July 12



Did you know Amazon accepts SNAP EBT benefits?

Yea you read that header right!

I was kind of shocked when I read it the first time myself, but at the same time I'm not surprised because it is a large company. 

What's good about this, and why does it matter?

Well think of it this way, if you're someone whose disabled whether vision impaired or not, on a fixed income, and a struggle to get transportation to and from a store. 

This is a great program for those who qualify. 

It eliminates the need to go to multiple stores, and the covience of having it delivered. 

Plus you get additional benefits besides being able to shop SNAP EBT eligible items.

Want to learn more check out this link: https://amzn.to/44k14Uk

Some FAQs about the program.

Who is eligible to use SNAP EBT on Amazon?

Amazon is part of a pilot run by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accept SNAP EBT online. Currently, customers with a valid SNAP EBT card in all states except Alaska can use their SNAP funds on Amazon. Check back here for updates as we work alongside the USDA to expand our coverage to other areas.

Do I need a Prime membership to use my SNAP EBT card on Amazon?

No. Shopping with a valid SNAP EBT card issued by an eligible state allows you to access Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market on Amazon without Amazon Prime. Currently, we accept SNAP EBT in all states except Alaska.

Can I pay with SNAP EBT using my Amazon Business account?

Amazon Business accounts are not eligible for SNAP EBT payment. You will need to sign into your personal account to use your SNAP EBT benefits online.

What are the differences between groceries on Amazon.com, Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market?

Customers can use their SNAP EBT benefits to purchase groceries on Amazon.com, Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market (available in select regions).

Amazon Fresh

Amazon Fresh is similar to your typical grocery store, delivering perishable, shelf-stable and household products in everyday package sizes, available in select regions. Amazon Fresh is typically available only to Prime members. However, Amazon is making Amazon Fresh selection available to customers who shop with a SNAP EBT card in eligible regions without Prime membership fees. Amazon Fresh delivery orders include a service fee ranging from $3.95 to $9.95 on orders under $150. Delivery orders over $150 and pickup orders over $35 will remain FREE for customers with an EBT card or a Prime membership. Learn more. Your SNAP EBT card cannot be used to pay for the shipping fee if you do not meet the order minimum and you will need to provide an alternate form of payment. Customers can schedule their preferred delivery time within a 1 or 2-hour delivery window, as early as same day. Please visit About Amazon Fresh Delivery for more information. For more information on Amazon Fresh, visit About Amazon Fresh.

Groceries on Amazon

Groceries on Amazon feature pantry staples, shelf-stable food and household items, available nationwide. There is no minimum spend for Prime members to receive free shipping. If you are not a Prime member, you can receive free delivery on Amazon.com grocery orders by purchasing $25 or more of eligible items. You can also place a smaller order and pay a shipping fee. Your SNAP EBT card cannot be used to pay for the shipping fee if you do not meet the order minimum and you will need to provide an alternate form of payment.

NOTE: We strive to keep costs low for you by shipping in the most efficient way possible. Therefore, the minimum order size for shipping is calculated separately for Amazon Fresh and Amazon.com groceries.

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. Whole Foods Market on Amazon offers many of the same great products found in Whole Foods Market stores. Grocery pickup is free on orders $35+. All delivery orders will include a $9.95 service fee. Your SNAP EBT funds cannot be used to pay for the service fee. Available in select regions. More information on Whole Foods Market on Amazon, visit About Whole Foods Market on Amazon

To learn more and see all the FAQs for the Amazon SNAP EBT program here: https://amzn.to/3PXgJEK 

Don't that sound like a great program? I think so, as someone who has been on a fixed income the last 15yrs. 

I understand how this program can help a lot of people. I've never used it myself, but from what I have read it is a good resource for those who are low income, and those who are disabled. 

I highly recommend utilizing programs like these if you qualify, they can help you out a ton!

Like I said before, just the fact of not going store to store to store, to try an get things the cheapest, and having to struggle with transportation to and from the store or whatever the situation may be. You could go on amazon search for what you need in the SNAP EBT eligible items, place an order and have it delivered in a short time.

If you don't need this benefit, maybe you know someone who does. 

Share this with them so they can learn more and get the help they need. 

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