H-E-B removes purchase limits on certain items

Limits on toilet paper and paper towels have been removed


SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B has updated the purchase limits for products customers can purchase as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

While H-E-B stores are still limiting some items like wipes and soaps, paper towels have dropped off the purchase-limit list along with eggs, which were limited in the border region of the state.

Paper products have been a hot commodity during the coronavirus pandemic. When consumers started panic-buying items, H-E-B had to place limits on products but has since removed purchase limits on many items including toilet paper, which was removed from the list of limited items earlier this month.

The product limits vary at select stores and are an effort to “protect the supply chain and make sure our customers can find the items they need,” H-E-B spokesperson Julie Bedingfield told KSAT in March.

H-E-B stores will need to abide by the following purchase limit for food items:

  • Brisket – Limit 2

Other items that are not food-related but are limited for all H-E-B customers are listed below:

  • Acetaminophen – 2 items total (includes baby, trial and travel sizes, OTC)
  • H-E-B Acid Controller/Famotidine and Pepcid 50ct and larger – Limit 1
  • H-E-B Acid Controller/Famotidine and Pepcid smaller than 50 count – Limit 2
  • Disinfecting & antibacterial sprays – 2 items
  • Disinfecting & antibacterial wipes – 2 items
  • Trial and travel size disinfecting & antibacterial sprays/wipes – 2 items
  • Hand sanitizer – 10 items
  • Hand soap – 2 items
  • Hydrogen peroxide – 2 items
  • Rubbing (Isopropyl) Alcohol/swabs – 2 items
  • First Aid and Cleaning Gloves – 2 items

Product limits that apply to H-E-B stores in the border region include:

  • Baby wipes – limit 2
  • Disinfecting & antibacterial sprays – 1 items
  • Disinfecting & antibacterial wipes – 1 items

Central Market stores are not included in these limits, according to H-E-B officials. For more information on limits at Central Market stores, click here.

For more information on the latest product limits, click here.

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.