This post is about how to use CalFresh EBT online at ALDI to shop for groceries for pickup and delivery. If you are a California EBT cardholder and are wondering how to use your SNAP card to shop online at ALDI, we are here to help.
California SNAP EBT recipients can now use their food stamp benefits to purchase eligible groceries online at ALDI and other approved supermarkets.
In this post, we are going to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to shop for groceries online and pay with SNAP EBT at ALDI.
We will also cover:
In 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a pilot program for online EBT purchases.
The program allows EBT Cardholders to purchase groceries online for delivery or pick-up.
The first state to actually launch an online EBT program was New York, starting in 2019.
California was added to the pilot on April 28th, 2020.
If you have a California EBT card, you can now purchase groceries online from ALDI for delivery or pick up.
The delivery service is offered in partnership with Instacart.
You can only use your EBT card to buy eligible grocery items. You will have to add a credit or debit card to pay for non-EBT-eligible items.
In addition, you cannot use your food stamps dollars to pay for delivery.
Follow the steps below to use your California EBT card on Instacart for delivery or curbside pickup.
Click here for the ALDI store on Instacart.
Here’s how to add your California SNAP EBT card to Instacart:
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, if you are shopping using your computer, you can check the EBT Eligible box as shown in the image below.
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—
Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the CalFresh EBT Card Grocery shopping online at ALDI.
No, you cannot pay with your California EBT on the ALDI Mobile App.
ALDI only accepts online orders through Instacart.
With the ALDI Mobile app, you get the following:
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:
Upon contacting customer service, they will deactivate your EBT card. This means that you will no longer have access to your benefits until your replacement card arrives.
To contact California EBT Card Customer Service use the contact information below.
You can call 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
We hope this post on How to Use CalFresh EBT Online at ALDI was helpful to you!
Please let us know in the comments section below if you have more questions about your California EBT or SNAP Benefits.
Also, be sure to check out our other articles about California SNAP and EBT, including:
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