What items are prohibited from being delivered?

The following items are prohibited from being delivered to a member:

  • Alcohol, including non-alcoholic beer and wine
  • Prescription medications
  • Tobacco products
  • Any over-the-counter medication that contains pseudoephedrine
  • Lottery tickets
  • Movie tickets
  • Toll passes
  • Large pieces of furniture
  • Propane tanks 20 pounds or over
  • Guns and ammunition
  • Dry ice
  • Fireworks and sparklers
  • Gift cards
  • Items from in-store vendors such as Starbucks or Target Café
  • Live animals (including fish and insects)

If you see any of these items on an order, you can send the member a friendly reminder that you are not able to deliver those items. Be sure to check the retailer guide for any specialty items that may be prohibited by the retailer as well. 


Item Exceptions

Alcohol & Prescription Medications: Certain metros allow delivery of alcohol and prescriptions, however, certifications must be passed in order for shoppers to be able to deliver those items. Refer to our Alcohol Delivery and Prescription Delivery articles to see if these services are prohibited in your area.

Tobacco Products: Smoking cessation products, including patches or gum, are deliverable since there are no FDA regulations on those products. 

Propane tanks: 1 pound camping propane tanks and catering burners can be delivered to a member.

Gift Cards: Gift cards requested by a member are prohibited. However, if the cashier provides you with a gift card for the member on behalf of the retailer, the gift card should be delivered to the member. Click here to find out more.

Shoppers are allowed to purchase the $49 Shipt membership gift card in Target stores, which will be listed as a special request. 


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