How to Buy Groceries Online with Kentucky EBT

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

We will also cover:

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

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

"Buy Groceries Online with Kentucky EBT"

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:

In April 2020, the USDA expanded its Online Purchasing Pilot for Kentucky EBT Cardholders. The state’s SNAP participation has close to 541,000 individuals, about 12% of the state’s population.

EBT Online Pilot Rollout

The first state to actually launch an online EBT program was New York, starting in 2019.

Since New York launched its program, more states have followed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several states, including Kentucky petitioned the USDA to be added to the pilot program to allow SNAP recipients the option to shop online with their EBT cards for delivery or pickup.

Kentucky’s EBT Online Program

Kentucky Governor Gov. Andy Beshear announced on April 29, 2020, that the state has received approval from the USDA that allows Kentucky food stamps recipients the ability to use their benefits for online food purchases with Walmart and Amazon.

The change is intended to help limit social interaction for Kentucky’s most vulnerable de to COVID-19 while ensuring food stamps recipients receive needed food assistance.

As a result, food stamps recipients can purchase food online and pay using their Kentucky EBT card for delivery and pick-up.

As the tweet below confirms, food stamps recipients in the state will now join a growing list of states in being able to use their SNAP EBT cards online to buy groceries.

Where Can I Use my Kentucky EBT Card Online?

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

For help on how to use your Kentucky food stamp benefits to purchase groceries at Walmart and Amazon online, continue reading below.

"Where can I use my Kentucky EBT card Online for Delivery"

How to Buy Groceries Online with your Kentucky EBT

Find out how to use your Kentucky EBT card to buy groceries online at Walmart and Amazon. Follow the instructions provided below.

How to Buy Walmart Groceries Online with Kentucky 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 at Walmart with Kentucky EBT Card"

How it Works

To shop online for groceries with your Kentucky 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 – Enter your Location

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 Kentucky 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 a notification when your groceries are ready for pick-up. Please bring your Kentucky 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, 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 Amazon Groceries Online with Kentucky 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 Kentucky can use their EBT to shop and purchase food online for delivery.

"Buy Groceries online on Amazon with Kentucky EBT Card"

How it Works

To shop online for groceries with your Kentucky 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 Kentucky EBT Card

Once logged in, enter your Kentucky 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 Kentucky EBT card. 

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

"Use Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 a Kentucky 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 Kentucky EBT Card, continue reading below.

What you can Buy Online with your Kentucky EBT Card

You can use your Kentucky 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 meat, seafood, snack foods, nonalcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and much more. Additionally, you can also buy plants and seeds to grow food at home.

You cannot use your Kentucky 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 Kentucky EBT card, click here to see the complete eligible SNAP list.

Kentucky EBT Card FAQs

Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Can I use EBT card on Amazon?

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

Can Kentucky SNAP be used to pay for delivery?

Only eligible food items can be purchased with Kentucky 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 Kentucky EBT Card balance?

You can check your Kentucky EBT Card balance online, in-person, or by phone. To complete your Kentucky EBT Card balance check, please call 1-888-979-9949 or visit the Kentucky EBT Edge website.

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

When shopping online at Walmart and Amazon with your Kentucky 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 Kentucky EBT benefits deposited into my account?

Your Kentucky EBT benefits are deposited based on the last digit of your case number. 

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

If your Case Number ends in Benefits are deposited on the
0 1st of the month
1 3rd of the month
2 5th of the month
3 7th of the month
4 9th of the month
5 11th of the month
6 13th of the month
7 15th of the month
8 17th of the month
9 19th of the month

Shop with Kentucky EBT Online for Grocery Delivery

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

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

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