How to Shop with WIC Vouchers

How to Shop with WIC Vouchers


MN WIC Program

Little boy holding a basket of vegetables in the produce section.

These steps describe what to do when shopping with WIC vouchers.

1. Before You Shop

Find a WIC-Approved Store

If you received vouchers for more than one month:

  • Make sure the date you use a voucher is on or between the "First Day to Use" and the "Last Day to Use" date listed on the voucher. Keep your other vouchers in a safe place.
  • Do not sign any of the WIC vouchers before using them at the store. Sign each voucher only after the cashier has written the price of the WIC foods on it.

2. Bring with You to the Store

  • Voucher(s).
  • Your WIC ID Folder (the cashier should check that your signature matches a signature on the front of your WIC ID folder).
  • The WIC Shopping Guide.

3. While You Shop

Using the WIC Shopping Guide, choose only WIC-allowed foods that are printed on your voucher

Double check to make sure the foods you choose are the right package sizes.


4. At the Cash Register

Separate your WIC foods from any other grocery items you may be purchasing at the same time.

  • If you are using more than one voucher, separate your WIC foods by voucher.
  • If using your Fruit & Vegetable voucher, group your fruits and vegetables together and use this voucher LAST.

Tell the cashier you will be using WIC vouchers.

  • Show the cashier your WIC ID folder.
  • Make sure the cashier fills in the correct price on each voucher.
  • Sign each voucher in front of the cashier.
  • Be sure to obtain a receipt from the cashier.

WIC food voucher

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