Does World Market Take EBT? Answered

Does World Market take EBT? Some Cost Plus World Market store locations are SNAP-approved retailers and can accept EBT cards. About 35% of the stores we contacted said they accept EBT. Keep in mind, if your local store does accept EBT, eligible items include staple foods only. For more information on EBT and Cost Plus World Market, see below.

Does World Market Accept EBT?

Some Cost Plus World Market stores accept EBT, store associates at various locations confirmed. We contacted several World Market locations across the U.S.

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is associated with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP recipients can have food assistance benefits deposited on an EBT card. SNAP is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For a retailer to be authorized to accept SNAP and EBT, it must meet one of two criteria:

  • It must stock a certain variety and quantity of staple food items or
  • It must make more than 50% of its gross retail sales from the sale of staple foods

World Market stores typically carry more housewares than staple food items, so many locations do not meet the above requirements — but some do. About 35% of the stores we called said they do accept EBT. (Note: We did not contact every location of World Market, so 35% may not reflect the proportion of EBT-accepting stores companywide. We were unable to confirm a total number of EBT stores with World Market’s corporate representatives.) Contact your nearest World Market to find out about its status as a SNAP-approved retailer. Keep in mind, a retailer’s status can change, so if your local store does not currently accept EBT, it may take EBT at some point in the future.

SNAP participants can only use their benefits to purchase approved staple food items like bread, dairy, meat, and vegetables. Any items you wish to purchase that are not staple foods will need to be purchased in a separate transaction with an alternate payment method, such as cash or credit card.

In Summary

Does World Market take EBT? Cost Plus World Market accepts EBT at some SNAP-approved retail locations. Contact your nearest World Market to find out about its status. If you are using an EBT card, remember you can only purchase staple food items. For the list of grocery stores that accept EBT, see our article: Grocery Stores That Accept EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP. And for information on what you can (and can’t) buy with EBT, see our article: Here’s Everything What You Can Buy with EBT.

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