Does Aldi Take EBT? (Yes, Including Online Orders)

Does Aldi Take EBT? (Yes, Here’s What You Need to Know)

The American multinational supermarket ALDI sells high-quality and unique products free from hydrogenated fats and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

Most people consider ALDI an extra supermarket, and most patrons don’t associate upscale groceries with EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer).

Once referred to as “food stamps,” government benefits for food (SNAP or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) now come in the form of EBT cards that look similar to a debit card or credit card but only work at certain retailers for certain items.

We answer everything you want to know about whether ALDI takes EBT cards.

Does ALDI Take EBT?

Yes, all ALDI Market accepts EBT cards for qualifying purchases when you buy your things at a register inside the store.

You can also use an EBT card to purchase items from ALDI online or through the app.

Just because it will take your EBT card does not mean that you can buy anything in the store.

This retailer sells a range of products that don’t fall under SNAP benefits, and it’s your responsibility to know the difference when making your purchase.

How to Use EBT at Aldi Store?

The very first thing you should do is confirm that you have a SNAP account in your state so that you can have your debit-like card and a pin. 

We advised you to always check the balance on your card before going to the cashier so that you can get an idea of how vastly you should spend.

After your shopping is done, go through the cashier and let him/her know that you want to pay using SNAP. They will ask for your details, provide the details and your payment will be completed in no time.

After your checkout, the purchase total will be deducted from your SNAP account.

Always keep your receipt to ensure all information is correct as well as to avoid potential mischarges. Your receipt will also note your latest account balance.

Items you Can Buy with EBT at Aldi

Items eligible to buy with EBT Card consist of all groceries that hold nutritious value. The brand of the food item does not make a difference.

According to the USDA, here’s the list of main things you CAN buy with your EBT card at Aldi.

  • Juices
  • Meat
  • Bread
  • Fruits
  • Dairy products
  • Seeds and plants that produce edible food
  • Vegetables
  •  Fish
  •  Cereals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Candy that is wrapped or in bar form

Items Not Supported with EBT at Aldi

There is a range of products you can buy from Aldi outlets with EBT cards, but there are a few limitations on alcohol and tobacco products.

Here’s the list of items you cannot buy from Aldi with EBT cards:

  • Baby formula
  • Alcohol
  • Live animals, excluding shellfish
  • Medicines
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hot foods
  • Pet foods

Do all ALDI locations accept SNAP/EBT?

Yes, every one of Aldi locations has the option to pay with SNAP/EBT.

Can I buy non-SNAP products with cash or a debit card?

Yes, Aldi offers multiple payments on a single order so you can buy non-SNAP products with cash or a debit card.

Can I use SNAP/EBT with curbside and delivery?

Yes, SNAP/EBT is available in-store or online with options for delivery or curbside pickup. 

Does Aldi Give Cash Back with an EBT Card?

Yes! this is only possible if you have your Discover or debit card at Aldi stores. Failure to do so means no cashback since the card reader won’t approve the transaction. Note that the latter accepts numerous types of payments, for example, Apple pay and cash.

Conclusion

Each and every Aldi locations have the option to pay with SNAP/EBT. Before using your EBT card at the store, make sure to have your debit-like card and a pin to perform your payment hassle-free.

Have you ever used your EBT card to make a purchase at Aldi? Was it an easy process and was your privacy protected?

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