Double Up Food Bucks

What is “Double Up Food Bucks”?

“Double Up Food Bucks” provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients a dollar for dollar match (up to $25 per day) on the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables. Here’s an example of how it works. If a SNAP recipient who is signed up for Double Up Food Bucks uses their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to purchase any dollar amount of fresh produce at a Missouri Schnucks location, a matching dollar amount (not to exceed $25 per day) is stored in a virtual wallet. On a future visit to any Missouri Schnucks location, the SNAP recipient may then apply those stored Double Up Food Bucks towards the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables. Double Up Food Bucks allows SNAP recipients to double the value of SNAP dollars, while also making healthy food choices.

How Do I Participate In Double Up Food Bucks?

  1. You must be a SNAP recipient and use your SNAP/EBT card to pay for purchases.
  2. You must have a Schnucks Schnupons account. If you don’t already have a Schnupons account, you may register for a Schnupons account online. Make sure you record your Schnupons ID number. (Need help signing up for an account, or do you need to sign up by phone instead of signing up online? Contact Consumer Affairs at 314-994-4400.)

How Do I Earn Double Up Food Bucks at Schnucks?

  1. Visit the Produce Department at your local Missouri Schnucks and select your fresh fruits and vegetables.
  2. When you check out, be sure to provide the checker with your Schnupons ID number.
  3. You must pay with your SNAP/EBT card to earn Double Up Food Bucks. For every dollar you spend on fresh produce, you will earn $1 of Double Up Food Bucks, up to $25 per day. Your Double Up Food Bucks will be stored in your Schnupons account.
  4. You may earn Double Up Food Bucks from June 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018.

How Do I Redeem Double Up Food Bucks at Schnucks?

  1. Visit the Produce Department at your local Missouri Schnucks and select your fresh fruits and vegetables.
  2. At the checkout, provide the checker with your Schnupons ID and let him/her know that you would like to redeem your Double Up Food Bucks.
  3. If you do not have enough Double Up Food Bucks to cover the entire cost of your fresh produce, pay for the remaining amount with any form of accepted payment. (You are not required to use SNAP/EBT when redeeming Double Up Food Bucks.)
  4. You may redeem Double Up Food Bucks from June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019.

How Do I Check My Double Up Food Bucks Balance?

Once you have earned your first Double Up Food Bucks, there are two ways to check your balance.

  • If you have given your Schnupons ID to the checker in order to earn or redeem Double Up Food Bucks, your balance will print on your receipt.

OR

  • Visit schnucks.com. In the top right corner of the homepage, click “log in” to log in to your Schnupons account.
  • Once you are logged in, your account name will appear in the top right corner. For example, “MARY’S SCHNUCKS.” Click your account name.
  • On the left half of the screen, you will see a map showing your home Schnucks store. Just above the map is a button labeled “MY WALLET.” Click “MY WALLET” to view your current Double Up Food Bucks balance and activity history.

FAQ

 

Am I required to buy locally grown produce to earn or redeem Double Up Food Bucks?

No. Starting in June 2018, Double Up Food Bucks at Schnucks may be earned or redeemed on ANY fresh fruits and/or vegetables you select from our Produce Department. While it is not required, buying locally grown fruits and vegetables when they are available can help support our local farmers and our local economy.

What produce items can I redeem my Double Up Food Bucks for? Do edible plants/herbs count?

Yes. Customers can redeem credits for edible plants, herbs and in-store cut fruit, in addition to other fresh fruits and vegetables found in our Produce Department.

Can I use a WIC fruits and vegetables check and still earn Double Up Food Bucks?

No. You must pay with SNAP/EBT in order to earn Double Up Food Bucks. When redeeming Double Up Food Bucks, you may pay with any form of accepted payment.

What if I don’t redeem the full dollar amount of the Double Up Food Bucks I have available?

Any unused awards will be available for you to use for future purchases of fresh fruits and/or vegetables through May 31, 2019.

Do earned Double Up Food Bucks awards expire?

Yes. All earned Double Up Food Bucks awards must be used by May 31, 2019.

If I have a SNAP/EBT Card from another state, can I earn and redeem Double Up Food Bucks?

Yes, as long as the rewards are earned and redeemed at Missouri Schnucks locations.

Why is the program only open to SNAP recipients?

This program is made possible by a grant that focuses on increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables to SNAP/EBT recipients. Since fresh produce is often more expensive than less healthy options, the grant helps to offset the higher costs, while encouraging better nutrition.

Who can I call with questions?

Please contact the Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department at (314) 994-4400. If you are calling about a specific purchase, please be prepared to provide the order number, store location and your Schnupons ID number.