Today’s post will answer another one of your questions regarding EBT card use at major retailers. In our post today we will answer – can I use my EBT card at Target? I’m almost positive all of our readers are familiar with Target and have shopped at one at one time or another, as it is the second largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart. Target prides itself on providing a premier shopping experience, a variety of high-quality national and local brands, and affordable prices. As of 2015, Target operates 1,792 locations throughout the United States. This includes their discount store Target, the hypermarket SuperTarget, and the flexible CityTarget. To find out whether your local Target accepts EBT cards as a form of payment, please keep reading below.
Can I use my EBT card at Target?
To answer the question you’ve been wanting the answer for – yes, Target does accept EBT cards as a a form of payment. To redeem your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at Target using your EBT card, simply select the items you wish to purchase as normal and checkout at any of their available cash register terminals. You can use your EBT card just like a normal debit card at the cash register terminal. Once you swipe your card, you’ll be prompted to enter your 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). You must have this information in order to complete the transaction. Be sure to only select eligible food items when redeeming SNAP benefits at Target using your EBT card.
Not sure which items are eligible to be purchased using your EBT benefits? Check out our list below.
- Bread, cereal, granola bars
- Dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.)
- Fresh, Frozen and Canned Fruits
- Fresh, Frozen and Canned Vegetables
- Fresh and Frozen Seafood (fish, shellfish, etc.)
- Poultry (chicken breast, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, turkey breast, etc.)
- Pork products (pork chops, pork tenderloin, bacon, pork sausage, etc.)
- Red Meat (steak, ground beef, ribs, etc.)
- Dessert Items (ice cream, brownies, cookies, etc.)
- Candy (Hershey’s, Snickers, Reese’s, etc.)
- Frozen food items (frozen meals, french fries, etc.)
- Soft Drinks (Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Arizona Tea, etc.)
- Snack Crackers and Chips (potato chips, crackers, pretzels etc.)
- Cooking Oils (olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, etc.)
- Seeds, Nuts and Plants (cashews, nut variety packs, peanut butter, etc.)
Your EBT card cannot be used to purchase supplement products such as protein bars, protein powder or prepared/hot food from Target. More items that cannot be purchased at Target using your EBT card include vitamins, medicine, household products, cleaning supplies, alcohol, tobacco, prepared food, feminine products and cosmetics. Check out our other posts to see if EBT cards are accepted at Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, 7-11, Whole Foods, Subway and more!
We hope this post was helpful to you. If you would like us to find more retailers that accept EBT, please leave your suggestions in the comment section below. We love to hear from you!