North Dakota EBT Discounts: How to Save on Services and Entertainment

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards serve as a modern substitute for the food stamp coupons, providing assistance to low-income individuals and families in North Dakota. These cards are a critical component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), facilitating the purchase of food items at authorized retail stores. However, beyond enabling essential grocery shopping, North Dakota’s EBT program offers several discounts and additional benefits, often unknown to cardholders.

The discounts accessible to EBT cardholders in North Dakota range from reduced admission fees to museums and cultural institutions to discounts on services and educational resources. These benefits are designed to support and empower disadvantaged community members, giving them opportunities to enjoy various activities and amenities that might otherwise be financially inaccessible. The program extends beyond basic needs, aiming to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families facing economic hardship.

Museum Discounts

Participating museums offer reduced or free admission for North Dakota EBT cardholders. This encourages educational and cultural enrichment for individuals and families. Examples include:

  • Children’s museums
  • Science centers
  • Historical sites

Dale and Martha Hawk Museum

4839 78th Street NE

Wolford, North Dakota 58385


Public Transportation Fares

Discounts on public transportation help EBT cardholders save on travel expenses. Transit authorities may provide:

  • Reduced fare bus passes
  • Subsidized metro tickets
  • Special programs for off-peak travel hours

Retail and Grocery Savings

EBT cardholders often receive discounts on food and essential items at participating retailers. Savings may be available through:

  • Bonus points or loyalty rewards programs
  • Percentage discounts on qualifying store brands
  • Exclusive sales events for EBT users

Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Cardholders

Residents of North Dakota with an EBT Card are eligible for a discounted Amazon Prime membership. Normally priced at $14.99 per month, eligible EBT cardholders can access Amazon Prime for just $6.99 per month, a savings of over 50%.

Shopping Benefits

Amazon participates in a USDA pilot program that allows food stamps to be used online, making it possible for Prime members to order groceries through Amazon Pantry in selected regions.

Prime Delivery Advantages

  • Free Shipping: Members enjoy free, fast delivery on over 50 million items.
  • Same-Day Delivery: Available in certain urban areas, this service covers over a million items.
  • Prime Now: Offers free 2-hour delivery on daily essentials and groceries in select areas.

Entertainment Options

  • Streaming: Prime includes unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows, available on devices such as Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.

Additional Perks

  • Grocery Purchases: Use your EBT card to buy groceries via Amazon Pantry where available.
  • Music Streaming: Access over two million songs and thousands of playlists without ads.
  • Reading Material: Unlimited access to books and magazines on any device.
  • Audible Original Series: Unlimited listening to original audio series from Audible.
  • Twitch Prime: Enjoy free game content monthly, exclusive discounts, and more.
  • Photo Storage: Free unlimited storage for all your photos.

Discounted Cell Phone Providers in North Dakota (Lifeline Program)

Below is a table listing the cell phone providers that offer discounted services through the Lifeline program in North Dakota, including their contact numbers:

Company NamePhone Number
enTouch Wireless866-488-8719
NDNC (SRT Wireless)701-852-7777
AT&T Mobility800-377-9450
Life Wireless888-543-3620
Verizon Wireless800-924-0585
Tempo Telecom, LLC877-822-8501

Discounted Home Phone Providers in North Dakota (Lifeline Program)

Here’s a table of home phone service providers that participate in the Lifeline program in North Dakota, with their respective contact information:

Company NamePhone Number
BEK Communications701-475-2361
Dakota Central Communications800-771-0974
Midstate Communications888-214-1431
SRT Communications, Inc.701-852-7777
Northwest Communications Cooperative800-245-5884
Inter-Community Telephone800-350-9137
Griggs County Telephone Company701-797-3300
Reservation Telephone Cooperative888-862-3115
Consolidated Telcom888-225-5282
Red River Communications701-553-8309
Absaraka Cooperative Telephone/Red River Telephone701-896-3404
West River Telecommunications Cooperative800-748-7220
Midcontinent Communications dba Midco800-888-1300
Dakota Central Telecommunications800-771-0974
Polar Communications701-284-7221
Nemont Telephone Cooperative800-636-6680
United Telephone Mutual Aid Company800-844-9708
Wolverton Telephone Company800-284-7222
Dickey Rural Access877-559-4692

Affordable Connectivity Program for EBT Cardholders

Overview of Discounts

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers substantial discounts to EBT Cardholders to help with internet costs:

  • Monthly Internet Discount: Qualifying households receive a $30 monthly reduction on their internet bill.
  • One-Time Device Discount: Participants can also benefit from a one-time $100 discount towards the purchase of an eligible laptop, desktop, or tablet.

Additional Savings

  • Bundled Savings: The $30 ACP internet discount can be combined with the Lifeline phone service discount. This combination allows for greater savings on both internet and phone services each month.

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