Georgians can now shop online with SNAP

Georgians can now shop online with SNAP

For the first time, Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to select and pay for their groceries online.

SNAP participants will be able to use their benefits to purchase eligible food items, but will not be able to use SNAP benefits to pay for service or delivery charges. You can buy items that meet USDA SNAP eligibility guidelines. Click here for the current list of USDA SNAP eligible food items on the USDA website. Approved vendors in Georgia are Amazon and Walmart.

Find out all about how to start using your benefits at Amazon here and at Walmart here.

 

Amazon: Grocery delivery

To use your SNAP EBT card with Amazon, visit www.Amazon.com/SNAP/Register and follow the instructions on the screen. If you are not already an Amazon customer, you will need to create an account and add your SNAP EBT card plus zip code to make sure that you are eligible. There are also opportunities to add an EBT card during checkout or in your wallet.

SNAP recipients can use their SNAP EBT card to shop for groceries in the following Amazon sites:

  • The regular Amazon site for larger packs of everyday food
  • Amazon Pantry for everyday pantry items in everyday sizes
  • Amazon Fresh for fresh produce, meat, and more

You do not need an Amazon Prime account. Shopping with a valid GA-issued SNAP EBT card allows you to access Amazon Fresh without Amazon Prime. Free shipping is available if you purchase over a certain amount ($25 for Amazon, $35 for Amazon Pantry, and $35-$50 for Amazon Fresh). Smaller orders may be subject to a shipping fee.

Amazon grocery deliveries are not eligible in all areas of Georgia.

Learn more here. Got questions? Amazon answers frequently asked questions here.

 

Photo of people standing next to a giant phone ordering their groceries online 

Walmart: Grocery pickup and delivery

Walmart Grocery Pickup now allows customers with SNAP EBT cards to use their SNAP benefits as payment.

To order groceries for pickup at Walmart,

  1. Order: Order groceries at walmart.com/grocery or on the Walmart Grocery mobile app
  2. Checkout: During checkout, select “EBT Card” as payment method
  3. Pickup:  Swipe EBT card with the Walmart associate when you arrive at the pickup location

Walmart usually requires you to fill your online basket with at least $30 worth of groceries to be eligible for grocery pickup. However, “To enjoy EBT Online with no basket minimums, you can add your card to your account before checking out. You may need to wait 24 hours before you can check out below the minimum.” [1]

When you get to the Walmart Pickup location, the Walmart Associate will know that you are an EBT customer and will swipe your EBT card to pay for those items that are EBT-eligible. For any items that are not EBT-eligible, the Associate will then take payment with another credit/debit card.

The majority of Walmart’s Grocery Pickup locations accept SNAP EBT payments. However, Automated Collection Points, or the Pickup Points not located at a Walmart store, will not accept SNAP EBT payments.

Look for this symbol beside your preferred pick up location to confirm they accept EBT:

A symbol showing that a Walmart store can accept online SNAP purchases

SNAP recipients can also use EBT payment during online checkout when you choose the delivery option, where deliveries are available. [2] Remember that delivery fees are not covered by EBT.

Get started and learn more here and here.

 

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Written by Taylor Newman, Ph.D. Candidate and by Laurel Sanville, MS, RDN, LD

 

[1] Walmart Grocery

[2] Walmart Corporate


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