In today’s post we’re going to provide you with information about one of our most frequently asked questions – Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in Pennsylvania?
Trader Joe’s was founded over sixty years ago by Joe Coulombe in Pasadena, California.
Today, the chain has more than 530 locations across the U.S., with 10,000 employees.
While a typical grocery store may carry 50,000 items, Trader Joe’s stocks about 4,000 items, 80% of which bear one of its brand names.
Trader Joe’s describes itself as “your neighborhood grocery store”.
Products include gourmet foods, organic foods, vegetarian foods, unusual frozen foods, imported foods, domestic and imported wine and beer (where local law permits), and “alternative” food items, such as vegan and vegetarian options.
EBT Cards are accepted as a form of payment at Trader Joe’s stores, including Trader Joe’s store locations in Pennsylvania.
There are currently 12 Trader Joe’s grocery stores in Pennsylvania. For a full list of Trader Joe’s locations that accept EBT in Pennsylvania, keep reading below.
Table of Contents:
- Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in Pennsylvania?
- How To Use SNAP EBT at Trader Joe’s
- Trader Joe’s Store Locations in Pennsylvania
- Does Trader Joe’s Accept EBT Online?
Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in Pennsylvania? Yes! Here’s How:
Using an EBT card at Trader Joe’s is quick and easy. You don’t even have to separate your grocery items from your non-grocery items. All you have to do to use your EBT at Trader Joe’s is swipe the card.
After that, you can easily choose between paying with your SNAP/EBT benefits or paying with your Cash account.
How To Use SNAP EBT at Trader Joe’s
Using an EBT card at Trader Joe’s is quick and easy. You don’t even have to separate your grocery items from your non-grocery items.
All you have to do to use your EBT at Trader Joe’s is swipe the card.
To use EBT at Trader Joe’s, here are a few easy steps to remember:
- When it’s time to pay, swipe your EBT card in the point of sale machine
- You will then have to enter your PIN
- If you do not have enough money in your EBT account to cover SNAP-eligible items, the machine will then ask if you want to use
a credit/debit card or cash to pay for the rest of the items.
- Also, if you have non-SNAP eligible items in your cart, you will be able to use a credit/debit card or cash to pay for them.
- In some cases, you will be asked to show a photo ID to confirm you are the cardholder.
To check the balance on your EBT Card before you shop, see our post on How to Check the Balance on Pennsylvania EBT Card.
Trader Joe’s Store Locations in Pennsylvania
Here’s the list of Trader Joe’s stores in Pennsylvania. Scroll down to find a Trader Joe’s Store near you.
112 Coulter Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003 US
3545 Gettysburg Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011 US
933 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046 US
12 E State St
Media, PA 19063 US
1460 Bethlehem Pike
North Wales, PA 19454 US
Philadelphia – Arch St.
1324 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US
Philadelphia – Center City
2121 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US
6343 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 US
Pittsburgh – North Hills
9020 Covenant Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 US
Pittsburgh – South Hills
1630 Washington Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15241 US
243 Patriot Lane
State College, PA 16803 US
171 E Swedesford Rd
Wayne, PA 19087 US
Does Trader Joe’s Accept EBT Online?
You can use your EBT card at Trader Joe’s stores, but you cannot use it to pay for Trader Joe’s online orders.
However, you can use your Pennsylvania EBT Card online on Amazon to purchase groceries.
Additionally, the following grocery stores also take Pennsylvania SNAP EBT online:
- BJs Wholesale Club
- Giant Company, LLC
- Giant Eagle
- Mignosi’s Super Foodtown
- Price Chopper Supermarkets
- Price Rite
- Sam’s Club Scan and Go
- Tops Market
- Weis Markets
Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in Pennsylvania? Summary
We hope our answer to the question “Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in Pennsylvania?” was helpful to you!
If you have more questions about your EBT or SNAP Benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.
For more help on what and where you can use your Pennsylvania EBT Card, check out our other articles here:
Pennsylvania SNAP Benefits FAQs
How to Create COMPASS Online Account
My COMPASS Account Login
How to get a Pennsylvania EBT Card Replacement
February Extra SNAP Benefits for PA
Does Whole Foods Accept Food Stamps in PA?
Using SNAP Benefits at Costco