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Does Dollar General Take EBT

By David Krug 3 minute read

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an increasing number of Americans to rely on food stamps and EBT as a means of subsistence. As a frequent Dollar General customer, you may wonder if the store accepts EBT and food stamps.

The following is what I discovered about Dollar General’s EBT and food stamp policies:

In 2022, will Dollar General accept EBT and food stamps?

Many US retailers accept EBT, WIC, and food stamps for payment in-store. Dollar General is one of them. Some Dollar General stores may have their own rules regarding EBT and food stamps, so it’s best to check with your local store before you shop to see if you’re eligible.

EBT or food stamps are accepted at Dollar General. Continue reading:

What Am I Able To Purchase At Dollar General With My EBT Card And Food Stamps?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program guidelines state that EBT and food stamps can be used to purchase the following items:

  • Vegetables and fruits are also included.
  • Poultry and seafood
  • Products made from milk and other dairy animals
  • a variety of breads and breakfast grains
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are also acceptable options.
  • Food-producing seeds and plants
  • But you can’t use them to purchase non-food items or any of the following:
  • Tobacco or alcohol?
  • Supplements, vitamins, and medicines are all examples of this.
  • Animals in their natural habitat (except shellfish, fish removed from water, and animals slaughtered prior to pick-up from the store)
  • Instantly available, prepackaged meals
  • Food that’s just out of the oven
  • Food for dogs and cats

If you’re unsure about which products your EBT or food stamps can be used on at a Dollar General store, ask a manager for help.

Are EBT Cards Accepted at Dollar General in California?

Yes, Dollar General will accept EBT cards in California, Illinois, and Missouri starting in 2022, according to several reports from Helping Americans Find Help.

EBT or food stamps: How do I pay with them at Dollar General?

In order to use your EBT card or food stamps as a form of payment, simply swipe your card at the checkout and enter your PIN code when prompted.

Some foods are not covered by the SNAP program, so you may have to pay for them separately with another form of payment.

Dollar General accepts EBT and food stamps, but can I use them online?

No, EBT or food stamps are not included in Dollar General’s online payment options. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of stores have started testing online EBT use, but Dollar General has not yet announced any plans for EBT use for online shopping.

In order to pay for a Dollar General pickup or using the DG Go app, can I use my EBT or food stamps?

There are no EBT or Food Stamp payment options for either DG Go or the Dollar General pickup service, according to Dollar General’s terms and conditions. For these services, you’ll need to use a credit or debit card as a payment method.

You can also find out about Dollar General’s pet policy, gift cards, and restocking schedule by visiting their website.

Is Dollar General EBT And Food Stamp Acceptant?

DG Go and the Dollar General Pickup service don’t accept EBT, WIC, SNAP, P-EBT, or food stamps, but you can use them in-store. If your local store does not accept EBT or food stamp payments, you should verify this before purchasing anything.

David Krug

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