In today’s posts, we are going to answer the following question: Can I use my EBT card at Aldi? If you’re not familiar with Aldi, we can help explain. Aldi is a privately owned chain of discount supermarkets. They pride themselves on offering a selection of easy and affordable high-quality food. Aldi’s guiding principal focuses on making sure that shoppers’ money goes right where they want it – into great tasting food that they can feel good about serving their families. Aldi provides maximum affordability by cutting costs in other areas. Their no-frills supermarkets charge for shopping bags, require to self-bag your groceries, require you to return your shopping cart and don’t accept credit cards. Currently, Aldi has over 10,000 stores in 20 countries with just under 2,000 stores in the United States. To find out whether your local Aldi accepts EBT cards, keep reading below.
Can I use my EBT card at Aldi?
To answer the question you’ve been looking for – Yes, Aldi does accept EBT cards as a form of payment at all supermarket locations in the United States. In order to redeem your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits using your EBT card at Aldi, simply grocery shop as usual and when you are ready to check out go to any available point-of-sale terminal. Once the cashier rings up your groceries, you will swipe your EBT card (just like a debit card) on the credit card terminal. Once you swipe your card, you will be asked to enter your 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). You must have this information in order to complete the transaction. Please proceed by entering your PIN and pressing enter on the machine. When your transaction is processed they will check to make sure that you have enough benefits on your EBT account to cover the purchase. When your transaction is approved, your receipt will print. Your current remaining EBT card balance will be located at the bottom of your transaction receipt, so be sure to save this information for future use. Be sure to always check your EBT balance before going to the store to make a purchase.
If you’re not sure which items are eligible to be purchased at Aldi 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 (Trader Joe’s variety of chocolate bars)
- Frozen food items (butter chicken, mushroom ravioli, pasta, etc.)
- Soft Drinks (Italian soda, juice, etc.)
- Snack Crackers and Chips (potato chips, veggie 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 prepared hot food, protein bars, protein powder or pet food from Aldi. Other items that cannot be purchased at Aldi using your EBT card include vitamins, medicine, household products, cleaning supplies, alcohol, tobacco, baby formula, feminine products, and cosmetics. Check out our other posts to see if you can use your EBT at Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, Kroger, 7-11, Whole Foods, Subway and more!
We hope this post was helpful to you. If you would like us to feature more retailers that accept EBT cards as payment, please leave your suggestions in the comment section below. We love to hear from you!