Learning where you can use your EBT card and SNAP benefits takes time. Gas stations are often a reliable option — and they’re a convenient place to make a purchase, especially when you’re on the go. We have the list of gas stations that accept EBT/SNAP, including Costco, Marathon Oil, Shell, and Sheetz.
In This Article
- What You Can and Can’t Buy at Gas Stations with EBT/SNAP
- The List of Gas Stations That Accept EBT/SNAP
- Traveling with Your EBT Card
What You Can and Can’t Buy at Gas Stations with EBT/SNAP
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and can be used to buy food at gas stations. Sample food items include cereal, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products; EBT cards can also be used to purchase energy drinks, chips, and candy. You can’t, however, buy toiletries, vitamins, over-the-counter medicine, liquor, tobacco products, or prepared or hot foods — sandwiches, pizza, and hot dogs.
If you qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), you may be able to purchase fuel at select gas stations with your EBT card.
The List of Gas Stations That Accept EBT/SNAP
The following is the list of gas stations chains that have at least one location that accepts EBT cards. But, since gas stations are often individually owned and operated, some stations may not accept EBT. You may want to call your local station to be sure that it accepts EBT before visiting.
- Chevron (see more in our detailed article about their stance on EBT)
- Circle K
- Cumberland Farms
- Delta Sonic
- Flying J
- Gulf Oil
- High’s Dairy Store
- Kum & Go
- Kwik Trip
- Lassus Handy Dandy
- Marathon Oil
- Murphy USA
- Phillips 66
- QuikTrip (see more in our detailed policy about QuikTrip’s EBT policy)
- RaceTrac/Raceway (see more in our detailed article about their stance on EBT)
- Shell (see more in our article all about Shell’s EBT rules)
- Royal Farms
- Rutter’s Farm Store
- Sam’s Club
- Speedway (see more in our all about Speedway’s EBT rules)
- Stewart’s Shops
- Travelcenters of America
If a gas station you were hoping for isn’t on this list, enter the address of the station into the USDA’s SNAP EBT benefits locator.
Traveling with Your EBT Card
Out-of-state use is permitted for EBT and SNAP transactions. But, you may 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 and you use your benefits in Virginia, the Department of Transitional Assistance may ask you to verify your purchases.
Now you know of the gas stations that accept EBT. You can use your EBT card and SNAP benefits at a variety of gas stations across the U.S. to purchase food items. If you have TANF cash assistance, you may also be able to purchase fuel. EBT cards and SNAP benefits can be used in other states than your home state — making travel that much easier.