SNAP Produce Match Frequently Asked Questions

Coupons in Grocery Stores

Who can participate?
Shoppers who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/EBT benefits qualify for SNAP Produce Match coupons.

Where is SNAP Produce Match offered?
Shoppers can earn SNAP Produce Match coupons at participating grocery and retail stores in Washington. For a list of participating grocers, see above.

How much is a coupon worth?
This coupon is for $5 off your next purchase of eligible fruits and vegetables.

What fruits and vegetables are eligible?
All fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables with no added salt, fat, or sugar are eligible for earning and redeeming.

What fruits and vegetables are *not* eligible?
Canned items and fruits and vegetables with added salt, fat, or sugar. For example, chocolate covered strawberries or a vegetable platter with dips do not qualify.

Can I use self-checkout to earn or redeem a coupon?
No, self-checkout cannot be used at this time.  You will not earn a coupon at self-check even if you purchase $10 of qualifying items with your SNAP card.

How much can I earn per day/are there limits on how many coupons I can earn?
You can only earn one coupon per transaction. For example, even if you spend $20 on qualifying fruits and vegetables, you will only get one coupon. However, there are no daily limits on how many coupons you can earn. For example, if you earn a coupon and on the same day but make another purchase or go to another store and spend another $10 on qualifying fruits and vegetables, you will get another coupon.

How many coupons can I redeem at one time?
As many as you want! There is no limit on the number of coupons you can redeem in one transaction. For example, if you have 4 coupons ($5 each), you can redeem $20 of qualifying fruits and vegetables in one trip.

Do I need to redeem my coupon at the same store that I earned the coupon?
Coupons must be redeemed at stores in the same chain that they were earned (for example, you can earn a coupon at Safeway in Clark County and redeem it at a Safeway in Cowlitz County). However, coupons are not transferable between different chains (a coupon earned at Fiesta Foods cannot be redeemed at Safeway).

Can I earn the coupon if I have an active EBT card, but no funds left on the card?
No. To earn a coupon, you must spend at least $10 on qualifying fruits and vegetables using your SNAP/EBT card.

Do the coupons expire?
Yes, coupons expire one month from the date the coupon is printed. The exact expiration date will be printed on the coupon.

What happens if I lose my coupon?
You must present the cashier with the original printed coupon in order to redeem the offer on the coupon. If you lose the coupon you earned, there is no replacement or refund.

What if a coupon does not print out when I buy at least $10 worth of qualifying fruits and vegetables with my SNAP/EBT card at a participating grocery store?
Contact Washington State Department of Health by emailing SNAP.ProduceMatch@doh.wa.gov with the following information:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Store location where you made the qualifying purchase
  • If shopping at Safeway, your Safeway Club Card number OR phone number associated with the account
  • If possible, send a picture of the receipt for the qualifying purchase

Coupons used Online

You can now use your SNAP card to buy groceries online at Safeway.com for pick up or home delivery! These purchases are eligible for SNAP Produce Match. Learn more and find a local Safeway at Safeway.com/SNAP.

Who is eligible for SNAP Produce Match online?
Shoppers who use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/ EBT benefits for qualifying purchases. Shoppers must select the delivery and/or pickup location as a Washington-based store.

Do I need to sign up for an account to use SNAP Produce Match online?
Yes. Shoppers need to have a Safeway.com account (called “for U”) to make purchases online. If you don't already have an account, you can sign up for one at Safeway.com.

How do I qualify for SNAP Produce Match?
When you buy at least $10 of qualifying fruits and vegetables with your SNAP EBT card, you automatically receive a SNAP Produce Match coupon.

What fruits and vegetables qualify for SNAP Produce Match?
All fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables with no added salt, fat, or sugar qualify for earning and redeeming SNAP Produce Match offers.

How much is the SNAP Produce Match coupon for?
The coupon is for $10 off a future purchase of qualifying fruits and vegetables.

How many SNAP Produce Match offers can I earn?
You can only earn one coupon per week. For example, even if you spend $20 on qualifying fruits and vegetables, you will only get one coupon.

Do the SNAP Produce Match coupons expire?
Yes. The expiration date appears on the SNAP Produce Match coupon. The expiration date is approximately 90 days after it was issued.

How do I redeem my SNAP Produce Match coupon?
After you log into your Safeway for U account, go to the “Coupons and Deals” section on the left side of your screen. Find the SNAP Produce Match coupon and clip the coupon to use on your next purchase.
   

Where do I find my online SNAP Produce Match coupon? The SNAP Produce Match coupon is available in the “Coupons and Deals” section of your Safeway for U account.  You can also find your coupon by typing “SNAP Produce Match” in the search bar.

How many SNAP Produce Match coupons can I redeem at one time?
There is no limit on the number of coupons you can redeem each time you checkout. For example, if you have 4 coupons ($10 each), you can redeem $40 of qualifying fruits and vegetables in one trip.

When can I expect to receive my SNAP Produce Match coupon?
SNAP Produce Match offers are put into your Safeway for U account each Friday. If your offer doesn’t show up in your “Coupons and Deals” section, check the following Friday.

Can SNAP Produce Match coupons that are earned online be redeemed in-store?
Yes, coupons that are earned online can be redeemed for online or in-store purchases. Clip the coupon in your Safeway for U account and the coupon will be automatically applied to your next online or in-store purchase.

SNAP Produce Match coupons that are earned in-store can only be redeemed in-store; they CANNOT be redeemed for online purchases. 

What if I have a problem receiving or using my SNAP Produce Match online?
Contact Safeway Customer Service at 877-505-4040.