Hello, I'm kinda new to this community, and have spent a LOT of time reading all the helpful hints. This community is great!! My family was recently approved for food stamps, and I'm really thankful. I've never used public assistance before, but we recently moved, and I no longer have a decent job. So...I'm really confused as to how this works. I did not receive any information about using the card, except it gave me a 800 number to call and set up a pin. I looked online, and found some answers, I know I can use it for food products only. 1. Since my husbands name is on the card, can only he use it? He never goes grocery shopping (I do) but he will, if he has to. 2. Can I buy organic with the card? I shop at Publix and usually I can get the publix greenwise for the same as generic brands (for some items.) 3. Can I shop at a co-op, if they take Mastercard (the ebt card looks like a mastercard) I can usually find organic grains in bulk for cheaper than non organic in the store...so even though it's organic, it's cheaper. 4. My brother added me to his Sams account, can you use a ebt card at Sams, or wholesale places? I know m/c debit cards are accepted at Sams. I can buy things cheaper if I get them in bulk. 5. Will my foodstamp benefits expire by the end of the month? I have 300 dollars right now, and I get more in September...this month is almost over, so should I run and buy a lot of non perishables? 6. Has anyone ever been declined while using their card? I'm really worried about this happening... Any other helpful advice? I'm so grateful there is a program like this in place, it's going to help so much. Sorry about all the questions, I looked up a lot online, but could not find answers to these questions. Thanks!