If you receive food stamps, then you now have another option when it comes to buying your groceries.

Through the personal shopping delivery service Instacart you can now buy groceries on its platform online with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP benefits).

Initially, Instacart launched a pilot program in Alaska through Safeway stores. But now, it has expanded to more than 10,000 stores across the country.


What is Instacart and how does it work?

Instacart is a grocery delivery and pick-up service that operates in the United States and Canada. The company offers its service via a website and mobile app.

The service allows customers to order groceries from participating retailers with the shopping done by a personal shopper.

There are delivery fees for each order. The delivery fee is $3.99 for orders of $35 or more and $7.99 under that amount. Instacart also offers a membership service called Instacart+ for a monthly fee of about $9.99 or an annual fee of $99.


Get free delivery on your first 3 EBT orders

For those using EBT SNAP to buy groceries with participating stores on Instacart, you can save on your first three EBT orders.

Instacart is offering those customers free delivery or pickup fee. This offer is valid through December 31, 2023, on eligible orders of $35 or more. More details on that offer can be found here.

To learn more about using EBT SNAP on Instacart, visit their "Frequently Asked Questions" page at Instacart.com/ebt-snap.

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