How to Use Florida EBT Online at Walmart

"How to Use Florida EBT Online at Walmart"

This post is about how to use Florida EBT online at Walmart to shop for groceries for pickup and delivery. If you are a Florida EBT cardholder and are wondering how to use your SNAP card to shop online at Walmart, we are here to help.

Florida SNAP EBT recipients can now use their food stamp benefits to purchase eligible groceries online at Walmart.

In this post, we are going to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to shop online and pay with SNAP EBT for Walmart groceries.

To learn about how to shop online on Amazon using Florida EBT, click here.

We will also cover:

  • EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program
  • Walmart EBT Online Purchase Program for Florida
  • How to Use Florida EBT Online at Walmart
  • Florida EBT Card FAQs

"How to Use Florida EBT Online at Walmart"

EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program

In 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a pilot program for online EBT purchases. The program allows EBT Cardholders to purchase groceries online for delivery or pick-up.

When the USDA initially set up the pilot program, the following states were approved for the program:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Alabama
  • Iowa
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Nebraska
  • Maryland

In addition, the following grocery retailers were approved to work with the states above to launch the program:

  • Amazon
  • FreshDirect
  • Safeway
  • ShopRite
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Hart’s Local Grocers
  • Dash’s Market

EBT Online Pilot Rollout

New York state was the first to actually implement the program, starting in April 2019.

This was followed by Washington in January 2020.

In March 2020, the states of Alabama, Iowa, and Oregon launched their pilot programs.

On April 1, 2020, Nebraska joined the list.

As of April 2020, only two of the original pilot states (Maryland and New Jersey) are yet to implement their program.

Finally, on April 13, 2020, California, Arizona, Idaho, and Florida were approved by the USDA to join the pilot.

Here is a list of all the states that have implemented the only SNAP EBT grocery online program and the grocery stores they are working with.

State Merchant Name
Alabama
Florida
Iowa
Nebraska
New York
Oregon
Washington
Walmart, Amazon, and Wright’s Markets, Inc.
Amazon and Walmart
Walmart and Amazon
Amazon and Walmart
ShopRite, Walmart, and Amazon
Amazon and Walmart
Walmart and Amazon

Florida’s EBT Online Program

On April 14th, 2020, The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), the department in charge of the food stamps program announced it will begin a pilot program for SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online with the use of an EBT card.

SNAP participants in Florida are automatically eligible to participate in this program.

This means that Florida has been added to the pilot, and will join the states listed above in running a program that allows Florida EBT cardholders to buy groceries online for delivery.

The pilot program in Florida will begin with an initial launch on April 16, 2020.

Walmart EBT Online Purchase Program for Florida

"How to Buy Groceries online at Walmart with Florida SNAP EBT"

If you have a Florida EBT card, you can now purchase groceries online from Walmart for Pickup.

You can only use your EBT card to buy eligible grocery items. In addition, you cannot use your food stamps dollars to pay for delivery.

How to Use Florida EBT Online at Walmart

Currently, Walmart only offers online grocery purchases with EBT for curbside pick-up and not for delivery. Delivery options will be added soon. 

If you have a Florida EBT Card, you will now be able to use your cards to buy groceries and select curbside pick-up.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 – Go to the Walmart Grocery website

The first step to purchasing groceries online at Walmart is to go to the Walmart Grocery website at www.grocery.walmart.com.

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Step 2 – Find Walmart Store Near You

Next, enter your zip code to find the Walmart store location near you. This is the location you will pick-up your online grocery order from.

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Step 3 – Shop for Groceries Online 

Once you have selected your Walmart location, begin shopping for grocery items online by adding EBT eligible items to your shopping cart.

You will be asked to sign in to your Walmart Account or Create an Account once you place an item in your shopping cart.

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Step 4 – Checkout and Choose Delivery Option

Once you sign into Walmart, you can continue shopping until you have selected all the grocery items you want.

Next, click the “Check out” button. There is a $30 minimum for Walmart online grocery shopping. You will not be able to proceed to checkout until you reach this limit.

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Once you hit the check out button, you will be taken to a page where you can “Reserve a time” for pickup.

You will be provided available times when you can pick up your order. Select a pick-up time that is convenient for you, as shown in the image below.

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Now it’s time to checkout and pick-up your order.

Follow the steps outlined below.

Step 5 – Checkout with your EBT Card

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Next, you will be taken to the payment page where you will select “Pay with EBT at Pickup” option, as shown below.

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Step 6 – Enter your Phone Number and Place Your Order 

The final step is to enter your phone number, review your order to make sure everything looks good, then click on the “Place Order” button to complete your order as shown below.

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Congratulations, you have successfully placed your online grocery order with Walmart. Continue reading for pick-up instructions.

Step 7 – Pick up and Pay with EBT Card

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The final step in the process is to pick up your order and pay for it with your Florida EBT Card. You need to bring your EBT card with you when you pick up your order at the Walmart location you selected.

Be sure to follow the pick-up instructions included in the text or email instructions.

Designated Pick-up Locations

Some Walmart locations now have designated pickup locations, as shown above.

When you arrive at the pickup location, you will park in a reserved parking space marked in orange for Grocery Pickup customers.

Once in the spot, call the designated number to alerts an associate of your arrival.

You can also check-in through the Walmart Grocery app. An associate will quickly retrieve the prepared order and load it into your car.

The Walmart Associate will know that you are an EBT customer and will swipe your EBT card to pay for those items that are EBT-eligible.

For any items that are not EBT-eligible, the Associate will then take payment with another credit/debit card.

You will be required to enter your EBT pin to complete the pickup process.

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Walmart Grocery Delivery

Walmart is currently working with the USDA to enable online payment with EBT. That way, EBT cardholders can shop online for groceries, pay with their EBT card, and use Walmart grocery delivery where available.

This will help eliminate all physical contact between associates and customers who want to use their SNAP benefits.

In addition, in locations where there are no Walmart Delivery options, online payment with EBT helps eliminate physical contact between associates and customers.

That’s because, since all the customers have to do is pull-up at the designated pickup location and their groceries will be loaded into their car by an associate.

The short video below from Walmart does an excellent job of explaining how the online ordering, pickup and delivery process works. We encourage you to watch it.

Florida EBT Card FAQs

Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the Florida EBT Card Grocery shopping online at Walmart.

Walmart FAQs

Can I make changes to my Walmart online grocery order?

Yes. Changes to your online grocery order can be made at any point before your cutoff time.

After the cutoff time, your order will be submitted to the store so they can begin picking your order.

Unfortunately, changes cannot be made after your cutoff time.

If you would like to change your order, sign in, click Your Account, and then Recent Orders.

    • To update your pickup or delivery timeslot, click Change Time.
    • If you would like to increase, decrease, or remove items or to update your substitution preferences, click Edit Items.
    • To add more items to your order, click Keep Shopping, add items to your cart, and complete checkout. Your bank statement will reflect a second authorization amount which may vary depending on the item weight and/or type.

How do I pay for an online order using my Florida EBT Card?

Here is a summary of how to pay for Walmart groceries online using Florida EBT (see detailed steps above):

  1. Select your store and timeslot.
  2. Add items to your cart.
  3. Tap or click Checkout.
  4. Under Select Payment method, select + Add EBT Card.
  5. Enter your EBT card number and tap or click Save Card.
  6. Enter your EBT PIN.

Can I pay using multiple forms of payment?

Yes. You can pay for your order using your EBT card and another form of payment at pickup.

If you ordered non-SNAP eligible items, the Walmart associate at the pick-up location will swipe your EBT Card for EBT-eligible items. You can then provide another form of payment  (credit, debit card, etc.) for items that are not on the EBT approved list.

However, you can only use one SNAP EBT card per order.

What are the wait times at the store during pickup?

In order to get a good gauge of waiting times for pickup, Walmart recommends that you use the Walmart mobile app (available for Apple and Andriod devices) to check in on your way to the store and enter your parking spot number when you arrive.

In addition, be sure to provide your phone number during checkout so you can receive important updates about your order.

If you decide not to pick up your Walmart will cancel your order.

For delivery, you can tell the delivery driver you’re refusing the order.

How can I place an order if there are no available time slots? 

If your nearby Walmart does not have available pick-up times, please continue to check back—new time slots open every morning.

Can I leave a tip for the store associate or driver that brings my order?

Walmart store associates do not accept tips for Pickup or Delivery.

You can show your appreciation with a positive review on your customer survey after you receive your order.

However, for Delivery orders, third party delivery drivers do accept tips. Simply add your tip through the website or mobile app after your order is delivered.

Florida EBT FAQs

How do I check my Florida EBT Card balance?

You can check your Florida balance online, in-person, or by phone. To complete your Florida EBT Card balance check, follow the instructions below:

Here’s how to check the balance on your Florida EBT Card Balance.

Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt

The first option for checking your Florida EBT Card balance is to check your last receipt.

This is the easiest and quickest way to locate the current balance on your Florida EBT Card. Your balance will be listed at the bottom of your most recent grocery store or an ATM receipt.

Option 2 – Login to your Edge EBT Account

The second option for checking your Florida EBT Card balance is online through the ebtEDGE website.

To log in, visit the ebtEDGE website here, then enter your card number. Once logged in, you’ll be able to view your current balance and transaction history.

Option 3 – Check by Phone

The last option for checking your Florida EBT Card balance is by phone. Call the EBT Customer Service number (1-888-356-3281) on the back of your card.

After you call, enter your sixteen (16) digit EBT card number and you will hear your current food assistance or cash account balance(s).

Can Florida EBT be used to pay for delivery?

Only eligible food items can be purchased with Florida EBT benefits. Any delivery fees or charges may not be paid for with your SNAP benefits – you must use another form of payment.

When will I be able to purchase groceries from more stores online?

As the USDA Pilot progresses, more retailers will be launching the ability to pay with SNAP EBT online. To find out when more retailers accept Florida EBT online, check here for updates.

How to Use Florida EBT Online at Walmart Summary

We hope this post on How to Use Florida EBT Online at Walmart was helpful to you.

If you have additional questions or need help using your Florida EBT Card to shop online at Walmart, leave those in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles on Florida food stamps and EBT, including How to shop online with Florida EBT on Amazon, How to Buy Groceries Online with Florida EBT Card for Delivery, Disasater Food Stamps in Florida, and much more!

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