This post is about how to use Ohio EBT online at ALDI to shop for groceries for pickup and delivery. If you are an Ohio Direction EBT cardholder and are wondering how to use your SNAP card to shop online at ALDI, we are here to help.
Ohio SNAP EBT recipients can now use their food stamp benefits to purchase eligible groceries online at ALDI and other approved supermarkets.
In this post, we are going to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to shop for groceries online and pay with SNAP EBT at ALDI.
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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.
The first state to actually launch an online EBT program was New York, starting in 2019.
Ohio was added to the pilot in June 2020.
If you have an Ohio EBT card, you can now purchase groceries online from ALDI for delivery or pick up.
The delivery service is offered in partnership with Instacart.
You can only use your EBT card to buy eligible grocery items. You will have to add a credit or debit card to pay for non-EBT-eligible items.
In addition, you cannot use your food stamps dollars to pay for delivery.
Follow the steps below to use your Ohio EBT card on Instacart for delivery or curbside pickup.
Click here for the ALDI store on Instacart.
Here’s how to add your Ohio SNAP EBT card to Instacart:
To add an EBT card to your account on Instacart.com or in-app—
To successfully use your SNAP EBT card on Instacart, you must also add a credit or debit card to your Instacart account.
This will enable you to cover fees, bottle deposits in some states, taxes, delivery tips, and any other non-EBT SNAP-eligible items you may want to purchase.
Also, only one EBT card can be saved to your profile.
If you need to add a different EBT card, you’ll need to remove the first one before adding another card.
There are a few ways for you to see which items are EBT SNAP eligible.
You can allow EBT SNAP-eligible items to display when you shop. To enable this setting—
Also, if you are shopping using your computer, you can check the EBT Eligible box as shown in the image below.
Lastly, you can confirm which items are EBT SNAP-eligible in your cart before checking out. It will say EBT under the name of each item that qualifies.
Here’s how to checkout on Instacart using your EBT Card:
To checkout, visit your cart and tap or click the green Checkout button. You’ll be asked to add a delivery address and your payment information—
Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the Ohio EBT Card Grocery shopping online at ALDI.
No, you cannot pay with your Ohio EBT on the ALDI Mobile App.
ALDI only accepts online orders through Instacart.
With the ALDI Mobile app, you get the following:
In addition to ALDI, the following grocery stores accept Ohio Direction EBT online for pickup and delivery:
SNAP EBT cardholders will be able to use their EBT card at checkout just like they’d use a credit or debit card.
In addition, they can choose same-day Drive Up or Order Pickup options at no additional cost.
Also, same-day grocery delivery will be available at Target.com for $9.99.
Ohio Food Stamps benefits cannot be used to purchase hot food at Restaurants.
That is because Ohio does not currently participate in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP).
However, according to this report from Vice, a nationwide RMP will likely require action from Congress.
In December 2021, Democratic U.S. Reps. Grace Meng and Bobby Rush joined with Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick to introduce a bill allowing SNAP benefits to be used for hot foods and certain prepared foods.
We will continue to monitor this bill and report any updates as we get more information.
We hope this post on How to Use Ohio EBT Online at ALDI was helpful to you!
Please let us know in the comments section below if you have more questions about your Ohio EBT or SNAP Benefits.
Also, be sure to check out our other articles about Ohio SNAP and EBT, including:
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