Does Costco take EBT in California?

In our post today we’re going to provide you with information about one of our most frequently asked questions – Does Costco take EBT in California?

Costco is an American multinational corporation that operates 746 membership-only warehouse stores worldwide, making it the second largest retailer in the world. Costco provides a wide variety of bulk grocery products at wholesale prices. EBT Cards are accepted as a form of payment at Costco Wholesale warehouses, including Costco locations in California.

There are currently 126 Costco Wholesale warehouses in California. For a full list of Costco locations that accept EBT in California, keep reading below.

Does Costco take EBT in California?

Does Costco take EBT in California?

126 Costco Wholesale warehouse locations in California by County:

Street Address City State Zip Code County
43621 Pacific Commons Blvd Fremont CA 94538 ALAMEDA
22330 Hathaway Ave Hayward CA 94541 ALAMEDA
28505 HESPERIAN BLVD. HAYWARD CA 94545 ALAMEDA
2800 Independence Dr Livermore CA 94551 ALAMEDA
1900 Davis St San Leandro CA 94577 ALAMEDA
2100 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy Chico CA 95928 BUTTE
2201 Verne Roberts Cir Antioch CA 94509 CONTRA COSTA
2400 Monument Blvd Concord CA 94520 CONTRA COSTA
3150 Fostoria Way Danville CA 94526 CONTRA COSTA
4801 Central Ave Richmond CA 94804 CONTRA COSTA
380 W Ashlan Ave Clovis CA 93612 FRESNO
4500 W Shaw Ave Fresno CA 93722 FRESNO
7100 N Abby St Fresno CA 93720 FRESNO
1006 W Wabash Ave Eureka CA 95501 HUMBOLDT
2030 N Imperial Ave El Centro CA 92243 IMPERIAL
4900 Panama Ln Bakersfield CA 93313 KERN
3800 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield CA 93308 KERN
2395 E Lacey Blvd Hanford CA 93230 KINGS
2207 W Commonwealth Ave Alhambra CA 91803 LOS ANGELES
1220 W Foothill Blvd Azusa CA 91702 LOS ANGELES
1051 W Burbank Blvd Burbank CA 91506 LOS ANGELES
17550 Castleton St City of Industry CA 91748 LOS ANGELES
6333 Telegraph Rd Commerce CA 90040 LOS ANGELES
12530 Prairie Ave Hawthorne CA 90250 LOS ANGELES
14501 Hindry Ave Hawthorne CA 90250 LOS ANGELES
3560 W Century Blvd Inglewood CA 90303 LOS ANGELES
340 Lakewood Center Mall Lakewood CA 90712 LOS ANGELES
1141 W Avenue L Lancaster CA 93534 LOS ANGELES
2901 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles CA 90039 LOS ANGELES
13463 Washington Blvd Marina del Rey CA 90292 LOS ANGELES
1345 N Montebello Blvd Montebello CA 90640 LOS ANGELES
11428 Sherman Way North Hollywood CA 91605 LOS ANGELES
8810 Tampa Ave Northridge CA 91324 LOS ANGELES
12324 Hoxie Ave Norwalk CA 90650 LOS ANGELES
13550 Paxton St Pacoima CA 91331 LOS ANGELES
520 N Lone Hill Ave San Dimas CA 91773 LOS ANGELES
18649 Via Princessa Santa Clarita CA 91387 LOS ANGELES
2200 E Willow St Signal Hill CA 90755 LOS ANGELES
2751 Skypark Dr Torrance CA 90505 LOS ANGELES
2640 Lomita Blvd Torrance CA 90505 LOS ANGELES
6100 Sepulveda Blvd Van Nuys CA 91411 LOS ANGELES
21800 Victory Blvd Woodland Hills CA 91367 LOS ANGELES
300 Vintage Way Novato CA 94945 MARIN
1445 R St Merced CA 95340 MERCED
1339 N Davis Rd Salinas CA 93907 MONTEREY
801 Tioga Ave Sand City CA 93955 MONTEREY
17900 Newhope St Fountain Valley CA 92708 ORANGE
900 S Harbor Blvd Fullerton CA 92832 ORANGE
11000 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove CA 92843 ORANGE
7562 Center Ave Huntington Beach CA 92647 ORANGE
115 Technology Dr Irvine CA 92618 ORANGE
101 N Beach Blvd La Habra CA 90631 ORANGE
27972 Cabot Rd Laguna Niguel CA 92677 ORANGE
27220 Heather Ridge Rd Laguna Niguel CA 92677 ORANGE
5401 Katella Ave Los Alamitos CA 90720 ORANGE
33961 Doheny Park Rd San Juan Capistrano CA 92675 ORANGE
2655 El Camino Real Tustin CA 92782 ORANGE
2700 Park Ave Tustin CA 92782 ORANGE
13225 Beach Blvd Westminster CA 92683 ORANGE
22633 Savi Ranch Pkwy Yorba Linda CA 92887 ORANGE
6750 Stanford Ranch Rd Roseville CA 95678 PLACER
480 N McKinley St Corona CA 92879 RIVERSIDE
79795 Highway 111 La Quinta CA 92253 RIVERSIDE
29315 Central Ave Lake Elsinore CA 92532 RIVERSIDE
12700 Day St Moreno Valley CA 92553 RIVERSIDE
72800 Dinah Shore Dr Palm Desert CA 92211 RIVERSIDE
26610 Ynez Rd Temecula CA 92591 RIVERSIDE
7000 Auburn Blvd Citrus Heights CA 95621 SACRAMENTO
1800 Cavitt Dr Folsom CA 95630 SACRAMENTO
11260 White Rock Rd Rancho Cordova CA 95742 SACRAMENTO
7981 E Stockton Blvd Sacramento CA 95823 SACRAMENTO
1600 Expo Pkwy Sacramento CA 95815 SACRAMENTO
13111 Peyton Dr Chino Hills CA 91709 SAN BERNARDINO
16505 Sierra Lakes Pkwy Fontana CA 92336 SAN BERNARDINO
9404 Central Ave Montclair CA 91763 SAN BERNARDINO
11800 4th St Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730 SAN BERNARDINO
1099 E Hospitality Ln San Bernardino CA 92408 SAN BERNARDINO
14555 Valley Center Dr Victorville CA 92395 SAN BERNARDINO
951 Palomar Airport Rd Carlsbad CA 92011 SAN DIEGO
895 E H St Chula Vista CA 91910 SAN DIEGO
1130 Broadway Chula Vista CA 91911 SAN DIEGO
8125 Fletcher Pkwy La Mesa CA 91942 SAN DIEGO
12155 Tech Center Dr Poway CA 92064 SAN DIEGO
4605 Morena Blvd San Diego CA 92117 SAN DIEGO
12350 Carmel Mountain Rd San Diego CA 92128 SAN DIEGO
650 Gateway Center Dr San Diego CA 92102 SAN DIEGO
2345 Fenton Pkwy San Diego CA 92108 SAN DIEGO
7803 Othello Ave San Diego CA 92111 SAN DIEGO
725 Center Dr San Marcos CA 92069 SAN DIEGO
101 Town Center Pkwy Santee CA 92071 SAN DIEGO
1755 Hacienda Dr Vista CA 92081 SAN DIEGO
450 10th St San Francisco CA 94103 SAN FRANCISCO
2680 Reynolds Ranch Parkway Lodi CA 95240 SAN JOAQUIN
2440 Daniels St Manteca CA 95337 SAN JOAQUIN
1616 E Hammer Ln Stockton CA 95210 SAN JOAQUIN
3250 W Grant Line Rd Tracy CA 95304 SAN JOAQUIN
1540 Froom Ranch Way San Luis Obispo CA 93405 SAN LUIS OBISPO
1001 Metro Center Blvd Foster City CA 94404 SAN MATEO
2300 Middlefield Rd Redwood City CA 94063 SAN MATEO
900 Dubuque Ave South San Francisco CA 94080 SAN MATEO
451 S Airport Blvd South San Francisco CA 94080 SAN MATEO
1600 El Camino Real South San Francisco CA 94080 SAN MATEO
7095 Market Place Dr Goleta CA 93117 SANTA BARBARA
1700 S Bradley Rd Santa Maria CA 93454 SANTA BARBARA
7251 Camino Arroyo Gilroy CA 95020 SANTA CLARA
1000 N Rengstorff Ave Mountain View CA 94043 SANTA CLARA
6898 Raleigh Rd San Jose CA 95119 SANTA CLARA
2201 Senter Rd San Jose CA 95112 SANTA CLARA
5301 Almaden Expy San Jose CA 95118 SANTA CLARA
1709 Automation Pkwy San Jose CA 95131 SANTA CLARA
1601 Coleman Ave Santa Clara CA 95050 SANTA CLARA
150 Lawrence Station Rd Sunnyvale CA 94086 SANTA CLARA
220 Sylvania Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060 SANTA CRUZ
1300 Dana Dr Redding CA 96003 SHASTA
5101 Business Center Dr Fairfield CA 94534 SOLANO
1051 Hume Way Vacaville CA 95687 SOLANO
198 Plaza Dr Vallejo CA 94591 SOLANO
5901 Redwood Dr Rohnert Park CA 94928 SONOMA
1900 Santa Rosa Ave Santa Rosa CA 95407 SONOMA
3801 Pelandale Ave Modesto CA 95356 STANISLAUS
2955 N Tegner Rd Turlock CA 95380 STANISLAUS
1405 W Cameron Ave Visalia CA 93277 TULARE
2001 E Ventura Blvd Oxnard CA 93036 VENTURA
2660 Park Center Dr Simi Valley CA 93065 VENTURA
5700 Lindero Canyon Rd Westlake Village CA 91362 VENTURA
2299 Bronze Star Dr Woodland CA 95776 YOLO

To find the closest Costco location to you, click here to search by zip code. Also, find out which items you are able to purchase with your EBT Card by using our List of Eligible Food Stamp Items.

We hope this post was helpful to you! If you would like to know which grocery stores accept EBT, visit our previous post here. If you have any questions regarding Costco locations in California, please leave those in the comments section below.

Food Stamp List of Approved Items

If you are currently receiving food stamps or are applying for food stamps, it’s important to become familiar with what you can and cannot buy using your EBT Card. There is a food stamp list of approved items that is created by the United States Department of Agriculture that shows what you are allowed to buy with your food stamps. Using your EBT card to buy food that is not on the approved list can get you in serious trouble, including possible jail time if you are caught and prosecuted. In this article, we will walk you through the food stamp list and what you can and cannot buy using your food stamps card. To begin, we are going to first address what you CANNOT buy with your EBT card:

"Food Stamp List of Approved Items"

What you CANNOT buy with Food Stamps

The items listed below are prohibited from being purchased using your food stamps money:

Alcohol
Cigarettes
Lottery tickets
Pet food
Toiletries
Vitamins
Medicine
Foods that will be eaten in the store
Hot foods

We have received questions about other products that people want to know about and have answered those questions in this article, including questions about Diapers, Energy Drinks, Coffee, Sea Food, Steak, Deli food and more.

Eligible Food Stamp List

You can use your card to buy foods you are going to take home to prepare and eat. This includes:

Breads and Cereals
Fruits and Vegetables
Meats, Fish and Poultry
Dairy Products.
Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.

How to Stretch your EBT Money

Lots of our readers complain about how much they run out of food stamps money before the month is over and how sometimes, the money does not even make it to the middle of the month. If you are one of those people, there is something you can do about it. The video below shows how one food stamps recipient has found great ways to stretch her EBT dollars for her family by shopping smart and knowing what to buy and which brands to focus on. Watch the video below to learn her secrets to stretching her food stamps dollars.

Here is a list of other articles about food stamps you may be interested in. Some of them are answers to questions from our readers:

List of Grocery Stores that Accept EBT
Does Whole Foods Accept EBT Food Stamps?
Can you Buy Pet Food with Food Stamps
Can You Use Food Stamps on Amazon?

We hope you found this Food Stamp List of Approved Items article helpful. Remember that food stamp is about helping you buy food you can prepare at home for you and your family. The United States Department of Agriculture, which manages the program always likes to stress that the program is about helping people in need of food assistance purchase nutritious food.

When in doubt about whether a particular item is approved or not, remember to ask yourself if this food item is to be taken home and prepared or is it already prepared and ready to be eaten. If you have any questions about shipping at whole foods with EBT or WIC or any questions about food stamps in general, please tell us in the comments section below.

Does Whole Foods take EBT?

In this post, we are going to answer the following question: Does Whole Foods take EBT? If you are not familiar with Whole Foods, here is a brief description of this grocery chain known for high-quality foods. Whole foods, which was recently purchased by Amazon.com is an American supermarket chain that is known for selling foods that are without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats. This means that Whole Foods is focused on selling foods that are of the best quality – and with their recent purchase by Amazon, they are also working hard to make their food prices the most affordable. That’s why we have received lots of questions from our readers about Whole Foods. The grocery chain currently has about 400 physical locations. To find out whether your local Whole Foods accepts EBT cards, keep reading below.

"Does Whole Foods take EBT?"

Does Whole Foods take EBT?

The answer to the question you’ve been waiting for is – Yes, whole foods does accept EBT at their stores as a form of payment at all locations. You can use your EBT to buy food at Whole Foods, as long as they are on the list of approved foods that are allowed under the food stamps program. Not all foods are allowed. Here is what you CANNOT buy at whole foods with your EBT Card:

You are not allowed by food stamps list to use your EBT Card at the following departments at Whole Foods:

Beer department
Flower/floral department
Pets department
Wine department
Whole Body department

This means that the following items are also not allowed:

Alcohol
Cigarettes
Lottery tickets
Pet food
Toiletries
Vitamins
Medicine
Foods that will be eaten in the store
Hot foods

What you can buy with EBT at Whole Foods

Below is a list of what you can buy with your EBT Card at whole foods:

"Does Whole Foods take WIC?"

You can buy foods you are going to take home to prepare and eat. This includes:

Breads and Cereals
Fruits and Vegetables
Meats, Fish and Poultry
Dairy Products.
Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.

Can you use WIC at Whole Foods?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal assistance program for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under the age of five. Currently, WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States. If you currently have WIC and want to know if you can use your card at Whole Foods, the answer is a bit complicated. Because WIC has specific requirements on what foods you can buy and what brands are allowed, it’s very tough to find foods at whole foods that meet those requirements. You will, therefore, have to check with your local Whole Foods to see if they accept WIC and what products you are allowed to buy there under the WIC program. To find a Whole Foods near you or to call them, click here. However, generally, you can buy the following foods at Whole Foods with WIC if they meet the USDA guidelines that are listed here.

Foods you can buy at Whole Foods with WIC

Baby food
Canned fish
Cereals
Cheese
Eggs
Fruits
Infant formula
Juice
Milk
Peanut butter
Vegetables
Whole grain foods

How to Stretch your EBT Money

Are you struggling to make ends meet? Is your EBT money running out before the month is over? Watch this video to learn tips on how you can shop smart with your EBT Card and get the most food for you and your family with your EBT Food Stamps card. The EBT card holder featured in the video below has figured out ways to buy more food with her EBT money. Click to watch.

We hope you found this article that answered the question “Does Whole Foods take EBT?” helpful. Whole foods take EBT but you have to make sure you buy foods that are approved. If you have any questions about shipping at whole foods with EBT or WIC or any questions about food stamps in general, please tell us in the comments section below.

What can you buy with EBT at Walmart?

If you have been approved for an EBT Card and want to know what can you buy with EBT at Walmart, we have the information you need, including a complete list of the items approved for purchase with your food stamps card. As you may be aware, your EBT card can only be used to buy food that you are going to take home and prepare. Walmart has a lot of items they stock that are approved on the food stamps list, and we are not just talking about the Walmart Superstores. Even the regular Walmart Stores have items that are approved for SNAP EBT Card holders. Here is the list:

What can you buy with EBT at Walmart?

You can buy the following items with your EBT Card at Walmart:

Breads and cereals;
Fruits and vegetables;
Meats, fish and poultry; and
dairy products.
Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.

A lot of our readers have questions about other items that they want to know if you are allowed to buy with your EBT Card. Note that the US Department of Agriculture prohibits SNAP EBT Card holders from buying the following items with their food stamps card:

Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
Any nonfood items, such as:
pet foods
soaps, paper products
household supplies
Vitamins and medicines
Food that will be eaten in the store
Hot foods

"What can you buy with EBT at Walmart"

As you can see, there are a lot of items that Walmart carries that you can buy using your EBT card. We also get emails all the time from our readers about a whole list of items they want to know if are covered under EBT. That’s why we put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about EBT card and what can and cannot be purchased with the SNAP Food Stamps card. To see our post and a lost of these items, click here.

What can you buy with food stamps?

People on food stamps want to know – What can you buy with food stamps? Even though we have an entire post that shows the list of eligible food stamp items, we get lots of questions from our readers asking us if specific items are eligible to be purchased with EBT Card. We decided to put a list together of the most commonly asked items and provide answers. Here is the list of the 10 most commonly asked items people want to know if they can buy with their SNAP EBT Card:

"What can you buy with food stamps?"

What can you buy with food stamps EBT Card?

Can I buy diapers with EBT Card?

Even though nearly 30% of parents in the United States cannot afford diapers, which can cost up to $100 every month per baby, they are NOT covered by food stamps. That’s a heavy burden on some families since diapers form such a large part of the monthly budget for most household.

Can you buy baby formula with EBT Card?

Yes, you can purchase baby formula, including similac with your SNAP EBT card and there is actually no limit on how much formula you can buy. You can also purchase formula for your child even well beyond the 12 months of age.

Can you buy Energy Drinks like Red Bull with EBT Card?

Whether you can buy energy drinks with your EBT Card depends on the label on the product. If the energy drink has a Nutrition Facts label on it, then You Can purchase it using your EBT Card. This includes Monster, Zero Nos and Red Bull.

"What can you buy with food stamps"

Energy drinks that have a Supplement Facts label are classified by the FDA as supplements, and are therefore not eligible to be purchased using food stamps.

Can You Buy Coffee with EBT Card?

This is one of the most popular questions we get. That’s because coffee is such a central part of daily routines for a large part of the population so people want to know if they can purchase it with their EBT Card. Yes, you can buy packaged coffee, including instant coffee and K cups for Keurig. You can also buy creamer. However, you cannot buy hot coffee because you cannot use an EBT card to buy hot liquids.

Can You Buy Candy with EBT Card?

Somehow, Candy made the list of items you can buy with your SNAP EBT Card. With the little money that is allocated per individual/family for food stamps, you probably want to spend your money on buying nutritious food.

Can You Buy Steak and Seafood with EBT Card?

This is also another popular question. Yes, you can buy high-end steaks and even organic food with your EBT card. And yes, you can also buy lobster. Lobster is expensive, so we are curious why people on food stamps want to spend their previous food stamps dollars on buying lobster. But if you feel strongly about it, Yes, you can buy lobster with your EBT card as seafood from the grocery store. You can also purchase live fish such as lobsters and other shellfish with the EBT card.

Can You Buy Deli food with EBT Card?

You cannot buy hot food from the deli or prepared foods like mac n cheese, chicken or sandwiches, stuff from the salad bar or anything that is to be consumed at the premises. Essentially, any ready-to-eat food items are not allowed. You can, however, buy deli meats and cheeses and cold uncooked items from the deli with your EBT card.

Can You Buy rotisserie chicken with EBT Card?

You can buy an uncooked rotisserie chicken and prepare it yourself at home. You cannot buy the hot, prepared rotisserie chicken that is sold at the grocery store or places like Walmart, Costco or Wegmans.

Can You Buy Bakery Birthday or Special Occasion Cakes with EBT Card?

People are really surprised to hear this answer but you are allowed to buy birthday and other special occasion cakes with food stamps, as long as the value of non-edible decorations do not exceed 50 percent of the purchase price of the cake.

Can You Buy a Gift Basket with EBT Card?

Gift baskets that contain both food and non-food items are not eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits if the value of the non-food items exceeds 50 percent of the purchase price. For Example: A stuffed holiday bear sold with a small package of chocolate for $14.99 would not be eligible for SNAP purchase, but A gift basket consisting primarily of meats and cheeses or snack foods, and including a small toy — where the cost of the food items clearly accounts for more than 50% of the purchase price of the item — would be eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits.

In addition to the above items, you are also not allowed to use your EBT card to buy paper products, diapers, vitamins, beer, cigarettes or lottery tickets.

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If you have additional questions about What can you buy with food stamps, let us know below in the comments section.