How to Use Florida EBT Online at Amazon (2020 Guide)

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This article is about how to use Florida EBT to shop in grocery stores online on Amazon. If you are an EBT card holder in Florida and want to know how to use your EBT card on Amazon, we will help you. Recipients of the Florida SNAP EBT can now use their food stamp discounts to purchase eligible food online on Amazon.

In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to pay with SNAP EBT online on Amazon. Keep reading to learn how to use EBT cards to buy groceries on Amazon.

To learn how to use Florida EBT to shop online at Walmart, click here.

We will also cover:

  • EBT Online Purchasing Pilot Program
  • Amazon EBT Online Purchase Program for Florida
  • Difference between Amazon Grocery, Amazon Fresh and Amazon Pantry
  • How to Use Florida EBT Online at Amazon
  • Florida EBT Card FAQs

"How to Use Florida EBT Online at Amazon"

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 pickup. When the U.S. Department of Agriculture first developed the pilot program, the following states in the program were approved:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Alabama
  • Iowa
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Nebraska
  • Maryland

In addition, the following grocery retailers have been approved to start the program with the aforementioned states:

  • Amazon
  • FreshDirect
  • Safeway
  • ShopRite
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Hart’s Local Grocers
  • Dash’s Market

EBT Online Pilot Rollout

Starting in April 2019, New York State is the first state to actually implement the plan. Then came Washington in January 2020.

In March 2020, Alabama, Iowa, and Oregon launched pilot programs.

On April 1, 2020, Nebraska joined the list. As of April 2020, only two original pilot states (Maryland and New Jersey) have not implemented their plans

Finally, on April 13, 2020, the USDA approved California, Arizona, Idaho and Florida to join the pilot project.

This is a list of all states that have implemented the only SNAP EBT grocery online program and the grocery stores that work with them.

State Merchant Name
Alabama
Florida
Iowa
Nebraska
New York
Oregon
Washington
Walmart, Amazon, and Wright’s Markets, Inc.
Amazon and Walmart
Walmart and Amazon
Amazon and Walmart
ShopRite, Walmart, and Amazon
Amazon and Walmart
Walmart and Amazon

Florida’s EBT Online Program

On April 14, 2020, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), which is responsible for the food stamp program, announced that it will start a pilot program for SNAP recipients to purchase food online using EBT cards.

SNAP participants in Florida will automatically eligible to participate in this program.

This means that Florida has been added to the pilot and will run a program with the states listed above that will allow Florida EBT cardholders to purchase groceries online for delivery.

The Florida pilot program will begin with an initial launch on April 16, 2020.

Amazon EBT Online Purchase Program for Florida

"How to Buy Groceries on Amazon with Florida SNAP EBT"

If you have a Florida EBT card, you can now purchase groceries online from Amazon for delivery.

You can buy from Amazon Groceries, Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh.

You can only use the EBT card to purchase eligible groceries. In addition, you cannot use your food stamp dollars to pay for shipping.

In order to start shopping, you must add your EBT card to Amazon. We will show you the step-by-step process on how to add an EBT card to an Amazon account below.

Difference between Amazon Grocery, AmazonFresh, and Prime Pantry?

After successfully adding the SNAP EBT card, you can now use the food voucher discount to purchase qualified items from Amazon Grocery, AmazonFresh and Prime Pantry.

The following are the differences between Amazon Grocery, AmazonFresh and Prime Pantry.

Amazon Fresh

"Use Florida EBT on Amazon Fresh"

AmazonFresh is like a digital grocery store. It provides everything you can find in a regular grocery store, including perishable food, frozen food and fresh local food.

With Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market in 2017, Amazon Fresh has become more and more popular. You can easily buy Whole Foods products on the Amazon website and deliver all the products to your doorstep.

Low prices, orders over $35-$50 (depending on zip code) get free shipping. There is a $5.99 shipping fee for orders under $35.

Amazon Fresh is only available in select regions.

To find Amazon Fresh items, look for items labeled Amazon Fresh.

Your Florida SNAP EBT Card gives you free access to AmazonFresh. 

To go to AmazonFresh, click here.

Amazon Pantry

"Use Florida EBT on Amazon Pantry"

Amazon Pantry offers food and household products in daily package sizes.

Pantry offers thousands of products from your favorite brands, including Kellogg, Nestle, Bounty, Tidal, Kraft, Pepsi and more!

However, unlike Amazon Fresh, Amazon Pantry does not provide perishables such as meat, dairy products, vegetables or items that require refrigeration.

Free shipping on orders over $35. Otherwise, orders under $35 will be charged $5.99 for shipping.

To find Amazon Pantry items, look for items labeled Amazon Pantry To go to Amazon Pantry, click here and see SNAP-eligible items.

Amazon Groceries & Gourmet Food

Amazon Groceries allows you to shop online for everyday food including:

  • Baby Foods
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Beverages
  • Breads & Bakery
  • Breakfast Foods
  • Candy & Chocolate
  • Dairy, Cheese & Eggs
  • Deli & Prepared Foods
  • Food & Beverage Gifts
  • Fresh Flowers & Live Indoor Plants
  • Fresh Meal Kits
  • Frozen
  • Home Brewing & Winemaking
  • Meat & Seafood
  • Meat Substitutes
  • Pantry Staples
  • Produce
  • Snack Foods

"Use Florida EBT on Amazon Groceries"

You can get large packages, daily food, and free shipping for qualified orders over $25. SNAP EBT can be used for qualified items shipped and sold by Amazon.

To go to Amazon Groceries, click here and see SNAP-eligible items.

How to Use Florida EBT Online at Amazon

To use your Florida EBT card to buy groceries online on Amazon, follow the instructions below.

How it Works

The following is a step-by-step process. Please note that you can only use the EBT card to purchase items on the approved food stamp list. In addition, you cannot use EBT funds to pay for Amazon grocery delivery costs. However, if you buy groceries for $25 or more, no delivery charge.

Step 1 – Login your Amazon account

The first step in buying groceries online on Amazon is to go to the website and log in to your Amazon account. log in, click here.

Next, click on the “Add your SNAP EBT card” link. You will be directed to a page similar to the following page to log in to your Amazon account.

If you do not have an Amazon account, please click “Create Your Amazon Account” as shown in the screenshot below.

"Login Amazon Account"

Once you have created your account, proceed by entering your email and password to sign-in.

"Add your Florida EBT Card to Amazon"

Step 2 – Add your Florida EBT Card

Once logged in, enter your Florida food stamps card to your Amazon account here. Type in your complete SNAP EBT card number and click on submit.

Next, enter your delivery zip code. This will tell you whether or not your zip code is eligible for delivery on purchases using your Florida EBT card. 

If eligible, click the “Add your SNAP EBT Card” button, as shown in the screenshot below.

"Use Florida EBT to shop on Amazon for delivery"

Step 3 – Shop for Amazon Groceries Online

When your EBT Card is added you can begin shopping for your groceries online. You can use Amazon Grocery, Amazon Fresh, or Amazon Pantry to purchase groceries online.

As an EBT cardholder, you have FREE access to Amazon Fresh when you add your SNAP EBT card. 

Step 4 – Enter your PIN to Checkout

When you are done shopping and ready to check out, please proceed as usual. Select “EBT” as payment at checkout.

After that, enter the 4-digit PIN of your Florida EBT card to place an order. For help, see the screenshot below. Please note that you cannot use food stamp discounts or EBT cards to pay for transportation or delivery costs

If you don’t have Amazon Prime and want free shipping, make sure to meet the minimum free shipping requirements for each program.

You will have to use another payment method to cover any delivery costs. However, you can also sign up for the Amazom Prime discount for EBT cardholders and get free shipping on Amazon Grocery orders.

See the details below to learn how to get a 50% discount from the regular Amazon Prime monthly fee at a price of $5.99 per month.

Get Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Cardholders

Did you know that you can also purchase essential household items online on Amazon through Amazon Prime’s EBT card? In addition, Amazon Prime membership allows you to get FREE shipping with your grocery orders.

If you are not an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up with your EBT Card and get 50% OFF a membership. To learn how to register, please continue reading below.

Discounted Amazon Prime Membership

AAs an EBT card holder in Florida, when you register with an EBT card, you can get a 50% discount on Amazon Prime. With Amazon Prime EBT discounts, you can get all the great benefits of Prime for a small fee.

In addition, as an Amazon Prime member, you can get free shipping of AmazonFresh groceries.

Get all these EBT Amazon Prime deals for only $5.99 a month:

  • One-Day FREE Shipping on millions of eligible Amazon items
  • Two-Day FREE Shipping on millions of eligible Amazon items
  • Access to instantly stream thousands of FREE Movies & TV Shows
  • Access to Unlimited FREE Prime Music streaming
  • FREE 2-Hour Delivery on Prime Now items

CLICK HERE to Sign up and Save with the Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Cardholders.

To learn more about Amazon Prime (including benefits and special benefits), please refer to our post on Amazon Prime Discount for Florida EBT.

Florida EBT Card FAQs

This is the most frequently asked list of Florida EBT card grocery stores we shop online on Amazon.

Amazon FAQs

Who is eligible to use SNAP EBT on Amazon?

Amazon is part of a pilot program launched by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that accepts SNAP EBT online in certain states. Currently, customers who have a valid SNAP EBT card in selected areas of AL, IA, NE, NY, OR, WA, and FL can use their SNAP funds on Amazon.

Do I need to have Amazon Prime Membership to use my FL EBT on Amazon?

No need. Use a valid SNAP EBT card issued by AL, FL, IA, NE, NY, OR or WA to shop, and you can access Amazon Fresh without using Amazon Prime. However, the minimum order quantity still applies to Amazon Fresh and Amazon Pantry to charge free shipping.

What items are eligible for the Florida SNAP EBT card on Amazon?

Florida SNAP EBT funds can only be used for SNAP-compliant food delivered and sold by Amazon.com

You can identify which products on Amazon can be purchased through SNAP by looking for the “SNAP EBT Qualified” label near the product name.

Can I buy non-SNAP eligible items with an alternative form of payment?

Yes, you can purchase products that do not meet SNAP requirements (or products that meet SNAP requirements) through other payment methods.

Just add other payment methods at checkout, such as gift cards, credit cards or debit cards. Customers can also add cash to their Amazon Balance at any participating Amazon Cash location.

Visit Amazon Cash.

If I place an order without using my SNAP EBT card, can I still get free shipping (provided I meet the minimum order size for free shipping)?

Yes. You can order from Amazon without using your SNAP EBT card and still receive free shipping if you spend the minimum amount to qualify for free shipping.

What should I do if I have not reached the minimum free shipping limit? Can I still buy things?

Yes. You can still buy goods, but you need to pay for shipping.

Do I need to have a credit or debit card to shop on Amazon?

No; you don’t need a credit or debit card to shop with your EBT card on Amazon. However, when you want to pay for items that are not on the list of eligible food stamps or SNAP funds are exhausted, it is helpful to have a credit or debit card.

Florida EBT FAQs

How can I check my Florida EBT card balance?

You can check your Florida balance online, in person or over the phone. To complete your Florida EBT card balance check, please follow the instructions below: This is how to check the balance in the Florida EBT card balance.

Option 1 – Check your Last Receipt

The first option to check the balance of the Florida EBT card is to check your last receipt. This is the easiest and fastest way to find your current balance on a Florida EBT card. Your balance will be listed at the bottom of your nearest grocery store or ATM receipt.

Option 2 – Login to your Edge EBT Account

The first option to check the balance of the Florida EBT card is to check your last receipt. This is the easiest and fastest way to find your current balance on a Florida EBT card. Your balance will be listed at the bottom of your nearest grocery store or ATM receipt.The first option to check the balance of the Florida EBT card is to check your last receipt. This is the easiest and fastest way to find your current balance on the Florida EBT card. Your balance will be listed at the bottom of your nearest grocery store or ATM receipt.

Option 3 – Check by Phone

The last option to check the balance of the Florida EBT card is over the phone. Call the EBT customer service number (1-888-356-3281) on the back of the card. After calling, enter your sixteen (16) digit EBT card number and you will hear the current food assistance or cash account balance.

How to use Florida EBT online on Amazon Summary

We hope this article about Amazon’s online use of Florida EBT is helpful to you.

If you have other questions or need help shopping online on Amazon with the Florida EBT card, please keep these in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles on Florida food stamps and EBT, including how to use the Florida EBT card to buy groceries online for delivery, Florida Disasater food stamps and more!

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