Alaska EBT Discounts and Perks: A Guide to Saving Money

The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system in Alaska offers vital assistance by providing low-income families with financial resources to purchase food. However, the benefits of having an Alaska EBT card extend beyond food security. Cardholders can access numerous discounts and perks designed to make life more affordable and culturally enriching. These bonuses can significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals and families who are already managing tight budgets.

In addition to purchasing groceries, the Alaska EBT card can be used as a discount pass for various services and cultural activities across the state. For example, cardholders may receive reduced admission to museums, science centers, and zoos, allowing families to engage in educational experiences without the pressure of high entrance fees. Public transportation systems may also offer concessions, making it cheaper and more convenient for EBT cardholders to travel for work, school, or leisure.

Amazon Prime at Reduced Rates

  • Amazon Prime EBT Discount: For only $6.99/month (regularly $14.99/month), enjoy:
    • Free, fast shipping on eligible items
    • Access to Amazon Pantry
    • Unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows
    • Ad-free music streaming
    • Free unlimited photo storage

Telecommunications Savings Through Lifeline

Qualify for discounted phone and internet services with the Lifeline program, designed to make communication services more affordable.

Cell Phone Providers

Providers Offering Discounts in Alaska:

  • Bristol Bay Cellular: 800-347-1991
  • Cordova Wireless Communications: 907-424-2300
  • Copper Valley Wireless: 800-478-6612
  • GCI: 800-800-4800
  • TelAlaska Cellular: 800-478-3127
  • AT&T Mobility: 800-377-9450
  • ASTAC: 800-478-6409

Home Phone Providers

Providers Offering Discounts in Alaska:

  • ADAK Eagle Enterprises, LLC: 888-328-4222
  • Alaska Communications: 800-808-8083
  • Alaska Power & Telephone: 800-982-0136
  • ASTAC: 800-478-6409
  • Bristol Bay Telephone: 907-246-3403
  • Bush-Tell: 855-675-4311
  • Circle Telephone and Electric: 907-773-5500
  • Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative: 800-478-6612
  • Cordova Telephone Cooperative: 907-424-2345
  • GCI: 800-800-4800
  • KPU Telecommunications: 907-225-1000
  • Matanuska Telephone Association: 800-478-3211
  • Nushagak Cooperative: 907-842-5251
  • OTZ Telecom: 888-449-2411
  • OTZ Telephone Cooperative: 888-449-2411
  • Summit Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • TelAlaska’s Mukluk Telephone Company: 800-478-7055
  • United Utilities, Inc.: 800-478-2020
  • Yukon Telephone Company: 800-478-2020

      Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

      The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers EBT cardholders the opportunity to lower their internet costs. Eligible households can benefit from a monthly $30 reduction in their internet bills.

      Additionally, there’s a chance to receive a one-time discount of $100 towards buying a qualified laptop, desktop, or tablet.

      By merging the $30 monthly ACP benefit with the Lifeline phone service discounts, you can further decrease your monthly expenses on both internet and phone services.

        Grocery Store Discounts and Loyalty Programs

        Participate in special discount programs or earn bonus points for savings on future purchases at select grocery stores.

        Transportation Deals

        • Reduced Fares: Eligibility for lower fares on public transportation, including buses and other transit services, facilitating easier access to work, school, and other important destinations.

        Educational Advantages

        • Continuing Education Subsidies: Access to subsidies for courses, as well as discounts on educational resources and supplies for school-aged children.

        Cultural and Recreational Access

        Gain discounted or free admission to museums, zoos, and parks, enriching the family experience without straining the budget.

        Participating Museums and Cultural Institutions

        Fairbanks Children’s Museum

        • Address: 302 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
        • Phone: 907-374-6873

          Utility Bill Support

          • Alaska Electric and Alaska Gas Service: Enjoy reduced rates on essential utility services, easing the financial burden of monthly bills.
          Company NameSupport Program Details
          Alaska ElectricDiscount on monthly electric bills
          Alaska Gas ServiceReduced gas service rates for households

          Farmers’ Market Incentives

          • Increased Purchasing Power: Take advantage of matching programs at participating markets to buy fresh, local produce.

          Support services are subject to change and may vary by location. EBT cardholders are encouraged to contact service providers directly for the most up-to-date information on available discounts and support programs. Be sure to check out our other articles about Alaska Food Stamps and EBT.