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Ohio SNAP EBT Card Discount and Perk Benefits

In addition to groceries and food, Ohio SNAP participants can access special EBT card discounts in the Cincinnati area. Save money with EBT benefits like discounted general admission tickets, phone plans, and long-term memberships. Below is a list of discounts, free admission, and visitor perks available with the Ohio Direction Card.

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Explore special exhibitions, curator presentations, and seasonal events at these locations with extra SNAP benefits. Purchase general-admission tickets at the door and present a valid photo ID and EBT or SNAP card to redeem offers. Membership at these locations can lead to receiving additional discounts for museum admission, events, or the museum store.

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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth Avenue (Camp Washington)
Showing technology and designs for more than 100 years of American sign history and contemporary art seen today. The museum displays the art and history of commercial signs and sign-making through guided docent tours, lectures, and hands-on events. Exhibits have full-time neon signs and a ticketed workshop for everyone to participate and observe how tube-benders make signs.
Hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Offer: Admission is free for up to four guests with an EBT card and matching license

Cincinnati Museum Centers: Museums for All

1301 Western Avenue, 45203 (West End)
Explore the Cincinnati History Library and Archives highlighting African American history in the Greater Cincinnati area. Explore many books, periodicals, photographs, manuscript collections, historical objects, science centers, sculptures, and a calendar of upcoming events. Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History and ScienceCincinnati History Museum, and OMNIMAX Theater suit everyone.
Hours: Thursdays through Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Offer: Get ten guest tickets for $2 and receive free parking for one vehicle with valid EBT or SNAP cards

Findlay Market

1801 Race Street, 45202 (OTR)
Sharing more than 50 full-time merchants selling meat, fish, poultry, produce, flowers, cheese, deli, ethnic foods, and more.
Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Offer: Receive tokens equivalent to $1 each to use in the outdoor market with a valid EBT or SNAP card

Great Parks of Hamilton County

Various Locations
Providing rails, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, camping, picnic areas, and playgrounds with outdoor activities for all ages. Excellent for educational field trips to learn about the natural world and how to take care of it. Get tickets, permits, and a seasonal calendar of events at the park’s visitor center. 
Hours: Mondays through Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Offer: Free annual motor vehicle permits to enter the park with a valid EBT or SNAP card

EBT/SNAP card discount access to parks

SNAP EBT card discounted park entry.

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street, 45202 (Downtown)
Displaying 19th-century American paintings, including the well-known Duncanson murals by African American artist Robert Duncanson. The art museum has various changing galleries, permanent collections with unique artifacts, and guided tours by a knowledgeable docent. The historic house also includes Chinese porcelains, European decorative arts, watches, sculptures, furniture, and other treasures.
Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Offer: $3 tickets for ten guests, and receive free parking for one vehicle with a valid EBT or SNAP card

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: Zoo Access for All

3400 Vine Street, 45220 (Avondale)
Displaying one of the largest zoo collections in the United States. Committed to inspiring visitors with more than 500 animals, 3,000 plants, and special exhibits. Great for a family field trip with wheelchair rental for enhanced accessibility available to be requested when buying tickets.
Hours: Mondays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Offer: $6 adults, $3 kids, or $50 family membership, $1 parking with a valid EBT or SNAP card

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House

2950 Gilbert Avenue, 45206 (Walnut Hills)
Dedicated to honoring and recognizing Harriet Beecher’s contributions to the Civil War. Through tours, exhibitions, lectures, and readings on American abolitionist work, educators share stories about Harriet Beecher’s life. The author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Harriet’s family’s work in religion, education, women’s suffrage, and anti-slavery work is included.
Hours: Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Offer: $1 per person for up to 6 guests with a valid EBT or SNAP card

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

1301 Western Avenue (West End)
Educating through digital and in-person events, museum tours with curators, educational experiences, social media, sculptures, and virtual content about the Holocaust, remembering its victims, and acting on its lessons. The Center challenges injustice, inhumanity, and prejudice through innovative programs and partnerships fostering understanding, inclusion, and engaged citizenship.
Hours: Thursdays through Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Offer: $2 per person, free student admission, even for college students, and free parking.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum

100 Joe Nuxhall Way, 45202 (Downtown)
Showcasing unique items and sculptures related to the Cincinnati Reds’ place in American history. Including World Series victories and memorabilia from the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings (baseball’s first professional team). Visit the museum’s additional displays illustrating how Black players shaped the Cincinnati Reds.
Hours: Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Offer: Free admission tickets for adults and children

YMCA Membership for All

Various Locations
Providing gyms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and daycares. Various fitness classes are dedicated to benefiting the well-being of the members. Join today for the events calendar with more information about seasonal events and educational programs for everyone. 
Offer: Discounted YMCA membership card with a valid EBT or SNAP card

YMCA daycare be used after taking advantage of perks from EBT or SNAP card
YMCA daycare with SNAP EBT card.

Household Services

Service offers and discounts change based on need and eligibility. Contact local providers for more information on EBT card discounts. 

Affordable Connectivity Program

Connecting through internet service and a one-time device deal.
Offer: Service and device discounts with a valid EBT or SNAP card

Amazon Prime

Sharing access to free two-day shipping and other premium services upon subscription.
Offer: $6.99 a month with a valid EBT or SNAP card

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Lifeline Assistance Program: Altafiber

Providing voice telephone, broadband high-speed internet, or bundled voice-broadband packages. 
Offer: Discounted services on either home voice telephone service or qualifying internet service with a valid EBT or SNAP card

Veterinary Care

Providing spaying and neutering pets.
Offer: Discounted or free spay/neuter service for pets with owners with a valid EBT or SNAP card

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Written by Sophie Barsan

Sophie Barsan is a writer at The Voice of Black Cincinnati, where she covers events and client -focused content. Sophie's work is central to keeping the community informed about Cincinnati vibrant array of activities and opportunities. Her dedication to exploring and highlighting the city's cultural richness makes her stories a must-read for anyone looking to engage with the local scene. Connect with Sophie on LinkedIn for a deeper look into her articles and contributions.

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