You can use your EBT card at some surprising places! If you’re looking for places that accept EBT near you, here’s a list of our favorite stores that accept food stamps.
Please be advised that some of these vary by location. If you’re ever unsure, contact your specific location ahead of time to confirm that they accept food stamps.
Costco, Sam’s Club and various other warehouse clubs accept food stamps cards as a form of payment. However, even EBT shoppers are expected to have a membership to enter and shop at the venue. I recommend purchasing your membership with your tax returns each year.
Discount grocery stores are a great way to stretch your food stamps dollars. In our area, we have a chain called Grocery Outlet that sells reduced-price groceries. We also have a small, local store that sells past-date foods for extreme discounts. When shopping at discount grocers, it’s important to understand the difference between expiration dates and best-by dates because sometimes a lot of the food will be close to or past its date.
Fresh from the Farm
Farmer’s Markets can accept EBT also! Many offer a dollar-matching program for shoppers using EBT. Ours even gives each child $2 in free produce each week!
Community Supported Agriculture, including organic food coops, can also accept EBT. Many of these require a membership fee to sign up but some offer discounts for low income buyers.
You-Pick Strawberry Fields can also accept food stamps! However, not all of them do. It’s important to ask before you start picking!