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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.
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.
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.