Indiana EBT Discounts: How to Save Money with Your Benefits Card

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in Indiana not only help qualifying residents purchase necessary food items through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but also provide access to a variety of discounts and free admissions to educational and cultural institutions across the state. These benefits aim to support individuals and families by lowering the cost barrier to valuable community resources. Understanding the discounts available can help EBT cardholders maximize the use of their benefits and enjoy experiences that might otherwise be financially out of reach.

Many museums, zoos, and educational centers participate in the EBT discounts program, offering reduced or complimentary access to cardholders. This includes some of Indiana’s notable cultural landmarks such as The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Conner Prairie. EBT discounts also extend to other services, including discounts on Internet service and help with buying seeds and plants to grow food for households. By taking advantage of these discounts, Indiana residents can explore, learn, and connect with the community without straining their budgets.

Entertainment and Culture

Indiana offers EBT discounts under the Access Pass program. Eligible participants can visit numerous cultural institutions at a minimal cost, often $2. Notable venues include:

Museum NameAddressPhone Number
Minnetrista1200 North Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie, Indiana 47303765-282-4848
Swope Art Museum25 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47803812-238-1676
Kids Discovery FactoryPO Box 62, Batesville, Indiana 47006(812) 932-5437
Wabash County Historical Museum36 E. Market Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992 United States(260) 563-9070
Whitley County Historical Museum108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City, Indiana 46725260-244-6372
Fort Wayne History Center302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802260-426-2882
Fort Wayne Museum of Art311 E Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802260-422-6467
Auburn Cord Deusenberg Automobile Museum1600 S Wayne St., Auburn, Indiana 46706(260) 925-1444
Children’s Museum of South Bend2632 S. Michigan St., South Bend, Indiana 46628(574) 222-2044
Studebaker National Museum201 Chapin Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601(574) 235-9714
The History Museum808 West Washington Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601(574) 235-9664
Mascot Hall of Fame1851 Front Street, Whiting, Indiana 46394(219) 354-8814
Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville22 S.E. Fifth Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708812-464-2663

Discounted $2 Museum Admission with Access Pass

Museum/AttractionAdmission with Access Pass
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park$2 Admission
Crispus Attucks Museum$2 Admission
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art$2 Admission
Fort Wayne Museum of Art$2 Admission
Indiana Historical Society$2 Admission
Indianapolis Repertory Theatre$2 Admission
Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites$2 Admission
Indianapolis Ballet$2 Admission
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum$2 Admission
The NCAA Hall of Champions$2 Admission
Newfields$2 Admission
Rhythm! Discovery Center$2 Admission
Terre Haute Children’s Museum$2 Admission
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis$2 Admission
WonderLab Museum in Bloomington$2 Admission

Public Transportation

Public transportation authorities in Indiana provide discounted fares for EBT cardholders. Specific discounts vary by location, but common offerings include:

  • Reduced bus pass rates.
  • Special fare programs for qualifying low-income residents.

Retail and Grocery Savings

Many retailers and grocery stores participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which allows EBT cardholders to save on food purchases. Additionally, some stores provide:

  • Double Up Food Bucks: This program doubles the value of EBT funds when used to purchase fresh produce.
  • Discounts on bulk purchases or select grocery items.

Exclusive Amazon Prime Savings for EBT Cardholders

Amazon has introduced a special discount on its Prime membership for individuals with an Indiana Hoosier Works Card, allowing access to the plethora of Prime benefits at a significantly reduced cost.

Prime Membership at a Discount

  • Standard Prime Cost: $14.99 per month
  • Discounted Rate for EBT Cardholders: $6.99 per month

This offer slashes the regular subscription price by more than 50%, making it an attractive option for EBT cardholders.

Eligibility for Online Food Stamp Use

Amazon’s participation in the USDA’s pilot program allows those with the Prime membership to use their food stamps online for delivery in selected regions. This initiative is part of a broader effort to make grocery shopping more accessible and convenient.

Prime Membership Benefits Overview

Rapid, Complimentary Delivery Options

  • Over 50 million items eligible for fast, free shipping on
  • Residents of certain cities can enjoy FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million products, and FREE 2-hour delivery on essentials via Prime Now.

Entertainment: Stream Shows and Movies Instantly

  • Access to a vast library of movies and TV shows at no extra cost.
  • Available on various devices, including Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices.

Additional Perks for Prime Members

  • Online Grocery Shopping: Use your EBT card to order from Amazon Pantry for delivery where available.
  • Music Streaming: Enjoy over two million songs and numerous playlists without ads.
  • Reading Material: Unlimited reading across devices on a wide range of books and magazines.
  • Audible Originals: Unlimited listening to original audio series from Audible.
  • Twitch Prime: Access free monthly game content, exclusive discounts, and more.
  • Photo Storage: Unlimited free photo storage to keep your memories safe in one place.

Lifeline Program Overview

The Federal Lifeline Program aims to make communication services more affordable for low-income households. If you’re using Food Stamps/EBT and have an income below a specified threshold, you could be eligible for FREE or low-cost home or cell phone services. This initiative currently benefits nearly 13 million Americans by providing a minimum of $9.25 towards their monthly phone and internet bills.

Discounted Cell Phone Services

Service TypePhone Service ProviderPhone Number
Cell Phone ServiceLife Wireless*888-543-3620
Cell Phone ServiceQ Link Wireless*855-754-6543
Cell Phone ServiceTempo Telecom*877-822-8501
Cell Phone ServiceSafelink Wireless*800-723-3546
Cell Phone ServiceCraigville Telephone Company, Inc.*260-656-3131
Cell Phone ServiceAmerican Broadband & Telecommunications*866-966-2628
Cell Phone ServiceAccess Wireless*866-594-3644
Cell Phone ServiceAssurance Wireless*888-898-4888
Cell Phone ServiceenTouch Wireless*866-488-8719
Cell Phone ServiceTerraCom Wireless*877-351-4747

Discounted Home Phone Services

Service TypePhone Service ProviderPhone Number
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/S & W Telephone Company, Inc.888-225-5837
Home Phone ServiceGeetingsville Telephone Co., Inc.765-258-3111
Home Phone ServiceMulberry Cooperative Telephone Company*765-296-2885
Home Phone ServiceDaviess-Martin County Rural Telephone*812-486-3211
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/Home Telephone Company of Pittsboro, Inc.888-225-5837
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/Camden Telephone Company, Inc.888-225-5837
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/Tri-County Communications Corporation888-225-5837
Home Phone ServiceYeoman Telephone Company574-965-2100
Home Phone ServiceWisper ISP*800-765-7772
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/Home Telephone Company, Inc.888-225-5837
Home Phone ServiceHancock Telecom317-326-3131
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/Tipton Telephone Company, Inc.888-225-5837
Home Phone ServiceAT&T*855-301-0355
Home Phone ServiceSweetser Telephone Company765-384-4311
Home Phone ServiceNorthwestern Indiana Telephone Co (NITCO)*219-996-2981
Home Phone ServiceEndeavor Communications800-922-6677
Home Phone ServiceSoutheastern IN Rural Telephone Cooperative888-550-4497
Home Phone ServicePulaski White Rural Telephone Cooperative574-278-7121
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/West Point Telephone Company888-225-5837
Home Phone ServicePerry-Spencer Rural Telephone*812-357-2123
Home Phone ServiceMonon Telephone Company*800-531-7121
Home Phone ServiceFrontier Communications800-921-8101
Home Phone ServiceRochester Telephone Company, Inc.*574-223-2191
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/Communication Corporation of Southern Indiana888-225-5837
Home Phone ServiceNew Lisbon Telephone Company*844-785-8443
Home Phone ServiceSmithville Telephone Company800-742-4084
Home Phone ServiceLigonier Telephone Company*260-894-7161
Home Phone ServiceTDS Telecom/Communication Corporation of Indiana888-225-5837
Home Phone ServiceCitizens Telephone Cooperative260-375-2111
Home Phone ServiceCenturyLink800-244-1111
Home Phone ServiceBloomingdale Home Telephone Company765-498-1000
Home Phone ServiceNew Paris Telephone574-831-2176

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at providing EBT cardholders with significantly discounted internet services. This program is designed to ensure that households have affordable access to the internet, crucial for staying connected in today’s digital age.

Key Benefits of ACP

  • Monthly Internet Discount: Eligible households receive a substantial $30 discount each month on their internet service.
  • Discount on Devices: There’s also an opportunity to secure a one-time $100 discount towards the purchase of an eligible laptop, desktop, or tablet.
  • Additional Savings: Combining the $30 monthly ACP internet credit with Lifeline phone services can lead to even greater savings on your monthly phone and internet expenses.

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

ACP Internet Service Providers in Indiana

Indiana boasts an impressive roster of 91 ACP-approved internet providers, offering discounted services to EBT cardholders. Here’s a breakdown of these providers:

Service TypeInternet Provider NamePhone NumberFree with ACPDiscounted Device
Home InternetViasat855-463-9333
Home Internet Service419-292-2200
Home InternetClear Wireless, LLC888-341-3471Yes
Home InternetPublic Wireless, LLC800-286-5380
Home InternetHughes Network Systems, LLC844-737-2700
Home InternetCMN-RUS, Inc.877-407-3224
Home InternetU2 CONNECT NOW844-679-0909
Home InternetComcast (Xfinity)1-800-XFINITY
Home InternetVerizon Wireless800-922-0204
Home InternetTransWorld Network, Corp.800-950-3015
Home InternetMidwest Energy & Communications800-492-5989Yes
Home InternetTwigbyACP Home Int
Home InternetFidelity Cablevision, LLC800-392-8070
Home InternetEARTHLINK, LLC888-327-8454
Home InternetNew Lisbon Broadband and Communications765-332-2413
Home InternetW.A.T.C.H. TV Company800-589-3837Yes
Home InternetCathect Communications, Inc866-961-9941Yes
Home InternetSWA Connect, LLC866-350-0222Yes
Home InternetZISFONE, LLC850-397-2031Yes
Home InternetIgLou Internet Services502-966-3848
Home InternetSpot On Networks, LLC877-768-6687
Home InternetFrontier Communications Corporation877-847-6091
Home InternetRidge Wireless LLC765-585-4372
Home InternetTipmont REMC800-726-3953
Home InternetMercury Broadband800-354-4915
Home InternetFoundation for California Community Colleges866-325-3222
Home InternetGreat Plains Communications LLC855-853-1483
Home InternetCulture Wireless404-254-6236Yes
Home InternetMetaLINK Technologies, Inc.888-999-8002
Home InternetMaxsip Telecom Corporation866-629-7471
Home InternetWabash419-942-1111
Home InternetBerryComm765-553-5494
Home InternetMulberry Cooperative Telephone Company*765-296-2885
Home InternetLingo866-405-4646
Home InternetRTC Communications*812-486-3211
Home InternetLaGrange County REMC Broadband, Spark260-463-7165
Home InternetMediacom LLC855-330-6918Yes
Mobile InternetUVNV, Inc.888-777-0446
Mobile Internethuman-I-T888-268-3921Yes
Mobile InternetAT&T Mobility LLC866-986-0963Yes
Mobile InternetLife Wireless*888-543-3620Yes
Mobile InternetExcess Telecom, Inc.800-615-0898YesYes
Mobile InternetCricket Wireless844-246-8364Yes
Mobile InternetQ Link Wireless LLC*855-754-6543YesYes
Mobile InternetClear Wireless, LLC888-341-3471Yes
Mobile InternetInsight Mobile, Inc.866-330-0902Yes
Mobile InternetRural4G870-451-0373YesYes
Mobile InternetNorth American Local, LLC888-247-3903YesYes
Mobile InternetStraight Talk, Total Wireless, Simple Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, TracFone, Net10, Page Plus & Go Smart*833-333-9227Yes
Mobile InternetSage Telecom Communications, LLC800-430-0443YesYes
Mobile InternetAmerican Assistance and Your Call Wireless*877-266-7212Yes
Mobile InternetK20 Wireless717-400-5573YesYes
Mobile InternetVerizon Wireless800-922-0204
Mobile InternetGlobal Connection Inc. of America800-544-4441YesYes
Mobile InternetTempo Telecom, Inc.*833-998-3676Yes
Mobile InternetPCs for People651-354-2552YesYes
Mobile InternetUnity Wireless, Inc.800-701-3231Yes
Mobile InternetComlink Total Solutions Corp833-526-0200
Mobile InternetIDT Domestic Telecom, Inc.800-689-0617Yes
Mobile InternetTerraCom, Inc*888-716-8880Yes
Mobile InternetSelectel Wireless877-218-5744YesYes
Mobile InternetBoost Mobile866-402-7366Yes
Mobile InternetAccess Wireless*866-594-3644
Mobile InternetTone Communication Services LLC800-515-8182
Mobile InternetT-Mobile USA, Inc.888-863-8768
Mobile InternetAssurance Wireless*888-321-5880
Mobile InternetCulture Wireless404-254-6236Yes
Mobile InternetEasy Wireless877-476-3451Yes
Mobile InternetSafetyNet Wireless888-224-3213YesYes
Mobile InternetBroadway Broadband888-620-3322
Mobile InternetHello Mobile Telecom LLC888-854-3556Yes
Mobile InternetZtar Mobile, Inc800-416-3003Yes
Mobile InternetWhoop Connect Inc.888-200-1076Yes
Mobile InternetLTE Wireless877-388-2232Yes
Mobile InternetInfiniti Mobile214-323-8000YesYes
Mobile InternetHoop Wireless, LLC833-367-4667YesYes
Mobile InternetComcast (Xfinity)1-800-XFINITY
Mobile InternetBoftech248-905-1907YesYes
Mobile InternetDailytel Inc.883-999-0427Yes
Mobile InternetBoomerang Wireless, LLC*866-488-8719Yes
Mobile InternetAirtalk Wireless855-924-7825Yes
Mobile InternetUpward Mobile LLC404-487-0931Yes
Mobile InternetTorch Wireless877-998-6674Yes
Mobile InternetInterConnection206-633-1517Yes
Mobile InternetNewPhone Wireless, LLC855-204-3667Yes
Mobile InternetGalaxy Distribution LLC833-942-5299Yes
Mobile InternetZ1 Wireless561-434-4509
Mobile InternetCintex Wireless, LLC800-931-0141YesYes
Mobile InternetSarver Wireless888-744-8950YesYes
Mobile InternetH2O Wireless888-543-3620Yes
Mobile InternetRed Pocket, Inc888-993-3888

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