Link Card Perks & Discount
There are some incredible free perks and discounts available with Link Cards, the EBT used card for SNAP benefits. Take a look below!
50% off Amazon Prime Membership
Customers who sign up and verify a valid EBT or Medicaid card receive access to all Prime benefits discounted to $5.99/month (Free Two-Day Delivery, exclusive shopping deals, discounts on diapers and baby food, access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and music to stream online or download for offline, plus unlimited access to over a thousand top Kindle books, and more!). Join now at amazon.com/qualify.
You may qualify for a discount on your internet if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.
- AT&T Access - $10/month - https://www.att.com/internet/access/
- Comcast Essentials - $9.95/month - https://internetessentials.com/
Cellphone discounts - Illinois Lifeline Program
The federal government created the Lifeline Assistance program for free & discounted cellphone service for consumers enrolled/eligible for SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Section 8, etc.
1) Assurance Wireless
• FREE smartphone, 3GB monthly data, unlimited texting, & 350 monthly minutes
• To enroll call: 1-888-321-5880 or go to https://www.assurancewireless.com/
2) Safelink Wireless
• FREE smartphone OR FREE sim card for existing smartphone
• DISCOUNTED, no contract, prepaid plans starting at $15/month
• To enroll call 1-800-723-3546 or go to https://www.safelinkwireless.com/
Museums for All – Discounted museum tickets
Visit your favorite museums for $3 (or less) for up to 4 people when you present your Link EBT card at admission. Visits are unlimited! Almost all Chicagoland museums are included - Chicago Children’s Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Wonderworks Children’s Museum, etc. Find all participating museums here - https://museums4all.org/#! Discount available at over 600 museums nationally.
Divvy for Everyone
Divvy for Everyone (D4E) provides a discounted membership to low income residents of Chicago and Evanston. For just $5, you can get access to the Divvy bikeshare system for an entire year! Go to https://www.divvybikes.com/pricing/d4e to apply.
Order groceries online
Illinois now allows SNAP participants to purchase groceries online for delivery or pick-up through Amazon, Walmart and Aldi/Instacart using the Link EBT card. SNAP benefits can only be used for food items, and delivery fee will be extra. Add your SNAP EBT as your payment method and shop away!
Link Up Illinois program – Double your Link dollars
Farmers Markets & Sugar Beet Co-op
When shopping at farmers markets or Sugar Beet co-op in Oak Park, receive a link match of $1 for every $1 spent with your link card to spend at that location. Spend $25, get $25 to spend at that same location. Go to http://sugarbeetcoop.squarespace.com/food-for-all to learn more about Sugar Beet, and https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Consumers/IllinoisProductsFarmersMarket/Pages/LinkUp.aspx for a list of participating farmer’s markets.