Food Stamp Update: Target now accepts SNAP EBT for digital orders

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Target’s official website often offers online sales you won’t see in stores for the best prices on groceries and more. Online ordering also offers the option of convenient in-store pickup.

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Now there’s another reason to shop at, according to a press release from the retailer. The website officially accepts EBT payments for digital orders of SNAP-eligible items.

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How to use SNAP EBT on

The Target website has specific instructions on how to use your SNAP EBT card at checkout when purchasing items with SNAP, including groceries and soft drinks.

First, log in to your account. Click “Account” next to your name after logging in, then navigate to “Payments” on the left side of your screen. Click on “Add a new card”. You will see an option for an EBT card. Click on this choice, then enter your card number. You can toggle “on” to use your SNAP card as the default option for SNAP-eligible items.

From there, shop for the SNAP-eligible items you need. At checkout, choose EBT as your payment method and enter your PIN. If you have items that aren’t eligible for SNAP in your cart, you’ll be prompted to enter an additional payment option to cover those items.

How the Online Option Helps With Holiday Shopping

A new survey published by financial website Personal Capital has found that 25% of Americans plan to skip Thanksgiving this year to save money due to inflation. Others are cutting back on their intake, with 88% cutting out at least one dish from their regular holiday meal.

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For those who are eligible, using SNAP benefits to buy holiday groceries can help take some of the financial pressure off. And by shopping at and using the Target Circle app, consumers also get deals, perks (like Target gift cards), and cash back.

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“Food and beverage is an extremely important part of our customers’ lives, especially as we approach the holiday season,” said Rick Gomez, director of catering at Target, in a press release. “I’m proud that we’re adding new digital payment options for groceries so we can make the entire Target experience more accessible to all families.”

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