Price Rite stores are now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as online payment for groceries through Instacart and Price Rite’s online storefront.
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The New Bedford Guide reported that EBT SNAP benefits can be used when shopping online from Price Rite Marketplace stores on Instacart’s website and mobile app from all 60 locations in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
EBT SNAP customers must enter their EBT card as a payment method on their Instacart account and select eligible EBT SNAP products as part of their order. Another form of payment is needed for delivery charges, tips and taxes, the New Bedford Guide noted.
“Price Rite Marketplace is proud to accept EBT SNAP online for delivery and curbside pickup orders through Instacart,” said Kevin McDonnell, Senior Vice President of Operations for Price Rite Marketplace. “This new online payment option for customers using EBT SNAP will make it easier for many families to get the fresh food and essentials they need.”
To help increase access to food, Instacart said it will waive delivery and pickup fees on all EBT SNAP orders until March 31, 2022, for customers using a valid EBT card associated with their account. Instacart as part of their purchase.
“We are extremely proud to partner with Price Rite Marketplace to introduce EBT SNAP payments for same-day delivery and pickup, giving people better access to food in the Northeast,” said Sarah Mastrorocco, Vice -President of Food and Nutrition Access at Instacart. , as reported by New Bedford Guide.
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“At Instacart, we believe that online grocery shopping should be accessible to everyone – not just a luxury for some. We look forward to increasing the affordability and accessibility of nutritious foods through this expanded partnership,” said she added.
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