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Does Sam's Club accept EBT cards?

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Sam's Club does accept electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, cards at all locations; however, cards cannot be used to make purchases online. Customers must be members of Sam's Club to make purchases without paying additional fees.

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Low-income individuals and families may qualify to receive government assistance to purchase food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Once approved for the program, each family receives an EBT card, also called food stamps or a SNAP card. Each month, funds are loaded onto the card for the family. Food items and seeds and plants to grow food can be purchased with EBT cards. The EBT cards cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco products, or household items such as vitamins, soap and pet food.

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    As of July 3, 2014, Sam's Club accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards, which used to be known as EBT cards. SNAP is accepted at all Sam's Club locations, but customers must be members to purchase items without a fee. SNAP is not accepted on the Sam's Club website.

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