FAA5.K Using Benefits : 05 Online EBT Purchasing
Online EBT Purchasing
Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance program Information on this page refers to the Cash Assistance program
This section identifies what stores allow EBT benefits to be used for online purchases.
The EBT Online Purchasing program was introduced as a pilot program(g) in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (PL-113-79) which is also known as the Farm Bill. The program allows NA participants to purchase groceries online and CA participants to use their benefits to purchase products online. Retailers continue to join the program giving participants a wide variety of products to choose from.
Only eligible food may be purchased with NA benefits. Delivery fees and other associated charges may not be paid for with NA benefits but may be paid with CA benefits.
Many retailers offer delivery services. However, the delivery may be limited or unavailable in some areas. Participants should contact the store for available options, including delivery cost options.
For additional information regarding the Online Purchasing Pilot, see https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/online-purchasing-pilot.
The following retailers have been approved to accept EBT benefits for online purchases:
AJ’s Fine Foods at https://www.ajsfinefoods.com/
ALDI Grocery Stores at https://www.instacart.com/aldi
Smith’s Food and Drug at https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com
NOTE Not all locations allow for online EBT purchases.
Sprouts Farmers Market at https://www.sprouts.com
Based on availability, certain grocery store customers may have any of the following options:
Pick up the items ordered at the store.
Have the items delivered to a specific address provided by the participant.
For Sam’s Club, use the Scan and Go App.
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