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Diode

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Below is a list of major USA retailers that support contactless payment (and therefore Apple Pay). Please add only retailers supporting contactless today, not retailers promising future support.

General Information
  • Merchants with fragmented or inconsistent contactless (notably, petro/c-store merchants) should be listed as Not Accepted.
  • You can use Mastercard's locator service (iOS app here) to find nearby merchants accepting contactless payment. tmiw also runs a crowd-sourced site that tracks chip and contactless acceptance.
  • Franchised, licensed, or otherwise contracted stores may have different payments systems, and contactless may or may not work as a result. For example, Apple Pay will not work at Starbucks kiosks inside Safeway, as they use Safeway's point-of-sale system.
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Accepted:
Legend
* Not a featured Apple Pay merchant
† Supports CDCVM, meaning signature or PIN is not required regardless of amount

99 Cents Only
7-Eleven (iSC250/Lane/7000 locations)
AAFES/Navy Exchange
Abercrombie
Academy Sports
Ace Hardware
ACME
Adidas
Advance Auto Parts
Aeropostale
Aldi
Alon (7-Eleven, Allsups branded stores)
American Apparel
American Eagle Outfitters
AmPm
AMC Theaters
Anthropologie
Apple Store†
Arby's
Arco
AT&T
At Home
Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Autozone
Barnes & Noble
Barneys New York
Basha's Grocery Stores
Baskin-Robbins
Bass Pro Shops
Bath & Body Works
Bel Air
Belk
Best Buy
B&H
Big 'O Tires
Big Lots
Big Y
Biggby Coffee
BJ's Wholesale Club
Blaze Pizza
Bloomingdales
Bob Evans
Bonefish Grill
Books A Million
BP - Inside all/Has working contactless at the pump varies
Braum's
Buckle
Buc-ee's
Buffalo Wild Wings
Burger King
California Pizza Kitchen
Camping World
Cappy's Warehouse Wine & Spirits
Carl's Jr./Hardee's
Casey's General Store
Celine
Cenex
Champs
Charleys Cheesesteaks
Cheesecake Factory
Chevron
Chili's Grill and Bar
Chick Fil A
Chicken Salad Chick
Church’s Texas Chicken
Cinemark Theatres
Cinnabon - Some locations
Circle K - All P66/unbranded, all unbranded locations at the pump
Citgo (indoors only, contactless at pump planned)
City Barbecue
Clean Eatz
Community Markets/Great Scot/Sack N' Save
Conoco/Phillips 66/76
The Container Store
Coborn's/Hornbacher's
Corner Bakery Cafe
Costa Coffee
Costco
Cost Cutters
Cracker Barrel
Crate & Barrel
Cub Foods
Culver's
Cumberland Farms
CVS Pharmacy
Dan's Fresh Market
Dairy Queen
Daiso Japan - Finally has contactless on new Lane/7000s
Davis Food & Drug
Dean & Deluca
DeMoulas Market Basket
Denny's
Dibella's
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dierbergs
Dillard’s
Dior
Discount Tire
Disney Store
Dollar General
Dollar Tree/Family Dollar
Dominos Pizza - pickup only
Dorothy Lane Market
DuaneReade†
Dunkin' Donuts
D&W Fresh Market
Earth Fare
Eddie Bauer
El Pollo Loco
EntertainMART/Movie Trading Co/Vintage Stock†
Express
ExxonMobil - All inside/Most at the pump but varies
Extra Mile
Family Fare/No Frills/Sun Mart
Fareway Food Stores
Farm Fresh
Firehouse Subs
Five Below†
Five Guys
Food Lion
Food Maxx
Foot Locker (including Lady Footlocker, Run by Footlocker, Kids Footlocker, and House of Hoops)
FootAction
Forever 21
Fresh Market
Fresh Thyme
Fuddruckers
GameStop
GAP/Old Navy/Banana Republic
Giant Eagle and GetGo (PA)
Giant Food (DC, DE, MD, VA)
Giant Food Stores (PA)
GNC
Golden State Warriors
Goodwill - Many locations
Great Clips
Gucci
Habit Burger Grill
H Mart
H&M
Hair Cuttery
Haggen Supermarket
Hannaford Supermarkets
Harbor Freight Tools
Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Harvey's Supermarket
Hobby Town USA
Hot Topic
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Hurley
Hy-Vee
IHOP
IKEA
In-N-Out Burger
Indian Motorcycles
Jack In the Box
Jamba Juice
JCPenney
JD Sports
Jersey Mike's
JetBlue
Jimmy John's
Jo-Ann
KFC
Kohl's†
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Kroger/Quality Food Centers/King Soopers/City Market/Fred Meyer/Harris Teeter/Ralphs/Dillons/Smith’s/Fry’s/Owen’s/Jay C/Pay Less/Baker’s/Gerbes/Pick ‘n Save/Metro Market/Mariano’s/Food 4 Less/Foods Co
Kum & Go - All inside/most outside at pump
Kwik Shop/Loaf 'N Jug/Tom Thumb/Turkey Hill/Quik Stop - All inside
Kwik Trip/Kwik Star
L.L.Bean
LEGO Store
Levi's
Lidl
Little Caesars Pizza
Louis Vuitton
Love's Travel Stop†
Lowe's
Lowe’s Foods
Luby's
Lucky's
Lucky Brand
Maceys
Macy's
MAPCO Express
Marco's Pizza
Martin's
Maverik
McDonald's†
Meijer
Men's Wearhouse
Menards
Michael's (Arts & Crafts Store)
Micro Center
Moe’s Southwest Grill
MOM's Organic Market
Motel 6
Murphy USA
Nando's
Napa Auto Parts
Natural Grocers
Nike
Nebraska Furniture Mart
New York & Company
New York City Taxi
Nob Hill Foods
Noodles & Company
Nugget Market
Ocean State Job Lot
Office Depot
OfficeMax
Olive Garden
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Orlando Magic
Outback Steakhouse - not all locations
Panda Express/Hibachi-San
Panera Bread
Papa John's Pizza
Party City
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Pep Boys
PepperJax Grill
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
Petco (and Unleashed)
PetSmart
Pei Wei
P.F. Chang’s
Phoenix Suns
Piggly Wiggly
Pilot/Flying J
Pink
Pizza Hut
Pizza Ranch
Penn Station East Coast Subs
Pollo Tropical
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen
Prada
Pret A Manger
Price Chopper (All in KS and MO and IA)
Price Chopper Supermarkets
Pro Cuts
Publix
Qdoba
QuikTrip†
RaceTrac
Raising Cane's
Raley's
Randalls
Reasor's Foods
Red Lobster (at least in Arizona)
Red Ribbon Bakeshop
Red Robin Restaurant
REI
Rite-Aid
Ross Dress For Less
Round Table Pizza
Rubio's
Russ's Market/Super Saver Market
Runza
Safeway/Albertsons/Jewel Osco/Star Market/Shaw's
Samsonite
Save A Lot
Save Mart
Savers Thrift Store
Sbarro
Scheels All Sports
Schnucks
Scooter's Coffeehouse
See's Candy
Sephora
Shake Shack
Sheetz
Shell - Inside all, some at pump
Sherwin Williams
Sinclair
Six:02
Sizzler - Some locations
Skechers
Smart & Final
Smashburger
Speedway
Sprint
Sprouts
Staples†
Starbucks†
Stater Bros.
Steak 'n Shake
Stewart's Shops
Stop & Shop
Subway
Sunoco/A Plus - Including the pump (some locations)
Sunoco/Striples
Supercuts
Taco Bell
Taco Bueno - Some Locations
Taco Cabana
Taco John's
Take 5
Target
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
Texaco
Texas Roadhouse
The Body Shop
The Food Emporium
The Vitamin Shoppe
Tiffany & Co.
Tim Hortons
T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods/Sierra Trading Post
Total Wine & More
Tractor Supply Company
Trader Joe's
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
True Value Hardware
T-Mobile
ULTA
United Supermarkets
Unleashed
UPS Store
Urban Outfitters
US Post
Valero
Verizon - no self-service kiosk support; franchisees may not have contactless
Victoria's Secret
Village Inn/Baker's Square - Pay at the table has contactless
Vineyard Vines
VIP Taxi
Waffle House
Walgreens†
Wawa
Walt Disney World
Wegmans
Wendy's
Wesco
Whataburger†
White Castle
Whole Foods Market
Winn-Dixie
Woodman's Markets - Contactless Debit or Discover only
Zara
Zaxby’s
Zumiez

Accepted at the pump
Some brands have contactless readers installed on their fuel pumps. You can list them here to clean up the main Accepted list. Note that only a small number of filling stations will have tap at the pump, as roll-out and adoption are very slow.

- Allsups
- AmeriStop
- Arco
- BP/Amoco
- CEFCO
- Cenex
- Chevron
- Circle K
- Costco Gasoline
- Exxon/Mobil
- Fleet Farm
- Hy-Vee
- Love's Travel Stops
- Marathon
- Maverik
- Meijer
- Murphy USA
- Phillips 66/Conoco/76
- QuikTrip
- Safeway
- Sheetz
- Shell
- Sinclair
- Speedway
- Sunoco
- Texaco
- Wawa

Not Accepted:
Merchants that do not accept contactless payment
Cafe Express (still using old magstripe readers)
Columbia Outlet
Destination XL
FedEx Office
Fleet Farm
Fuzzy's Taco Shop Magstripe only
FYE/Suncoast Motion Picture Company - No EMV ctls so they turned it off
Graybar
HEB/Central Market
Hobby Lobby - Apple Pay in mobile app only
The Home Depot
Kate Spade Outlet Store (watch/phone showed done but transaction would not complete with them adding last 4 of card)
LOFT
Marcus Theaters FKA Movie Tavern
Paper Source
Red Lobster (ApplePay/contactless works in Arizona)
Regal Cinemas - Apple Pay in mobile app only
Walmart
Winco Foods

Former MCX members are no longer bolded in the list. Open the spoiler below for more information.
Section under construction
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Bold italics denote an MCX(Chase Pay) member (List)
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http://web.archive.org/web/20151222075243/http://www.mcx.com/

Members (63 brands total):
  • 76
  • 7-Eleven
  • ACME Fresh Market
  • Alon
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Banana Republic
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Buy Buy Baby
  • The Capital Grille
  • Chilli's
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Circle K
  • Conoco
  • CVS/pharmacy
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Dillard's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  • Exxon
  • Harmon Face Values
  • GAP
  • GetGo from Giant Eagle
  • Giant Eagle
  • Giant Eagle Express
  • HMS Host
  • Hobby Lobby
  • HyVee
  • Kmart
  • Kohl's
  • Kwik Trip
  • Kum and Go
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Lowe's
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Giant Eagle Market District
  • Market District Express
  • Meijer
  • Michaels
  • Mobil
  • Meijer
  • Murphy USA
  • My Goods Market
  • Old Navy
  • Olive Garden
  • Phillips 66
  • Price Rite
  • Publix
  • QuikTrip
  • RaceTrac
  • Rite Aid
  • Sam's Club
  • Seasons 32 Fresh Grill
  • Sears
  • Sheetz
  • Shell
  • ShopRite
  • Southwest
  • Sunoco
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Wawa
  • Wendy's
  • Yard House
 
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Natesac

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7-11 stores that have NFC apparently use a different system that IS NOT Apple Pay compatible. Please remove from list.
 

bozzykid

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7-11 stores that have NFC apparently use a different system that IS NOT Apple Pay compatible. Please remove from list.

They don't use a different system. Many 7-11's have disabled NFC on their terminals to save money.
 

Diode

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7-11 stores that have NFC apparently use a different system that IS NOT Apple Pay compatible. Please remove from list.

Ah - my fault. Didn't see they disabled it recently.

For future anyone can update the first post ;) - which is why I made this a Wiki.
 

penajmz

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Sep 11, 2008
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You can use this app from MasterCard to see where NFC payments are accepted.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mastercard-nearby/id778074772?mt=8
 

darrencp22

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I wouldnt rely on that page or app. I just tried Tim Hortons who has been accepting NFC for a year now using their Tim Hortons app. They were also listed on the MasterCard list. It sorta recognized ApplePay but when I tried to confirm it kept erroring out.
 

FPSDavid

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Has anyone successfully tried it at Jack in the Box? Ours only has one mounted on the drive-thru, but I haven't had a chance to try it out.
 

Lloydbm41

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There is going to be a lot of growing pains between retailers and consumers over the next year. I've been using Google Wallet for 2 years now and it has not been easy with retailers like Best Buy purposefully shutting off their PayPass systems. Thankfully, Apple has gotten in the game and thanks to the sheer amount of users that have bought iPhone 6's it will finally force retailers to make NFC payment systems a priority.
 

Diode

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There is going to be a lot of growing pains between retailers and consumers over the next year. I've been using Google Wallet for 2 years now and it has not been easy with retailers like Best Buy purposefully shutting off their PayPass systems. Thankfully, Apple has gotten in the game and thanks to the sheer amount of users that have bought iPhone 6's it will finally force retailers to make NFC payment systems a priority.

Agree - but now that card companies are willing to give merchants the card present fee (vs the higher card not present fee) for Apple Pay merchants are more likely to have NFC turned on.
 

Lloydbm41

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Agree - but now that card companies are willing to give merchants the card present fee (vs the higher card not present fee) for Apple Pay merchants are more likely to have NFC turned on.
It depends. The merchant is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the machines. If businesses lose more money from having NFC's terminals maintained than people actually using them, I can see them being turned off. At that point they have zero incentive to keep Apple Pay or any other NFC based service. This is obviously a worse case scenario.
 

airbelchris

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staples (system was down didnt work)
jersey mikes has capibility but somt stores have it disabled
 

Deliro

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Just went to Rubios. The fish taco places. Accepted Apple pay flawlessly.
 
Went to Walgreens last night. Perfect experience. I even signed up for one of their rewards programs, because I intend to shop there more often now. haha.

Additionally, can anyone confirm any gas stations that have NFC terminals at the pump? Per the mastercard app, there is NFC at the Kum & Go gas station, but I checked one next to the walgreens last night and there was no NFC at the pump. I realized they probably have NFC inside, but there's no way I'll go inside just for the "convenience" of using apple pay :p
 

Diode

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Went to Walgreens last night. Perfect experience. I even signed up for one of their rewards programs, because I intend to shop there more often now. haha.

Additionally, can anyone confirm any gas stations that have NFC terminals at the pump? Per the mastercard app, there is NFC at the Kum & Go gas station, but I checked one next to the walgreens last night and there was no NFC at the pump. I realized they probably have NFC inside, but there's no way I'll go inside just for the "convenience" of using apple pay :p

I think most Exxon stations have it at the pump. I could be wrong though. It would be handy to know if BP is that way as well so we can update the wiki.
 

dcpmark

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My local Chevron, which just opened about 3 weeks ago, does not accept Apple Pay or any other NFC based system. The only explanation I can think of is that maybe it applies only to company-owned stores as opposed to franchised stores?
 

NinjaStar

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I just tried using Apple Pay at OfficeMax. iPhone recognized the reader, asked me to confirm with the finger print, but after a few moments, the cashier said that it was 'declined'. I used the physical card and it went through without issue.
 

JoeTomasone

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Just tried a Shop Rite supermarket in NY that has the terminals and is in the MasterCard Nearby app, but they are dead. The cashier said that they aren't working; he had tried himself.
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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They don't use a different system. Many 7-11's have disabled NFC on their terminals to save money.

Does having NFC enabled cost the companies money somehow?

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It depends. The merchant is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the machines. If businesses lose more money from having NFC's terminals maintained than people actually using them, I can see them being turned off. At that point they have zero incentive to keep Apple Pay or any other NFC based service. This is obviously a worse case scenario.

How much money does it cost to maintain an NFC reader? Hell, it has less moving parts than a magstripe reader.
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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Yes. The terminals cost more per month and the fees for NFC being enabled are higher. One would expect the costs to go down in the next year or so though.

Seems odd that the companies want merchants to adopt the new tech, but then charge more money to them for using it, even though the cost has already been sunk (they HAVE the readers, they're just disabled).

Don't they realize they'll get more adoption of the tech if they don't do this?
 
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