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Get free delivery on your first 3 EBT orders

Use EBT SNAP to buy groceries at participating stores on Instacart and skip the delivery or pickup fee. Valid through 6/30/23 on eligible orders of $35 or more. Terms apply.
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Using EBT SNAP on Instacart: easy as 1-2-3

Add your EBT SNAP card

1. Add your EBT SNAP card

Go to your Account Settings to add your EBT SNAP card as a payment method.

Shop for eligible items

2. Shop for eligible items

Many staple foods and non-alcoholic beverages are eligible for EBT SNAP. These products are marked with an ‘EBT’ label when browsing at participating stores.

Check out with EBT SNAP

3. Check out with EBT SNAP

At checkout, make sure EBT SNAP is selected as a payment method. You’ll be able to select the amount paid by EBT SNAP.

Frequently asked questions about EBT SNAP on Instacart

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is an electronic system that allows a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participant to pay for food using SNAP benefits. An EBT card works similar to a debit card, but funds come from these government-provided nutrition benefits—rather than your bank account.

Yes, EBT SNAP-eligible Instacart customers in the U.S. can pay for online grocery orders containing eligible items with a valid EBT card, in full or in part, from participating stores in select states. You can shop at any participating stores as long as the state that issued your EBT card is participating in the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) refers to a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families. Instacart accepts SNAP benefits via EBT cards at select stores in many states.

EBT SNAP-eligible Instacart customers in the U.S. can pay for online grocery orders with a valid EBT card, in full or in part, from the following stores in select states:
  • ALDI
  • Food Lion
  • Save Mart
  • FoodMaxx
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Price Chopper
  • Market 32
  • Market Bistro
Our full list of eligible retailers can be found here.

Instacart is part of a pilot run by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accept EBT benefits online. Currently, customers with a valid EBT SNAP card in all states except Alaska, Louisiana and Montana can use their SNAP funds on Instacart at participating retailers. EBT funds must be used in the state in which they were provided. Learn more about SNAP eligibility on the USDA SNAP recipient website: www.fns.usda.gov/snap If you don’t see EBT SNAP as an option at your local store, make sure you have the latest version of the Instacart app. If you still don’t see EBT SNAP, check back later as we work to expand participation to more stores.

To use your EBT card, add it as a payment method within your account settings. A separate credit or debit card must also be linked to your Instacart account to cover fees, bottle deposits, taxes, delivery tips, and any other non-EBT SNAP-eligible items, per government regulation.
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Your EBT SNAP funds now work from home

Many staple foods and non-alcoholic beverages are eligible for EBT SNAP. These products are marked with an ‘EBT’ label when browsing at participating stores.

Terms & Conditions

Offer Terms for Free Delivery/ Pickup on Your First Three (3) EBT-SNAP Eligible Orders of $35+
Offer valid between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 at 11:59PM PT (“Offer Period”) on your first three orders of $35 or more containing at least one EBT SNAP eligible item, and purchased at participating retailers using a valid EBT card through Instacart during the Offer Period, while supplies last. Orders containing alcohol that qualify for a free delivery promotion will be charged a $0.01 Alcohol Delivery Fee per delivery. Deliveries subject to availability. EBT SNAP is available at select retailers. Service fees, special handling fees, other fees, and/or taxes may still apply. Eligible orders placed between January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022 will count toward this Offer. To take advantage of this offer, customers must have a valid account on Instacart.com with a valid EBT card on file. EBT cards may only be used to purchase EBT-eligible items. A credit or debit card must also be linked to the Instacart account to cover fees, bottle deposits (in some locations), taxes, delivery fees and any non-EBT eligible items, if any. Instacart reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time. Only one offer per household. Offer may not be sold, copied, modified, transferred or used retroactively for prior purchases. Offer may not be combined with any other sale, promotion, discount, code, coupon, and/or offer. Offer has no cash value. Void where restricted or prohibited by law. Instacart is not a retailer or seller. Instacart may not be available in all zip or post codes.