Many gas stations accept EBT, but you can only use your benefits to pay for specific items.
If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, you can purchase food items such as cereal, dairy products, snacks, and candy, but you can’t buy prepared foods, toiletries, over-the-counter medicine, alcohol, or tobacco.
For more details on which items are EBT-eligible, see our research on what you can and can’t buy with SNAP benefits.
Note that if you receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in addition to or instead of SNAP benefits, you can use the cash benefits on your EBT card to pay for fuel.
Below, we’ve compiled the list of gas stations that accept SNAP/EBT.
We were able to confirm with customer service representatives and the USDA’s SNAP-approved retailer list that these chains accept EBT cards.
You can use your EBT card while traveling; interoperability rules allow you to use your SNAP benefits in any state, as long as the location you visit takes EBT (as previously reported).
However, keep in mind that some locations are independently owned and operated and may not accept EBT. It’s best to contact the station you plan to visit or check the SNAP retailer locator.
The following chains commonly accept EBT (select the company name to find a location):
- Chevron (See our research on Chevron’s EBT policy)
- Circle K
- Cumberland Farms
- Delta Sonic
- Gulf Oil
- Holiday Stationstores
- Kum & Go
- Kwik Trip
- Lassus Handy Dandy
- Love’s Travel Stops
- Murphy USA
- Phillips 66
- Pilot Flying J Travel Centers
- QuikTrip (See our research on QuikTrip’s EBT policy)
- RaceTrac/RaceWay (See our dedicated research on the RaceTrac/RaceWay EBT policy)
- Shell (See our research on Shell’s EBT rules)
- Royal Farms
- Rutter’s Farm Store
- Sam’s Club
- Speedway (See our research on Speedway’s EBT rules)
- Stewart’s Shops
- TravelCenters of America