How To Use EBT On Amazon
Amazon Access is a one-stop-shop for customers to explore programs, discounts, and features that make shopping on Amazon even easier and more affordable, including information on Prime’s discounted membership program for qualifying government assistance recipients. If you receive SNAP, Medicaid, or other qualifying government assistance, you’re eligible for Prime Access—all of the benefits of Prime for 50% off the regular price of Prime. Prime Access makes fast, free delivery, award-winning TV, video, and music, and exclusive deals easily accessible to eligible members. That’s all of Prime’s savings, convenience, and entertainment—all in a single membership—at half of the cost.
How to Use SNAP EBT Benefits on Amazon
Amazon Access recently launched SNAP EBT acceptance in Alaska, which now makes the offering available to those eligible nationwide. So no matter where you are in the U.S., you can shop for groceries from Amazon.com, and from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market where available. Here are the steps to use SNAP EBT benefits on Amazon:
- Visit www.amazon.com/snap and follow the instructions on the screen. If you are not already an Amazon customer, you will need to create an account.
- Add your SNAP EBT card by entering your SNAP EBT card information.
- Look for items labeled SNAP EBT Eligible.
- Select your EBT card at checkout, and you will be prompted to enter your card pin to finish paying.
What to Know About Using Your SNAP EBT Benefits When Shopping for Groceries
If you’re shopping with a valid SNAP EBT card, you have access to Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market grocery delivery on Amazon without a Prime or Prime Access membership. Delivery fees for SNAP EBT customers who purchase groceries from Amazon Fresh are the same as the delivery fees for Prime or Prime Access members: $6.95 for deliveries $50-$100, $9.95 for deliveries under $50, and free delivery on orders over $100. SNAP EBT customers can also now enjoy free pick-up from Amazon Fresh across the U.S.
When shopping from Whole Foods Market, grocery pickup is free for Amazon Prime members on orders of $35 or more, and all delivery orders for all customers include a $9.95 service fee. When shopping on Amazon.com for grocery staples there is no minimum spend for Prime or Prime Access members to receive free shipping. If you are not a Prime member, you can receive free delivery by purchasing eligible items or hitting the delivery minimum. Your SNAP EBT card cannot be used to pay for the shipping fees, delivery fees, or tips, and you will need to provide an alternate form of payment for those fees.
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1. Can I use my SNAP EBT benefits on Amazon?
Yes, you can use your SNAP EBT benefits on Amazon to shop for groceries from Amazon.com, Amazon Fresh, and Whole Foods Market where available.
2. Do I need a Prime membership to use my SNAP EBT benefits on Amazon?
No, a Prime membership is not required to shop using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) EBT benefits on Amazon.com.
3. What are the delivery fees for SNAP EBT customers on Amazon Fresh?
Delivery fees for SNAP EBT customers who purchase groceries from Amazon Fresh are the same as the delivery fees for Prime or Prime Access members: $6.95 for deliveries $50-$100, $9.95 for deliveries under $50, and free delivery on orders over $100.
4. Can I buy non-SNAP-eligible items in the same order on Amazon?
Yes, you can buy non-SNAP-eligible items in the same order on Amazon using other forms of payment such as a gift card, credit card, or debit card at checkout.
5. How can I register my SNAP EBT card on Amazon?
You can register your SNAP EBT card on Amazon by visiting www.amazon.com/snap, creating an Amazon account or signing in if you’re already an Amazon customer, and following the on-screen instructions to add a valid SNAP EBT card.
6. What are the benefits of a Prime membership for EBT cardholders?
EBT cardholders qualify for 50% off a Prime membership, which includes free delivery on millions of items, Prime-exclusive discounts, access to Prime Video and Amazon Music, and more.