With the convenience and safety of shopping online, you can often use EBT to purchase groceries from Amazon and other stores.
With this service, you don’t have to worry about facing long lines in the store or any other frustrations that usually come with in-person shopping.
Shopping online with your EBT means you can purchase the items you need from your own home. The process for using EBT online is relatively straightforward, and may be done in as little as just a few steps.
Like any online shopping trip, you just choose the items you want, add them to your cart, and proceed with checkout using your chosen card.
To use an EBT card at Amazon, you must first be logged into a valid account. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime member to shop for groceries on Amazon; anyone can make a free Amazon account to do this.
You can then checkout by selecting “EBT/ Medicaid” as your payment method. Just enter the information from your EBT card into the fields. Once you have done this, you can start shopping for eligible items.
Not all items on Amazon are eligible for purchase with an EBT card. Only food and grocery items approved by your state are eligible for purchase with an EBT card.
Approved items may include food and grocery items, such as:
- Prepared meals
Keep in mind that some items may not be eligible for purchase with an EBT card, such as alcohol or tobacco products.
It’s important to be mindful of how much you’re spending. To make sure you don’t go over your EBT balance, keep an eye on your total as you shop.
Other retailers like Walmart and Target may also allow you to use your EBT card online, but each store has its own rules and restrictions regarding what types of items can be purchased with the cards.
You can also use the Amazon Prime membership discount – if you are a member – when paying for eligible items with an EBT card.
The amount of the purchase is deducted from your EBT account, and you can then have the groceries shipped directly to your home in no time. Note that delivery charges and other fees are not usually covered by EBT.
Using EBT at Amazon and other online stores can be a great way to get the groceries you need with ease and convenience. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can make sure your household has the food and items it needs.