W.I.C....Information

@berlong (227)
United States
June 3, 2009 1:25pm CST
Are you on WIC?? If so could you please help explain the program to me?? I just enrolled and have recieved my first "checks" but they didnt really explain it all to well to me and Im still a little lost on how it works!!! MY husband and I arent financially poor. we are actually stable but we figured since we qualify ( aka the military doesnt pay its soldiers poo! ) that we might as well take advantage of what it has to offer!Who doesnt like free money, because ideally thats what it is right???? Free money for certain foods for pregnant/nursing women and their children?!?!?Any info on this would be appreciated!Thanks fellow WIC'ers! LoL
1 person likes this
4 responses
@Bearballew (1149)
• United States
3 Jun 09
Welcome to WIC! WIC is very easy. You are given a check with specific things to purchase. You should also have a grocery guideline pamphlet. Follow that. Get everything on your check. Take it to check out. Show them the check and envelope. They will run it like a check. You will sign it. That's it! Make sure to keep track of your check expiration dates. Keep all WIC appointments. Wishing you well!
1 person likes this
@berlong (227)
• United States
3 Jun 09
Thanks :).... Im sure after time and my first few purchases I will get the hang of it!...
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I was concerned when I first started it as well but just like bear said its as simple as getting whats on there and checking out. You can even use all the checks at one time as long as its dated for that time period. Be sure to check with walmarts wic limitations. Our walmart is strict on some of the things on the list.
1 person likes this
• United States
3 Jun 09
It is very easy, exactly what some other fellow myloters have told you. Also when you are in the supermarket some stores actually have a W.I.C. sign in front of the item to make it a little easier for you to find.
@berlong (227)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Thanks for the responses everyone.. I didnt know that some places actually MARK the WIC items... I doubt my commissary does considering its a commissary on a military post! LoL... But I will definately look! ! ! Thanks all! !
@berlong (227)
• United States
8 Jun 09
Ok, So as you all know I just started WIC and I must say, I LOVE IT! ! My husband and I used half of our first months checks and saved over $35.00! ! ! It was awesome! It really only took us a few minutes to get into the hang of looking for what was WIC approved and thankfully as you all had said my grocery store actually LABELS these items, HOW AWESOME IS THAT! ! ! Well, Thanks for all of the advice and I just wanted to share my GREAT first time WIC experience! Happy W.I.C.'ing everyone, and if youre not on it, try to see if you qualify, It really is a great program to be on! ! !
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Jun 09
Congrats! When my daughter was born, and she had formula, we saved at least $60 worth on formula. The W.I.C. does help greatly.
@shaggin (47479)
• United States
26 Jan 12
When pregnant you sign up and if you are eligble you get checks for free food. Certain foods are allowed so they give you a list of whats allowed and whats not. Every month I get grains, fresh fruit, milk, cheese, eggs, cereal and peanut butter. Its wonderful. My son will be 5 in October and then we will be done with the program. We have been receiving wic for 8 years since I got pregnant with my daughter. My daughter is 7 now though so we dont get wic checks for her. I am not nursing so I dont get wic checks for me either just for my son.