Learning where and when you can use government assistance cards like SNAP and EBT can be a time-consuming process. Gas stations are some of the most convenient spots to make a purchase, so it helps to know where you can use your SNAP/EBT card and what you can and can’t buy with SNAP/EBT.

To make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of gas stations that permit EBT/SNAP cards and the conditions of their use.

In This Article:

  • What You Can and Can’t Buy at Gas Stations with EBT/SNAP Cards

  • The List of Gas Stations That Accept EBT/SNAP Cards

  • Traveling with Your EBT/SNAP Card

What You Can and Can’t Buy at Gas Stations with EBT/SNAP Cards

EBT/SNAP cards can be used to buy many types of foods at gas stations, such as cereal, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, and even more indulgent snacks like energy drinks, chips, and candyYou can’t, however, use them to purchase toiletries, vitamins, over-the-counter medicine, liquor, tobacco products, or prepared or hot foods, such as deli sandwiches, pizza, and hot dogs.

If you have cash assistance with a SNAP card, then you may be able to purchase fuel at select locations, but only if you make the payment inside the gas station and not at the pump. You are never able to withdraw SNAP benefits as cash. For more information, check out our article on EBT Cash Back Rules.

The List of Gas Stations That Accept EBT/SNAP Cards

The following are gas station chains in the U.S. that permit EBT/SNAP cards. However, since gas stations are often individually franchised, some stores may not accept EBT cards. If you want to find out whether a particular gas station location will accept your EBT/SNAP card, you can type the address into the USDA SNAP EBT benefits locator. If not already installed, you’ll need to install a flash plug-in to view the website’s interactive map.

The list below is based on a downloadable spreadsheet — found on the USDA benefits locator website — of EBT/SNAP-friendly retailers throughout the nation. You cannot filter through store types (such as “gas stations” or “grocery stores”) when searching the USDA benefits locator, so locating a gas station in your area using the list below and cross-checking its address on the USDA benefits locator is the most efficient way to find a gas station accepting EBT/SNAP cards near you.

  1. Chevron
  2. Circle K
  3. CITGO
  4. Conoco
  5. Costco
  6. Cumberland Farms
  7. Delta Sonic
  8. Exxon/Mobil
  9. Flying J
  10. Getty Oil
  11. Gulf Oil
  12. High’s Dairy Store
  13. Holiday
  14. Kroger
  15. Kum & Go
  16. Kwik Trip
  17. Lassus Handy Dandy
  18. Love’s
  19. LUKOIL
  20. Marathon Oil
  21. Murphy USA
  22. Phillips 66
  23. QuickChek
  24. QuikTrip
  25. RaceTrac/Raceway
  26. Shell
  27. Royal Farms
  28. Rutter’s Farm Store
  29. 7-Eleven
  30. 76
  31. Sam’s Club
  32. Sheetz
  33. Sinclair
  34. Speedway
  35. Spinx
  36. Stewart’s Shops
  37. Sunoco
  38. Texaco
  39. Thorntons
  40. Travelcenters of America
  41. Valero
  42. Wawa

Traveling with Your EBT/SNAP Card

The out-of-state use of EBT/SNAP cards is permitted, so you can travel to gas stations in different areas without worry. However, you may sometimes need to verify out-of-state purchases, depending on the region, since cash benefits are administered at the state level.

For example, if you reside in Massachusetts, but you use your benefits elsewhere, the Department of Transitional Assistance may ask you to verify purchases. It’s always a good idea to check your EBT/SNAP card balance via your online account or by calling the EBT customer-service line in your home state. Monthly payments will continue to be issued as normal if you are taking a brief, out-of-state trip.

In Summary

Does 7-Eleven take EBT? Does QuikTrip take EBT? You can use your EBT/SNAP card at a variety of gas stations across the U.S. to purchase both nutritional and less healthful items. If you have cash assistance with your SNAP benefits, you may also be able to purchase fuel at gas stations, provided you pay in-store. EBT/SNAP cards can be used between states, so you can use your card wherever the road may take you.