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WIC Program / Got WIC? - Using Your WIC Checks

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Treat your WIC checks and vouchers like cash - they cannot be replaced if lost or stolen

Sample WIC Check

Information on this page provided by the Florida Department of Health

 

Shopping Tip: Buying Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Fruit and Vegetable Voucher Information - effective January 2011 - (pdf - 758 kb)
 

This chart shows some examples of the cost for fresh fruits and vegetables priced by the pound.

bananas on a supermarket scale Price per Pound (lb) $0.59 $0.79 $0.99 $1.29 $1.49 $1.79  $1.99  $2.49 $2.99 $3.49  $3.99
1 lb $0.59 $0.79 $0.99 $1.29 $1.49 $1.79 $1.99  $2.49  $2.99 $3.49 $3.99
1 1/2 lbs $0.89 $1.19 $1.49 $1.94 $2.24 $2.69  $2.99 $3.74 $4.49 $5.24 $5.99
2 lbs $1.18 $1.58 $1.98 $2.58 $2.98 $3.58 $3.98 $4.98 $5.98 $6.98 $7.98
2 1/2 lbs $1.48 $1.98 $2.48 $3.23 $3.73 $4.48 $4.98 $6.23 $7.48 $8.73 $9.98
3 lbs $1.77 $2.37 $2.97 $3.87 $4.47 $5.37 $5.97 $7.47 $8.97    
3 1/2 lbs $2.07 $2.77 $3.47 $4.52 $5.22 $6.27 $6.97 $8.72      
4 lbs $2.36 $3.16 $3.96 $5.16 $5.96 $7.16 $7.96 $9.96      
4 1/2 lbs $2.66 $3.56 $4.46 $5.81 $6.71 $8.06 $8.96        
5 lbs $2.95 $3.95 $4.95 $6.45 $7.45 $8.95 $9.95        


Remember:
Your fruit and vegetable purchase must be less than or equal to the dollar amount listed on your fruit and vegetable check.  For example: $6.00, $8.00, $10.00


 

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Shopping Tip: Ways to Buy up to 36 Ounces of Cereal - 12 oz cereal + 12 oz cereal + 12 oz cereal = 36oz cereal; 9oz cereal + 9oz cereal + 18oz cereal = 36oz cereal; 12oz cereal + 24oz cereal = 36oz cereal;14oz cereal + 22oz cereal = 36oz cereal; 17.9oz cereal + 18oz cereal = 35.9 oz cereal

Florida WIC Foods


Florida WIC Foods Pamphlet, English
(pdf - 3.07 mb )
 

  • WIC customers must separate the foods they are buying
    with each WIC check from the other foods they are buying.
     
  • The WIC customer must present a WIC ID card along with
    the WIC check. Only those people whose signatures appear
    on the front of the WIC ID card may redeem the check. If the
    customerís signature does not match one of the signatures on
    the WIC ID card, the cashier cannot accept the WIC check. No
    driverís license or other identification is allowed.
     
  • Look at the First Day to Use and the Last Day to Use on the
    front of the WIC check to be sure that the check is being used
    within this time period. (WIC stores have 45 days from the First
    Day to Use date to deposit checks.)
    Before the cashier rings up each food item, he or she must
    match each food item on the counter with the food types and
    amounts listed on the front of the WIC check. WIC customers
    are not required to purchase all items listed on the front of the
    check.
     
  • Before the cashier rings up each food item, he or she must
    match each food item on the counter with the food types and
    amounts listed on the front of the WIC check. WIC customers
    are not required to purchase all items listed on the front of the
    check.
     
  • If the customer is using more than one WIC check, the
    cashier must ring up the food for each check separately. Do
    not combine purchases from different checks.
     
  • The cashier must clearly print the total cost of the foods
    purchased with the WIC check in the Pay Exactly box and must
    not add a dollar sign or a cent sign to the amount. If an error is
    made when writing in the amount, the cashier must draw one
    line through the mistake, write the correction above it, and
    initial the change.
     

 

  • After the Pay Exactly box is filled in by the cashier, the WIC
    customer must sign in the Authorized Signature space located
    in the bottom right corner on the front of the WIC check.
     
  • Cashiers must honor all store or manufacturer promotions
    such as buy one, get one free; buy one, get one at a reduced
    price; free ounces added by the manufacturer; manufacturer
    cents-off coupons; and store savings card or customer
    reward card presented by the WIC customer. If a cents-off
    coupon makes a product the least expensive brand, the WIC
    customer may choose that brand.
     
  •  WIC customers may never receive cash refunds, gift cards,
    change, rain checks, or IOUs in exchange for WIC checks
    or vouchers or food/formula obtained with WIC checks or
    vouchers. WIC customers are not to exchange foods obtained
    with WIC checks or vouchers, except for exchanges of an
    identical item when the original item is defective, spoiled,
    or outdated. Baby formula purchased with WIC checks may
    not be exchanged for another brand or type of formula.
    Formula can only be exchanged for a different brand or type
    at the WIC office. WIC customers can be taken off of the WIC
    program for selling WIC foods or trying to get a cash refund
    for WIC foods.
     
  • Grocery store employees must be courteous and respectful
    to WIC customers. At the same time, WIC customers must
    be courteous to store staff. Inappropriate behavior by WIC
    customers or by store employees should be reported to the
    local WIC office.
     
  • Questions about what foods are allowed by the WIC
    program or how to use WIC checks should be referred to the
    local WIC office vendor manager or call the state WIC office
    toll free at 1-800-342-3556.

Page last updated: 10/24/13