Connecticut EBT Discounts: Your Guide to Savings and Benefits

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards are a critical resource for many Connecticut residents, helping to ensure that those facing economic hardship can afford the basics like food and essential goods. In Connecticut, EBT cards are primarily used for two assistance programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Cash Assistance Program. Beyond purchasing food and goods, the EBT card in Connecticut also offers an array of discounts and benefits that cardholders may not be fully aware of.

Connecticut’s EBT cardholders can take advantage of reduced admission fees at museums, zoos, and other cultural institutions. Additionally, discounts for services such as public transportation and educational programs are often available. The aim of these discounts is to enable individuals and families to access resources and opportunities that might otherwise be financially out of reach, providing a crucial stepping stone towards economic stability and enrichment.

Public Transport Fare Reductions

Reduced fares for public transportation are available to EBT cardholders, which assists in commuting for work, school, and other necessary travel:

  • CTtransit: EBT cardholders are eligible for half-price fares on buses throughout the state.

Discounted Amazon Prime Membership

Offer: Amazon Prime at $6.99/month for EBT Cardholders, a significant reduction from the standard $14.99/month.

Benefits Include:

  • Fast Delivery: Free shipping on a wide selection of items, with Same-Day and 2-hour delivery options in certain areas.
  • Entertainment: Unlimited access to movies, TV shows, music, books, and magazines.
  • Other Perks: Free unlimited photo storage, exclusive game content, and the ability to purchase groceries through Amazon Pantry in selected locations.

Museums for All Program

Offer: Reduced admission fees (FREE to $3.00) at participating museums for up to four individuals per EBT card.

Participating Museums:

  1. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
    • 258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    • (203) 438-4519
    • Website
  2. Bruce Museum
    • 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT 06830
    • 203-869-0376
    • Website
  3. The Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House Museum
    • 40 Palmer St, Stonington, CT 06378
    • (860) 535-8445
    • Website
  4. Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library
    • One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105
    • (860) 236-5621
    • Website
  5. EverWonder Children’s Museum
    • 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown, CT 06470
    • 203-364-4009
    • Website
  6. Fairfield University Art Museum
    • 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
    • (203) 254-4046
    • Website
  7. Florence Griswold Museum
    • 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
    • (860) 434-5542
    • Website
  8. Hill-Stead Museum
    • 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032 United States
    • (860) 677-4787
    • Website
  9. Historic New England – Roseland Cottage
    • 556 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281 United States
    • (860) 928-4074
    • Website
  10. Keller Tavern Museum
    • 152 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    • (203) 438-5485
    • Website
  11. Kidcity Children’s Museum
    • 119 Washington St., Middletown, CT 06457
    • 860-347-0495
    • Website
  12. KidsPlay Children’s Museum
    • 61 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
    • 860-618-7700
    • Website
  13. The Lighthouse Museum
    • 7 Water Street, Stonington, CT 06378
    • (860) 535-1440
    • Website
  14. The Maritime Aquarium
    • 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
    • (203) 852-0700
    • Website
  15. Mattatuck Museum
    • 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
    • (203) 753-0381
    • Website
  16. Mystic Seaport Museum
    • 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
    • 860-572-0711
    • Website
  17. New London Maritime Society – Custom House Maritime Museum
    • 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
    • (860) 447-2501
    • Website
  18. Niantic Children’s Museum
    • 409 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
    • 860-691-1111
    • Website
  19. Nowashe Village
    • 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT 06074
    • (860) 289-1783
    • Website
  20. Stanley-Whitman House
    • 37 High Street, Farmington, CT 06032
    • (860) 677-9222
    • Website
  21. Stepping Stones Children’s Museum
    • 303 West Ave., Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850
    • 203-899-0606
    • Website

Mobile Phone Service Discounts

Lifeline’s program offers reduced rates for mobile phone services in Connecticut, ensuring communication accessibility for all. Participating providers are as follows:

Provider NameContact Number
Safelink Wireless800-723-3546
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
Access Wireless866-594-3644

Landline Phone Service Discounts

For those who prefer or require landline services, the following companies provide discounted rates under the Lifeline program:

Provider NameContact Number
Cox Communications866-961-0027
Frontier Communications800-921-8101

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The ACP initiative is designed to make internet services more affordable to EBT cardholders, providing a $30 monthly discount on internet bills, along with a potential one-time $100 subsidy for purchasing a laptop, desktop, or tablet.

For additional information on application procedures, please refer to our detailed guide.

ACP Internet Service Providers in Connecticut for 2024

Connecticut boasts a diverse array of 36 ACP-supported internet providers, catering to different needs with mobile or fixed services. Here’s a breakdown of these providers, highlighting whether they offer additional benefits like connected devices:

Internet Provider NameService TypeConnected Device Offer
Access WirelessMobileNo
Assurance WirelessMobileYes
AT&TMobileNo
Atlantic BroadbandFixedNo
Boost MobileMobileYes
Boss WirelessMobileNo
Comcast (Xfinity)FixedNo
CoxFixedYes
Cricket WirelessMobileNo
EarthlinkFixed & MobileNo
Excess TelecomMobileYes
Foundation for California Community CollegesMobileNo
Frontier CommunicationsFixedNo
good2go mobileMobileNo
GoNetspeedFixedNo
Go Technology ManagementMobileNo
Hughes Network SystemsFixedNo
human-I-TMobileYes
Infinity MobileMobileNo
LingoFixedNo
Metro by T-MobileMobileYes
Mint MobileMobileNo
NewPhone WirelessMobileNo
OptimumFixedNo
PCs for PeopleMobileYes
Ready WirelessMobileNo
Q Link WirelessMobileYes
Sano HealthMobileNo
Selectel WirelessMobileYes
Spectrum (Charter)FixedNo
StandUp WirelessMobileYes
T-Mobile USAFixed & MobileNo
TracFone WirelessMobileYes
TruConnectMobileYes
UVNVMobileNo
VerizonFixed & MobileNo

Be sure to check out our other articles about Connecticut Food Stamps and EBT.