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Does Amazon Take EBT?

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For many people, having an EBT card from the SNAP helps them to have enough money to purchase groceries. And even though many people may not think of Amazon as being their first choice for groceries, they do offer free grocery delivery!

Amazon provides grocery and food delivery services, and they accept SNAP or EBT cards. Not all items on your grocery list will be eligible for EBT in all states. Those who live in a State that is part of SNAP/EBT can use their cards to buy groceries online. You will also get over discount on orders that are over $35 when you use your SNAP card.

If you’re a first-time buyer and trying to use SNAP or EBT on Amazon, understanding the verification process and what Amazon has available to buy can be overwhelming. If you’re unsure what SNAP is and how to use it, this article will help you understand a bit about SNAP and EBT for Amazon.

Does Amazon Take EBT?

How to Pay with EBT in Amazon?

You can use the funds that you have from your SNAP EBT card when you shop on Amazon or by adding it to your wallet or in your Amazon account during checkout. You will need to have an Amazon account to use your SNAP EBT card to shop on Amazon. Amazon Business accounts are not eligible to receive SNAP payments via EBT.

Currently, you can use your EBT card to buy food on Amazon in all 50 states, except Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, and Montana. If you live in one of these four states, you may not be able to use SNAP EBT to pay for your Amazon purchases.

This means that you may have to select an other online grocery store or purchase products that are not eligible for EBT. If you live in one of these states, you will need to use a different card type to buy food.

SNAP EBT was recently picked up by Amazon as a pilot program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). However, it is not available in every state. There is no word yet on when these states will begin accepting EBT as a payment option on Amazon.

SNAP EBT funds must only be used to buy eligible items that are provided by Amazon and Amazon Fresh. Look for the part of the item that says SNAP EBT eligible on the package. Delivery fees, tips and other items sold by third parties require other forms of payment.

FAQs

Who is Eligible for EBT on Amazon?

Customers who have a valid EBT card can use their SNAP benefits on Amazon.

How Do I Sign Up to Use My EBT Benefits on Amazon?

All you need to do is visit Amazon’s SNAP page and follow the instructions on the screen. If you’re not an Amazon customer, you’ll also need to create an account with Amazon.

Do I Need Prime Membership to Use My EBT Card on Amazon?

No! All you need is a valid EBT card issued by an eligible state. That’s all you need to purchase groceries on Amazon without being an Amazon Prime member.

Can I Have More Than One EBT Card Registered to my Amazon Account?

No, this is not allowed. The federal government requires online retailers to limit the number of EBT cards registered for each online account. You can only have one card registered at a time.

Can I Pay with EBT Using my Amazon Business Account?

No, Amazon business accounts are not eligible for EBT payments. You’ll need to sign up for a personal account to use your EBT benefits.

Amazon Stores That Accept EBT Payments

Amazon Fresh: this service is usually only available to Prime Members; however, Amazon has made it available to EBT customers and there’s no requirement to have an Amazon Prime membership. In addition, it’s not possible to use your EBT card to pay for shipping fees. In that case, it’s necessary to use another payment method.

Groceries on Amazon: offers shelf-stable food and household items. There’s no minimum spend requirement for Prime members to receive free shipper. If you’re not a Prime member, you can receive free delivery by ordering $35 or more in eligible items. Here, again, your EBT card cannot be used to pay for shipping.

You can also use your EBT card with Whole Foods.

Amazon is committed to helping people who are struggling, and one of the ways they do that is by partnering with SNAP. SNAP helps families that may not be able to otherwise afford to buy healthy food. Amazon is proud to accept payments via SNAP EBT for eligible Amazon.com orders. SNAP recipients in eligible states can shop safely online knowing that they will receive their benefits when they shop at Amazon.com.

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