Amazon accepts food stamps in some areas! This limited program has some caveats, but we have all the details.
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.
They currently accept SNAP EBT payments in the following states:
- New York
The downside? The limited pilot program only works in certain areas. Visit Amazon.com/SNAP to see if you’re eligible!
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.
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.