Meijer accepts SNAP benefits for online orders and home deliveries in Michigan

Meijer Michigan shoppers no longer need to visit a store to redeem their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

The retail giant announced on Monday that Michigan stores are allowing customers with SNAP benefits to pay for Meijer Pickup or Home Delivery orders using an electronic benefits transfer card.

“We believe that all customers should have access to personalized and convenient digital shopping services and understand the added benefit this new payment capability provides,” said Derek Steele, Vice President of Customer Strategy at Meijer, in a press release issued on Monday.

The change came the same day Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that all Michigan families eligible for food assistance benefits will continue to receive at least one additional monthly payment of $95 in April to help reduce the cost of groceries. The additional assistance will help about 1.31 million Michiganders in more than 700,000 households, according to the state.

“We will continue to work with our federal partners to get things done by reducing restaurant costs and putting money in people’s pockets through our proposals to cut retirement taxes, triple the credit tax on earned income and reduce the cost of gasoline,” Whitmer said in a press release Monday.

Meijer Pickup is available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meijer Home Delivery is available daily from 7 a.m. to midnight. To use an EBT-SNAP card as a method of payment for these services, place an order on The Meijer app does not accept them, according to the company’s website.

The pickup service, which is free for orders over $35, does not require a membership, offers the same prices available in store, and includes access to all weekly sales and discounts.

Customers can order through Meijer Pickup, track their cart total, use mPerks rewards and coupons, rate their preferences and choose an available time for pickup, Meijer said in the release. Customers paying with EBT-SNAP on may purchase ineligible items with a debit or credit card on the same order.

Meijer’s same-day home delivery service gives shoppers the ability to purchase everything they need, from fresh produce and groceries to daily necessities, and have a personal shopper select manually the items and deliver them to their homes within hours, Meijer said. in the release.

Plus, Meijer is offering $15 off the first three curbside pickup or delivery orders of $75 or more using code SAVEBIG at checkout.

“Providing SNAP recipients with access to Meijer pickup and delivery will make shopping for fresh, affordable groceries a little bit easier for parents and families in the Midwest,” Steele said in the release. “We hope the new feature will bring convenience and access to all of our customers when ordering groceries online.”

Meijer plans to allow customers to pay with an EBT card in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky in the coming weeks.

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