Does Sam’s Club Take EBT?

One thing our members have asked us to do is add EBT SNAP as a payment option in our Scan & Go mobile app. Now, EBT SNAP can be used at some Sam’s Club stores with our Scan & Go service. This makes Sam’s Club the first store to accept digital EBT payments for in-store purchases.

Sam’s Club accepts SNAP cards, which are also called EBT cards, at all of its stores, but not for purchases made on At Sam’s Club, you have to be a member to use SNAP. Food stamps and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are other names for SNAP cards.


Whether you are a new EBT user or a Sam’s Club member, you may have been wondering if Sam’s Club will take your EBT card. Also, does EBT work the same way at Sam’s Club as it does at other supermarkets?

If you just started using SNAP or EBT at Sam’s Club, it can be hard to figure out the verification process and what you can buy.

In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Does Sam’s Club Take EBT? what kinds of orders will count and what you’ll be able to buy with your card

We’ll also tell you how to confirm your account and start shopping right away.

Does Sam’s Club Take EBT Cards and SNAP?

Yes, both are accepted at all Sam’s Clubs, and it’s pretty easy to do so. But you can’t use EBT online at Sam’s Club, only in stores.

Customers can buy in bulk and stock up for the future at Sam’s Club by using an EBT card.

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How to Use EBT at Sam’s Club?

Sam’s Club takes SNAP-EBT cards at all of its stores, but not for purchases made on At Sam’s Club, you have to be a member to use SNAP.

Getting groceries at Sam’s Club with an EBT card is a pretty easy process. Still, if you’re buying groceries and other things, make sure you pay for all of the groceries first.

To do this, you have to pay separately for each order. You can ask the cashier to let you pay for your order in two parts.

If you have money on your EBT card, it won’t take money from your SNAP account to pay for food. Instead, the total amount of the order will be taken out of your Cash account.

After that, you can follow these steps to pay at Sam’s Club with your EBT card.

Follow the steps below to pay at Sam’s Club with your EBT card:

  • Once your cashier rings up your groceries, insert your card at the POS and put in your PIN.
  • Tell your cashier which account (SNAP or Cash) to charge your order to
  • If necessary, re-enter your PIN on the POS keypad to confirm the charge.

In some situations, the supervisor or manager may ask to see a picture ID to make sure the card is in your name.

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After you pay, the amount of your purchase will be taken out of your SNAP account.

Always keep your receipt to make sure that all the information is correct and to avoid being charged twice. Your account balance will also be written on your receipt.

Does Sam’s Club Take EBT Online at

No, Sam’s Club does not accept EBT cards as a form of payment on their website.


Recently, only Instacart started accepting EBT, which applies to a limited selection of grocery stores and states. Click here to learn more about it.

Sam’s Club also offers curbside pickup through the app to make your shopping experience quicker.

What CAN I Buy at Sam’s Club with EBT?

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

  • Meat, Fish, Chicken
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Dairy Products
  • Bread and Cereals
  • Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Snack Foods
  • Seeds and Plants for your Garden

What CAN’T do I Buy at Sam’s Club with EBT?

There are also some rules that say you can’t buy the following things at Sam’s Club with your EBT card.

  • Alcohol – Beer, wine, and hard liquor.
  • Health Products – Vitamins, medicines, and supplements.
  • Tobacco Products – Cigarettes and chewing tobacco.
  • Hot Foods – This includes prepared foods from the Sam’s Club Food Court that are hot at the point of sale.
  • Live animals –  Except shellfish, fish removed from the water, and animals slaughtered prior to pick-up from the store
  • Pet Foods – Includes fish food and hamster food.
  • Hygiene Items – This includes diapers, feminine hygiene products, and cosmetics.
  • Household Items – Includes cleaning supplies and paper products.
  • Electronics
  • Jewelry

How do I use EBT on Sam’s Club App?

  • Select ‘Check out’ to add your EBT card.
  • Select ‘Add a payment card’ to add your EBT card as a mode of payment.
  • Choose ‘EBT card’ on the ‘Add a payment card’ prompt.

How do I use SAM’S CLUB scan and go with EBT?

When you open the Scan & Go app on your phone and finish scanning your items, you will be taken to a screen where you can pay for your items. When a member goes to check out, they will see “Add an EBT card.” When they “Slide to pay” after adding their EBT SNAP card, they will be asked to confirm their PIN.

Final Words

Sam’s Club takes SNAP-EBT cards at all of its stores, but not for purchases made on

Have you ever bought something at Sam’s Club with your EBT card? Was it easy to do, and did they protect your privacy?

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Does Sam’s Club accept EBT in California?

Yes! Scan & Go™ checkout accepts EBT cards at all club locations.

What payment methods does Sam’s Club accept?

You can pay using a gift card, debit card, or prepaid or regular credit card. We also accept cash, checks and SNAP in the club but not online. Sorry, we don’t accept PayPal. Sam’s Club accepts all major credit cards drawn from U.S. based accounts, excluding territories and/or municipalities.

Does Sam’s Club have a free trial?

The Sam’s Club Membership Free Trial (“Free Trial”) offer is available to those customers who do not have an active Sam’s Club membership and have not had an active Sam’s Club membership during the past 6 months. To sign up for a Free Trial, you must have a current, valid payment method on file.

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