Wawa famous for its hoagies, is a popular chain in the United States but does it accept EBT payments formerly known as food stamps, let’s find out in this post.
Does Wawa accept EBT?
Wawa accepts EBT or formerly known as food stamps as a payment method, but of course, it comes with certain limitations on the type of items you can buy, put up by the USDA.
According to USDA guidelines, you can only buy items of necessity like dairy items, bread, eggs, etc., and cannot buy anything of luxury like alcohol, pet food, etc.
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Here’s a list of food items you can buy with EBT at Wawa
|Eligible Food items||Non Eligible food items|
|Bread and Cereals||Beer, Wine, Liquor, Cigarettes, Tobacco|
|Fruits and Vegetables||Pet food|
|Meats, fish, Steak, and Poultry||Soap, Paper products, Household supplies|
|Dairy Products||Food is eaten in store|
|Seeds and Plants which produce food for households to eat||Vitamins and Medicines|
|Soft Drinks, Candy, Cookies, Snack Crackers, Ice-cream||Hot Foods ( Prepared for Immediate Consumption)|
|Live Seafood||Grooming Items|
|Energy Drinks (must have a nutrition label)||Cosmetics|
|Bakery Items, Cake (Nonedible part below 50%)|
How Do I Use EBT Card
EBT Card is nothing like a special stamp that you have to show to the cashier and then they will do some extra formalities to process your order.
On contrary, you just have to hand over the card to the cashier and they will process the order, just like a simple order.
The only difference is that the items which are not allowed by USDA will not be bought using EBT Card.
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Why are hot Sandwiches not allowed with EBT
You cannot buy anything hot at Wawa using EBT like their sandwiches etc. because of the guidelines laid down by the USDA
Here, is a comment by a Reddit user that beautifully sums up why you cannot buy hot sandwiches at Wawa
Can you order from Wawa online?
Yes, Wawa mobile ordering tool provides an effective way to order our favorite meal fresh-made ahead of time. Further details can be accessed on their website.
Hope that we were able to solve your doubts about Wawa EBT purchases and solve some additional doubts as well.