How to use California EBT Online at Walmart

How to use California EBT Online at Walmart

Using your California food stamp benefits just got easier for CalFresh recipients. California EBT Cardholders can now use their SNAP benefits to shop for groceries online at Walmart. 

California is the latest state to join the USDA Online Purchasing Pilot for EBT Cardholders. The change to CA Food Stamps Program provides recipients with health conditions or difficulty shopping at a store with the flexibility to purchase groceries online. 

To find out how to use your California EBT Card to buy groceries online at Walmart, continue reading below.

Use California EBT Online at Walmart

Use California EBT Card Online

As of April 28, 2020, households receiving CalFresh and CalWORKs benefits can use their EBT Card to shop online at Walmart. CalFresh food stamp recipients can also use their benefits to buy groceries online for delivery at Amazon.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) granted this change through a waiver to expedite online EBT purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For information on how to use your California EBT Card online at Amazon, check out our post here.

For help on how to use your California EBT Card online at Walmart, continue reading below. We will provide you with a step-by-step guide for using your CA EBT to place an order online at Walmart.

Purchase Groceries Online at Walmart with CA EBT

There are two ways to shop online at Walmart with your California EBT Card – for delivery or pick-up. We will walk you through each of these in the step-by-step guide below.

Use EBT Online at Walmart Grocery Delivery

How to use EBT for Walmart Grocery Delivery

For help purchasing groceries with your California EBT Card online at Walmart.com for delivery, follow the instructions below.

How it works:

Follow the steps below to shop with your EBT Card online for delivery:

1. Visit the Walmart Grocery website

To purchase groceries online with your EBT Card, you must first visit the Walmart Grocery website at www.grocery.walmart.com

2. Enter your Address

After that, enter your address to see if you are eligible for home delivery. You should enter this under the Location Delivery.

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3. Determine your Delivery Eligibility

Walmart Grocery delivery is only available to select, eligible addresses. If your address is eligible, you will see a green message under your address. You will see a red message if you are not eligible at this time.

If your address is eligible for delivery, continue by clicking the “Continue” button and following the instructions below. Proceed to the next section to complete your order for pick-up if you are not eligible for delivery.

Use EBT Online for Delivery at Walmart

4. Add Groceries to your Cart

After confirming your address for delivery, begin adding eligible SNAP eligible food items to your cart.

Use SNAP EBT online at Walmart

5. Checkout & Choose a Pick-Up Time

When you are done shopping, click the “Checkout” button. You will be prompted to reserve a delivery time. Choose an available delivery day and time from the options. When complete, click the “Continue” button. 

**Please note that someone 18 years of age or older must be available to sign for your delivery, unless the “Leave at your Door” option is selected.

Use SNAP EBT for Delivery

6. Select EBT Card as Payment

Next, you will need to select your payment method. Click the EBT Card payment option.

Use EBT online at Walmart

7. Enter your EBT Card Information

A box will expand where you will enter your EBT Card information including first name, last name, and 19-digit EBT Card number. Click the “Save Card” button when complete. 

You will be prompted to enter your 3-digit EBT Card PIN number. Enter it, then click the “Continue” button.

Checkout with CA EBT online

8. Review your Order

Review your order details including delivery date and time. Once confirmed, complete your order.

**Please know that you cannot pay for any delivery fees with your EBT Card. You must pay for these with another form of payment.

Walmart EBT Online

9. Receive your Walmart Grocery Delivery

Once you have received order confirmation, your Walmart grocery order will be processed and delivered on your scheduled date.

For instructions how to use your EBT Card online for Walmart Grocery pick-up, continue reading below.

Use EBT Online at Walmart Grocery Pick-Up

How to use EBT for Walmart Grocery Pick-Up

For help purchasing groceries with your California EBT Card online at Walmart.com for pick-up, follow the instructions below.

How it works:

Follow the steps below to shop with your EBT Card online for pick-up:

1. Visit the Walmart Grocery website

To purchase groceries online with your EBT Card, you must first visit the Walmart Grocery website at www.grocery.walmart.com.

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2. Enter your Zip Code

Next, find a Walmart store near you that accepts EBT by entering your zip code. For instance, you should enter this under the Location Pick-Up section on the website.

Walmart EBT Order for Pickup

 

 

3. Select your Walmart Pick-Up Location

A list of Walmart stores near you will be displayed. Select a store that has an “Accepts EBT” label. Then, click the “Continue” button. This is the Walmart store where you will pick-up your order.

Walmart EBT Order for Pickup

4. Add Groceries to your Cart

After that, confirm your pick-up location and begin adding eligible SNAP food items to your cart.

Shop online with SNAP EBT

5. Checkout & Choose a Pick-Up Time

When you are done shopping, click the “Checkout” button. You will be prompted to select a pick-up time. Choose an available pick-up day and time slot. When complete, click the “Continue” button. 

Pickup Walmart SNAP EBT Order

6. Select EBT Card as Payment

Next, you will need to select your payment method. Click the EBT Card payment option.

Use EBT online at Walmart

7. Enter your EBT Card Information

A box will expand where you will enter your EBT Card information including first name, last name, and 19-digit EBT Card number. Click the “Save Card” button when complete. 

You will be prompted to enter your 3-digit EBT Card PIN number. Enter it, then click the “Continue” button.

Checkout with CA EBT online

8. Review your Order

Review your order details including pick-up location, day and time. Once confirmed, complete your order.

 

9. Visit your Walmart Store for Pick-up

Once you have received confirmation that your order is ready, visit your Walmart store location for pick-up. Be sure to park in the reserved pick-up parking spots marked in orange.

10. Check-in on your Walmart App

Once parked, you need to let an associate know that you have arrived. Use the Walmart Grocery App to check-in for your order pick-up. An associate will quickly retrieve your order and bring it to your car. 

**Be sure to bring your EBT Card with you for Walmart grocery order pick-up. You may be asked to provide your EBT Card to receive your order. This is for verification purposes only.

About CalFresh

The California Food Assistance Program, also known as CalFresh, provides food benefits to low-income individuals and families. The program helps households afford more nutritious food and healthier options.

CalFresh is also available to seniors and individuals with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Monthly food benefits range from $16 to $194 per month. Additionally, the amount you receive depends on your household size and income.

To apply for CalFresh food stamp benefits, visit the California Department of Public Social Services or CalFresh website. You can also call 1-866-613-3777 to apply for SNAP EBT in California.

California EBT Card

CalFresh benefits are loaded onto a California Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card every month. Your benefits can then be used to purchase food items in-store and online at select retailers. 

For help on how to check your California EBT Card balance, click here.

California SNAP EBT Customer Service

If you are experiencing issues with your CA EBT Card or CalFresh benefits, please contact CalFresh Customer Service for assistance. Call the CalFresh customer service phone number at 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD).

They can connect you with a representative that will help resolve the problem you are experiencing.

California EBT Card Frequently Asked Questions

California EBT Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use EBT for Walmart Grocery delivery fees?

No, your EBT Card cannot be used to pay for any delivery fees associated with your online Walmart grocery order.

Where can I use my California EBT Card online?

California EBT Cardholders can use their CalFresh and CalWorks benefits to purchase grocery items online at Walmart and Amazon.

The state is working on expanding the number of retailers that accept the California EBT Card online.

Where can I use my CalFresh benefits for food delivery?

CalFresh benefits can be used online at Amazon and Walmart for food delivery to directly to your door. 

Can you use EBT to pay for online delivery fees?

No, your EBT Card can not be used to pay for any delivery fees associated with your online order. EBT benefits can only be used towards the purchase of food for at-home consumption.

Can I use CalWorks benefits online?

Yes, you can use your CalWorks benefits by shop online at Walmart with your California EBT Card.

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