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J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
5th Dec '12

idk but i'm sad to say i'm jealous. we're stretched thin and was told yesterday that we don't qualify :/

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
5th Dec '12

Yeah you can buy coffee with food stamps. You can also buy formula & baby food too

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting JennaBoobear:" im asking because i have coupons for it, which will make it a reasonable price. its not like ill be buying that kind regularly"


Idk how it is where you live but when you use coupons you have to pay the sales tax on that coupon. Like one time I got some crescent rolls and the cashier scanned the coupon for $1 off and I had to pay them 6 cents out of pocket. Which was fine but it caught me off guard.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JennaBoobear:</b>" im asking because i have coupons for it, ... [snip!] ... kind regularly"</blockquote> You can buy anything like the others said as long as its not hot food or energy drinks"


You can get energy drinks. I bought monster with mine once.

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65233 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting S U Z I E:" The only thing you can't buy with food stamps is a hot meal. Like if you went to the store to buy a ... [snip!] ... heat it up in their microwave. You can pretty much buy whatever junk you want with them. WIC is the one with all the rules..."


I hate when people try and pull that shit. They buy something with FS, and then are like... "Can I use your microwave?" Um, no. That's the rule with FS... no hot food. Sneaky bastards.

1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" Why would you waste your food stamp money that is supposed to be for healthy, nutritious meals on coffee? Especially expensive coffee. If you have to buy it, buy the $2.99 jar/can of generic."


i dont think food stamps has rules saying you can only buy healthy stuff because if so then theyd have a ban on a lot more than hot ready meals

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Michael Westen:</b>" You can get energy drinks. I bought monster with mine once."</blockquote>




Depends on how the store has them listed. If they are marked as food items. You can. If they are marked as nutritional supplement , you cant

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting kthx.:" I hate when people try and pull that shit. They buy something with FS, and then are like... "Can I use your microwave?" Um, no. That's the rule with FS... no hot food. Sneaky bastards."


But after they pay for it it doesnt matter. I dont see the big deal in letting them warm their food up *shrug*

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65233 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" You can get energy drinks. I bought monster with mine once."

That varies state to state. In Ohio, you can't buy Monster on FS. but you can buy Red Bull.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
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Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 14982 posts
status 5th Dec '12
Quoting kthx.:" I hate when people try and pull that shit. They buy something with FS, and then are like... "Can I use your microwave?" Um, no. That's the rule with FS... no hot food. Sneaky bastards."

So like... if someone bought a burrito with cash, they could heat it in the microwave, but if someone bought it with fs, they couldn't?

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Michael Westen:</b>" Idk how it is where you live but when you use coupons you have to pay the sales tax on that coupon. ... [snip!] ... cashier scanned the coupon for $1 off and I had to pay them 6 cents out of pocket. Which was fine but it caught me off guard."</blockquote>



I was just going to say the same thing

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
5th Dec '12
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Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Michael Westen:</b>" You can get energy drinks. I bought monster ... [snip!] ... the store has them listed. If they are marked as food items. You can. If they are marked as nutritional supplement , you cant"


I'm pretty sure I got them at Walmart. This was 2 years ago. I got them for someone who was visiting my house for a week. Lol

((-We Did It!-)) 1 child; 1 angel baby; Iowa 659 posts
5th Dec '12

Maybe because people are tired of food stamps being blown on bs? You know..taxpayers fund it and all. *shrug* That's what I've heard anyway.