Wisconsin EBT Discounts: Comprehensive Guide to Savings and Benefits

Wisconsin’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program assists eligible low-income individuals and families in meeting their nutritional needs. As an extension of the FoodShare program, the EBT card allows participants to purchase food items from participating retailers. However, FoodShare benefits extend beyond just purchasing food at the grocery store. EBT cardholders in Wisconsin enjoy access to various discounts, including reduced fees for educational resources, museum admissions, and other community services tailored to support families and individuals facing economic difficulties.

These EBT discounts aim to facilitate the wellbeing of the community by offering access to cultural and educational experiences. Discounted admittance to places like zoos, science centers, and other family-friendly attractions not only provides educational enrichment but also allows for participation in community life that might otherwise be financially out of reach. Moreover, some discounts help ease the expenses for utilities and communication services, allowing EBT cardholders to save money on essential services.

Museum and Cultural Access

The Building for Kids Children’s Museum

  • Address: 100 W College Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
  • Phone: 920-734-3226

Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

  • Address: 220 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
  • Phone: 715-832-5437

Madison Children’s Museum

  • Address: 100 N Hamilton Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
  • Phone: 608-256-6445

Children’s Museum of La Crosse

  • Address: 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
  • Phone: 608-784-2652

Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum

  • Address: 1100 Main Street, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481
  • Phone: 715-344-2003

Northwoods Children’s Museum

  • Address: 346 W. Division St., Eagle River, Wisconsin 54521
  • Phone: 715-479-4623

Wausau Children’s Museum

  • Address: B-236 Wausau Center, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
  • Phone: 608-408-4668

    Public Transit Fare Reductions

    • Metro Transit: EBT cardholders can apply for a Reduced Fare Program, allowing them to purchase bus passes at a discounted rate.
    • Green Bay Metro: Offers half-price fares to EBT cardholders under its Transit Assistance Program.

    Farmers’ Markets Incentives

    • FoodShare Wisconsin: Participants can receive additional dollars to spend on produce via the Double Dollars Program at participating farmers’ markets.
    • Market Match: Many markets provide a match program that doubles the value of EBT funds spent up to a certain amount, encouraging the purchase of fresh local foods.

    Amazon Prime EBT Discount Overview

    Residents of Wisconsin holding a Quest Card are eligible for the Amazon Prime EBT Discount, providing an affordable way to enjoy the comprehensive benefits of Prime membership. Instead of the standard monthly fee of $14.99, cardholders can access Prime services for only $6.99 per month, a reduction of over 50%.

    USDA Pilot Integration

    Amazon participates in the USDA pilot program, allowing approved vendors to accept food stamps online. This integration means Prime members can use their benefits to order groceries through Amazon Pantry for delivery in specific regions.

    Prime Membership Benefits

    • Rapid, Free Delivery: Prime members enjoy free shipping on more than 50 million eligible items. Recent expansions include free same-day delivery on over a million items in select metro areas and free two-hour delivery on daily essentials via Prime Now.
    • Streaming Entertainment: Members have instant access to stream thousands of movies and TV shows at no extra cost. Compatible devices include Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.

    Additional Advantages of Amazon Prime

    • Grocery Purchases with EBT Card: Use your EBT Card to buy groceries online through Amazon Pantry where available.
    • Music Streaming: Enjoy access to over two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations without ads.
    • Reading Material: Unlimited reading from a vast selection of books and magazines on any device.
    • Audible Originals: Unlimited listening to original audio series from Audible.
    • Twitch Prime: Access free monthly game content, exclusive discounts, and more.
    • Photo Storage: Benefit from free unlimited storage for all your photos.

    Lifeline Program Cell Phone Providers in Wisconsin

    Below is a table listing cell phone providers participating in the Lifeline program within Wisconsin, along with their contact numbers.

    Company NamePhone Number
    U.S. Cellular800-944-9400
    Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
    Safelink Wireless800-723-3546
    Access Wireless866-594-3644
    American Broadband & Telecommunications866-966-2628
    StandUP Wireless800-544-4441
    Q Link Wireless855-754-6543
    TerraCom Wireless877-351-4747
    Torch Wireless877-998-6724
    Boomerang Wireless866-488-8719
    Tag Mobile866-959-4918
    Life Wireless888-543-3620
    Tempo Telecom877-822-8501
    North American Local, LLC.877-200-1367

    Lifeline Program Home Phone Providers in Wisconsin

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

    Company NamePhone Number
    TDS Telecom/State Long Distance Telephone Company888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Badger Telecom, LLC.888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Mid-Plains Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Waunakee Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Scandinavia Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Wyandotte Telephone Company888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Southeast Telephone Co. of Wisconsin, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Mosinee Telephone Company888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Tenney Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Dickeyville Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/The Farmers Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Riverside Telecom, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Central State Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Mt. Vernon Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Stockbridge & Sherwood Telephone Company, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Burlington, Brighton & Wheatland Telephone Co.888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Grantland Telecom, LLC888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Black Earth Telephone Company, LLC.888-225-5837
    TDS Telecom/Utelco, LLC888-225-5837
    Frontier Communications800-921-8101
    Lemonweir Valley Telephone608-427-6515
    Amherst Telephone Company715-824-5529
    Baldwin Telecom, Inc.715-684-3346
    Bayland Telephone Company608-744-2154
    Belmont Telephone Company608-744-2154
    Bloomer Telephone Company715-568-4830
    Bruce Telephone Company662-983-4343
    Chibardun Telephone Cooperative800-924-3405
    Clear Lake Telephone Company715-263-2267
    Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company608-248-2323
    Coon Valley Farmers Telephone Company608-452-3101
    Cuba City Telephone Exchange Company608-744-2154
    CTC Telcom, Inc.800-924-3405
    Farmers Independent Telephone Company715-463-5322
    Hagar Telecom800-473-1442
    Hillsboro Telephone Company608-489-2100
    Indianhead Telephone Company800-473-1442
    Lakeland Communications Group, LLC715-825-2171
    Lakefield Telephone Company800-826-5215
    Manawa Telephone Company920-596-2535
    Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative608-586-4111
    Milltown Mutual Telephone Co.715-825-2171
    Mount Horeb Telephone Company800-843-5827
    Nelson Telephone Cooperative715-672-4204
    Niagara Telephone Company715-251-3116
    Northeast Telephone Company800-826-5215
    Price County Telephone Company715-339-2151
    Price County Telecom715-339-2151
    Richland-Grant Telephone Cooperative608-537-2461
    Sharon Telephone Company866-569-9176
    Somerset Telephone Company715-247-5545
    Siren Telephone Co715-349-2224
    Spring Valley Telephone Company, Inc715-778-4433
    TerraCom Wireless877-351-4747
    Tri County Communications715-695-2691
    Union Telephone Company888-926-2273
    Vernon Communications800-543-2029
    Vernon Telephone Cooperative608-634-3136
    West Wisconsin Telecom715-231-2000
    Wittenberg Telephone Company715-253-2111
    24 7 Telecom888-247-2035
    Chequamegon Communications Cooperative/Norvado800-250-8927

    Affordable Connectivity Program Benefits

    The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers significant savings on internet services for EBT Cardholders. This federal initiative helps reduce the digital divide by making connectivity more affordable for eligible households.

    Monthly Internet Service Discount

    • Monthly Savings: Participants receive a $30 monthly discount on their internet bill.

    Additional Equipment Discount

    • One-Time Offer: Eligible participants can also receive a one-time $100 discount on the purchase of a laptop, desktop, or tablet.

    Combined Savings with Lifeline

    • Enhanced Benefits: You can further increase your savings by combining the $30 monthly ACP discount with Lifeline benefits, effectively reducing your total cost for both phone and internet services.

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