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Old 10-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #38
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Re: Found this blog about Snap Benefits

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Originally Posted by MommyZ of 2 View Post
I have a question about using coupons and SNAP. I think it charges you to use them sometimes, and I'm not sure why? Here's my scenario: General Mills cereals were on sale for $1.99/ box at ShopRite, and I bought 3. I used $.50 off coupons for each box that were doubled to $1.00, so $.99 for each box, or $2.97. Then, when you purchase 3 boxes, they give you a store coupon for free milk up to $3.99. When I went back to use my free milk coupon (2% at $3.79)I only got milk and bread, and with my SNAP card, I had to pay $.07. Can anyone explain this to me? I still made out ahead with free milk and cereal, but why did I have to pay for using the coupon?
What's the tax on food there? It looks like it could have been a 2% tax... If you had to pay the .07 out of pocket (is that right? I could be confused, it's late) then it's probably that the SNAP card can't be charged for tax on an item that it didn't pay for.
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