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*
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 - Inside all/Has working contactless at the pump but will vary by owner.
Braum's*
Buckle
Buc-ee's*
Buffalo Wild Wings*
Burger King*
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 P66/unbranded/Shell inside locations, most if not all unbranded locations at the pump*
Citgo (indoors only, contactless at pump planned)*
City Barbecue*
Community Markets/Great Scot/Sack N' Save*
Conoco/Phillips 66/76
The Container Store*
Coborn's/Hornbacher's
Corner Bakery Cafe*
Costco - Visa Credit works but Visa Debit forces pin*
Cost Cutters*
Crate&Barrel
Cub Foods
Cumberland Farms*
CVS Pharmacy
Dan's Fresh Market
Dairy Queen*
Daiso Japan
Davis Food & Drug
Dean & Deluca*
DeMoulas Market Basket*
Denny's*
Dibella's
Dick's Fresh Market
Dierbergs*
DiscountCab*
Disney Store
Dollar Tree
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 - All inside/Most at the pump but will vary by owner
Extra Mile
Family Dollar*
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
The Fresh Market*
Fresh Thyme*
Fuddruckers (some locations do have faulty nfc readers)
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 - Many locations*
Habit Burger Grill*
H Mart*
H&M*
Hair Cuttery*
Haggen Supermarket*
Hannaford Supermarkets*
Harbor Freight Tools*
Harvey's Supermarket
Hobby Town USA*
Hurley*
Hy-Vee*
IHOP*
IKEA*
In-N-Out Burger
Jack In the Box - Slowly rolling out Verfone P200 pinpads with everything enabled*
Jamba Juice
JCPenney
Jersey Mike's
JetBlue
Jimmy John's*
KFC*
Kohl's†
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts*
Kum & Go - EMV contactless*
Kwik Shop/Loaf 'N Jug/Tom Thumb/Turkey Hill/Quik Stop
Kwik Trip/Kwik Star - All inside/outside*
L.L.Bean
LaMar's Donuts*
LEGO Store
Levi's
Lids
Lin's Fresh Market
Little Caesars Pizza*
Love's Travel Stop - All inside/some locations at pump*†
Lowes Foods*
Luby's
Lucky's
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 - Still 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*
Publix
Qdoba
Quality Food Centers(Kroger's contactless pilot)
QuikTrip†
RaceTrac*
Raley's
Reasor's Foods*
Red Ribbon Bakeshop
Red Robin Restaurant
REI
Rite-Aid*
Ross Dress For Less*
Round Table Pizza
Rubio's
Runza*
Safeway/Albertsons/Jewel Osco/Star Market*
Save A Lot
Save Mart
Savers Thrift Store*
Sbarro*
Scheels All Sports*
Schnucks
Scooter's Coffeehouse*
See's Candy*
Sephora
Shaws
Sheetz*
Shell - indoor payments*
Sherwin Williams*
Sinclair*
Six:02
Sizzler - Some locations*
Skechers*
Smart & Final*
Smashburger*
Speedway - all inside/most if not all nfc pump readers working with EMV contactless everywhere.
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 Cabana*
Taco John's*
Target
Texas Roadhouse (using their mobile app)
Texaco
The Body Shop*
The Food Emporium*
The Vitamin Shoppe
Tim Hortons*
T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods/Sierra Trading Post*
Total Wine & More
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*
VIP Taxi*
Walgreens†
Wawa*
Walt Disney World
Wegmans
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/Mobil
- Love's Travel Stops
- BP/Amoco
- Phillips 66/Conoco/76
- Sinclair
- Speedway
- Cenex
- Maverik

Not Accepted:
Merchants that do not accept contactless payment
A. C. Moore
Cafe Express (still using old magstripe readers)
Columbia Outlet
Destination XL
Dollar General - Rolling out to self checkout locations first
Fleet Farm
Fry's - Coming soon
FYE/Suncoast Motion Picture Company - No EMV ctls so they turned it off
HEB/Central Market - custom POS so no ctls
Hobby Lobby
The Home Depot
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. QFC is testing contactless now so maybe eventually it will be rolled out to all.
LOFT
Long John Silver's
Lowe's
Men's Wearhouse
Menards
Michael's (Arts & Crafts Store)
Paper Source
Payless ShoeSource
Proguard Self Storage (still using old magnetic stripe readers)
Tractor Supply Company - Coming this summer
Verifone Transportation Systems (taxis)
Village Inn/Baker's Square - Turned off ctls due to lack of EMV ctls support
Wal-Mart
Wendy's - iSC250's with EMV but zero ctls support

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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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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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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