DoorDash, a popular online food ordering and delivery platform, will now allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use their EBT cards for eligible food purchases. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to use a SNAP EBT card on DoorDash.
Additionally, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using food stamps on DoorDash.
What is DoorDash?
DoorDash is an established player in the food delivery industry, offering a wide range of dining and grocery options to customers across various cities.
Whether you’re craving your favorite restaurant meal or need groceries delivered to your doorstep, DoorDash has you covered.
The platform collaborates with an extensive network of restaurants, grocery stores, and retail partners to offer a convenient and accessible food delivery experience.
DoorDash Now Accepts SNAP EBT
In a significant stride towards enhancing food accessibility and supporting those relying on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), DoorDash has expanded its services to accept SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) payments.
This move allows SNAP participants to use their benefits for online food purchases, providing a convenient way to obtain essential groceries through the DoorDash platform.
How do I use my SNAP benefits on DoorDash?
SNAP participants can use SNAP benefits on eligible purchases from participating merchants by adding a SNAP/EBT card to their DoorDash account.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1 – Add your SNAP/EBT card to DoorDash
Go to the Account tab and access your Payment Methods via Account Settings.
Add your SNAP/EBT card number to save it as a payment method.
Step 2 – Shop for eligible grocery items with your SNAP/EBT card
Look for stores and items with a SNAP label to shop for eligible items at participating merchants.
When shopping with a participating merchant, you can filter by SNAP-eligible items.
Step 3 – Use your SNAP/EBT card to checkout at DoorDash
At checkout, select the option to ‘Pay With SNAP’ and enter the amount you’d like to charge to your SNAP/EBT card for any eligible items in your cart.
Be sure to click “Pay With SNAP” otherwise the payment will default to your card on file.
Once your SNAP/EBT amount has been entered you will see it reflect in your order summary.
You will still be required to pay for any non-SNAP eligible items in your cart, as well as fees, taxes, and any tip, using an alternative payment method such as a debit or credit card.
What stores on DoorDash accept EBT?
As of now, SNAP/EBT benefits can be used on DoorDash purchases at participating Safeway, Albertsons, ALDI, select Meijer and 7-Eleven stores.
It’s important to note that you can only use EBT to pay for eligible food items, which include a variety of essential items such as fresh produce, meat, dairy products, bread, cereal, and more.
Prepared foods intended for immediate consumption, such as hot meals, may not be eligible for EBT payment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Using SNAP EBT on DoorDash
Here are the most frequently asked questions about how to use EBT on DoorDash.
What is a SNAP/EBT card?
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is a government program that allows eligible individuals and families to access their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits electronically. SNAP/EBT cards work similarly to debit cards and are used to purchase eligible food items.
How do I use my SNAP benefits on DoorDash?
To use your SNAP benefits on DoorDash, you need to add your SNAP/EBT card as a saved payment method in your DoorDash account.
When shopping, look for items and stores with a SNAP label, indicating they are eligible for EBT payment.
At checkout, choose the “Pay with SNAP” option, enter the amount you want to charge to your EBT card for eligible food items, and confirm the payment.
What items can be purchased on DoorDash with a SNAP/EBT card?
You can use your SNAP/EBT card to purchase eligible food items, such as fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, bread, cereal, and pantry staples.
The list of eligible items is determined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and follows the same guidelines as in-store purchases.
Non-SNAP-eligible items, fees, taxes, and tips must be paid using a separate payment method.
Which stores accept SNAP/EBT on DoorDash?
Participating merchants that accept SNAP/EBT payments on DoorDash include ALDI, Albertsons, Safeway, Meijer, and select 7-Eleven stores.
Look for stores and items with a SNAP label when shopping to identify eligible options.
Can I purchase both SNAP-eligible and non-SNAP-eligible items in the same order?
Yes, you can mix SNAP-eligible and non-SNAP-eligible items in the same order on DoorDash.
However, you’ll need to use an alternative payment method (such as a credit card, debit card, or gift card) to cover non-SNAP eligible items, fees, taxes, and tips.
Can I use a promotion code on a SNAP/EBT order?
- Yes, you can apply promotion codes to orders paid with SNAP/EBT. Simply enter the promo code at checkout to receive the discount.
Can I check my SNAP/EBT account balance on DoorDash?
Yes, you can check your SNAP/EBT account balance at checkout by entering your SNAP/EBT card PIN.
This will allow you to view your available account balance before completing your order.
What if I need to return an item purchased with my SNAP/EBT card?
If you need to return an item that was purchased with your SNAP/EBT card, any refunded funds will be returned to your SNAP/EBT card.
For items not purchased with SNAP/EBT, refunds will be processed through your original payment method or provided as DoorDash credits.
Summary – How to Use EBT on DoorDash
Here’s the bottom line about using SNAP EBT on DoorDash:
EBT on DoorDash Overview:
- Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) allows SNAP participants to use their benefits for online food purchases.
- DoorDash partners with select grocery stores to accept EBT payments for eligible food items.
Using EBT on DoorDash:
- Add your EBT card to your DoorDash account under “Payment Methods” to use it for eligible purchases.
- Look for SNAP-labeled items while shopping on DoorDash to identify eligible food items.
Eligible Food Items:
- Use EBT to buy items like fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread, and pantry staples.
- EBT cannot be used for non-food items, delivery fees, service fees, or tips.
- Participating stores include ALDI, Albertsons, Safeway, Meijer, and select 7-Eleven locations.
- Check for SNAP labels and participating stores when shopping on DoorDash.
Checkout and Payment:
- Select “Pay with SNAP” at checkout and enter the EBT card amount for eligible items.
- Use a separate payment method for non-SNAP items, fees, taxes, and tips.
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