Target is a well-known chain of stores that sells everything from food and clothing to electronics and house furnishings. Many customers in the Bay State may be wondering if they can use their EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards at Target. The following sections will provide an in-depth look at the topics we’ll be discussing in this article: 

  • Can you explain EBT to me?
  • Will You Take EBT at Target?
  • Target’s Accepted Items for EBT Cards
  • Conclusions for Effective Behavioral Targeting
  • Can you explain EBT to me?

Those who qualify for government aid programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) can use EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) to buy food and other necessities. Recipients of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) are issued a debit card that can be used at participating merchants to pay for qualified purchases.

Will You Take EBT at Target?

Yes, all Target locations, including those in Massachusetts, take EBT card payments. This allows customers with EBT cards to shop at any Massachusetts Target store using their cards.

Target’s Accepted Items for EBT Cards

At Target, you can only use your EBT card to buy USDA-sanctioned food products. (United States Department of Agriculture). Produce, grains, dairy, eggs, and livestock are all examples of such foods. The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card cannot be used to buy anything other than groceries.

Some food products, despite being sold at Target, are not eligible to be purchased with EBT. Ready-to-eat hot foods, as well as some varieties of energy beverages and sweets, fall into this category. In addition, you can’t use your EBT card to buy anything that’s not sustenance for humans, like pet food.

How to Use Target’s EBT Program

Target makes it easy to pay with EBT. Customers with EBT cards can make purchases in stores and pay with their cards when they check out. The EBT card can be used like a debit card at participating stores, and the purchase price will be automatically taken from the cardholder’s EBT account balance.

It’s essential to remember that EBT cardholders can’t buy anything not specifically authorized by the USDA with their benefits. If the total cost of the items being purchased exceeds the amount available on the EBT card, the cardholder must settle the difference using another payment method.


Finally, Target locations in Massachusetts accept EBT payments just like any other Target store. Customers with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards can use their debit cards at any Massachusetts Target to buy approved food products. It is the responsibility of the EBT cardholder to know what can be bought with their EBT card and to keep their spending within the limits of their card. Following these steps, Target will accept EBT cards without any problems.