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How to Use Texas EBT Online at Target

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

Texas 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 Texas EBT Online at Target
  • Texas EBT Card FAQs

"How to Use Texas EBT Online at Target"

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.

Texas was added to the pilot in April 2020.

Target EBT Online Purchase Program for Texas

If you have a Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas 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.

Texas EBT Card FAQs

Here is a list of our most frequently asked about the Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas EBT Online?

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

  • Albertsons
  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy
  • Central Market
  • FRESH by Brookshire’s
  • H-E-B
  • Joe V’s Smart Shop
  • Lewis Food Town
  • Randalls
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Spring Market
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Super 1 Foods Brookshires
  • Tom Thumb
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Can I buy deli food with Texas SNAP EBT?

You are not allowed to use Texas SNAP to buy food you can eat at the premises or hot food in general.

You are only allowed to buy food you are taking home to prepare.

Therefore, when it comes to Deli foods, you cannot buy hot food from the deli or prepared foods like mac n cheese, chicken or sandwiches, or stuff from the salad bar.

However, you can buy deli meats and cheeses and cold uncooked items from the deli with your Texas SNAP EBT card as long as you are going to take them home to prepare.

Here’s one caveat:

While you cant go up to the deli counter in the supermarket and order a deli sandwich and pay for it with your Texas SNAP EBT Card, you are allowed to use your Lone Star Card to purchase sandwiches that are put in the cold case.

What Farmers’ Markets In Dallas offer Double-Up Food Bucks?

A great way to stretch your food stamps benefits is to shop at farmers’ markets.

There are many advantages that come with buying produce and other food products at farmers’ markets.

One of the biggest benefits is that some farmer’s markets will even match your EBT card spending.

This means for every $1 food stamps money you spend on your EBT card, you get $2 worth of food, up to $30 per day.

This is called Double Up Food Bucks in Texas.

Here’s a list of Farmers’ Markets and grocery stores in Dallas Texas that accept EBT and offer the Double Up Bucks program.

White Rock Farmers market

9150 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218

Matching: $20 per day
Other Details: Free Parking, Dog Friendly.

For Oak Cliff Farmers Market

907 E. Ledbetter Dr.
Dallas TX, 75216

Matching: $30 per visit
Open: April – December; First Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM

Lakewood Village Farmers Market

6434 E. Mockingbird Lane,
Dallas, TX 75214

Matching: $20 per day
Open: February-July; Sunday 9 AM-1 PM

Foodland #52

1212 S Ayers Ave.,
Fort Worth TX, 76105

Matching: $10 per day
Open: Year-Round; Monday-Sunday 7 AM-10 PM

Elrod’s Cost Plus #9

1524 NW 25th St., Fort Worth TX, 76164

Matching: $10 per day
Open: Year-Round; Monday-Sunday 7 AM-10 PM

Here’s how it Works:

1. Visit the Participating Farmers’ Market
2. Look for the Double Up Info Booth
3. Exchange your SNAP benefits for Market Dollars
4. Get your matching Double Up dollars
5. Shop at the market and pay for SNAP-eligible foods with market dollars and Texas-grown fruits & vegetables with your Double Up Food Bucks!

How to Use Texas EBT Online at Target Summary

We hope this post on How to Use Texas EBT Online at Target was helpful to you!

Please let us know in the comments section below if you have more questions about your Texas EBT or SNAP Benefits.

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about Texas SNAP and EBT, including:

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