Georgia EBT Discounts and Perks 2019
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(Last Updated On: January 7, 2019)
If you have a Georgia EBT Card, there are amazing discounts, reduced/free admissions and other perks available to you and your family. Some of the most-popular Georgia EBT discounts include discounted admission to museums, zoos, and aquariums, more than 50% discount on Amazon Prime Membership, discounted cell phone and home internet plans, discounts offered by specific retailers and many more. We have listed all these Georgia EBT Discounts below. You can see them by category – those that are available to all EBT cardholders across the United States and those that are local and apply to Georgia EBT cardholders. With your EBT card, you can take advantage of both national and local discounts.
National EBT Discounts:
Below are the discounts that are available to all EBT Cardholders across the United States, that can also be redeemed by Georgia EBT Card Holders.
Amazon Prime EBT Discount
If you have a Georgia EBT Card, you can now sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount and get all the great benefits that come with Prime membership, at a fraction of the cost. The regular Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $5.99. That’s over 50% off the regular price, which is a great deal considering all the benefits you get with Amazon Prime. Also, given that Amazon is accepting food stamps online, prime membership is going to be a great thing to have because you will be able to order groceries through Amazon Pantry when the program is rolled out nationally. Click Here to Sign up for Amazon EBT Discount.
Georgia EBT Discounts:
Cell Phone Services
If you are currently on Food Stamps/EBT Cardholder, and your income is below a certain level, you may qualify for FREE or low-cost cell phone service for you or a member of your family through the Federal Lifeline Program, which serves nearly 13 million Americans. This program provides discounts on cell phone service for qualifying low-income consumers, including those on Food Stamps. Here are the cell phone companies that participate in the program in the state of Georgia.
Assurance Wireless – 1 (888) 898-4888
Safelink Wireless – 1 (800) 723-3546
Access Wireless – 1 (866) 594-3644
enTouch Wireless – 1 (866) 488-8719
Q-Link Wireless – 1 (855) 754-6543
Life Wireless – 1 (888) 543-3620
StandUp Wireless – 1 (800) 544-4441
Home Phone Service
Your Georgia EBT Card also qualifies you for discounts on a Home Phone service plan under the Lifeline Program. Please note that you can either choose the use your Lifeline program benefits for a Cell Phone service plan or a Home Phone service plan but not both. We have listed below the Top 5 providers of EBT Discount Service for Home Phone plans in the state of Georgia. For the complete list of providers, see our detailed article on the Georgia Lifeline Phone Program here.
Your EBT card may qualify you for discounted home internet service under the Federal Lifeline program for low-income families and individuals. The program currently provides $9.25 a month per household toward phone or internet service.
There are other low-cost internet services available to low-income families that require at least one child in kindergarten or grades 1–12 (or have a child participate in the National School Lunch Program). Here are the providers that offer the programs in the state of Georgia.
Cox Low-Cost Internet is part of the Connect2Compete program, aimed at helping K–12 students reach their full potential by providing internet access to low-income families. The low-cost Internet service is $9.95 per month and is available to families with at least one child in kindergarten or grades 1–12.
Eligible families must also be participating in one of the following programs:
- National School Lunch Program
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Food Stamps
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Public Housing
AT&T offers the Access program for eligible low-income families for $10.00 per month. To qualify for Access, customers must have at least one family member who participates in the SNAP (Food Stamps) program.
CenturyLink offers the Internet Basics plan, offering internet access to eligible families for $9.95 per month. CenturyLink’s service is more widely available than many other providers.
To be eligible for Internet Basics, applicants must meet the requirements for the Lifeline program, by being a participant in one of several federal low-income assistance programs, including SNAP (food stamps).
Frontier participates in the Lifeline program but does not have a specific internet plan for low-income customers. However, they offer internet access starting at $20.00 per month, so a Lifeline discount of $9.25 would bring that down to around $10.00 per month – which is in line with what you get with other low-income providers.
Xfinity – Comcast
Xfinity offers an Internet Essentials program that allows qualifying customers to purchase a plan for just $9.95 per month. Internet Essentials is designed to help students, seniors, and low-income families. The program also offers free in-home Wi-Fi and requires no credit check. For a family to qualify, they must have at least one child eligible for the National School Lunch Program and meet other requirements.
Spectrum offers an Internet Assist program for low-income families. Internet Assist is priced at $14.99 per month, but the speeds are double Xfinity’s program. Customers can also add Wi-Fi for an additional $5.00 per month. Eligible families must have a child eligible for the National School Lunch Program.
The Georgia Museums listed below all offer individual admission fees ranging from FREE to $3.00 to individuals and families who have an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID. The offer covers up to four individuals per EBT card, which means that if you have a family of 4, you can use your Georgia EBT card to get the special discounted rate or the free admission for all four members. These rates are available during all normal operating hours. We advise that you call the museum first before you go – so that you can find out what their special rate is for EBT Card holders (whether it’s free admission or $3).
- Georgia Museum of Art
- Georgia State Railroad Museum
- Old Fort Jackson
- Pin Point Heritage Museum
- Savannah Children’s Museum
- Savannah History Museum
- The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
We hope this list of Georgia EBT discounts was helpful to you! If you have any questions about any of the companies that participate in Georgia EBT discounts, please let us know in the comments section below. If you have information on other EBT discounts, free admissions or perks, please let us know about them in the comments section. If you experience any challenges accessing any of the above Georgia EBT discount services, we would like to know about it so we can look into it and make any corrections or changes needed to our list.