What Can I Buy at Walmart With My EBT Card

When using your EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card at Walmart, you can purchase a variety of food items as well as certain other products. It is important to know what qualifies for EBT purchases to make the most out of your benefits.

Eligible Food Items

With your EBT card at Walmart, you can buy:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry
  • Seafood
  • Dairy products
  • Cereals and breads
  • Canned goods

Non-Food Items

While most purchases with an EBT card are food items, there are some exceptions at Walmart:

  • Seeds and plants for growing food at home
  • Energy drinks
  • Soft drinks
  • Hot foods ready to eat

SNAP Online Purchases

Walmart also allows EBT cardholders to make online purchases for eligible food items through the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) program. This makes it convenient for those who cannot visit the store in person.

SNAP Benefits

It is worth noting that SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Tobacco
  3. Non-food items such as household supplies and pet food

Walmart’s EBT Policy

Walmart has a clear policy on EBT purchases to ensure compliance with SNAP guidelines. Here is a table summarizing what you can and cannot buy with your EBT card at Walmart:

Can Buy Cannot Buy
Fruits and Vegetables Alcohol
Meat and Poultry Tobacco
Dairy Products Non-food items

Understanding what is eligible for purchase with your EBT card at Walmart can help you make informed decisions and ensure you are using your benefits effectively.