Arizona EBT Discounts: Your Guide to Savings and Benefits

The Arizona Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system provides eligible residents with financial assistance for purchasing food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). However, the benefits of EBT cards extend beyond the grocery store checkout. Cardholders in Arizona enjoy access to a variety of discounts and perks that can help with budgeting for other essential services and recreational activities across the state.

Many cultural institutions and educational centers in Arizona offer reduced admission fees to EBT cardholders, as part of a broader initiative to ensure that financial constraints don’t prevent individuals and families from accessing valuable community resources. For instance, museums, zoos, and botanical gardens often participate in these initiatives, providing family-friendly places for learning and leisure at a lower cost.

Museum Discounts

In Arizona, the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program enriches the lives of cardholders by offering discounted or free access to a curated selection of museums and family-friendly attractions. These venues, listed below, welcome individuals and families who present their Arizona Quest EBT Card along with a valid photo ID, offering admission fees from free to a maximum of $3.00 per person. This special rate applies during regular operating hours for up to four guests per EBT card, making cultural outings more accessible to families.

To ensure you have the most current admission information and rates for EBT Cardholders, it’s recommended to contact the museum ahead of your visit.

Here’s an overview of the participating museums, complete with addresses and contact numbers for your convenience:

  • Arizona Museum of Natural History
    • Address: 53 N Macdonald, Mesa, Arizona 85215
    • Phone: 480-644-2230
    • A gateway to understanding the region’s prehistoric past, this museum invites exploration and discovery.
  • i.d.e.a. Museum
    • Address: 150 W Pepper Place, Mesa, Arizona 85201
    • Phone: 480-644-2468
    • Focused on inspiring children through art, creativity, and innovation, this museum offers engaging experiences for young minds.
  • Arizona Science Center
    • Address: 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    • Phone: 602-716-2000
    • With hands-on exhibits and dynamic displays, this center makes science fun and accessible for all ages.
  • Children’s Museum Oro Valley
    • Address: 11015 North Oracle Road, Oro Valley, Arizona 85737
    • Phone: 520-297-8004
    • Tailored for younger children, this museum provides interactive learning experiences in a family-friendly environment.
  • Tohono Chul
    • Address: 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, Arizona 85704
    • Phone: 520-742-6455
    • This garden, gallery, and nature preserve offers a serene exploration of the region’s natural and cultural heritage.
  • The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    • Address: 4001 South Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86005
    • Phone: 928-774-1442
    • Discover the diverse plant species of the Colorado Plateau and enjoy the beauty of nature at this arboretum.
  • The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
    • Address: 4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85712
    • Phone: 520-881-0606
    • A unique museum that captures the imagination with its intricate and detailed miniature displays from various eras and cultures.
  • Arizona State Museum
    • Address: 1013 E University Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85721
    • Phone: 520-621-6302
    • Focused on the indigenous cultures of the Southwest, this museum offers insightful exhibits and collections.
  • Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
    • Address: 1601 E University Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85721
    • Phone: 520-621-4516
    • Explore the wonders of the universe with engaging exhibits and shows at this state-of-the-art planetarium.
  • Children’s Museum Tucson
    • Address: 200 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85701
    • Phone: 520-792-9985
    • Designed to spark curiosity and creativity, this museum offers interactive exhibits for children to learn through play.

This program significantly lowers the barrier to cultural enrichment, allowing families to enjoy a wide range of educational and entertaining experiences across Arizona.

Free Zoo and Aquarium Admission

Arizona’s EBT program enhances the access of its cardholders to the state’s esteemed natural and wildlife attractions, offering discounted admissions to some of the most beloved zoos and aquariums. This initiative provides a budget-friendly avenue for nature lovers and families to engage with wildlife and the outdoors, fostering a deeper connection with nature’s wonders.

Below is a summary of the available offers, ensuring that these experiences are within reach for those holding an Arizona EBT card:

  • Phoenix Zoo: Adventures at an Affordable Price
    • Offering a discounted admission of just $10 per person to EBT cardholders, the Phoenix Zoo opens its doors for exploration and discovery. This rate is valid for up to four tickets per visit but is exclusively available on Tuesdays and Sundays. While this discount grants access to the zoo’s daytime attractions, it excludes extra experiences like the safari train and carousel. To ensure the most current information for your visit, a quick call to the zoo is recommended.
  • The Arboretum at Flagstaff: Discovering Nature at Elevated Heights
    • At an admission fee of only $3 per person, the Arboretum at Flagstaff welcomes EBT cardholders to its extensive gardens, woodlands, and prairies. Situated at a higher elevation, this location offers a serene escape into nature, making it an ideal spot for a day trip immersed in the beauty of Arizona’s landscapes.
  • Reid Park Zoo: Wild Savings for Families and Nature Enthusiasts
    • Reid Park Zoo provides a special offer for visitors who benefit from SNAP or WIC, offering a $4 discount off the regular admission price. Upon presenting a valid EBT card and photo ID at the entrance, guests can avail themselves of this discount for up to seven admissions per visit, making it a great option for larger groups or family outings.

These initiatives underscore Arizona’s commitment to ensuring that the beauty and educational value of its natural and wildlife attractions are accessible to all residents, offering enriching experiences at a fraction of the cost.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

Arizona Quest Card holders now have an incredible opportunity to enjoy all the perks of Amazon Prime membership at a significantly reduced cost. Normally priced at $14.99 per month, the Amazon Prime membership is available to EBT Card holders for just $6.99 per month, offering more than a 50% discount on the regular rate.

This initiative is part of the USDA’s Online Purchasing Pilot, a program that allows EBT cardholders to use their benefits online, including ordering groceries for delivery through Amazon Pantry in select regions. This makes the Amazon Prime EBT Discount not only a way to save on the membership cost but also an avenue to conveniently purchase food online.

Here’s what you gain with an Amazon Prime Membership at the discounted rate:

  • Free, Fast Delivery: Enjoy fast, complimentary shipping on over 50 million eligible items. For those in certain metro areas, Amazon further sweetens the deal with free Same-Day Delivery on over a million products and free 2-hour delivery on daily essentials and groceries via Prime Now.
  • Instant Access to Entertainment: Your Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV shows for instant streaming. This vast library is accessible on a range of devices, including select Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, as well as mobile devices like iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.
  • Additional Amazon Prime Benefits:
    • Online Grocery Shopping: Use your EBT card to shop for groceries through Amazon Pantry, available in designated states.
    • Music Streaming: Access over two million songs and countless playlists and stations without ads.
    • Unlimited Reading: Dive into a vast selection of books, magazines, and more, with unlimited reading on any device.
    • Original Audio Series from Audible: Enjoy unlimited listening to captivating original audio series.
    • Twitch Prime: Receive free game content every month, alongside exclusive discounts and more.
    • Unlimited Photo Storage: Securely store an unlimited number of photos at no additional cost.

Discounted Cell Phone Services

In Arizona, several cell phone providers offer discounted services through the Lifeline program, designed to make mobile communication more accessible and affordable. Below is a detailed list of these providers, including their contact numbers and the type of service they offer.

Lifeline Providers in Arizona

Phone Service ProviderPhone NumberType of Service
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888Mobile Cell Phone Service
Life Wireless888-543-3620Mobile Cell Phone Service
Tag Mobile866-959-4918Mobile Cell Phone Service
American Assistance866-966-2628Mobile Cell Phone Service
Choice Wireless800-246-4239Mobile Cell Phone Service
Safelink Wireless800-723-3546Mobile Cell Phone Service
CellularOne800-730-2351Mobile Cell Phone Service
Q Link Wireless855-754-6543Mobile Cell Phone Service
enTouch Wireless866-488-8719Mobile Cell Phone Service
TerraCom Wireless877-351-4747Mobile Cell Phone Service
Access Wireless866-594-3644Mobile Cell Phone Service
StandUP Wireless800-544-4441Mobile Cell Phone Service

Lifeline Home Phone Service Providers

Phone Service ProviderPhone NumberType of Service
Table Top Telephone Company800-560-8101Home Phone Service (Landline)
Tohono Oodham Utility Authority520-383-2236Home Phone Service (Landline)
TDS Telecom/Southwestern Telephone Company888-225-5837Home Phone Service (Landline)
Fort Mojave Telephone Company928-346-2500Home Phone Service (Landline)
CenturyLink800-244-1111Home Phone Service (Landline)
CenturyLink800-407-5411Home Phone Service (Landline)
SCATUI928-475 -2433Home Phone Service (Landline)
Frontier Communications800-921-8101Home Phone Service (Landline)
Saddleback Communications480-362-7150Home Phone Service (Landline)
Valley Telecom Group800-421-5711Home Phone Service (Landline)
Gila River Telecommunications520-796-3333Home Phone Service (Landline)
HOPI Telecommunications928-738-2201Home Phone Service (Landline)
Zona Communications623-455-4555Home Phone Service (Landline)
TDS Telecom/Arizona Telephone Company888-225-5837Home Phone Service (Landline)

ACP Internet Providers

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides substantial discounts on internet services to eligible EBT Cardholders in Arizona. This initiative helps households by offering a $30 monthly discount on internet service. Additionally, participants may receive a one-time discount of up to $100 for purchasing a laptop, desktop, or tablet, subject to eligibility and program terms.

Combining the $30 ACP internet credit with the Lifeline phone service can lead to even more savings on monthly phone and internet bills.

Internet Provider NamePhone NumberType of ServiceFree with ACPDiscounted Device
ACP Home Internet (Twigby)Home Internet
Accipiter Communications Inc.*623-455-4555Home Internet
AireBeam520-510-0909Home Internet
American Assistance and Your Call Wireless*877-266-7212Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Arizona Network LLC480-582-1736Home Internet
Assurance Wireless*888-321-5880Mobile Internet (WIFI)
AT&T Mobility LLC866-986-0963Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Airtalk Wireless855-924-7825Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Beamspeed LLC928-343-0300Home Internet
Bluespan Wireless888-774-2583Home Internet
Boomerang Wireless, LLC866-488-8719Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Boost Mobile866-402-7366Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Clear Wireless, LLC888-341-3471Home InternetYes
Cintex Wireless, LLC800-931-0141Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Comcast (Xfinity)1-800-XFINITYHome Internet
Comcast (Xfinity)1-800-XFINITYMobile Internet (WIFI)
Commnet Four Corners, LLC719-626-0000Home InternetYesYes
Commnet Four Corners, LLC719-626-0000Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Comlink Total Solutions Corp833-526-0200Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Cox Communication866-439-1289Home InternetYesYes
Cricket Wireless844-246-8364Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Culture Wireless404-254-6236Home InternetYes
Culture Wireless404-254-6236Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Dailytel Inc.883-999-0427Mobile Internet (WIFI)
EARTHLINK, LLC888-327-8454Home Internet
ECOMOBILE, INC.855-825-8855Home InternetYes
ECOMOBILE, INC.855-825-8855Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Easy Wireless877-476-3451Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Excess Telecom, Inc.800-615-0898Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Fidelity Cablevision, LLC800-392-8070Home Internet
Fort Mojave Telecommunications, Inc.*928-346-2500Home Internet
Foundation for California Community Colleges866-325-3222Home Internet
Frontier Communications Corporation877-847-6091Home Internet
Gen Mobile, Inc833-528-1380Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Gila River Telecommunications, inc*520-796-3333Home InternetYes
Global Connection Inc. of America*800-544-4441Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Go Technology Management, LLC877-223-1978Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Hadodo Wireless888-837-0374Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Hello Mobile Telecom LLC888-854-3556Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Hoop Wireless, LLC833-367-4667Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Hopi Telecommunications, Inc.*928-522-8428Home Internet
Hughes Network Systems, LLC844-737-2700Home Internet
IJ Wireless833-652-7527Home Internet/ACP Mobile InternetYes
IDT Domestic Telecom, Inc.800-689-0617Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Infiniti Mobile214-323-8000Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Insight Mobile, Inc.866-330-0902Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Integrated Path Communications, LLC888-224-6958Home InternetYes
InterConnection206-633-1517Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
K20 Wireless717-400-5573Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Liberty Mobile Wireless855-566-1776Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Life Wireless*888-543-3620Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Lingo866-405-4646Home Internet
Maxsip Telecom Corporation866-629-7471Home InternetYes
Mediacom LLC855-330-6918Home InternetYes
Midvale Telephone Company800-462-4523Home Internet
NewPhone Wireless, LLC855-204-3667Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
North American Local, LLC888-247-3903Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
NTUA Wireless, LLC*719-626-0000Home InternetYesYes
NTUA Wireless, LLC*719-626-0000Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Orbitel Communications520-568-8890Home Internet
PCs for People651-354-2552Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Q Link Wireless LLC*855-754-6543Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Red Pocket, Inc888-993-3888Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Reliance Connects702-346-5211Home Internet
Rio Verde Wireless, LLC480-588-2428Home Internet
Rogue Mobile Inc.407-686-1026Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Rural4G870-451-0373Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Saddleback Communications*480-362-7150Home Internet
Sage Telecom Communications, LLC800-430-0443Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
San Carlos Apache Telecommunications Utility Inc.*928-475-2433Home InternetYes
Sarver Wireless888-744-8950Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
SC Broadband888-826-4211Home Internet
Selectel Wireless877-218-5744Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Simply Bits, LLC520-545-0333Home Internet
South Central Utah Telephone Association, Inc.888-826-4211Home Internet
Spectrum (Charter Communications Operating, LLC)866-980-3107Home InternetYes
Spot On Networks, LLC877-768-6687Home Internet
Straight Talk, Total Wireless, Simple Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, TracFone, Net10, Page Plus & Go Smart*833-333-9227Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Suddenlink866-200-7610Home Internet
SWA Connect, LLC866-350-0222Home InternetYes
SafetyNet Wireless888-224-3213Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
San Carlos Apache Telecommunications Utility Inc.*928-475-2433Home InternetYes
Sano Health LLC866-970-7299Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Sparklight877-687-1332Home Internet
Spectrum (Charter Communications Operating, LLC)866-980-3107Home InternetYes
Suddenlink866-200-7610Home Internet
SWA Connect, LLC866-350-0222Home InternetYes
Table Top Telephone Company, Inc.*520-387-7676Home Internet
TAG Mobile, LLC*866-959-4918Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
TDS844-330-6535Home Internet
TDS Telecommunications Corporation888-225-5837Home Internet
TerraCom, Inc*888-716-8880Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Tohono O’odahm Utility Authority*520-383-2236Home Internet
Tone Communication Services LLC800-515-8182Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Torch Wireless877-998-6674Mobile Internet (WIFI)
TransWorld Network, Corp.800-950-3015Home Internet
Triad Wireless602-426-0542Home Internet
Triplet Mountain Communications, Inc.928-475-8624Home InternetYes
Trepic Networks623-349-4172Home Internet
Unity Wireless, Inc.800-701-3231Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
UVNV, Inc.888-777-0446Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.*800-421-5711Home Internet
Verizon Wireless800-922-0204Home Internet
Verizon Wireless800-922-0204Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Virtual Bridge LLC833-551-0913Home Internet
Viasat855-463-9333Home Internet
WeLink Communications, Inc.844-285-9434Home InternetYes
Wecom, Inc.928-753-3829Home Internet
Whoop Connect Inc.888-200-1076Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Wrazzle, Inc.800-380-0547Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Xchange Telecom LLC646-722-7200Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Z1 Wireless561-434-4509Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Ztar Mobile, Inc800-416-3003Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes

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