HOW DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS WORKS

2021 fall

How to earn and spend Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks is in a variety of locations, including farmers markets and grocery stores. Here's how you can earn and spend Double Up Food Bucks to get free fruits and vegetables!

Step 1: Bring your SNAP EBT card to a participating location near you.

Step 2: For every $1 you spend on any fresh fruits and vegetables with your SNAP EBT card,  you will get $1 in Double Up Food Bucks! 

Step 3: Use the short videos and explanations below (specific to type of participating location) to help guide you through your purchase!

Step 4: Spend your Double Up Food Bucks right away or save for another visit. In 2021, Double Up Food Bucks will expire quarterly – check the expiration date on the bucks!

To see video explanations of how Double Up Food Bucks works translated into multiple different languages, click here.

Farmers Markets:

Bring your EBT card to the market! Find a location near you.

When you get there, find the information booth. This is the booth for ALL card payments: credit, debit, and SNAP. Tell the market staff how much you’d like to spend at the market with your EBT card.

They will swipe your card, and then give you SNAP tokens. These tokens can be spent on any eligible food item that isn’t hot and ready at the market.

Then, they will match the SNAP bucks $1 for $1 with Double Up Food Bucks, good for locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. If you spend $5, you get $5. If you spend $10, you get $10! They will match up to $10 every time you visit!

Now that you have your bucks, go shop at the vendor booths! 

Fareway Food Stores:

Bring your EBT card to a participating Fareway Store! Find a location near you.

At the register for every $1 you spend on any fresh fruits and vegetables with your SNAP EBT card,  you will get $1 in Double Up Food Bucks. So if you spend $5 on fresh fruits and vegetables,  you will get $5 in Double Up Food Bucks that can be used to buy more fresh produce! You can earn up to $10 in Double Up Food Bucks per day. 

Spend your Double Up Food Bucks right away or save them for later use. You can use your Double Up Food Bucks currency at any other participating location, including farmers markets or other grocery stores.

New Pioneer Food Co-op Stores:

Bring your EBT card to a New Pioneer Food Co-op Store! Find a location near you.

At the register for every $1 you spend on any fresh fruits and vegetables with your SNAP EBT card,  you will get $1 in Double Up Food Bucks. So if you spend $5 on fresh fruits and vegetables,  you will get $5 in Double Up Food Bucks that can be used to buy more fresh produce! You can earn up to $10 in Double Up Food Bucks per day. 

Spend your Double Up Food Bucks right away or save the for later use. You can use your Double Up Food Bucks currency at any other participating location, including farmers markets or other grocery stores.

Wheatsfield Co-op Stores:

Bring your EBT card to Wheatsfield Co-op in Ames! 

At the register for every $1 you spend on any fresh fruits and vegetables with your SNAP EBT card,  you will get $1 in Double Up Food Bucks. So if you spend $5 on fresh fruits and vegetables,  you will get $5 in Double Up Food Bucks that can be used to buy more fresh produce! You can earn up to $10 in Double Up Food Bucks per day. 

Spend your Double Up Food Bucks right away or save the for later use. You can use your Double Up Food Bucks currency at any other participating location, including farmers markets or other grocery stores.