If you want to find out which stores in California accept EBT SNAP online as a form of payment through Instacart, you’ve come to the right place. Instacart Instacart said it can reach nearly 30 million SNAP recipients across the U.S. with its latest expansion of SNAP online purchasing. In this post, we will provide the list of California stores that accept EBT on Instacart.
Additionally, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of shopping online with your EBT card on Instacart, including how to add your CalFresh EBT Card.
Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using California SNAP EBT cards to shop online, including questions about SNAP EBT in general.
To learn how to use your SNAP card on Instacart, continue reading below.
Online grocery shopping platform Instacart now accepts California SNAP EBT (CalFresh EBT) for delivery.
Since November 2020, Instacart has expanded its online grocery shopping nationwide.
As of July 2022, SNAP recipients can use Instacart to order groceries for delivery or pickup from grocers across 49 states and Washington, D.C., and pay directly with their EBT cards.
That now includes stores in California.
Follow the three simple steps below on how to add your California EBT card to Instacart and shop online for pickup or delivery.
We have also provided below a list of all grocery stores that take California SNAP EBT through Instacart.
Additionally, you will find below a list of other grocery stores in California that takes SNAP EBT online for delivery or pick-up.
Follow the steps below to use your California EBT card on Instacart.
Here’s how to add your California SNAP EBT card to Instarcard:
To add an EBT card to your account on Instacart.com or in-app—
To successfully use your SNAP EBT card on Instacart, you must also add a credit or debit card to your Instacart account.
This will enable you to cover fees, bottle deposits in some states, taxes, delivery tips, and any other non-EBT SNAP-eligible items you may want to purchase.
Also, only one EBT card can be saved to your profile.
If you need to add a different EBT card, you’ll need to remove the first one before adding another card.
There are a few ways for you to see which items are EBT SNAP eligible.
You can allow EBT SNAP-eligible items to display when you shop. To enable this setting—
Also, when searching for items you can add a filter by tapping Explore > EBT Eligibility and selecting Only EBT-eligible items to see only EBT-eligible items.
Additionally, if you are browsing items from the Store Homepage, tap or click on a specific item to see if it is EBT SNAP eligible.
If it is eligible, it will say EBT above the price of the item.
Lastly, you can confirm which items are EBT SNAP-eligible in your cart before checking out. It will say EBT under the name of each item that qualifies.
Here’s how to checkout on Instacart using your EBT Card:
To checkout, visit your cart and tap or click the green Checkout button. You’ll be asked to add a delivery address and your payment information—
Before you shop, you should download the Instacart app if you have a smartphone. Follow the link below to download the app for both Apple and Andriod devices
Apple Devices (iPhone, etc) – Click here to download Instacart app from the app store.
Android Devices – Click here to download Instacart app from the Google Play store.
Here’s the list of grocery stores in California that accept SNAP EBT cards using Instacart.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about using an EBT card to shop online and about California EBT Card in general:
Here’s a list of other grocery stores in California that take SNAP EBT online for delivery or pickup:
You can check your California EBT Card balance online, in person, or by phone.
To complete your California EBT Card balance check, please call 1-877-328-9677 or visit the California www.ebt.ca.gov website here.
Your CalFresh EBT Card or Golden State Advantage card can be used at select restaurants and fast food places if you meet the eligibility criteria.
This is part of the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program.
The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows CalFresh recipients who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase lower-cost prepared meals at approved participating restaurants in certain counties.
Currently, the restaurant meals program is active in the following counties:
Here’s the number to call if you are trying to reach California Food Stamps EBT Customer Service:
You can call 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
You can call the CalFresh EBT Phone Number if:
There are two ways to remove your EBT card from Instacart. You can do it online or through the mobile app.
Follow the steps below:
To remove an EBT card from your account on Instacart.com—
To remove an EBT card from your account in-app—
We hope this post on California stores that accept EBT on Instacart was helpful.
If you have further questions about California SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
Also, be sure to check out our other articles about California SNAP and EBT, including:
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