Utah EBT Discounts: How to Maximize Savings with Your Card

Utah’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program provides eligible residents with access to nutritional assistance and can also unlock numerous discounts and perks across the state. These discounts are designed to make life more affordable for families and individuals who are participating in assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). EBT cardholders in Utah benefit from reduced admission to museums, zoos, and cultural centers, as well as discounted rates on utilities and telecommunications services.

The EBT card functions much like a debit card, allowing users not only to purchase food items but also to enjoy educational and recreational activities that might otherwise be inaccessible due to cost. From free entry to educational institutions for children and adults to special rates on services and goods, Utah’s EBT discounts are aimed at providing a more balanced and equitable lifestyle for those facing financial challenges.

Museum Discounts

Several museums in Utah offer discounted admission to EBT cardholders under the Museums for All initiative. Notable examples include:

Brigham City Museum of Art & History

  • Location: 24 North 300 West, Brigham City, Utah 84302
  • Phone: 435-226-1439

Box Elder Museum of Natural History

  • Location: 641 E. 200 North, Brigham City, Utah 84302
  • Phone: 435-226-1439

St. George Children’s Museum

  • Location: 86 S. Main Street, St. George, Utah 84770
  • Phone: 435-986-4000

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

  • Location: 2180 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah 84790 United States
  • Phone: (435) 574-3466

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

  • Location: 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
  • Phone: 801-581-7332

    Public Transportation Fares

    EBT cardholders may be eligible for discounted fares on public transportation systems. For instance:

    • UTA (Utah Transit Authority): Reduced fare program allowing cardholders to apply for and use a Reduced Fare Card for discounted rates.

    Educational Resources

    Discounts on educational resources are available to encourage continued learning and development. Examples include:

    • Bookmobile Library Service: Free library services to rural communities.
    • Utah State University Extension: Offers various workshops and classes at reduced rates for EBT cardholders.

    Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Cardholders in Utah

    If you’re an EBT cardholder in Utah, you can now access Amazon Prime at a significantly reduced cost. This special program offers all the perks of Amazon Prime for just a fraction of the usual price.

    Cost Comparison:

    • Standard Amazon Prime Membership: $12.99 per month
    • Discounted Rate for EBT Cardholders: $5.99 per month

    This discounted rate represents a saving of over 50% off the standard monthly fee.

    Additional Benefits for EBT Cardholders:

    Amazon is part of a USDA pilot program that permits online food stamp transactions for delivery. With this membership, you can purchase groceries through Amazon Pantry in select regions.

    How to Sign Up:

    You can enroll in the Amazon Prime EBT Discount here.

    Advantages of Amazon Prime Membership:

    • Fast and Free Delivery:
      • Free shipping on over 50 million eligible items.
      • Free Same-Day Delivery in certain metropolitan areas for over a million items.
      • Free 2-hour delivery on daily essentials and groceries via Prime Now in select areas.
    • Entertainment:
      • Unlimited instant streaming of movies and TV shows.
      • Access available on various devices including Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, smartphones, and tablets.

    Other Exclusive Prime Benefits:

    • Grocery Shopping: Use your EBT card to order groceries online through Amazon Pantry for delivery in eligible states.
    • Music: Enjoy over two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations without ads.
    • Reading: Unlimited access to books and magazines on any device.
    • Audible Original Series: Unlimited listening to original audio series from Audible.
    • Twitch Prime: Free game content monthly, exclusive discounts, and more.
    • Photo Storage: Free unlimited photo storage to keep all your pictures in one place.

    Discounted Cell Phone Services

    The following table lists the cell phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in Utah, offering discounted services:

    Company NamePhone Number
    Safelink Wireless800-723-3546
    Life Wireless888-543-3620
    Access Wireless866-594-3644
    Q Link Wireless855-754-6543
    Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
    StandUP Wireless800-544-4441
    Tempo Telecom, LLC877-822-8501
    Choice Wireless800-246-4239

    Discounted Home Phone Services

    The table below presents home phone providers that are participants in the Lifeline program within Utah, offering discounted rates:

    Company NamePhone Number
    Frontier Communications800-921-8101
    Skyline Telecom888-383-4132
    Central Utah Telephone800-427-8449
    Emery, Carbon & Hanksville Telcom Companies435-748-2223
    UBTA-UBET Communications435-622-5007
    Bear Lake Communications435-946-3663
    All West Communications435-783-4361
    Manti Telephone Company435-835-3391
    Direct Communications Cedar Valley801-789-2800
    Beehive Telephone Company435-837-6000
    South Central Utah Telephone Association435-826-4211
    Gunnison Telephone Co.435-528-7236

    Affordable Connectivity Program for EBT Cardholders

    The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers substantial discounts on internet services for EBT cardholders, aimed at improving access to digital services.

    Program Benefits:

    • Monthly Internet Discount: Households receive a $30 monthly discount on their internet service.
    • One-Time Device Discount: Eligible participants can also obtain a one-time $100 discount towards the purchase of a laptop, desktop, or tablet.

    Additional Savings Opportunity:

    • Combining Discounts: The $30 monthly ACP internet credit can be combined with Lifeline phone service discounts. This integration allows for even greater savings on both phone and internet bills each month.

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