This post is about how to use CalFresh EBT online at Walmart 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 Walmart, we are here to help.
California SNAP EBT recipients can now use their food stamp benefits to purchase eligible groceries online at Walmart.
In this post, we are going to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to shop online and pay with SNAP EBT for Walmart groceries.
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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 Walmart for Pickup.
You can only use your EBT card to buy eligible grocery items. In addition, you cannot use your food stamps dollars to pay for delivery.
Currently, Walmart only offers online grocery purchases with EBT for curbside pick-up and not for delivery. Delivery options will be added soon.
If you have a California EBT Card, you will now be able to use your cards to buy groceries and select curbside pick-up.
Here’s how it works:
The first step to purchasing groceries online with your SNAP at Walmart is to go to the Walmart Grocery website to update your payment information.
By connecting your EBT card to your account, you’ll be able to use EBT Online with no-basket minimums.
Note: It may take 24 hours for the no-basket minimum to take effect on your account.
Once your payment information is updated, start adding SNAP EBT eligible items to your cart.
Upon viewing your cart, you’ll see the total for EBT-eligible items.
After reviewing, select Checkout to proceed.
On the Select payment method screen, select the checkbox to pay with EBT.
Next, enter the EBT food or EBT cash amount you’d like to use (see the image below).
If your EBT funds can’t cover the entire order, you can split the remaining amount with a personal debit or credit card.
Once you’re finished entering a payment method(s), select Continue for the next step.
Next, you will be directed to an external page to enter your PIN (see the image below).
Please note that the numbers on the pin pad will shuffle after each entry for security purposes.
Once you’ve entered your PIN, you’ll be linked back to Walmart to Complete your Order.
You have two options to get your Walmart online order: curbside pick-up or delivery.
See below for instructions on how to pick up your order or when to expect delivery if that’s the option you selected.
If you selecting curb-side pickup, here’s how to pick up your order.
Please wait until you receive an email from Walmart stating your order is ready before going to the store for pickup.
Check-in with the Walmart app to let Walmart know you’re on your way.
If you don’t have the Walmart app, you can call the store directly. Find the phone number under the store’s address in your Ready for Pickup email.
Some Walmart locations now have designated pickup locations, as shown above.
When you arrive at the pickup location, you will park in a reserved parking space marked in orange for Grocery Pickup customers.
Once in the spot, call the designated number to alerts an associate of your arrival.
You can also check-in through the Walmart Grocery app. An associate will quickly retrieve the prepared order and load it into your car.
Walmart currently partners with local, third-party drivers to bring your order right to your door.
When your order is picked up, Walmart will send you an email letting you know the driver is on their way.
If you’re satisfied with your delivery experience, you can leave feedback and add a tip for your driver.
Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the CalFresh EBT Card Grocery shopping online at Walmart.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about shopping with an EBT card online at Walmart.
Yes, Walmart accepts both SNAP EBT and Cash Assistance EBT (TANF) for online transactions.
Yes, you can use your EBT card to shop online at Walmart for pickup and delivery at participating Walmart stores.
Yes, you have the option to split your payment between an EBT card and another form of payment when you shop online at Walmart.
Here’s what you can buy at Walmart with your SNAP benefits:
Here is the list of food items you are allowed to purchase with your SNAP Benefits card:
Here’s what you CANNOT buy with your SNAP benefits:
If you are trying to use your EBT card online at Walmart and can’t seem to work, here’s what you need to know:
There are a number of reasons why your EBT is not working at Walmart, either online or in a physical store.
However, the most likely explanation is that your EBT card has expired.
Regarding online shopping, the most common reason EBT doesn’t work is that Walmart’s online server is down.
If the server happens to be done, try submitting your order again within an hour.
Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the CalFresh EBT Card & SNAP benefits.
If you need further assistance with your CalFresh benefits, you can contact your local CDSS office.
Click here to locate an office near you.
In addition to Walmart, the following grocery stores accept CalFresh EBT online for pickup and delivery:
You are not allowed to use California SNAP to buy food you can eat at the premises or hot food in general.
You are only allowed to buy food you are taking home to prepare.
Therefore, when it comes to Deli foods, you cannot buy hot food from the deli or prepared foods like mac n cheese, chicken or sandwiches, stuff from the salad bar.
However, you can buy deli meats and cheeses and cold uncooked items from the deli with your CaliforniaSNAP EBT card as long as you are going to take them home to prepare.
Furthermore, some delis that take California SNAP will display items that are eligible.
Yes! Many California farmer’s markets accept CalFresh benefits.
Additionally, some farmer’s markets in California offer Market Match, a program that doubles your CalFresh spending on fruits and vegetables.
Currently, Market Match offered at 130 farmers’ markets across the state of California.
At participating markets, CalFresh shoppers can double their food dollars, receiving additional market coins for free to spend on fruits and vegetables.
For example, if you spend $10 in CalFresh benefits, you will get $20 total to spend on healthy food at the farmer’s market.
Also, many farmers’ markets accept other benefits such as WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers.
We hope this post on How to Use CalFresh EBT Online at Walmart was helpful to you!
If you have more questions about your California EBT or SNAP Benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.
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