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Stores that accept EBT online in Tennessee

Under the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot launched by the USDA in 2019, 49 states including Tennessee now allow food stamps SNAP beneficiaries to shop and pay for groceries online. This includes retail giants like ALDI, Food Lion Amazon, and Walmart, plus the online grocery shopping platform Instacart. In this post, we are going to provide a list of grocery stores that accept EBT online in Tennessee.

In addition, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using Tennessee SNAP EBT cards online for grocery purchases.

"Stores that accept EBT online in Tennessee"

Stores that accept EBT online in Tennessee

Here’s the updated list of stores that accept Tennessee SNAP EBT online for delivery and pick-up.

We will continue to update this list as the USDA adds more grocery stores.

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Earth Fare
  • Food City
  • Food Lion
  • H.G. Hill Foods Store
  • Memphis Cash Saver
  • Piggly Wiggly (Henderson)
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Superlo Foods
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Note that some of these stores accept EBT through Instacart.

For helps with shopping using Instacart, see our post on Tennessee stores that accept SNAP EBT on Instacart.

FAQ on using EBT online in Tennessee

Here are the most frequently asked questions about using an EBT card to shop online and about Tennessee EBT Card in general:

Is there a delivery fee for using Tennessee SNAP Online?

It depends on the retailer.

When you spend $35 or more on groceries online from Amazon, home delivery is free.

Also, depending on the location, a delivery fee may vary from $3.99 to $7 for food purchases less than $35.

Additionally, groceries purchased online with an EBT card from Walmart Grocery are subject to a delivery fee varying from $7.95 to $9.95 depending on location.

You can save money on delivery fees with Walmart by signing up for unlimited delivery for $12.95 per month or $98 per year.

Will Tennessee SNAP Recipients Get a Raise for 2023?

Yes. Each year, the U.S. government calculates the new maximum benefit for SNAP benefits recipients based on inflation.

The new Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA) go into effect on October 1 each year and are active through the following year.

The table below provides the Maximum Tennessee SNAP benefits based on household size for the 2022/2023 fiscal year.

Tennessee Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit by Household Size (Oct 1 2022-Sept 30 2023)

Household Size Maximum Benefit
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
7 $1,480
8 $1,691
Each add’l person $211

When are EBT benefits deposited in Tennessee?

The Tennessee EBT Deposit Schedule is staggered based on the last two digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).

Here is the Tennessee EBT Payment Schedule based on the last two digits of your SSN:

If your Social Security Number ends with: Day your SNAP Benefits will be available:
00-04 1st of the month
05-09 2nd of the month
10-14 3rd of the month
15-19 4th of the month
20-24 5th of the month
25-29 6th of the month
30-34 7th of the month
35-39 8th of the month
40-44 9th of the month
45-49 10th of the month
50-54 11th of the month
55-59 12th of the month
60-64 13th of the month
65-69 14th of the month
70-74 15th of the month
75-79 16th of the month
80-84 17th of the month
85-89 18th of the month
90-94 19th of the month
95-99 20th of the month

Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using your Tennessee EBT card to purchase eligible food items.

How Many people are on SNAP EBT in Tennessee?

The table below shows the number of people that are currently receiving SNAP EBT in Tennessee, compared to the National Average.

This is from data provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, as of December 2022.

SNAP EBT Numbers for Tennessee

Number of People on Food Stamps in Tennessee
As of August 2022
August 2021 August 2022 Change
Number of People 759,348 774,318 2.0%
Number of Households 371,885 385,734 3.7%
Total Benefits ($) $166,586,526.00 $191,644,977.00 15.0%

SNAP EBT Numbers for the United States

Number of People on Food Stamps in The United States
As of August 2022
August 2021 August 2022 Change
Number of People 40,825,307 41,183,361 0.9%
Number of Households 21,349,653 21,603,079 1.2%
Total Benefits ($) $9,240,564,933.00 $9,342,619,295.00 1.1%

Stores that accept EBT online in Tennessee Summary

We hope this post on Stores that accept EBT online in Tennessee was helpful.

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If you have further questions about Tennessee SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

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