How To: Which Stores Accept Apple Pay? The Always Up-to-Date List

Which Stores Accept Apple Pay? The Always Up-to-Date List

Which Stores Accept Apple Pay? The Always Up-to-Date List

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, Apple Pay is ready to be accepted at over 220,000 stores across the country using your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. But which businesses will actually accept Apple Pay? Here's your always-up-to-date list.

Firstly, since the new iPhone 6 models have NFC-technology built in, pretty much any shop that has a functioning contactless reader (and employees who know how it works) will accept Apple Pay, just like they will Google Wallet and NFC-chipped cards.

Just look for the Apple Pay icon or the universal contactless smart card reader sign on card readers and point-of-sale (POS) terminals in stores.

If you want to see exactly which businesses accept Apple Pay right now, here's a full list for physical locations, as well as places that do not accept Apple Pay or have been known to disable it entirely. There are also a bunch of iOS apps that will accept Apple Pay, so scroll down for that list, too. And if you need help setting up and using it, check out the bottom of this guide for some quick walkthroughs.

Stores That Accept Apple Pay Right Now

Here's the official list of Apple Pay partners accepting contactless payments in stores. While it does not include every shop, restaurant, or service, you can most definitely be sure that it'll work in these places, as employees have most likely been thoroughly trained to prepare for the questions shoppers will have.

Anyone with a "(confirmed)" next to their name are retailers who aren't on Apple's official list, but who have officially stated they accept Apple Pay.

  • Acme Markets
  • Aéropostale
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Apple Store
  • Associated Food Stores (confirmed)
  • B&H
  • Babies"R"Us
  • Bashas' Grocery Stores
  • Best Buy
  • BI-LO (confirmed)
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Champs Sports
  • Chevron
  • Chevron ExtraMile
  • Coca-Cola Vending Machines
  • Dan's Fresh Market
  • Davis Food & Drug
  • Dick's Fresh Market
  • Disney Store
  • Duane Reade by Walgreens
  • Express
  • Firehouse Subs
  • FoodMaxx (confirmed)
  • Foot Locker
  • Footaction
  • Fuddruckers
  • GameStop
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Harveys Supermarket (confirmed)
  • House of Hoops by Foot Locker
  • Jamba Juice
  • JetBlue (confirmed)
  • Jewel-Osco (confirmed)
  • Kids Foot Locker
  • Kohl's
  • Lady Foot Locker
  • LEGO
  • Lin's Fresh Market
  • Luby's
  • Lucky Supermarkets (confirmed)
  • Maceys
  • Macy's
  • Maxx Value Foods (confirmed)
  • McDonald's
  • Meijer
  • Nike
  • Office Depot
  • OfficeMax
  • Orlando Magic
  • Panera Bread
  • Peet's Coffee
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • Phoenix Suns
  • RadioShack
  • Rite Aid (confirmed)
  • Rubio's
  • Run by Foot Locker
  • Save Mart Supermarkets (confirmed)
  • Sephora
  • Shaw's Supermarket (confirmed)
  • SIX:02
  • S-Mart Foods (confirmed)
  • Sports Authority
  • Sprouts Farmer's Market
  • Staples
  • Star Market (confirmed)
  • Subway
  • Texaco
  • Toys"R"Us
  • Trader Joe's
  • United Supermarkets
  • Unleashed! by Petco
  • Walgreens
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wegmans
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Winn-Dixie (confirmed)

Again, these are stores that say Apple Pay is a go for payments, but the list is much bigger since most stores with contactless payment readers will work. Hell, even vending machines with the tech will work, as seen below in lumbjoh's video.

Stores That Will Accept Apple Pay Soon

The following are businesses that have promised to get Apple Pay compatibility up and running soon, so be on the lookout.

  • Albertsons (confirmed)
  • Anthropologie
  • Baskin Robbins
  • BevMo!
  • Big Lots
  • Carmike Cinemas
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Edition
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Forever 21
  • Free People
  • JCPenny
  • Jersey Mike's Subs
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Levi's
  • L.L. Bean
  • Marriott
  • Raley's
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • T-Mobile
  • Urban Outfitters
  • White Castle

Stores That Won't Accept Apple Pay Right Now (Or Ever)

While most stores with the universal contactless smart card reader sign will accept Apple Pay and other NFC-based payments, there are few known hiccups. The following stores are known to have NFC readers, but aren't currently set up to accept Apple Pay.

  • Home Depot (some shoppers have had success, though)
  • Jack in the Box

The companies below are ones who have already partnered with CurrentC, a yet-unreleased QR Code payment system that cuts out the middleman (providing cheaper transaction fees on retailers) by withdrawing purchases directly from your checking account.

Not all of these merchants below will refuse Apple Pay (Meijer is a known partner who allows it), but they have not officially accepted it. Some stores, like CVS, have confirmed disabling NFC card readers to prevent Apple Pay use. These confirmed stores will have an asterisk (*) next to their name (though, some renegade stores may still accept it).

  • 76
  • 7-Eleven
  • Acme Fresh Market
  • Alam
  • Bahama Breeze Island Grille
  • Banana Republic
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Buy Buy Baby
  • The Capital Grille
  • Chili's
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Circle K
  • Conoco
  • CVS *
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Dillard's
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Face Values
  • Gap
  • Get Go from Giant Eagle
  • Giant Eagle
  • HMSHost
  • Hobby Lobby
  • HyVee * (confirmed in a tweet and by a reader)
  • K-Mart
  • Kum & Go
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Lowe's
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Michaels Arts & Crafts
  • My Good Market
  • Old Navy
  • Olive Garden
  • Phillips 66
  • Price Rite
  • Publix
  • QuikTrip
  • RaceTrac
  • Sam's Club
  • Sears
  • Seasons 52 Fresh Grill
  • Sheetz
  • Shell
  • ShopRite
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sunoco
  • Target (they do accept Apple Pay on the mobile app, though)
  • Walmart *
  • Wawa
  • Wendy's
  • Yard House

Apps That Accept Apple Pay Right Now

If you don't like shopping in stores, the below iOS apps will accept Apple Pay on your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 3. Any app that has a "(confirmed)" next to their name are apps who aren't on Apple's official list yet, but who have officially stated they accept Apple Pay.

Apps That Will Accept Apple Pay Soon

This is the official list of apps that have promised to accept Apply Pay payments for purchases made in their apps.

Missed Something? Let Us Know

Did we miss any big brands out there accepting Apple Pay right now? Let us know and we'll continue to update this list.

Setting Up & Using Apple Pay for Passbook

If you need help setting up Apple Pay for Passbook on your iPad or iPhone, macmixing has a good YouTube walkthrough below. Check it out and you'll be good for any of the stores above in no time. Right now, participating banks include the following.

  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • Barclaycard
  • BB&T
  • BBVA Compass
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Cabela's Club
  • Capital One
  • Chase
  • Citibank
  • Commerce Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First National Bank Omaha
  • Huntington
  • KeyBank
  • M&T Bank
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • PenFed Credit Union
  • PNC
  • Regions
  • SunTrust
  • TCF Bank
  • TD Bank
  • USAA
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Click here to see the complete list of participating banks.

And once set up, it's fairly easy to use in the stores. In the demo below, lumbjoh is back testing it out in McDonald's.

And Steve Kovach shows it off in Walgreens.

To see how this works in apps, iDownload Blog uses Target as an example.

Cover image via Zuri Apps

16 Comments

I work at Home Depot and apple pay does work at my store

Its really to soon to say, but from the list I would have to say Apple Pay = Epic Fail.

Kum and Go accepts Apple Pay. At least in Iowa they do...

I paid for groceries with Apple Pay at Harris Teeter yesterday. YMMV.

everyone able to use apple pay should go to each store in the list "Stores That Won't Accept Apple Pay Right Now (Or Ever)" and when they refuse to accept our apple pay leave the shopping cart full of purchases they missed out on selling to let the retailer know how much in sales they are actually missing out on for not accepting apple pay

I tried to use Apple Pay at Kum & Go this morning and it failed to work?!? I've used Apple Pay previously at this store twice! Was this a one time anamoly or has Kum & Go shut Apple Pay down? I used the same card etc and it failed.

I've used it at Arco and Texaco gas stations inside the store, always works. Same with my local Home Depot. I don't often remember to use it (it's automatic to pull out a card), but everywhere I've tried it, it has worked.

Those merchants who refuse to accept Apple Pay;

You are gladly taking my credit cards day and night without safeguarding my identity but you have problem when I want to use the same credit card in secure way.

I have problem with you and criminals who stealing our card information and I will only shop where my safety can be assured.

Places I've recently been able to use Apple Pay:
Walgreens (of course)
Home Depot (in Vicksburg, MS)
Firehouse Subs (in Flowood, MS)

Missed Retail: Sprouts Farmer's Market, Reasors Markets Oklahoma

Missed App: Gyft which allows you to buy Gift cards using Apple Pay which can then be used to buy at merchants who don't support it if you have no alternative. javascript:// Post

Another App: Seat Geek (Ticketing)

CircleK has NFC readers but turned off.

I used apple pay at CVS Pharmacy (accepted for non-prescription goods), but it is not on the list

My local Shoprite works with apple pay. It doesn't advertise it on the pad but I tried it one day and have been using it ever since.

Hello! As we probably know by now, Apple Pay has now landed in the UK. Can we also list down merchants there who accept it?

Works @ Rite Aid for me all the time.

Yep, they allow it now. Thanks for mentioning. Updated the guide!

QuikTrip has begun rolling out NFC readers at a few locations and should be finished by the end of this month.

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