Massachusetts EBT Discounts: How to Save Money Across the State

Massachusetts provides a range of discounts and benefits for residents who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. These benefits aim to help families and individuals with low income to stretch their budgets and gain better access to vital resources. In addition to purchasing food items, the Massachusetts EBT card unlocks several discounts and free admissions to various cultural and educational institutions across the state.

These EBT discounts serve as part of Massachusetts’ commitment to supporting its residents in accessing nutritious food and enriching activities that might otherwise be financially out of reach. From museums and zoos to educational courses and community events, the program ensures that financial barriers do not prevent individuals and families from participating in the cultural and educational opportunities that the state has to offer.

Museums and Cultural Institutions

EBT cardholders in Massachusetts have access to discounted or free admission to various museums and cultural institutions. Examples include:

  • Museum of Science, Boston: $3 per person admission for up to 4 people.
  • Boston Children’s Museum: $2 per person admission for up to 4 people.
Museum NameAddressPhone Number
Norman Rockwell Museum9 Glendale Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262413-298-4100
Berkshire Museum39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201413-443-7171
Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201413-442-1793
EcoTarium222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604508-929-2700
Old Sturbridge Village1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566(800) 733-1830
Museum of Russian Icons203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510(978) 598-5000
Museum of Science1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114(617) 723-2500
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate210 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125(617) 740-7000
Boston Children’s Museum308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210(617) 426-6500
USS Constitution MuseumCharlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129617-426-1812
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002(413) 559-6300
Beneski Museum of Natural History11 Barrett Hill Drive, Amherst, MA 01002(413) 542-2165
Battleship Cove5 Water St., Fall River, MA 02721(508) 678-1100
The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River441 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720508-672-0033
New Bedford Whaling Museum18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740(508) 997-0046
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740(508) 961-3072
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum396 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740(508) 997-1401
Peabody Essex Museum161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970(978) 745-9500
Children’s Museum in Easton9 Sullivan Ave, North Easton, MA 02356508-230-3789
Cape Cod Children’s Museum577 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649508-539-8788
Cape Cod Maritime Museum135 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601(508) 775-1723
Martha’s Vineyard Museum151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568(508) 627-4441
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267413-458-2303
Cultural Center of Cape Cod307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664(508) 394-7100
Wenham Museum132 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984(978) 468-2377
North Shore Children’s Museum10 Main Street, Peabody, MA 01960(978) 538-5765

Educational Programs

There are educational discounts available that help promote learning and skill development for EBT cardholders. Specific programs offer:

  • Discounted course fees: Many community colleges offer discounted pricing on continuing education courses.
  • Access to material resources: Reduced rates on educational materials and supplies at participating locations.

Public Transportation Benefits

EBT cardholders may be eligible for reduced fares on public transportation, helping to ease travel costs. This includes:

  • MBTA: Reduced fare program allows qualified riders to receive up to 50% off on bus, subway, and commuter rail fares.
  • Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs): Many RTAs across the state offer similar discounts.

Amazon Prime Discount with EBT Access

If you’re a holder of a Bay State Access Card, you have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime at a significantly reduced price through the Amazon Prime EBT Discount.

Cost Benefits

Normally, Amazon Prime costs $14.99 per month. However, EBT cardholders are eligible for Prime Membership at just $6.99 per month, which represents a savings of over 50%.

Online Grocery Shopping with EBT

Amazon is included in the USDA’s pilot program, allowing food stamp recipients to purchase groceries online for delivery. This enables EBT cardholders to utilize their benefits to order through Amazon Pantry in designated areas.

Prime Membership Advantages

  • Rapid, Free Delivery: Enjoy free shipping on over 50 million eligible items with options for FREE Same-Day Delivery in certain cities and FREE 2-hour delivery on essentials via Prime Now.
  • Streaming Entertainment: Gain instant access to stream thousands of movies and TV shows. This service is available on various devices including Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, smartphones, and tablets.

Additional Perks of Amazon Prime

  • Grocery Purchases: Use your EBT card to buy groceries online via Amazon Pantry where available.
  • Music and Playlists: Access over two million songs and thousands of playlists without ads.
  • Reading Material: Enjoy unlimited reading across any device including books and magazines.
  • Exclusive Audible Originals: Unlimited listening to original audio series from Audible.
  • Twitch Prime: Receive free monthly gaming content, exclusive discounts, and more.
  • Photo Storage: Benefit from unlimited photo storage to keep all your pictures in one place.

Massachusetts Lifeline Discounted Cell Phone Service Providers

The following table lists the cell phone providers participating in the Lifeline program in Massachusetts, detailing their phone numbers and the type of service they offer.

Phone Service ProviderPhone NumberType of Service
Assurance Wireless*888-898-4888Cell Phone Service
Safelink Wireless*800-723-3546Cell Phone Service
Global Connection of America*877-511-3009Cell Phone Service
enTouch Wireless866-488-8719Cell Phone Service

Massachusetts Lifeline Discounted Home Phone Service Providers

The table below presents the home phone providers participating in the Lifeline program in Massachusetts, along with their contact information and the type of service provided.

Phone Service ProviderPhone NumberType of Service
Verizon*800-837-4966Home Phone Service (Landline)
Consolidated Communications844-968-7224Home Phone Service (Landline)
The Granby Telephone*413-467-9911Home Phone Service (Landline)

Massachusetts Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Internet Providers

The table below highlights the companies in Massachusetts that participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), providing discounted internet services to EBT cardholders. The program offers a monthly discount of $30 on internet services, and a one-time $100 discount for purchasing a qualifying laptop, desktop, or tablet. Additionally, these benefits can be combined with Lifeline phone services for further savings.

Internet Provider NamePhone NumberType of ServiceFree with ACPDiscounted Device
SWA Connect, LLC866-350-0222Home InternetYes
netBlazr Inc.617-718-5500Home Internet
Cox Communication866-439-1289Home InternetYesYes
Verizon New England LLC*800-837-4966Home Internet
Culture Wireless404-254-6236Home InternetYes
GCET413-775-6400Home Internet
Comcast (Xfinity)1-800-XFINITYHome Internet
Omnipoint Technology Inc.844-764-6800Home InternetYes
Foundation for California Community Colleges866-325-3222Home Internet
Starry, Inc888-231-9403Home InternetYes
GoNetSpeed833-683-5261Home Internet
Clear Wireless, LLC888-341-3471Home InternetYes
Viasat855-463-9333Home Internet
Lingo866-405-4646Home Internet
Astound Broadband powered by RCN800-746-4726Home InternetYes
Spectrum (Charter Communications Operating, LLC)866-980-3107Home InternetYes
TwigbyACP Home IntHome InternetYes
Integrated Path Communications LLC888-224-6958Home InternetYes
Hughes Network Systems, LLC844-737-2700Home Internet
Crocker Communications, Inc.413-654-1000Home Internet
South Hadley Electric Light Department413-437-0344Home Internet
Verizon Wireless800-922-0204Home Internet
Otelco*833-683-5261Home InternetYes
Otelco833-683-5261Home Internet
Whip City Fiber413-485-1251Home Internet
Cape Ann Communications978-281-4222Home Internet
Maxsip Telecom Corporation866-629-7471Home Internet
Christopher R. Gray DBA Hilltown Networks413-628-2100Home Internet
Spot On Networks, LLC877-768-6687Home Internet
ZISFONE, LLC850-397-2031Home InternetYes
U2 CONNECT NOW844-679-0909Home Internet
EARTHLINK, LLC888-327-8454Home Internet
Easy Wireless877-476-3451Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
AT&T Mobility LLC866-986-0963Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Airtalk Wireless877-247-7799Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Rural4G870-451-0373Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Life Wireless888-543-3620Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Boost Mobile866-402-7366Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Cricket Wireless844-246-8364Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Assurance Wireless*888-321-5880Mobile Internet (WIFI)
K20 Wireless717-400-5573Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Ztar Mobile, Inc800-416-3003Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Boomerang Wireless, LLC866-488-8719Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Clear Wireless, LLC888-341-3471Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Torch Wireless877-998-6674Mobile Internet (WIFI)
North American Local, LLC888-247-3903Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Thrive Mobile888-384-7483Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Sano Health LLC866-970-7299Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Sarver Wireless888-744-8950Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Q Link Wireless LLC855-754-6543Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
UVNV, Inc.888-777-0446Mobile Internet (WIFI)
PCs for People651-354-2552Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Wrazzle, Inc.800-380-0547Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Red Pocket, Inc888-993-3888Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
SafetyNet Wireless888-224-3213Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Dailytel Inc.883-999-0427Mobile Internet (WIFI)
T-Mobile USA, Inc.888-863-8768Mobile Internet (WIFI)
human-I-T888-268-3921Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
IDT Domestic Telecom, Inc.800-689-0617Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
American Assistance and Your Call Wireless877-266-7212Mobile Internet (WIFI)
NewPhone Wireless, LLC855-204-3667Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Consolidated Communications, Inc.844-968-7224Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Straight Talk, Total Wireless, Simple Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, TracFone, Net10, Page Plus & Go Smart*833-333-9227Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Comcast (Xfinity)1-800-XFINITYMobile Internet (WIFI)
Insight Mobile, Inc.866-330-0902Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Cintex Wireless, LLC800-931-0141Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Angel Mobile302-257-6925Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Global Connection Inc. of America*800-544-4441Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
TruConnect Communications, Inc.800-430-0443Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Infiniti Mobile214-323-8000Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Access Wireless866-594-3644Mobile Internet (WIFI)
InterConnection206-633-1517Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Whoop Connect Inc.888-200-1076Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Go Technology Management, LLC877-223-1978Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Hoop Wireless, LLC833-367-4667Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Selectel Wireless877-218-5744Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Verizon Wireless800-922-0204Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Omnipoint Technology Inc.844-764-6800Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Hello Mobile Telecom LLC888-854-3556Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Excess Telecom, Inc.800-615-0898Mobile Internet (WIFI)YesYes
Culture Wireless404-254-6236Mobile Internet (WIFI)Yes
Tone Communication Services LLC800-515-8182Mobile Internet (WIFI)

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