In today’s post, we are going to address one of our most commonly asked questions: Can I use my EBT card at Walmart? We believe this question is so commonly asked because Walmart is the one of the world’s largest retailers. In the United States, there are over 4,200 Walmart stores, excluding it’s warehouse store chain, Sam’s Club. Known for being a one-stop-shop and their rollback prices, Walmart is also the largest overall employer in the United States. Being the one of the largest retailers in the world, you would assume that they would accept EBT cards, right? Well, you are correct. Walmart does accept EBT cards as a form of payment at their stores nationwide.
To redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at Walmart using your EBT card, simply select the items you wish to purchase as normal and checkout at any of their available point-of-sale terminals. You can use your EBT card just like a normal debit card at point-of-sale terminals. 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. Also, be sure to only select eligible food items when redeeming SNAP benefits at Walmart using your EBT card.
To see which items at Walmart are eligible for purchase using your EBT card, please see our list below:
- Bread and cereal
- Dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.)
- Fresh, Frozen and Canned Fruits
- Fresh, Frozen and Canned Vegetables
- 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.)
- Bakery Items (cake, brownies, cookies, etc.)
- Candy (Snickers, M&M’s, etc.)
- Soft Drinks & Energy Drinks (Pepsi, Sprite, Red Bull, etc.)
- Ice Cream & Popsicles
- Snack Crackers and Chips (Doritos, Wheat Thins, Ritz Crackers, etc.)
- Cooking Oils (olive oil, vegtable oil, coconut oil, etc.)
- Seeds, Nuts and Plants
A few items that cannot be purchased at Walmart using your EBT card include vitamins, medicine, household products, cleaning supplies, alcohol, tobacco, prepared/hot food, feminine products and cosmetics. Check out our other posts to see if EBT cards are accepted at Sam’s Club, Target, Costco, 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 out whether more retailers accept EBT or not, please leave your suggestions in the comment section below. We love to hear from you!