Taking care of your EBT card DO NOT keep your EBT card and PIN together. DO NOT damage or bend your card. DO NOT write on or scratch the black stripe on the back of your card. DO NOT get your card wet. DO NOT put your card near magnetic sources, speaker, TV, DVD/CD player, stereo, VCR, telephone, etc. DO NOT leave your card in the sun, like on the dashboard of a car, because it will warp and no longer work. DO NOT keep your card out where others can see it, always keep it in a safe place after using it. DO NOT throw away your card - you will use the same card every month as long as you receive benefits.