East Coast grocery chain Wegmans is expanding online ordering for customers using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and electronic benefit transfer cards to include its website and mobile app — and it's waiving delivery fees on the first three orders.
The 110-store chain began offering delivery for SNAP/EBT beneficiaries last March through an agreement with Instacart. Still, some customers prefer to use the store's own app and website, said Erica Tickle, Wegmans vice president of ecommerce, in a statement. “Each week, thousands of Wegmans orders are placed on the Wegmans app and website, and we continue to hear from customers that it would be helpful to be able to use their SNAP benefits when placing an order.”
EBT users can search for SNAP-eligible items using a filter on the grocery's website and then connect a SNAP EBT card at checkout or on their account page. And when orders include purchases that aren't SNAP eligible, customers can select the amount charged to their benefits and enter another form of payment for ineligible items.