Wyoming EBT Discounts: Your Guide to Savings and Benefits

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in Wyoming provide a vital service to residents with low incomes by allowing them access to food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). However, the benefits of an EBT card go beyond just purchasing groceries. In Wyoming, EBT cardholders are privy to a variety of discounts and free access to educational resources, museums, and other cultural attractions, which can be an added perk to enhance quality of life and promote family activities.

The discounts available to EBT cardholders in Wyoming can range from reduced admissions to hands-on science centers to discounts at participating stores for essential goods. This not only contributes to the cultural and educational enrichment of Wyoming’s lower-income households but also offers some financial relief by reducing the cost burden associated with recreational activities. Understanding these discounts can help Wyoming EBT cardholders maximize the value they receive from the program, reinforcing the card’s importance as a tool for social support and development.

Museum and Cultural Discounts

Wyoming participates in the Museums for All initiative, allowing EBT cardholders reduced admission prices to participating museums and cultural institutions. For example:

  • Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody: EBT cardholders pay $2 per person, for up to 4 people.
  • Cheyenne Botanic Gardens: $1 admission fee per person with the presentation of an EBT card.

Public Transit Fare Reductions

EBT cardholders can take advantage of reduced fares on public transportation systems in various cities across Wyoming. Some cities with discounted fares include:

  • Cheyenne Transit Program (CTP): Offers a reduced fare of $0.50, compared to the standard adult fare of $1.50, upon showing an EBT card.
  • Sweetwater County Transit: Provides a 50% discount on regular fares for EBT cardholders.

Educational Resources Reductions

EBT cardholders are eligible for discounts on educational materials and resources, which can include:

  • Wyoming State Parks: Annual day-use permits for state parks are available to EBT cardholders at a reduced price of $12, a significant saving from the regular $48.
  • Local library programs: Many libraries offer waived or reduced fees for educational events and rental materials for those showing an EBT card.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

For residents of Wyoming holding a Benefit Security Card, there’s an opportunity to enjoy the perks of Amazon Prime at a significantly reduced price through the Amazon Prime EBT Discount.

Membership Cost Comparison

  • Standard Amazon Prime Fee: $14.99 per month
  • Discounted Rate for EBT Cardholders: $6.99 per month

This represents a saving of over 50% off the regular subscription price.

Online Shopping with EBT

Amazon is included in the USDA’s pilot program, which approves certain vendors to accept food stamps for online orders. This enables EBT cardholders to purchase groceries through Amazon Pantry, though availability may vary by location.

Prime Membership Benefits

  • Rapid, Free Delivery:
    • Free shipping on over 50 million eligible items.
    • Free Same-Day Delivery in select metropolitan areas on over a million items.
    • Free 2-hour delivery on essentials and groceries via Prime Now in eligible areas.
  • Entertainment:
    • Unlimited streaming of TV shows and movies included in the membership.
    • Accessible on devices such as Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.

Additional Prime Advantages

  • Grocery Shopping: Use your EBT card to order from Amazon Pantry for delivery in states where this service is available.
  • Music and Playlists: Access to over two million songs and thousands of playlists without ads.
  • Reading Material: Unlimited reading across any device including books and magazines.
  • Audible Original Series: Unlimited listening to original audio series from Audible.
  • Gaming with Twitch Prime: Access to free monthly game content, exclusive discounts, and more.
  • Photo Storage: Unlimited storage for your photos.

Discounted Cell Phone Services in Wyoming

The following table outlines the cell phone providers participating in the Lifeline program in Wyoming, offering discounted services:

Company NamePhone Number
Boomerang Wireless866-488-8719
Union Telephone Company888-926-2273
Tempo Telecom877-822-8501

Discounted Home Phone Services in Wyoming

Here is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in Wyoming, along with their contact numbers:

Company NamePhone Number
Silver Star Communications307-883-2411
TCT West800-354-2911
Dubois Telephone Exchange800-877-7699
RT Communications, Inc.800-927-2643
Advanced Communications Technology877-373-3320
Union Telephone Company888-926-2273

Discounted Internet Service Through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers substantial discounts on internet services for EBT cardholders. Details of the program are summarized in the table below:

BenefitDiscount Amount
Monthly Internet Service Discount$30 off each month
One-Time Discount on Computing Device$100 off on a laptop, desktop, or tablet

Additionally, ACP benefits can be combined with Lifeline phone services, allowing for further savings on both phone and internet bills each month.

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