Can I Shop Online with Georgia EBT?
If you are a Georgia EBT Cardholder and are wondering if you can buy groceries online with your EBT Card, we can help. In this post, we will explain the USDA Online EBT Pilot that allows food stamp recipients in specific states to shop online for groceries from approved merchants.
We will explain how the program works for Georgia EBT cardholders and where you can expect to use your EBT card online to buy groceries.
This article will cover the:
- EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program
- Georgia EBT Online Program
- How to Shop Online with Georgia EBT
- Georgia EBT Card FAQs
To learn more about using your Georgia EBT shop online for groceries, continue reading below.
EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program
In 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a pilot program for online EBT purchases. The Online Purchasing Pilot allows EBT Cardholders to shop for groceries online for delivery or pick-up.
Initially, the program was only approved for select states. In 2019, the first state program launched in New York.
Today, the EBT Online Program has been approved for over 15 states. Currently, the Online EBT program has been launched in the following states:
- New York
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, more states are pushing to be approved for the Online Purchasing Pilot. As a result, the USDA is approving more states for the program at a rapid rate.
The next states expected to launch the program include:
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
When the USDA launched the program in 2017, each state was paired with specific grocery merchants that were approved for EBT shoppers in that state.
EBT Online Retailers by State
The table below shows the states that are currently running the online EBT pilot program and where they can use their EBT Cards to shop online.
Wright’s Markets, Amazon, and Walmart
Georgia EBT Online Program
To learn more about the Online Purchasing Pilot for Georgia EBT cardholders, continue reading below.
Can I use my Georgia EBT Card to shop online?
Currently, you cannot use your Georgia EBT Card to shop and pay for groceries online. However, you can use your Georgia EBT Card to order groceries online and pay with your EBT Card in-person at pick-up.
To find out how to purchase groceries online and pay with your Georgia EBT Card, continue reading below.
When will Georgia’s EBT Online program be launched?
Currently, Georgia does not have a launch date for the EBT Online Program. While the state has not announced a date, the speed at which Florida and North Carolina have launched their programs shows that Georgia should follow in the next few months.
We will update this post as soon as we hear a specific date from the state.
What to Expect
Furthermore, the coronavirus pandemic has led to growing pressure on the USDA to quickly expand the online program to the entire country. This pressure from the media and local Georgia officials will help the program to get approved quickly.
In addition, recent articles from the New York Post, Chicago Tribune, CNBC, and Kaiser Health News are all pushing for EBT cardholders to use their cards online for grocery shopping during the pandemic.
How to Shop Online with Georgia EBT
While Georgia EBT cardholders cannot currently pay with their EBT Card online, you can still shop online and pay with your EBT Card in-person.
For several years, Walmart has been working to address the needs of food stamp recipients. With that said, all of Walmart’s over 2,500 locations, including those in Georgia, accept online grocery orders from EBT cardholders.
How to Purchase Groceries Online Walmart with Georgia EBT
For Georgia SNAP customers, placing an online grocery order is simple. Here’s how you can purchase groceries online at Walmart with your Georgia EBT Card.
- Visit the Walmart Grocery website
- Enter your ZIP Code
- Choose your pick-up location
- Shop online for groceries by adding them to your cart
- Select an available pick-up time
- Checkout and choose “EBT Card” as payment
- Visit your Walmart store at your scheduled pick-up time
- Give your Georgia EBT Card to the associate to pay for your order
Please note that you may also be asked to provide a state-issued ID or Driver’s License to verify your identity.
For Georgia food stamp recipients, shopping online can be a huge time saver for those working multiple jobs or with small children.
Another great option while you wait for the Georgia EBT Card to be approved for online shopping, is the Amazon EBT Card discount.
You can still shop online at Amazon for essential home items with your EBT card through Amazon Prime.
If you are not an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up with your EBT Card and get 50% OFF a membership. To learn how to sign up, continue reading below.
Discounted Amazon Prime Membership
As a Georgia EBT Cardholder, you can save over 50% OFF Amazon Prime when you sign-up with your EBT Card. With the Amazon Prime EBT discount, you can get all the great benefits of Prime at a fraction of the cost.
For just $5.99 per month you get these EBT Amazon Prime benefits:
- One-Day FREE Shipping on millions of eligible Amazon items
- Two-Day FREE Shipping on millions of eligible Amazon items
- Access to instantly stream thousands of FREE Movies & TV Shows
- Access to Unlimited FREE Prime Music streaming
- FREE 2-Hour Delivery on Prime Now items
To learn more about the Amazon Prime EBT Discount and the benefits and perks you get with Amazon Prime membership, click here.
Georgia EBT Card FAQs
Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the Georgia EBT Card.
When will more grocery stores be added to the list for the pilot?
As the USDA Pilot rolls the program to more states, more retailers will be launching the ability to pay with SNAP EBT online.
To find out when more retailers accepted for online grocery shopping, check here for updates.
How do I check my Georgia EBT Card balance?
When are my Georgia benefits deposited into my account?
Georgia EBT benefits are deposited once a month into your EBT account. Benefits are sent out from the 5th to the 23rd. Your deposit date depends on the last two digits of your ID number.
Here is the Georgia EBT Deposit Schedule:
|If your ID Number ends in||Benefits are deposited on the|
|00-09||5th of the month|
|10-19||7th of the month|
|20-29||9th of the month|
|30-39||11th of the month|
|40-49||13th of the month|
|50-59||15th of the month|
|60-69||17th of the month|
|70-79||19th of the month|
|80-89||21st of the month|
|90-99||23rd of the month|
If you do not receive your SNAP EBT benefits, contact your local county DFCS office.
Can I have someone else help shop with my EBT Card?
Ask your local county food stamps caseworker about setting up an Authorized Representative (AR). The AR will have a separate card with his or her own account number and PIN. The AR will have access to your entire EBT benefit account.
Can I use my Georgia EBT Card in another state?
Yes, your Georgia EBT Card will work at any store that accepts EBT Cards or food stamps in the United States. There are no rules against using your EBT card outside of your state of residence.
However, you are required to report any address change to your local county public assistance office.
How to renew Georgia EBT Card online?
What do I do if I lost my Georgia EBT Card?
If your card is lost, stolen or damaged, immediately call the Georgia EBT Card Customer Service phone number at 1-888-421-3281.
A replacement card will be mailed to you upon reporting that your card has been lost, stolen or damaged. Replacement cards will be received within 5-7 business days.
You can also contact your local county DFCS caseworker.
Shop Online with Georgia EBT
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We will continue to update this post as online retailers begin to accept the Georgia EBT Card to purchase groceries online.
If you have additional questions or need help using your Georgia EBT Card, leave those in the comments section below.
To find out how you can save even more with your Georgia EBT card, be sure to check out our Georgia EBT Discounts. You can save on things like phone service, museum admission, and much more!