Does Sheetz Accept EBT? Find Out Here

Does Sheetz take EBT? (Find it here) Written by Joanne Grocery Shopping
Does Sheetz Take EBT Cards?
With more than 600 convenience stores nationwide, Sheetz is known for filling your tank and grabbing essentials while you’re on the go. But is EBT accepted as a payment method?

The answer is yes, Sheetz accepts EBT as a valid payment method. For more information about using your EBT card in-store, read the article below.

Using EBT At Sheetz

You can use your EBT card for the usual qualifying items on the sheets, but we must warn you that it cannot be used to purchase gas or hot meals.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can and can’t buy using your EBT card at Sheetz stores.

How To Use EBT At Sheetz

The process of using EBT at Sheetz is simple, but if it’s your first time using this payment method, take a look at our simple guide below to get you started.

Step #1: Scan Each Item

The cashier will scan each of your items. If you’re buying both SNAP-eligible and non-eligible items, you can either put all the items together or separate them at checkout.

Step #2: Insert Your EBT Card

Once each of your items has been scanned, the cashier will ask you to insert your EBT card into the reader.

Step #3: Enter Your Four-Digit PIN

When you activate your card, you will receive a unique four-digit PIN number. You should never share your PIN number with others.

Once you have inserted your card into the reader, you will be expected to enter your PIN into the machine to complete the transaction.

Step #4: Complete Your Transaction

If each of your items qualifies for payment using EBT, once your payment is authorized, you are free to leave the store.

If some of your items are not eligible for payment using EBT, you will need to use another payment method for the remaining products.

Do All Sheetz Stores Accept Payment Via EBT?

We are confident that all Sheetz stores accept payment via EBT. However, if you’re not sure, it’s best to call your local Sheetz store before you head out because it could save you a trip!

Can I Get Cashback Using EBT?

Unfortunately, you cannot use cashback services when using an EBT card, however, you can withdraw cash from an ATM machine.

Be careful though, some ATM machines charge a fee for withdrawals, so always look for an ATM that’s free to use.

Other Payment Options

There are a number of ways you can pay for items at Sheetz including:

  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Mastercard PayPass
  • Google Wallet

What Can I Buy Using EBT At Sheetz?

While Sheetz doesn’t sell all of the items on our list below, it will at least give you a good idea of what kinds of things you can buy with an EBT card.

The list below contains SNAP-eligible products that can be purchased using an EBT card.

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Bread
  • Cereals
  • Dairy products
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Soft drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Snacks
  • Desserts

Sheetz is particularly well known for its ‘made-to-order meals, which cannot be purchased through EBT. However, items like cold drinks, cookies/desserts, and potato chips are classified as qualifying products.

Are There Any Prohibited Items?

The items listed below do not qualify for payment using EBT. These include

  • Tobacco products
  • Medication
  • Household items
  • Cleaning products
  • Any other non-food items.

You cannot use EBT to buy hot food or drinks. Some states covered by the Restaurant Meal Program (RMP) allow certain individuals to purchase hot meals from select restaurants. To qualify, you must be either homeless, elderly, or disabled.

To find out if your local Sheetz store is registered under the restaurant dining program, simply visit the store or give them a call and a member of the team will be more than happy to help.

Can I Use A Damaged EBT Card?

Fortunately, if your EBT is damaged (i.e. bent out of shape or torn), you can still use it. In such a case, the cashier will enter your card details into the system. You will still need to enter your PIN number, and in the meantime, you can call your local EBT customer service helpline to order a replacement.


You can use an EBT card as a valid payment method at all Sheetz for items covered by the SNAP program. This does not include gas or hot meals (unless you live in an area registered under the restaurant meal program). If you are having trouble using your card, or need more information about using EBT, contact your local EBT customer service helpline.




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