ALDI accepts SNAP EBT through Instacart online
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Here’s some ALDI News you may be able to use! Good timing, too, as we’re all trying to limit our in-store trips. ALDI and Instacart recently announced that they’ve integrated the ability to accept SNAP EBT payments for delivery and pickup orders across almost 1000 more stores. You can now use SNAP EBT online at ALDI (via Instacart) in 23 states + Washington DC.
ALDI Instacart accepts EBT
So, yes: You can now use EBT online at ALDI through Instacart (at most stores)! This is great news, as this recent announcement expands a pilot program that was running at select stores in just a few states.
“Aldi is proud to be the first grocery retailer to accept EBT SNAP benefits as a form of payment online via Instacart for grocery delivery and curbside pickup,” Scott Patton, vice president of national customer interaction services for Aldi U.S., said in a statement. “This service is now available at nearly 90% of Aldi stores, across 29 states and Washington, D.C., following successful pilots in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas.”From Supermarket News
Instacart is also waiving delivery and/or pickup fees for EBT customers, on up to the first three EBT SNAP orders for the first 90 days of this partnership.
Is Instacart worth it?
Yes, Instacart does have surcharges and delivery fees at ALDI (and all other stores). See my ALDI Instacart review here. Although this review is from over two years ago, the service still is quite easy to use, either online or through the app.
But, given the times we are living in, this is good news for SNAP customers who are avoiding stores or limiting trips right now. Even with surcharges, ALDI prices through Instacart are better than other grocery stores’ prices through Instacart.
One last thing to note is that you can use EBT SNAP at Instacart on EBT eligible items, but will have to enter an alternative form of payment for ineligible products.
Options are good
Right after I wrote this post, I saw that Amazon also now lets you pay for grocery delivery with SNAP EBT in 45 states. You’ll also save 15% off select food products & more with an EBT card there, through 12/31/20.