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FAQ

Fresh Bucks Match

Farmers markets, market stands, and neighborhood grocers provide a $1:$1 Fresh Bucks match to shoppers who make purchases with EBT (SNAP/Basic Food/Food Stamps) benefits. Fresh Bucks Match can be used at any participating farmers market, farm stand, or neighborhood grocer to purchase eligible produce items.

Any EBT (SNAP/Basic Food/Food Stamps) cardholder with $2 or more on their EBT card is eligible to match those dollars at a participating farmers market, farm stand or neighborhood grocer. Fresh Bucks does not currently support TANF, WIC, cash benefits, or any other program besides SNAP/Basic Food. See if you qualify for food benefits online via Washington Connection.

Fresh Bucks Match dollars can be spent at over 35 Farmers Markets and Market Stands and six Neighborhood Grocers participating in the Fresh Bucks program in Seattle and King County. Fresh Bucks Match dollars can be spent at any participating location, regardless of where the Fresh Bucks were obtained. Fresh Bucks coupons from Safeway can only be spent at Safeway locations.

Fresh Bucks Match dollars can be used to purchase fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables with no added salts, fats, and/or sugars. No change is given for Fresh Bucks.

Yes – please refer to the expiration date printed on the coupon.

Fresh Bucks at Safeway

At all Seattle Safeway stores, shoppers who buy at least $10 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables using their SNAP/EBT card and their Safeway Club Card will get a Fresh Bucks coupon for $5 off their next purchase of fruits and vegetables.

The $5 Fresh Bucks coupon will automatically print at the checkout. Shoppers should read their coupon for exact details.

Shoppers can earn and redeem Fresh Bucks coupons at any Seattle Safeway store. Click here to find a store near you 

You can buy any fresh fruits and vegetables – all fresh fruits and vegetables qualify!

No – to earn a $5 Fresh Bucks coupon, you must spend at least $10 on fruits and vegetables using your SNAP/EBT card.

Yes – to earn the Fresh Bucks coupon, you will need your Safeway Club Card or the phone number associated with the card when they make the purchase.

A shopper can only earn one Fresh Bucks coupon per transaction. For example, even if you spend $20 on qualifying fruits and vegetables, you will only get one $5 coupon.

However, there are no daily limits on how many Fresh Bucks coupons SNAP shoppers can earn! For example, if you earn a $5 coupon, and on the same day you come back or go to another Safeway store and spend another $10 on qualifying fruits and vegetables, you will get another $5 coupon. This is also true if you are using the original $5 coupon as payment for some of the $10 for qualifying fruits and vegetables.

There is no limit to the number of Fresh Bucks coupons a shopper can redeem in one transaction. For example, if you have 4 coupons ($5 each), you can redeem the coupons in one transaction for $20 of fruits and vegetables.

No – shoppers can only use their Fresh Bucks coupon on fruit and vegetable purchases of $5 or more. For example, the coupon will not be accepted if a shopper tries to use the coupon on a $4 purchase.

Yes – please refer the expiration date printed on the coupon.

Yes – Fresh Bucks coupons are for $5 off the next purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables.

A shopper must present the cashier with the original printed Fresh Bucks coupon in order to redeem the offer on the coupon. If a shopper loses the coupon they earned, there is no replacement or refund.

The shopper can do one of the following:
(1) Give your contact information (name, address and phone number) to the cashier. Your Fresh Bucks coupon will be mailed to your home address.

(2) Contact Fresh Bucks by emailing freshbucks@seattle.gov or call 206.256.5502 with the following information:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Safeway Club Card number OR phone number affiliated with the Safeway Club Card
  • Store location where they made the qualifying purchase.

Fresh Bucks at Safeway programming is funded by the City of Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax.

Safeway Rx

Safeway Rx are fruit and vegetable vouchers redeemable for $10 of fresh fruits and vegetables at Seattle Safeway stores. Safeway Rx vouchers are provided for patients struggling to afford healthy food that are served by partner health systems and organizations.

We are currently working to expand the partnerships with health systems and organizations to serve more patients.

People who screen as food insecure at partner health systems and community-based organizations are eligible to receive Safeway Rx vouchers directly from their provider.

Safeway Rx vouchers can be used at any Safeway store in Seattle.

Shoppers can use their Safeway Rx voucher to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at any Safeway store in Seattle.

Yes – Safeway Rx voucher do expire, please refer to the expiration date printed on the voucher.