3336
Mid-Plains Rural Telephone
AMA Techtel Communications 888-797-1444
Cameron Telephone Company 800-737-3900
Eastex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 800-732-7839
Santa Rosa 888-886-2217
Grande Communications Networks 512-220-4600
Smartcom Telephone 888-302-1125
Consolidated Communications of Texas Company 844-968-7224
WES-TEX Telecommunications 432-756-3826
Peoples Telephone Coop 800-333-9779
Blossom Telephone Company 903-982-5200
Brazoria Telephone Company 800-396-2910
South Plains Telephone Cooperative 806-763-2301
USFon 512-888-1300
XIT 800-232-3312
Electra Telephone Company 866-454-8387
Coleman County Telephone Cooperative 800-439-1723

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 Texas

Currently, Texas has 111 ACP internet providers. We’ve provided a list of all the Texas companies offering discounted internet to EBT Cardholders below.

Texas Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Internet Providers
Internet Provider Name Type of Service Offers Connected Laptop, Desktop or Tablet
Access Wireless Mobile No
Alternative Internet Resources (AIR) Fixed No
Assurance Wireless Mobile Yes
AT&T Fixed & Mobile No
Backroads Broadband Fixed No
BEC Fiber Fixed No
Big Bend Telephone Fixed Yes
Boftech Fixed & Mobile No
Boost Mobile Mobile Yes
Boss Wireless Mobile No
Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative Fixed No
Cathect Communications Fixed & Mobile Yes
Central Texas TeleCommunications Fixed No
CenturyLink Fixed No
Cintex Wireless Mobile Yes
CoBridge Broadband Fixed No
Comcast (Xfinity) Fixed No
Comcell Community Telephone Fixed No
Consolidated Communications Fixed No
Cumby Telephone Cooperative Fixed No
Dailytel Fixed & Mobile Yes
Data Stream Broadband Fixed No
Dell Telephone Cooperative Fixed No
Earthlink Fixed & Mobile No
Eastex Net Fixed No
ElektraFi Fixed No
enTouch Wireless Mobile Yes
ETS Telephone Company Fixed No
Excess Telecom Mobile Yes
Fidelity Communications Fixed No
Five Area Telephone Cooperative Fixed No
Foundation for California Community Colleges Mobile No
Frontier Communications Fixed No
Gen Mobile Mobile Yes
good2go mobile Mobile No
Google Fiber Fixed No
Go Technology Management Mobile No
Grande Communications Networks Fixed No
Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative (GVTC) Fixed No
Guadalupe Valley Telephone Systems (GVTS) Fixed No
Hughes Network Systems Fixed No
human-I-T Mobile Yes
IgLou Internet Services Fixed No
Infinity Mobile Mobile No
Integrated Path Communications Mobile Yes
JackRabbit Wireless Fixed No
La Ward Telephone Exchange Fixed No
Life Wireless Mobile No
Lingo Fixed No
Livingston Communications Fixed No
Metro by T-Mobile Mobile Yes
Mint Mobile Mobile No
Mission Valley Communications Fixed No
Nextlink Internet Fixed Yes
NewPhone Wireless Mobile No
Nortex Communications Fixed No
North Texas Telephone Company Fixed No
Panhandle Telecommunications Systems (PTCI) Fixed No
PCs for People Mobile Yes
Peoples Telephone Cooperative Fixed No
Plains Internet Fixed Yes
Plateau Fixed No
Poka Lambro Telephone Cooperative Fixed No
Q Link Wireless Mobile Yes
Reach Broadband Mobile No
Ready Wireless Mobile No
Red Pocket Mobile Yes
Resound Networks Fixed No
Rise Broadband Fixed No
Riviera Telephone Company Fixed No
Rural Telecommunications of America Fixed No
Sano Health Mobile No
Selectel Wireless Mobile Yes
Signalnet Broadband Fixed No
Smartcom Telephone Fixed No
Southwest Texas Communications Fixed No
Sparklight Fixed No
Spectrum (Charter) Fixed No
Spry Air Fiber Internet Fixed No
StandUp Wireless Mobile Yes
Suddenlink Fixed No
SurgePhone Wireless Mobile Yes
TAG Mobile Mobile No
Talk Now Telco Fixed & Mobile Yes
TerraCom Mobile Yes
Trintel Technologies Fixed No
Texhoma Fiber Fixed No
T-Mobile USA Fixed & Mobile No
TNC Communications Fixed & Mobile Yes
TOAST.net Internet Service Fixed No
Tone Communication Services Fixed & Mobile Yes
Totelcom Fixed No
TracFone Wireless Mobile Yes
TransWorld Network Fixed No
TruConnect Mobile Yes
True Wireless Mobile Yes
United Cooperative Services Fixed No
US Connect Fixed & Mobile Yes
UVNV Mobile No
Verizon Fixed & Mobile No
Viasat Fixed No
Vexus Fixed No
Vyve Broadband Fixed No
West Plains Telecommunications Fixed No
Wes-Tex Telephone Cooperative Fixed No
West Texas Rural Telephone Cooperative Fixed No
Wi-Five Broadband/Cito Fiber Fixed No
Windstream Fixed Yes
WireStar Networks Fixed & Mobile Yes
WT Services Fixed No
YK Communications Fixed No

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

2618 Broadway 

Galveston, Texas 77550




Mayborn Museum Complex

One Bear Place #97154 

Waco, Texas 76798




The DoSeum

2800 Broadway St. 

San Antonio, Texas 78209 United States

(210) 212-4453



National Museum of the Pacific War

340 E Main St 

Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

(830) 997-8600



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

215 Pine 

Texarkana, Texas 75501




Museum of Regional History

219 N State Line Avenue 

Texarkana, Texas 75501




Ace of Clubs House

420 Pine 

Texarkana, Texas 75501




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