You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Seriously. It drives me nuts how little people know about food stamps. I have friends with legitimate need for food stamps so I get to hear about what they can buy with them. I also worked as a cashier at a couple of different grocery stores so I know what they’re allowed to purchase. If someone was able to buy non-food items with their food stamps, there must have been an error in the store’s register system. OR you didn’t pay attention that they had to make two transactions to purchase their food with food stamps and the rest with their own earned income.
Seriously, get off your high horse and stop judging people when you know nothing about them and their situation.