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Does Walgreens accept the EBT card for grocery stamp benefits?

Does Walgreens accept the EBT card for grocery stamps or the SNAP benefit? In this article we will find out whether it is YES or NO. Walgreens is the largest drugstore in the United States with over 8,200 company-operated stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Based on the list of eligible groceries you can buy with grocery stamps, there is a very limited selection of things your card can buy at a drug store compared to a farmer’s market or grocery / supermarket.

ALSO SEE: List of Grocery Stores That Accept EBT / Grocery Tokens

But since Walgreens has so many locations and some are even in areas where there are no grocery stores or supermarkets. We keep getting questions like does Walgreens accept the EBT card? That prompted us to provide an answer to this question while writing this article.

Does Walgreens accept the grocery stamp EBT card?

The answer to this question is YES. Walgreens accept EBT card for grocery stamps. According to Walgreens payment options, customers can use their EBT cards in select Walgreens stores. However, you need to contact their store for program details.

If you want to find out, you can use the store locator to find the store near you. Also, below is what to buy with your card if you’re not sure.

What can you buy with the EBT Card?

Below are some of the foods approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for EBT cardholders. In addition, we also indicated what not to buy from you Benefits of food stamps.

You can use yours SNAP benefits Buying groceries for the household, such as:

  • Bread and cereals
  • fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, fish and poultry as well as dairy products.
  • Seeds and plants that produce food for the household.

However, you CANNOT take advantage of SNAP benefits to purchase:

  • Beer, wine, schnapps, cigarettes or tobacco
  • All non-food items such as pet food, soaps and paper products
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Housewares
  • Food to be eaten in the store
  • Warm food

See our previous post for the full list of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved foods.

As you can see, it is better to use your EBT card at a grocery store where you can get most of the items that you can buy and that are on the approved food list. However, if you don’t have transportation and can only shop at convenience stores and pharmacies, you might want to consider shopping at local farmers markets.