Missouri EBT Discounts: How to Save Money and Access Benefits

Missouri’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system provides eligible households with access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. These benefits are crucial for low-income families, helping them purchase nutritious food essential for sustaining their health and well-being. However, Missouri EBT cardholders may not be fully aware that their cards can unlock a range of additional discounts and benefits beyond food purchases. Broadening the understanding of these value-added features is important for maximizing the positive impact of the program on Missouri residents.

The EBT card discounts encompass various areas including entertainment, education, and utilities, allowing recipients to extend their limited budgets and enjoy experiences that might otherwise be out of reach. Some institutions, like museums, zoos, and educational centers, offer discounted or free admission to EBT cardholders, recognizing the importance of cultural and educational inclusivity. Furthermore, certain service providers offer reduced rates for basic services, acknowledging the economic challenges that low-income individuals and families face.

Discounted Museum Admissions

Missouri EBT cardholders can enjoy discounted or even free access to a variety of museums and family-friendly attractions across the state. Here are the details of this special offer:

Admission Details

  • Price Range: Admission fees for individuals and families holding an EBT card range from free to $3.00.
  • Photo ID Required: A valid form of photo ID must be presented along with the EBT card.
  • Family Offer: The discount applies to up to four individuals per EBT card, making it ideal for families of four.


  • Operating Hours: These discounted rates are available during all normal operating hours.
  • Pre-Visit Recommendation: It is recommended to contact the museum before visiting to confirm the special rate for EBT cardholders.

Participating Museum

  • Museum of Art and Archaeology
    • Address: 115 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Missouri 65211
    • Phone: 573-882-3591

Amazon Prime Discount

Missouri EBT cardholders have the opportunity to access Amazon Prime at a significantly reduced cost. This discount provides all the standard benefits of Prime membership but at a substantial savings.

Membership Cost

  • Standard Rate: $14.99 per month
  • Discounted Rate for EBT Cardholders: $6.99 per month (more than 50% off)

Eligibility and Usage

This discount comes as part of Amazon’s participation in a USDA pilot program, which approves certain vendors to accept food stamps online. EBT cardholders can utilize their benefits to order groceries through Amazon Pantry in designated areas.

Benefits of Amazon Prime Membership

Speedy and Free Delivery

  • Over 50 million items eligible for free, fast shipping
  • Same-Day Delivery available for over a million items in select metropolitan areas
  • Prime Now: Free 2-hour delivery on daily essentials and groceries in eligible areas

Digital Entertainment

  • Prime Video: Unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows at no additional cost, accessible on various devices including Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices.

Additional Perks

  • Amazon Pantry: Purchase groceries online using your EBT card (available in participating states)
  • Amazon Music: Access to over two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations without ads
  • Reading Benefits: Unlimited reading across any device including books and magazines
  • Audible: Unlimited listening to original audio series from Audible
  • Twitch Prime: Free monthly game content, exclusive discounts, and more
  • Amazon Photos: Unlimited photo storage for organizing and sharing

Discounted Cell Phone Services

Below is a table listing cell phone providers participating in the Lifeline program in Missouri, providing contact information for each company.

Company NamePhone
Access Wireless866-594-3644
American Broadband & Telecommunications866-966-2628
Assist Wireless855-392-7747
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
Boomerang Wireless866-488-8719
Easy Wireless877-476-3451
Life Wireless888-543-3620
Missouri RSA 5 Partnership800-769-8731
Northwest Missouri Cellular800-331-6341
Q Link Wireless855-754-6543
Safelink Wireless800-723-3546
StandUP Wireless800-544-4441
TAG Mobile, LLC866-959-4918
Tempo Telecom877-822-8501
U.S. Cellular800-944-9400
Yourtel America855-299-9990

Discounted Home Phone Services

Below is a table listing home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in Missouri, along with their contact information.

Company NamePhone
Alma Communications Company888-371-6821
Barry Technology, LLC417-847-2131
BPS Telephone Company800-785-8630
Chariton Valley Telecom660-395-9000
Choctaw Telephone417-491-4111
Citizens Telephone Company of Higginsville660-584-2111
Consolidated Communications844-968-7224
Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative800-362-0316
Ellington Telephone Company573-663-2000
Fidelity Communications Services800-392-8070
Goodman Telephone Company417-364-7214
Granby Telephone Company417-472-6211
Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation800-451-2301
Green Hills Telephone Corporation800-846-3426
Holway Telephone Company660-935-2211
IAMO Telephone Company712-583-3232
Kingdom Telephone Company800-487-4811
KLM Telephone Company417-395-2121
Lathrop Telephone Company816-528-4211
Le-Ru Telephone Company417-628-3844
Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company660-423-5211
McDonald County Telephone Company417-223-4313
Miller Telephone Company417-452-3201
MoKan Dial913-837-2219
New Florence Telephone Company573-835-2997
New London Telephone Company844-765-7458
Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Co.660-874-4111
Orchard Farm Telephone Company844-765-7458
Oregon Farmers Mutual Telephone Company660-446-3391
Ozark Telephone Company417-475-2211
Peace Valley Telephone417-277-5550
Rock Port Telephone Company660-744-5311
Seneca Telephone Company417-776-2247
Steelville Telephone Exchange573-775-2111
Stoutland Telephone Company844-765-7458
Windstream Communications800-347-1991
OTELCO Mid-Missouri660-834-3311
Farber Telephone Company888-559-9099

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Benefits

The Affordable Connectivity Program offers substantial discounts on internet services and devices for EBT cardholders. Here are the key benefits and features of the program:

Monthly Internet Discount

  • $30 Monthly Discount: Eligible households receive a $30 discount on their monthly internet bill.

One-Time Device Discount

  • $100 Discount: A one-time discount of $100 is available for the purchase of an eligible laptop, desktop, or tablet.

Combined Savings with Lifeline

  • Additional Savings: You can combine the $30 monthly internet credit from ACP with the Lifeline phone service to achieve greater savings on both your phone and internet bills each month.

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