With over 9,700 stores operating in the United States, Circle K is a popular convenience store that enjoys a level of popularity in the midwest. One of the questions we often get from food stamps recipients is this – Does Circle K Take EBT? Can you use your EBT Card at Circle K to buy hot food like, Extreme Meat Pizza, Burgers, Hot sandwiches and Frosty drinks.
In this post, we will provide answers to these questions, including a list of what you can and cannot purchase with food stamps at Circle K.
Additionally, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using EBT at Circle K.
Lastly, we will show you how you can find the nearest Circle K store near you.
Table of Contents:
- About Circle K
- Popular Food Items at Circle K
- Does Circle K Take EBT?
- What can you buy with Food Stamps EBT at Circle K?
- What you cannot purchase at Circle K with Food Stamps EBT
- FAQs about What You Can Buy At Circle K With EBT
- How to Find a Circle K Store Nearby
- Other stores that take SNAP EBT Benefits
About Circle K
Circle K is a chain of convenience stores that is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, and owned by Alimentation Couche-Tard, based in Laval, Canada.
The company was founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas.
As of February 2020, Circle K has 9,799 stores in North America, 2,697 stores in Europe, and an additional 2,380 stores operating under franchise agreements worldwide.
Popular Food Items at Circle K
Here’s a list of the 10 most popular food items at Circle K based on our research.
- Extreme Meat Pizza
- Hot sandwiches
- Frosty drinks
- Gooey Butter Bar
- Premium Coffee
- Quarter Pound Big Bite
- Chicken Wings
- Streak & Cheese Taquito
- Smoky BBQ Boneless Wings
Does Circle K Take EBT?
Yes, Circle K accepts SNAP EBT cards at most stores in the United States.
However, there is a strict list of items you are allowed to purchase with your food stamps EBT card at convenience stores like Circle K.
Essentially, you can only use your food stamps at Circle K to purchase food that you are going to take home to prepare.
That means not all food items sold at Circle K are eligible to be purchased with SNAP EBT.
Additionally, you cannot use your SNAP/Food Stamps EBT benefits to purchase any non-food items sold at Circle K.
See below for a list of the food items you can purchase with your SNAP EBT benefits at Circle K.
Exceptions for TANF EBT Cards
Most states issue Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits on EBT cards.
There is more flexibility with TANF EBT cards.
As a result, you are able to use TANF EBT to purchase hot food items, including the ones listed above.
Additionally, you can withdraw money from an ATM with TANF EBT cards, which is prohibited under SNAP EBT card rules.
What can you buy with Food Stamps EBT at Circle K?
Here are some examples of food that can be purchased using SNAP EBT cards or food stamps at Circle K:
- Fruits, vegetables, and produce
- Ice Cream
- Breakfast cereal
- Meats and poultry
- Energy Drinks with Nutrition Labels
- Pasta, rice, and tortillas
- Pre-packaged snacks
- Canned legumes and fish
- Peanut butter
What you cannot purchase at Circle K with Food Stamps EBT
You are prohibited from purchasing the following items at Circle K with your SNAP EBT benefits.
- Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
- Vitamins, medicines, and supplements.
- Live animals (except shellfish, fish, and animals).
- Foods that are hot when sold.
- Cleaning supplies
- Paper products
- Pet foods
- Hygiene items
FAQs about What You Can Buy At Circle K With EBT
Here are the most frequently asked questions about what you can and cannot buy with SNAP EBT benefits (Food Stamps) at Circle K.
What is Circle K known for?
According to Reddit, Circle K is known for their burgers, which they claim to be the best gas station burger and is even better than some restaurant burgers.
For more details on this, click here to read the Reddit post.
What other items are Circle K known for?
The C-store offers snacks and meals to-go for customers on the move, such as hot dogs and sandwiches, and fountain beverages served in Polar Pop cups.
There is also a variety of Circle K’s Premium Coffee brews made available to those making quick-service visits, along with an array of creamers and sweeteners.
How to Find a Circle K Store Nearby
To find a Circle K convenience store in your area, simply use the Circle K store locator.
Click here for the store locator.
Once on the website, you can find the nearest Circle K convenience store by entering your Street, City, State, or Zip Code, then clicking the search icon, as shown below.
Other stores that take SNAP EBT Benefits
Here’s a list of other stores that take SNAP EBT Benefits, including those that accept PA EBT online:
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Sam’s Club
- Save A LotShiloh Farms
- Great Valu
- Redner’s Markets
- Grocery Outlet
- Weis Markets
- Giant Food Stores
Gas Stations & Convenience Stores
Here’s a list of some of the most popular convenience stores in the United States that take EBT.
- Murphy USA
- Casey’s General Store
- Royal Farms
- Love’s Travel Stops
- Cumberland Farms
- Circle K
- Stewart’s Shops
- Kum & Go
- Murphy USA
- Kelley’s Market
- Jacksons Food Stores
- Kwik Trip
- Rite Aid
- Duane Reade
- Dollar Tree
- Dollar General
- Family Dollar
Summary – Does Circle K Take EBT?
Bottom Line: Yes, Circle K stores in the United States accept Food Stamps.
However, you cannot purchase hot food that can be consumed at the store with SNAP EBT.
Additionally, you are prohibited from buying non-food items at Circle K with your food stamps.
We hope this post on the question – “Does Circle K Take EBT?” was helpful.
If you have further questions about Food Stamps or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
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