A list of things the FSA can get with an EBT card

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Cell phones and service are available FREE for both individuals and families who receive EBT benefits.

Summer food service provides free meals for all children ages 18 and under during the summer months. Summer food services ensure that all families have access to consistent, healthy meals all summer long.

YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. If you qualify for food stamps in your state, you may qualify for a discounted YMCA membership!

Fast food restaurants accept EBT cards in certain areas under certain circumstances

Costco, farmer’s markets and even you-pick strawberry fields can accept EBT benefits? Some retailers even give you either discounts or free stuff if you shop there with your food stamps card!

Buy groceries online! In certain states, Amazon, Safeway, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Hart’s Local Grocers, Dash’s Market and FreshDirect can accept your EBT card for online grocery purchases

Cash back from your food stamps card! It’s true and it’s legal – no cash benefits required. One of our readers earned an additional $437.84 just by shopping with her food stamps card.

Internet for just $5 per month?! We’ve found a series of low income Internet discounts from providers like Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T, Cox Communications and more!

Power companies often offer low income discounts, payment assistance and free weatherization assistance for low income borrowers!

Student loans feature special repayment programs for low income borrowers. In fact, you could pay ZERO dollars per month on your student loans – and get total student loan forgiveness after 20 years of on-time payments (even if your payments are literally nothing)!

Veterinary care can be so expensive! If you own a beloved furbaby, you’ll want to know about these agencies that can assist you with your veterinary bills!

Energy drinks that have a nutrition facts label can be purchased with EBT.

Pizza from take-and-bake outlets like Papa Murphy’s can be purchased with food stamps. Some of these places (such as Figaro’s and Zappos) will cook the pizza for you on-site for just a dollar or two.

Live lobsters and other shellfish that can be eaten are also purchasable.

Gift Baskets, (including pre-filled holiday stockings and tins) can also be purchased as long as the majority of the value is edible and no prohibited items are included

If you live in rural areas of Alaska, you may also be able to purchase hunting and fishing equipment with your food stamps benefits!

You can get FREE museum admission

Property tax exemptions may be available for both low income seniors This benefit is retroactive in many states, so you could even receive a check for the property tax you’ve paid over the last 2-3 years!

Low Income Auto Insurance Program. acknowledges the financial burden that liability insurance requirements place on low income households and provides relief for low income families. Those who qualify for this program pay less than those who must maintain full legal coverage limits. Although the premiums vary by county, they do not exceed about $600 per year in the most expensive county. That’s $50 per month or less!

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