The days when food stamps were distributed as physical vouchers are long gone. Nowadays, benefits from the Agriculture Department's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — better known as SNAP — are loaded onto electronic benefits transfer cards that work like debit cards. For 2023, these EBT cards hold a maximum monthly benefit of $281 for one person and $939 for a family of four in most states. And that money is not just for buying groceries. Here are some surprising things you can buy with EBT — as well as some things that SNAP benefits don't cover.