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Which Stores Accept Apple Pay?

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.

1Stores 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.

Stores That Will Accept Apple Pay Soon

The following are businesses that have promised to get Apple Pay compatibility up and running at some point, so be on the lookout. It’s possible that some of these have abandoned plans or have actually already begun taking Apple Pay and we just haven’t confirmed it yet.

  • Carmike Cinemas
  • Edition
  • Free People
  • Marriott
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • Urban Outfitters

3Stores 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 stores that either haven’t added support specifically for Apple Pay yet, have no intention of doing so, or haven’t been confirmed to support Apple Pay yet (if you know, let us know in the comments!).

Some stores below had previously partnered with MCX (which was later purchased by Chase) and its now-defunct CurrentC project. Others have partnered with options such as PayPal, Chase Pay, and Buy It Mobility or have come up with their own contactless payment system.

Not all of these merchants below will refuse Apple Pay, but they have not officially accepted it as far as we can tell. Some stores, like CVS, have confirmed disabling NFC card readers to prevent Apple Pay use (though, some renegade stores will still accept it). Ones with asterisks (*) below may now accept Apple Pay but it has not been confirmed yet.

  • 76
  • Acme Fresh Market
  • Alam
  • Bahama Breeze Island Grille
  • Banana Republic
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Buy Buy Baby
  • The Capital Grille
  • Chili’s *
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Conoco
  • CVS
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dillard’s
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Face Values
  • GetGo from Giant Eagle
  • HMSHost
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HyVee
  • Jack in the Box
  • K-Mart
  • Kroger
  • Kum & Go
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Lowe’s
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Michaels Arts & Crafts
  • My Good Market
  • Olive Garden *
  • Outback Steakhouse *
  • Phillips 66
  • Price Rite
  • Publix
  • 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

4Apps & Websites That Accept Apple Pay Right Now

If you don’t like shopping in stores, the below iOS apps have accepted Apple Pay at some point in time and/or currently do right now. While there is no longer a huge list maintained by Apple, we’ll try to keep this update as we find new ones that add Apple Pay support on iOS, but keep in mind that Apple Pay has been live since Oct. 2014, so there’s probably a lot more apps that use it than just listed below.

5Apps & Websites That Will Accept Apple Pay Soon

There currently is no official list of apps that have promised to accept Apply Pay payments for purchases made in their apps, but here’s what we’ve heard through the grapevine.

6Nonprofits That Accept Apple Pay Donations

Apple also notes on their website that the following charities and nonprofits accept Apple Pay donations, so if you’re in the giving spirit, give one of these a try.

  • American Red Cross
  • Charity: Water
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • COPD Foundation
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Feeding America
  • GlobalGiving
  • (RED)
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Save the Children
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Water Project
  • Unicef United States Fund
  • United Way
  • WNET New York Public Media
  • World Vision
  • WWF

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