Major Retailers that Support NFC Payments

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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

7-11 (Most locations)
AAFES/Navy Exchange*
Abercrombie*
Academy Sports*
Ace Hardware
ACME
Advance Auto Parts*
Aeropostale
Aldi*
Alon (7-Eleven, Allsups branded stores)*
American Apparel*
American Eagle Outfitters
AmPm*
Anthropologie
Apple Store†
Arby's - Locations with MX915's and FD35 pinpads*
Arco*
AT&T Retail Stores*
Auntie Anne's Pretzels*
Autozone*
Barnes & Noble*
Barneys New York
Basha's Grocery Stores
Baskin-Robbins
Bass Pro Shops*
Bath & Body Works*
Bel Air
Best Buy
B&H
Big 'O Tires*
Big Lots
Big Y*
Biggby Coffee
Bi-Lo
BJ's Wholesale Club
Blaze Pizza
Bloomingdales
Bob Evans*
Books A Million*
BP
Braum's*
Buc-ee's*
Buffalo Wild Wings*
Burger King - Many locations*
California Pizza Kitchen - Ctls at takeout counter MX915 and by request at waitress station VX820*
Camping World*
Cappy's Warehouse Wine & Spirits*
Carl's Jr. / Hardee's*
Casey's General Store
Cenex*
Champs
Cheesecake Factory (using Cake Pay app)*
Chevron
Chili's Grill and Bar*
Chick Fil A
Cinemark Theatres*
Cinnabon - Some locations*
Circle K - All unbranded inside locations, all P66 inside, some unbranded locations at the pump*
Citgo (indoors only, contactless at pump planned)*
City Barbecue*
Community Markets/Great Scot/Sack N' Save*
Conoco/Phillips 66 - Locations with FD35 pinpads, MX915s, and some iSC250s*
The Container Store*
Corner Bakery Cafe*
Corner Store - All inside and some locations has working ctls readers at pump.
Costco - Visa Credit works well and Visa Debit forces pin debit but now works*
Cost Cutters*
Crate&Barrel
Cumberland Farms*
CVS Pharmacy
Dan's Fresh Market
Dairy Queen - Locations with MX915's(No Visa in pays) and FD35 pinpads*
Davis Food & Drug
Dean & Deluca*
DeMoulas Market Basket*
Denny's*
Dick's Fresh Market
Dierbergs*
DiscountCab*
Disney Store
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 - EMV contactless supported*†
Express
ExxonMobil - Some locations*
Extra Mile
Family Dollar*
Family Fare/No Frills - Buggy Toshiba POS*
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
The Fresh Market*
Fresh Thyme*
Fuddruckers (some locations do have faulty nfc readers)
FYE/Suncoast Motion Picture Company*
GameStop
GAP/Old Navy/Banana Republic
Giant Eagle and GetGo (PA)
Giant Food (DC, DE, MD, VA)
Giant Food Stores (PA)
GNC - EMV Contactless*
Golden State Warriors
Goodwill - Many locations*
Great Clips*
Habit Burger - Some locations*
H Mart*
H&M*
Hair Cuttery*
Haggen Supermarket*
Hannaford Supermarkets*
Harbor Freight Tools*
Harvey's Supermarket
Hobby Town USA*
Hornbacher's
Hurley*
Hy-Vee - Many locations now and still rolling out*
IHOP (take out only, using their app)*
IKEA*
In-N-Out Burger
Jack In the Box - Rolling out brand new Verfone P200 pinpads with everything enabled*
Jamba Juice
JCPenney
Jersey Mike's
JetBlue
Jewel Osco
Jimmy John's*
KFC*
Kohl's†
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts*
Kum & Go - EMV contactless*
Kwik Trip/Kwik Star - All Inside/many outside*
L.L.Bean
LaMar's Donuts*
LEGO Store
Levi's
Lids
Lin's Fresh Market
Little Caesars Pizza*
Love's Travel Stop - inside only*
Lowes Foods*
Luby's
Lucky
Lucky Brand*
Maceys
Macy's
Martin's
Maverik*
McDonald's†
Meijer
Micro Center*
Microsoft Store*
MOM's Organic Market*
Motel 6
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*
Orlando Magic
Outback Steakhouse - not all locations*
Panda Express/Hibachi-San - test locations only*
Panera Bread
Papa John's Pizza*
Party City*
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Pep Boys
PepperJax Grill*
Petco (and Unleashed)
PetSmart
Pei Wei*
Phoenix Suns
Piggly Wiggly*
Pilot/Flying J*
P.F. Changs Bistro (Haven't tried - maybe only for take-out?)*
Penn Station East Coast Subs*
Pizza Hut
Pollo Tropical*
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen*
Prada*
Pret A Manger*
Price Chopper (All in IA, KS and MO)*
Price Chopper Supermarkets*
Pro Cuts*
QuikTrip
RaceTrac*
Raley's
Reasor's Foods*
Red Ribbon Bakeshop
Red Robin Restaurant
Rite-Aid*
Ross Dress For Less*
Round Table Pizza
Rubio's
Runza*
Safeway/Albertsons*
Save Mart
Savers Thrift Store - Most locations*
Sbarro*
Scheels All Sports*
Schnucks
Scooter's Coffeehouse*
See's Candy*
Sephora
Shaws
Sheetz (indoor/outdoor, some locations)*
Shell (indoor payments)*
Sherwin Williams*
Sinclair*
Six:02
Sizzler - Some locations*
Skechers*
Smart & Final*
Smashburger*
Souplantation*
Speedway - nfc pump readers disabled/inside working
Sprint*
Sprouts
Staples†
Starbucks†
Star Market
Stater Bros.
Steak 'n Shake*
Stewart's Shops*
Stop & Shop
Subway
Sun Mart*
Sunoco/A Plus - Including the pump (some locations)*
Sunoco/Striples*
SuperAmerica*
Supercuts*
SuperValu - Shop 'n Save, Shoppers, Cub, Save A Lot
Taco Bell*
Taco Cabana*
Taco John's*
Target
Texas Roadhouse (using their mobile app)
Texaco
The Body Shop*
The Food Emporium*
Tim Hortons - some locations/MC tested working*
TJMaxx (+ Marshalls/HomeGoods/Sierra Trading Post)*
Trader Joe's
True Value Hardware - Many locations*
T-Mobile
ULTA
United Supermarkets
Unleashed
Urban Outfitters
Valero*
Verizon Wireless - no self-service kiosk support; franchisees may not have contactless*
Village Inn/Baker's Square*
VIP Taxi*
Walgreens†
WaWa* (c-store rolling out; pay-at-pump rolling out)*
Walt Disney World
Wegmans
Wendy's (Drive Thru and Inside, some locations)*
Wesco*
Whataburger*
White Castle
Whole Foods Market
Winn-Dixie
Zara*
Zumiez - Some locations with FD terminals*

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.

- AmeriStop
- Arco
- Chevron
- Circle K
- Marathon
- Meijer
- Sunoco
- Texaco
- Wawa
- Sheetz
- Exxon

Not Accepted:
Merchants that do not accept contactless payment
A. C. Moore
Buckle (Has EMV at 50 locations as a test)
Cafe Express (still using old magstripe readers)
Columbia Outlet
Destination XL
Dollar General
Dollar Tree
ExxonMobil - unsupported locations
Fry's
Gordmans
HEB
Hobby Lobby
The Home Depot
HomeGoods
Jo-Ann
Kate Spade Outlet Store (watch/phone showed done but transaction would not complete with them adding last 4 of card)
Kroger(Smith's, King Soopers, City Market, Baker's, Gerbes, Dillons, Fred Meyer, Ralph's, Harris Teeter) Has EMV enabled but no contactless.
LOFT
Long John Silver's
Lowe's
Marshalls
Men's Wearhouse
Menards
Michael's (Arts & Crafts Store)
Paper Source
Payless ShoeSource
Proguard Self Storage (still using old magnetic stripe readers)
Publix - did add nfc logos to iSC480's but still disabled.
REI
T.J. Maxx
Verifone Transportation Systems (taxis)
Wal-Mart

Former MCX members are no longer bolded in the list. Open the spoiler below for more information.
Section under construction
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* denotes not listed on the official Apple Pay website
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
  • 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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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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Dec 20, 2012
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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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Jun 23, 2010
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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
 
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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Oct 22, 2014
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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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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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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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