Apple Pay UK Retailers that allow transactions over £30

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James Craner

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The following are a list of UK retailers that will accept Apple Pay transactions over £30.

Clothes and fashion :
Burberry
Dune
New Look
Next
Uniqlo

Fuel :
BP
Shell
Esso

Grocery :
Aldi
Co-op
Home Bargains
Lidl
Marks & Spencer
Morrisons
Sainsbury's
Waitrose

Restaurants :
Bill's
Burger & Lobster
Café Rouge
Costa
McDonald's
Miller & Carter Steakhouse
Nando's
Pizza Express
Pizza Hut
Pret a Manger
Starbucks
TGI Fridays
Wagamamas
Wetherspoons

Other Retailers :
Apple Stores
Argos
Boots
British Heart Foundation
Cabs
Costco
Dunelm
Fenwick
Halfords
Harvey Nichols
Hotel Chocolat
Ikea
John Lewis
Liberty
Moto Services
Nespresso
Nike
Oak Furnitureland
Specsavers
Superdrug
Transport for London

List Updated 4 July 2019
 
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GreyOS

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Interesting, I didn't think it was at all possible until someone told me very recently it was possible nearly everywhere now. So I very boldly paid for a big shop at Sainsbury's with it. Got lucky. If it was Tesco I might have looked a fool :p
 

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I've pinched this list from December 2016 off Pocket Lint.

Where you can pay more than £30 with Apple Pay: Grocery
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Waitrose
  • Lidl
  • Aldi
  • Sainsbury's
  • Co-op
Where you can pay more than £30 with Apple Pay: Clothes and fashion
  • New Look
  • Uniqlo
  • Burberry
  • Dune
Where you can pay more than £30 with Apple Pay: Restaurants
  • Pizza Hut
  • Bill's
  • Wagamamas
  • TGI Fridays
  • Starbucks
  • Pizza Express
  • Costa
  • McDonald's
  • Nando's
Where you can pay more than £30 with Apple Pay: Fuel
  • BP
  • Shell
Where you can pay more than £30 with Apple Pay: Other
  • Boots
  • Superdrug
  • Halfords
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Apple Retail
  • Liberty
  • Cabs
  • Transport for London
 

azing

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Added home bargains to the list. Spent £40 tonight and used Apple Pay without issue. And for those wondering how to spend that much there, they had lots of protein for cheap haha.
 

James Craner

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You don’t have to specify using Apple Pay, I just normally say can I pay with contactless please. Sometimes if the amount is over £30, I say I am paying with Apple Pay if I know the store accepts it, to avoid the person serving me saying that the contactless limit is £30. It’s still not unusual to find staff that do not realise that Apple Pay can be above £30.
 

RDowson

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It’s still not unusual to find staff that do not realise that Apple Pay can be above £30.
I get that all the time!

Even worse, though, is when you try to refund something that was bought with Apple Pay and they ask to see the card. Trying to explain to them that Apple Pay uses a Device Account Number rather than the number on the card is a nightmare!
 

Dave245

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does anyone know if HMV has lifted the limit? i would really love to be able to go on a shopping trip to Birmingham and just use Apple Pay in shops like HMV, hotel chocolat, Skechers and so on but so far the only place i'm able to use Apple Pay over £30 is the Apple store :(
 

BSben

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I noticed that Debenhams in Bristol have ApplePay stickers on their checkouts and doors, I didn't ask or try, but assuming it is a department store I guess it should be above 30 too. Will try or ask another time.
 

venomx999

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Can confirm Asda do not accept contactless/apple pay over £30 in the self checkout or the normal checkout.
I asked the lady at the normal checkout if i could pay via apple pay for the shopping ( £50 ) and she said give it a go, put my phone to the machine and nothing happened, it just said " Please Insert Card " and had to pay via chip and pin.

At least we know now, Asda definitely do not accept over £30 at this moment
Thanks
 

BSben

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At Aldi and Lidl you can just ask for card payment, saying that I usually have my Watch ready when they come to telling me the price, but am pretty sure just asking to pay by card will do the trick.
 
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venomx999

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At Aldi and Lidl you can just ask for card payment, saying that I usually have my Watch ready when they come to telling me the price, but am pretty sure just asking to pay by card will do the trick.
Cool thanks
 

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