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09/16/2022

BJ's Wholesale Club to Accept SNAP EBT Benefits Chainwide

Members who receive government assistance can now use their benefits to purchase private label grocery and home products at the club retailer.
Zachary Russell
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BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ’s Wholesale Club has announced a new step towards more accessibility for members and potential new customers. The club retailer is now accepting SNAP EBT payments at all of its locations.

Members can use benefits at checkout on BJs.com and the BJ’s mobile app in addition to in-store. SNAP EBT payments can be used with convenient shopping options such as free pickup, shipping, and same-day delivery.

A study from the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) last year found that government assistance recipients have a strong perception of private brands.

“Over the course of the last few months, we’ve been actively working to expand our online SNAP EBT payment options for our members across all the states we currently do business in,” Monica Schwartz, EVP and Chief Digital Officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We’re excited to announce that SNAP EBT payments are accepted online chainwide, allowing us to offer even more flexibility and convenience to all of our members.”

Members can split payments at checkout and use both their EBT card and their debit or credit card. BJ’s saw strong results in its most recent financial report, with total comparable club sales increasing by 19.8% year-over-year, and comparable club sales, excluding gasoline sales, increasing by 7.6% year-over-year.

“EBT payment options afford our members the time and money saving benefits that we know they love and expect from BJ’s,” said Schwartz. “When using our app or shopping online, BJ’s is here to help make shopping easier and more convenient for our members’ busy lifestyles.”

Based in Marlborough, Mass., BJ’s operates 230 clubs and 160 BJ's Gas locations in 17 states.