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Where Can I Use My EBT Card?

Where Can I Use My EBT Card?

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.

Special Retailers

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!

Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.


Sunday 24th of April 2022

Can I use my NC EBT in Chicago? At rest, museums, games?


Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!


Friday 25th of March 2022

Hi I’m new to this. Been trying to get help for years since I got on perm disability. Where in New York or New Jersey can I use my EBT besides for food in supermarkets? Any info will be appreciated. Thanks 😊


Thursday 31st of March 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!


Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

Nicole: The first line of your bio needs to be corrected. It says “Have too much month at the end of your money?”


Thursday 3rd of March 2022

This is just a pun, I hope that clears things up for you

D.iva Presley

Saturday 26th of February 2022

How about any of the grocery services, i.e. Hungry Root, Daily Harvest?


Thursday 3rd of March 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!

Tammy Youngberg

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

I was wondering if the National Comedy Center and the Lucy Desi museum and the Lucille Balllittle theatre in Jamestown NY might be included in the Arts Access program?


Thursday 10th of February 2022

Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.