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How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Target

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

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

You can also check out our posts on how to shop online with EBT at Walmart and Amazon.

We will also cover:

  • EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program
  • How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Target
  • Ohio EBT Card FAQs

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.

The first state to actually launch an online EBT program was New York, starting in 2019.

Ohio was added to the pilot in April 2020.

Target EBT Online Purchase Program for Ohio

If you have an Ohio EBT card, you can now purchase groceries online at Target for Order Pickup, Drive Up, and Same Day Delivery with Shipt.

Best of all, there is no minimum fee or subscription required.

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.

How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Target

Target offers online grocery purchases with EBT for Order Pickup, Drive Up, and Same Day Delivery with Shipt.

Here’s how it works:

To order groceries online through Target with EBT, visit the Target website or download the Target app through the Apple Store or Google play.

Next, follow the steps below to order

Step 1  – Sign in

Sign into your account or create a new one by clicking the “Sign in” link.

Step 2 – Enter your EBT information

Add your Ohio EBT Card number as a new card under “Payments.” Here’s how:

  • Select ”Add payment card
  • Select payment card type ”EBT card
  • Add your EBT card. Enter your EBT card number and optionally select it as the default payment. SNAP EBT balance will be applied to SNAP-eligible items.
  • Select ”Save“.

Step 3 – Build your Cart and Checkout

You can order SNAP/non-SNAP items together & combine payment methods at checkout.

At checkout, Select EBT as the payment method and enter your PIN number and select “Confirm“.

Also, before you checkout, you will be able to edit the amount applied to the SNAP EBT payment if needed prior to selecting ”Place your order“.

If you have non-SNAP items in your cart, you can add a second payment type to pay for those items, any fees, and delivery charges.

Note: You cannot use your SNAP EBT card to pay for Delivery charges.

Step 4 – Place your order

Once you pay for your order, select ”Place your order” to complete the transaction.

You will receive an order confirmation via email with all the details of your order and confirm delivery or pickup details.

Ohio EBT Card FAQs

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

Does Target Also Accept EBT Through Instacart?

No, unfortunately, Target does not accept SNAP EBT through Instacart.

However, you can shop at Target through Instacart, but you cannot pay with your EBT card.

Other grocery stores have been approved to accept EBT through Instacart.

To learn how to use EBT on Instacart, see our post on Ohio Grocery Stores that take Instacart.

Exclusive Offer: For a limited-time, pay with EBT SNAP on Instacart at select retailers & get free grocery delivery or pickup on your first 3 $35+ EBT orders. Offer ends 6/30/23. Terms apply.

What other stores accept Ohio EBT Online?

In addition to Target, the following grocery stores accept Ohio Direction EBT online for pickup and delivery:

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Buehler’s Fresh Foods
  • Dave’s Supermarket, Inc. DBA Dave’s Supermarket
  • Earth Fare
  • Giant Eagle
  • Just Dash It
  • Lucky’s
  • Meijer
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

When are Ohio EBT Benefits Deposited?

In the state of Ohio, the JFS distributes SNAP benefits to those who qualify.

In addition, there is no single date on which all SNAP benefits are issued.

Instead, Food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards from the second of the month to the twentieth of the month.

When your food stamps benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.

Any remaining balance on your EBT card is added to the next month’s balance.

Here is the schedule of payment based on the last digit of your case number:

If your Case Number ends in EBT Benefits are available on the
0 2nd of the month
1 4th of the month
2 6th of the month
3 8th of the month
4 10th of the month
5 12th of the month
6 14th of the month
7 16th of the month
8 18th of the month
9 20th of the month

Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your SNAP EBT card to purchase eligible food items.

If you need help finding your Ohio SNAP Case Number, please contact your local JFS Food Stamps office.

To find a JFS office near you, click here.

Can I get Free Aquarium admission with Ohio EBT?

Yes. The Columbus Aquarium in Powell provides an exclusive Ohio EBT Discount to Direction Cardholders.

The Family Access Membership is available to eligible Ohio families at the discounted price of $45 per year.

Benefits of the Family Access Membership include:

  • FREE admission for 12 months
  • FREE parking and digital magazine, the Beastly Banner
  • 10% discount in Columbus Zoo and Aquarium gift shops
  • Discounts at Safari Golf Club, Educational Classes, and Camp Offerings
  • Discounts on Zoombezi Bay single-day tickets and season passes (excluding Gold members)
  • Discounted add-on rates for The Wilds memberships
  • 50% discount on Open-Air Safari Tours at The Wilds
  • Access to member-only events

Families eligible for the discounted aquarium membership must be receiving food stamps (SNAP), cash assistance (TANF), WIC or Medicaid benefits.

For more information about the Columbia Zoo discount for Ohio Direction Cardholders, call them at 614-645-3400 or visit their website.

Alert: Find out how long the SNAP EBT increase in Ohio will Last.

How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Target Summary

We hope this post on How to Use Ohio EBT Online at Target 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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