Can I use my EBT card at Aldi & What are the Products I can Buy?

Before you go, do you know if you can use your EBT card at Aldi? Are you looking for help with how to use your EBT Card at Aldi? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Aldi accepts food stamp benefits and EBT cards. In fact, shopping at Aldi is a smart way for food stamp recipients to stretch their monthly food stamp benefits. This article gives a rundown about Aldi’s EBT card and how it is used.

Can I use my EBT card at Aldi?

Aldi stores offer a wide variety of fresh produce and quality, seasonal products at extremely affordable prices. Households on food stamps that shop at Aldi can get more food for themselves than at traditional grocery store chains.

What You Should Know About Aldi

Aldi is an international discount supermarket chain. Currently, Aldi has over 10,000 stores in 20 countries while in the United States, the company operates over 1,600 stores in 35 states, including 39 stores in the state of Georgia.

EBT Cards are accepted as a form of payment at all Aldi locations. This includes 39 stores in the state of Georgia. Aldi’s guiding principle focuses on making sure that shoppers’ money goes right where they want it – into great tasting food that they can feel good about serving their families.

Aldi provides maximum affordability by cutting costs in other areas. Their no-frills supermarkets charge for shopping bags, require to self-bag your groceries, require you to return your shopping cart, and don’t accept credit cards.

How Does EBT Work at Aldi?

If you are eligible to receive benefits, an account will be established in your name and benefits will be deposited electronically in the account each month. You will receive a plastic card, like a bank debit card for making qualified purchases with your benefits.

To use the card, you will need to select a secret PIN (Personal Identification Number) which will be explained to you by the local worker.

If you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at Aldi, you can use your card to:

  • Purchase selected any items at any of their available point-of-sale registers.

If you qualify for WV Works/Cash and Child Support Incentive benefits, you can use your card to:

  • Withdraw benefits from any QUEST® ATM throughout West Virginia or nationwide.
  • Pay for purchases at the store.
  • Get cash back with a purchase at the store.

Eligible EBT Food Items

You should be aware of when using your EBT card at Aldi is the items you are buying. It advisable to always select eligible EBT food items when shopping with your EBT card to redeem food stamps.

Eligible EBT Food Items

Any attempt in selecting unapproved food items and trying to purchase them with your EBT card, will result in your transaction not been processed. You will have to pay for those unapproved items with another form of payment such as cash or credit.

Here are some of the common eligible EBT food items:

  • Bread, cereal, granola bars
  • Dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.)
  • Frozen, Fresh and Canned Fruits
  • Fresh, Frozen and Canned Vegetables
  • Fresh and Frozen Seafood (fish, shellfish, etc.)
  • Poultry (chicken breast, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, turkey breast, etc.)
  • Pork products (pork chops, pork tenderloin, bacon, pork sausage, etc.)
  • Red Meat (steak, ground beef, ribs, etc.)
  • Dessert Items (ice cream, brownies, cookies, etc.)
  • Candy (Trader Joe’s variety of chocolate bars)
  • Frozen food items (butter chicken, mushroom ravioli, pasta, etc.)
  • Soft Drinks (Italian soda, juice, etc.)
  • Snack Crackers and Chips (potato chips, veggie chips, crackers, pretzels etc.)
  • Cooking Oils (olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, etc.)
  • Seeds, Nuts, and Plants (cashews, nut variety packs, peanut butter, etc.)

However, your EBT card cannot be used to purchase protein powder, prepared food or protein bars from Aldi. More items that cannot be purchased at Aldi using your EBT card include

  •  Vitamins
  • Medicine
  • Household products
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Baby formula
  • Feminine products, and
  • Cosmetics.

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Check Your EBT Card Balance

What you should be aware of before redeeming your food stamp benefits at Aldi is your current EBT card balance. Not having enough money on your EBT card could be bad for you especially if the transaction is larger than the available EBT card balance.

This will result in your transaction not been processed.  You have to pay an extra difference with another form of payment such as cash or credit as discussed above.


1. What forms of payment are accepted at ALDI stores?

We welcome cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, most debit cards, the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), Link cards, SNAP and contactless pay such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. At this time, we do not accept checks or the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC).

2. Does ALDI allow for cash back on debit card purchases?

Yes, we offer cash back with qualifying cards at all of our locations.

ebt card at aldi

Bottom Line

Before going to your local Aldi to redeem your SNAP benefits, we advise that you call to confirm that they do in fact accept EBT cards as a form of payment. You do not want to show up and find that you will not be able to redeem your SNAP benefits at that location.

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