How to Buy Groceries Online with Alabama EBT

If you are a Alabama EBT Cardholder, you can now use your EBT Card online to buy groceries for delivery! This is great news for Alabama Food Stamps recipients. In this post, we will explain how to buy groceries online with your Alabama EBT Card.

We will also cover:

  • EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program
  • Where you can use your Alabama EBT online
  • How to use your Alabama EBT online
  • What you can buy with Alabama EBT online
  • Alabama EBT Card FAQs

To learn how to use your Alabama EBT Card to purchase groceries online, continue reading below.

Buy groceries online with your Alabama EBT Card

EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program

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.

Additionally, the program was only launched in select states. These states include:

On April 1st 2020, the USDA expanded their Online Purchasing Pilot for Alabama EBT Cardholders. As a result, Alabama food stamp recipients can now use their EBT Card online to purchase groceries at select grocery merchants.

Below is a list of grocery stores that accept Alabama EBT online and participate in the USDA’s Online Purchasing Pilot.

We will describe in detail each grocery store’s online EBT program. In addition, we will also cover how you can place an order using your Alabama food stamps card and have it delivered to you.

Where Can I Use my Alabama EBT Card Online?

You can use your Nebraska EBT Card to purchase groceries online at Amazon, Walmart, and Wright’s Markets. Currently, these are the only two retailers you can use your Alabama EBT card online. More retailers will be approved for EBT online in the coming months.

For help on how to use your Nebraska food stamp benefits to purchase groceries at Amazon, Walmart, and Wright’s Market online, continue reading below.

Buy groceries online with Alabama EBT Card

How to Buy Groceries Online with your Alabama EBT

Find out how to use your Alabama EBT card to buy groceries online at Walmart, Amazon and Wright’s Markets. Follow the instructions provided below.

How to Buy Walmart Groceries Online with Alabama EBT Card

Walmart participates in the USDA’s Online Purchasing Pilot and allows those with EBT to purchase food online. Currently, Walmart only offers online grocery purchases with EBT for pick-up and not for delivery.

Buy groceries online Walmart with Alabama EBT Card

How it Works

To shop online for groceries with your Alabama EBT card, follow the instructions below.

Step 1 – Go to the Walmart Grocery website

The first step to purchase groceries online at Walmart is to go to the Walmart Grocery website at www.grocery.walmart.com.

How to use your EBT Card online at Walmart

Step 2 – Sign-In or Create your Account

Next, enter your zip code to find the Walmart store location near you. This is the location you will pick-up your online grocery order from.

How to use your EBT Card online at Walmart

Step 3 – Shop for Groceries Online

Once you have selected your Walmart location, begin shopping for grocery items online. Add EBT eligible items to your shopping cart.

Step 4 – Checkout with your EBT Card

When done shopping, proceed as usual to pay for your order online. When you get to payment, select EBT Card. Next, enter your Alabama EBT Card information. You must provide your EBT card number and PIN to complete checkout.

Please note, you can split your order with another payment method including a credit or debit card.

For help, see the screenshot below.

How to shop with EBT online at Walmart

Step 5 – Pick-up your Groceries

When your order has been successfully placed, you will receive notification when your groceries are ready for pick-up. Please bring your Alabama EBT Card and ID with you to pick-up your online grocery order. 

Other States that Accept EBT Online at Walmart 

All Walmart grocery stores accept EBT cards as payment. However, if you are a New York, Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, or Iowa EBT cardholder, you can use your EBT card to purchase groceries online at Walmart. For more information, check out our post here

If you are a SNAP/EBT cardholder in another state, you can order your groceries online and pay with your EBT card at pick-up. At this time, you cannot use your EBT card to pay online. 

For help on how to pay with your EBT card in-person at Walmart, follow the instructions below.

How to Pay with EBT In-Person at Walmart

If you are an EBT Cardholder in another state, you shop online for free grocery pick-up and pay with your EBT Card in-person.

To pay for your pick-up grocery order at a participating Walmart store, select EBT at checkout. Similarly, you will be prompted to bring your EBT Card and ID with you to pay for your purchase at pick-up.

For help, please see our screenshot below:

How to pay with EBT at Walmart pick-up

How to Buy Wright’s Market Groceries Online with Alabama EBT Card

Wright’s Market participates in the USDA’s Online Purchasing Pilot and allows Alabama EBT Cardholders to purchase food online. Currently, Wright’s Market offers both online grocery purchases with EBT for delivery or pick-up.

Buy groceries online Wright's Market with Alabama EBT

How it Works

To shop online for groceries with your Alabama EBT card, follow the instructions below.

Step 1 – Go to the Wright’s Market website

The first step to purchase groceries online at Wright’s Market is to go to their website at www.wrightsmarkets.com. For help, refer to the screenshot below.

Wright's Market EBT Online

Step 2 – Login or Create an Account

Next, you will want to login your Wright’s Market account by clicking the “Login” button on the right-side of the page. 

Step 3 – Shop for Groceries Online

Once you have logged in your account, begin shopping for grocery items online. Add EBT eligible items to your shopping cart.

Step 4 – Checkout with your EBT Card

When done shopping, proceed as usual to pay for your order online. When you get to payment, select EBT Card. Next, enter your Alabama EBT Card information. You must provide your EBT card number and PIN to complete checkout.

Step 5 – Schedule your Delivery

Before you place your order, be sure to schedule your grocery delivery date. Once your order has been successfully place, you will receive notification when your groceries will be delivered to you.

Please note, only eligible food may be purchased with SNAP benefits. This means that delivery fees and other associated charges may not be paid for with SNAP benefits. 

How to Buy Amazon Groceries Online with Alabama EBT Card

Amazon has been approved for the USDA’s Online Purchasing Pilot and has launched delivery for EBT Cardholders in select states. Cardholders in Alabama can use their EBT to shop and purchase food online for delivery.

Buy groceries online Amazon with Alabama EBT Card

How it Works

To shop online for groceries with your Alabama EBT card, follow the instructions below.

Step 1 – Login your Amazon account

The first step to purchase groceries online at Amazon is to go to the website and log into your Amazon account. To login, click here.

If you do not have an Amazon account, click on the “Create your Amazon account” as shown in the screenshot below.

Login Amazon Account

Once you have created your account, proceed by entering your email and password to sign-in.

Step 2 – Add your Alabama EBT Card

Once logged in, enter your Alabama food stamps card to your Amazon account here. Type in your complete SNAP EBT card number and submit.

Next, enter your delivery zip code. This will tell you whether or not your zip code is eligible for delivery on purchases using your Nebraska EBT card. 

If eligible, click the “Add your SNAP EBT Card” button, as shown in the screenshot below.

Use Nebraska EBT Card on Amazon

Step 3 – Shop for Amazon Groceries Online

When your EBT Card is added you can begin shopping for your groceries online. You can use Amazon Grocery, Amazon Fresh, or Amazon Grocery to purchase groceries online.

As an EBT cardholder, you have FREE access to Amazon Fresh when you add your SNAP EBT card. To learn more about Amazon Fresh, Grocery and Prime Pantry, click here.

Step 4 – Enter your PIN to Checkout

When you are done shopping and are ready to checkout, proceed as usual. At checkout select “EBT” as payment. After that, enter your 4-digit PIN for your Alabama EBT Card to place your order. 

For help, see our screenshot below.

"Use SNAP EBT Card Online"

Please note, you cannot use your food stamp benefits or EBT Card to pay for shipping or delivery fees. If you do not have Amazon Prime and would like free delivery, be sure to meet the free shipping minimums for each program.

If you are not an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up with your EBT Card and get 50% OFF a membership. To learn how to sign up, continue reading below.

"Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Recipients"

 

Discounted Amazon Prime Membership

As an Alabama EBT Cardholder, you can get over 50% OFF Amazon Prime when you sign up with your EBT Card. With the Amazon Prime EBT discount you can get all the great benefits of Prime at a fraction of the cost.

For just $5.99 per month you get all these EBT Amazon Prime benefits:

  • One-Day FREE Shipping on millions of eligible Amazon items
  • Two-Day FREE Shipping on millions of eligible Amazon items
  • Access to instantly stream thousands of FREE Movies & TV Shows
  • Access to Unlimited FREE Prime Music streaming
  • FREE 2-Hour Delivery on Prime Now items

To learn more about the Amazon Prime EBT Discount and the benefits and perks you get with Amazon Prime membership, click here.

CLICK HERE to Sign up and Save with the Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Cardholders.

To find out what you can buy online with your Alabama EBT Card, continue reading below.

What you can Buy Online with your Alabama EBT Card

You can use your Alabama EBT Card to buy eligible food stamps items. For instance, you can buy a variety of items that are sold to be eaten at home. This includes:

  • Beef and Poultry
  • Seafood and Fish
  • Snacks and Chips
  • Nonalcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks and more

Additionally, you can also buy plants and seeds to grow food at home.

You cannot use your Alabama EBT card to buy groceries online that are considered hot or prepared food. Also, you cannot buy vitamins, medicine, or any other nonfood items. 

For a complete list of what you can and cannot buy online with your Alabama EBT card, click here to see the complete eligible SNAP list.

Alabama EBT Card FAQs

Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the Alabama EBT Card.

When will I be able to purchase groceries from more stores online?

As the USDA Pilot progresses, more retailers will be launching the ability to pay with SNAP EBT online. To find out when more retailers accept Alabama EBT online, check here for updates.

Can I use EBT online Walmart?

Yes, you can use your EBT Card online at Walmart to purchase groceries for pick-up. You can use your EBT Card online at Walmart in:

  • New York
  • Iowa
  • Oregon
  • Nebraska
  • Washington
  • Alabama

Can I use EBT card on Amazon?

Yes, you can use your EBT Card on Amazon in Alabama, New York, Iowa, Oregon, Nebraska, and Washington.

Can Alabama SNAP be used to pay for delivery?

Only eligible food items can be purchased with Alabama EBT benefits. Any delivery fees or charges may not be paid for with your SNAP benefits – you must use another form of payment.

How do I check my Alabama EBT Card balance?

You can check your Alabama EBT Card balance online, in-person, or by phone. To complete your EBT Card balance check, please call 1-800-997-8888 or visit the Alabama Connect EBT website.

For help with how to check your Alabama EBT Card balance, click here.

How do I know what items are eligible to be purchased with EBT online?

When shopping online at Wright’s Market, Walmart and Amazon with your Alabama EBT card, eligible items will have a label in the product description. Look for a label that says “EBT and SNAP eligible” on products.

How much will I get on my EBT Card each month?

The amount of benefits you receive on your EBT Card each month is determined by your income and household size.

You can use the Maximum Monthly SNAP Amount Chart to find out the highest amount of benefits you can receive each month.

When are my Alabama EBT benefits deposited into my account?

Alabama EBT benefits are sent out from the 4th to the 23rd of every month. Your EBT deposit date is based on the last 2-digits of your case number.

To find your Alabama EBT deposit date, use the schedule below.

If your Case Number ends in Benefits are deposited on the
00-04 4th of the month
05-09 5th of the month
10-14 6th of the month
15-19 7th of the month
20-24 8th of the month
25-29 9th of the month
30-34 10th of the month
35-39 11th of the month
40-44 12th of the month
45-49 13th of the month
50-54 14th of the month
55-59 15th of the month
60-64 16th of the month
65-69 17th of the month
70-74 18th of the month
75-79 19th of the month
80-84 20th of the month
85-89 21st of the month
90-94 22nd of the month
95-99 23rd of the month

Shop with Alabama EBT Online for Grocery Delivery

We hope this post on how to use your Alabama EBT Card to purchase groceries online for delivery was helpful to you. If you have additional questions or need help using your Alabama EBT Card online at Wright’s Market, Amazon or Walmart, leave those in the comments section below.

In addition, find out how you can save even more with your Alabama EBT card. Check out our Alabama EBT Discounts. You can save on things like phone service, museum admission, and much more!

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