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Amazon is Finally Accepting EBT for Food Purchases!

Amazon is Finally Accepting EBT for Food Purchases!

Amazon accepts food stamps in some areas! This limited program has some caveats, but we have all the details.

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Of course, Amazon has always been a great resource for low income families. Did you know that they offer more than 50% off Amazon Prime memberships if you have Medicaid or food stamps?!

Amazon accepts food stamps in certain areas!

Amazon has finally started accepting some EBT cards for online grocery orders! The program hopes to make shopping easier for working moms, the elderly and disabled who don’t have time or access to physical stores.

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They currently accept SNAP EBT payments in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington

The downside? The limited pilot program only works in certain areas. Visit Amazon.com/SNAP to see if you’re eligible!

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What can you buy?

On Amazon, you’ll find large packs of every day food items. You can use food stamps to pay for eligible items that are shipped and sold by Amazon. Third-party purchases from the Marketplace are not supported.

On Amazon Pantry, you’ll find normal sizes of everyday food items.

On AmazonFresh, you can get groceries and fresh produce. This is only available in certain areas.

Here’s how to shop on Amazon with your food stamps card.

There is a three step process to shopping online with Amazon.

First, you will need to add your SNAP EBT card to your Amazon account.

Second, you’ll need to shop for groceries on Amazon. You can use Amazon Pantry and AmazonFresh. Once you’ve finished shopping, enter your EBT PIN to pay!

SNAP Eligible items will be marked on the site for eligible users.

If you are eligible for this program, eligible grocery items will be marked as “SNAP EBT eligible.” Only products that are shipped and sold by Amazon are eligible, so sometimes items will be deemed ineligible simply because they are sold by other retailers. You cannot use SNAP to pay for “subscribe and save” subscription items, either.

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If you have EBT, you can get an Amazon Prime discount too!

Although you don’t need an Amazon Prime subscription to place your order, you cannot use food stamps funds to pay for any service or delivery charges. Fortunately, you can click here to get a discounted Amazon Prime membership if you have EBT or Medicaid!

Walmart, ShopRite and other providers will also be able to accept EBT cards for online orders in participating states.

Get 450+ freebies & deals with your EBT card!

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Garrett Smith

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Why can't we Subscribe and Save with SNAP EBT?

If you're on SNAP, you're very low income, therefore, you will need to save as much money as possible.

Subscribe and Save allows us to save a percentage (e.g. 15% off fifth item). This helps.

So now I am trying to decide if I should Subscribe and Save and pay for my food with my bank account or if I should buy individual items using my EBT card and forgo the discount.

I think it should work. Why can't we Subscribe and Save and use the EBT card?

Hannah Benge

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

I am not sure but I have added this to the list for us to research! Thanks -Hannah

Aaron Gyes

Thursday 11th of June 2020

Amazon presently says they accept EBT in the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Lis

Sunday 4th of August 2019

Hyvee in Overland Park Kansas, said they do not yet accept EBT orders online. Customer Seevice said I should check back in 2020.

Riley Thomson

Monday 5th of August 2019

Lis, Thanks for letting us know. We also are anxiously awaiting for this program to expand. Fingers crossed it happens soon! -Riley

Sarah Ketcher

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

At Walmart, you can now order groceries for pick up in-store and select EBT as a payment option. While I was in the store the other night they had a card table by entrance W flyers announcing this and giving 10 off your first order I believe. I will try to find the promo and repost it. I used to do this already but would select the cash payment in store option and just slide my EBT card instead of debit or credit card. Doesn't work for a drive up, sorry guys. Also, I was JW if Target would let you do the same since they accept EBT too? They do offer a GC exchange for a Target GC and trade in old devices service for GC, not sure about cash. Hope this helps. Also to Elaine, since you have Glaucoma and are disabled I would google assistance for elderly, disabled with Glaucoma, or services for. Or check out auntbertha.com or .org, I forget and would try posting a comment on Nextdoor.com or download the app if that's easier, and I also have an app that helps ppl help those who can't see for different reasons with multiple things. I will check the app name and put it in the following post. This is the main reason that we as human beings need to help our fellow neighbors, strangers, those who truly just need a boost for things and ways to be self-sufficient. The TX Hurricane Havey post and research Nicole did change my entire families life after losing everything and not knowing where to even begin on putting things back together but with Nicole and her crew, we were able to get clear instructions, links, and even names and numbers to my Husbands school for who to contact regarding his welding gear, school books, etc. I FWD that post to everyone I knew and Now they religiously view Nicole's page. From the bottom of my heart Thank You and if you ever need anything I am just an email away. I have been trying to go get THHS to add you in their brochure but legal mambo jumbo is holding it in stand still. I will figure a way to get the word out because we all need this info. Sincerely yours, The Ketchers. P.s. Do you have any info on school supply help in 77702?

Riley Thomson

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

Sarah, Thank you so much for the tips and all the kind words and support! We really appreciate your loyalty! Here is the link to our free school supplies page. I hope this helps! Thanks again!!! -Riley

Elaine G

Friday 5th of July 2019

Hi, I googled about SNAP & Amazon and your site popped up. I’m a bit confused.. I’m older, mainly bedridden because of a genetic disorder causing severe osteoporosis, kidney failure, glaucoma, and other issues. I’m on Disability, Medicaid and SNAP. I live in a very tiny town in the Northern Poconos where the only grocery store who delivers has an extremely limited selection-basically, a small local mom & pop store. We do have a WalMart & Weis, but they’re a $30 taxi ride because they don’t deliver SNAP purchases, pick-up only. In the past month or so, every food item on Amazon I look at has “EBT NOW ACCEPTED” in red. When I go to check out, it always comes up as an option. But when I looked into it on Amazon, it says it’s only available in New York, which is less than 20 miles from here, but it says you need a New York Issued Card. I called them, and the very nice Indian girl I spoke with was also confused because she said it shouldn’t be highlighted like that unless I’m Eligible and her supervisor said the same thing. They told me to try it, but I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize my account. 2 years ago they had some kind of a glitch and my account was flagged, then banned, because they thought I was a “seller”, illegally using an EBT card to get my discounted Prime rate. It took me over 3 months to straighten it out and prove to them I’m NOT “selling” anything; just a disabled older lady who has no other way to purchase certain items and depend on Amazon. ? Then again, that experience introduced me to Chewy and I just wish I could get EVERYTHING from Chewy; they are, by far, the BEST online shopping experience I’ve EVER had! My furry companion agrees! Any ideas of where/how I can get a real answer?

Riley Thomson

Saturday 27th of July 2019

Elaine, Unfortunately, the program is currently only in select areas. (Mainly New York). We are all anxiously awaiting for Amazon to expand this program. But for now, you may not qualify because you are not in the right area. -Riley