If you want to find out which stores in North Carolina accept EBT SNAP online as a form of payment through Instacart, you’ve come to the right place. Instacart said it can reach nearly 30 million SNAP recipients across the U.S. with its latest expansion of SNAP online purchasing. In this post, we will provide the list of North Carolina stores that accept EBT on Instacart.
Additionally, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of shopping online with your EBT card on Instacart, including how to add your North Carolina SNAP EBT Card.
Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using North Carolina SNAP EBT cards to shop online, including questions about SNAP EBT in general.
To learn how to use your SNAP card on Instacart, continue reading below.
Instacart Expands EBT Shopping to North Carolina
Online grocery shopping platform Instacart now accepts North Carolina SNAP EBT cards for delivery.
Since November 2020, Instacart has expanded its online grocery shopping nationwide.
As of November 2022, SNAP recipients can use Instacart to order groceries for delivery or pickup from grocers across 49 states and Washington, D.C., and pay directly with their EBT cards.
That now includes stores in North Carolina.
Follow the three simple steps below on how to add your North Carolina EBT card to Instacart and shop online for pickup or delivery.
We have also provided below a list of all grocery stores that take North Carolina SNAP EBT through Instacart.
Additionally, you will find below a list of other grocery stores in North Carolina that takes SNAP EBT online for delivery or pick-up.
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How to use North Carolina SNAP EBT on Instacart
Follow the steps below to use your North Carolina EBT card on Instacart.
Step 1 – Add your EBT SNAP card to Instacart
Here’s how to add your North Carolina SNAP EBT card to Instarcard:
To add an EBT card to your account on Instacart.com or in-app—
- Click or tap the three horizontal lines in the top left corner.
- Select Account settings.
- Select Payment methods.
- Select Add next to EBT SNAP card.
- Enter the first name, last name, and card number on the EBT card.
- Select Save.
Other forms of Payment Required
To successfully use your SNAP EBT card on Instacart, you must also add a credit or debit card to your Instacart account.
This will enable you to cover fees, bottle deposits in some states, taxes, delivery tips, and any other non-EBT SNAP-eligible items you may want to purchase.
Also, only one EBT card can be saved to your profile.
If you need to add a different EBT card, you’ll need to remove the first one before adding another card.
Step 2 – Shop for eligible SNAP food items
There are a few ways for you to see which items are EBT SNAP eligible.
You can allow EBT SNAP-eligible items to display when you shop. To enable this setting—
- Click or tap Account
- Select Your account settings
- Select SNAP EBT info
- Tap the slider to turn on Show EBT eligibility by item
Also, when searching for items you can add a filter by tapping Explore > EBT Eligibility and selecting Only EBT-eligible items to see only EBT-eligible items.
Additionally, if you are browsing items from the Store Homepage, tap or click on a specific item to see if it is EBT SNAP eligible.
If it is eligible, it will say EBT above the price of the item.
Lastly, you can confirm which items are EBT SNAP-eligible in your cart before checking out. It will say EBT under the name of each item that qualifies.
Step 3 – Check out with EBT SNAP Card
Here’s how to checkout on Instacart using your EBT Card:
To checkout, visit your cart and tap or click the green Checkout button. You’ll be asked to add a delivery address and your payment information—
- Enter your credit or debit card information and address
- Add your EBT card information
- Click or tap Edit to change the amount that will apply to your EBT card
- Click or tap Confirm payment method
- On the Place Order page, confirm all information is correct
- Click or tap Place Order
- After placing your order, you will be prompted to enter your EBT card pin to verify your purchase.
How to Download Instacart App
Before you shop, you should download the Instacart app if you have a smartphone. Follow the link below to download the app for both Apple and Andriod devices
Apple Devices (iPhone, etc) – Click here to download Instacart app from the app store.
Android Devices – Click here to download Instacart app from the Google Play store.
North Carolina stores that accept EBT on Instacart
Here’s the list of grocery stores in North Carolina that accept SNAP EBT cards using Instacart.
- Food Lion
FAQ on using your EBT Card
Here are the most frequently asked questions about using an EBT card to shop online and about North Carolina EBT Card in general:
What other Grocery Stores accept EBT online for Delivery or Pickup?
Here’s a list of other grocery stores in North Carolina that take SNAP EBT online for delivery or pickup:
BJs Wholesale Club
Compare Foods Clayton
Deep Roots Market
Fairvalue Grocery Stores
Piggly Wiggly of Kinston, NC (Hwy 258 N)
Sam’s Club Scan and Go
What Restaurants take North Carolina SNAP EBT?
The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is a federal program that enables qualified elderly, disabled, and homeless food stamps recipients to buy food at authorized restaurants. Any state or county can enroll in the Restaurant Meals Program.
The purpose of the program is to help expand food access to those who do not have a place to store and cook food, who may not be able to prepare food, or who don’t have access to a grocery store.
Not all states participate in the RMP.
Currently, the Restaurant Meal Program is running in the following states:
- New York
- Rhode Island
Unfortunately, the state of North Carolina does not participate in the Restaurant Meals Program.
Does Wegmans Accepts SNAP EBT via Instacart?
East Coast SNAP EBT customers will now be able to use their benefits online at Wegmans.
This applies to 106 Wegmans stores in:
- New York
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
SNAP EBT customers will be able to use their food stamps benefits to shop through Instacart and choose between same-day delivery and pickup.
With the addition of Wegmans, Instacart now powers EBT SNAP payments for more than 60 retailers across 39 states and Washington, DC.
How do I remove my EBT card from my Instacart account?
There are two ways to remove your EBT card from Instacart. You can do it online or through the mobile app.
Follow the steps below:
To remove an EBT card from your account on Instacart.com—
- Click the three horizontal lines in the top left corner.
- Click Account settings.
- Click Payment methods.
- Click Delete next to EBT SNAP card.
- Click Delete again to confirm you want to remove the EBT card from your account.
To remove an EBT card from your account in-app—
- Tap the three horizontal lines in the top left corner.
- Tap Account settings.
- Tap Payment methods.
- Tap the pencil icon in the top right corner.
- Tap the red minus icon next to the EBT card you want to remove.
- Tap Delete.
What can I buy with my NC SNAP EBT?
Here are some examples of food that can be purchased using your North Carolina SNAP EBT card:
- Fruits, vegetables, and produce
- Ice Cream
- Breakfast cereal
- Meats and poultry
- Energy Drinks with Nutrition Labels
- Pasta, rice, and tortillas
- Pre-packaged snacks
- Canned legumes and fish
- Peanut butter
What you cannot purchase with Your NC Food Stamps EBT
You are prohibited from purchasing the following items with your North Carolina SNAP EBT benefits.
- Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
- Vitamins, medicines, and supplements.
- Live animals (except shellfish, fish, and animals).
- Foods that are hot when sold.
- Cleaning supplies
- Paper products
- Pet foods
- Hygiene items
North Carolina stores that accept EBT on Instacart Summary
We hope this post on North Carolina stores that accept EBT on Instacart was helpful.
Please let us know in the comments section below if you have further questions about North Carolina SNAP or EBT Card.
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