The digital wallet is a blessing in disguise as it reduces the need of carrying paper money. Just keep extra in emergency cases, other than that pay with your smartphone. With many different options for having a digital wallet, one of them is the Apple Pay. You can use your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 7, 7 Plus and iPhone 8, 8 Plus to pay over 220,000 stores that accept Apple Pay across the United States.

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It is made possible by implementing the NFC technology in the iPhone 6 and above models. So you can use it in any store that will have a contactless reader. Just like Apple Pay, you can use Google Wallet and NFC-chipped cards.

Who Accepts Apple Pay?

If you have trouble finding out if the store accepts Apple Pay, one way of finding it out is to notice the Apple Pay icon on the card reader or point-of-sale (POS- terminal). If the Apple Pay icon is not there then, look for a universal contactless smart card reader sign.

where can i use apple pay
left: Universal Card Reader icon | right: Apple Pay icon

In the article we have compiled a list of businesses which will accept Apple Pay, we have also mentioned the stores that do not accept Apple Pay or going to disable this feature. Many of the iOS apps, also accept Apple Pay, we have mentioned them as well. So just read the following as see if your store is in the list that accepts or rejects Apple Pay.

List of Stores That Accept Apple Pay

Below you will find the shops that have officially partnered with Apple Pay, contactless payment method. Thought the list will not include all the shops, services or restaurants that accept Apple Pay but rest assured it works fine for shops in the following list.

Note: Names that have ‘confirmed’ next to them is not listed officially on the Apple’s list but they still accept Apple Pay.

  • Ace Hardware Shop
  • Acme Markets
  • Aéropostale
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Apple Store
  • Associated Food Stores
  • B&H
  • Babies”R”Us
  • Barneys New York Boutique
  • Bashas’ Grocery Stores
  • Baskin Robbins
  • BevMo
  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • BI-LO Supermarkets
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Champs Sports
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chevron
  • Chevron ExtraMile
  • Coca-Cola Vending Machines
  • Corner Store
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Cub
  • Dan’s Fresh Market
  • Davis Food & Drug
  • Dick’s Fresh Market
  • Disney Store
  • Duane Reade by Walgreens
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Express
  • Extra Mile
  • Farm Fresh
  • Firehouse Subs
  • FoodMaxx
  • Foot Locker
  • Footaction
  • Fuddruckers
  • GameStop
  • Giant Foods
  • Giant Supermarkets
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Harveys Supermarket
  • Hornbacher’s Supermarkets
  • House of Hoops by Foot Locker
  • Jamba Juice
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • JetBlue
  • Jewel-Osco
  • KFC Fast Food Restaurant
  • Kids Foot Locker
  • Kohl’s
  • Lady Foot Locker
  • LEGO
  • Levi’s
  • Lin’s Fresh Market
  • LL Bean
  • Luby’s
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Maceys
  • Macy’s
  • Martin’s
  • Maxx Value Foods
  • McDonald’s
  • Meijer
  • Nike
  • Office Depot/Office Max
  • Orlando Magic
  • Panera Bread
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Phoenix Suns
  • QuikTrip
  • RadioShack
  • Raley’s Supermarkets
  • Rite Aid
  • Rubio’s
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Sephora
  • Schnucks
  • Shaw’s Supermarket
  • Shop’n Save
  • Shoppers
  • SIX:02
  • S-Mart Foods
  • Sports Authority
  • Sprouts Farmer’s Market
  • Staples
  • Star Market
  • Starbucks
  • Stater Bros
  • Stop & Shop
  • Subway
  • Supervaly
  • Texaco
  • Toys “R” Us
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Ultra Beauty
  • United Supermarkets
  • Unleashed
  • Walgreens
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wegmans
  • Whole Foods
  • Winn Dixie

The stores mentioned above are green to accept Apple Pay as a form of payments. Though the list can be prolonged even more. Any store, even a vending machine that has a contactless payment reader installed will work and accept Apple Pay.

List of Stores That Will Accept Apple Pay Soon

Apple Pay is the future on how transactions are done, and many businesses are adopting this technology. So check out below the stores that will accept Apple Pay soon.

  • Albertsons
  • Anthropologie
  • Baskin Robbins
  • BevMo!
  • Big Lots
  • Carmike Cinemas
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Edition
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Forever 21
  • Free People
  • JCPenny
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Levi’s
  • L. Bean
  • Marriott
  • Raley’s
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • T-Mobile
  • Urban Outfitters
  • White Castle

List of Stores That Won’t Accept Apple Pay

The stores below does not accept Apple Pay as a mode of payment. Though they might have an NFC reader installed, if it is not set up for Apple Pay, then you cannot use Apple Pay. You still be able to use Google Wallet (Big, if) or other NFC-chipped cards.

  • Home Depot
  • Jack in the Box

However, other businesses have adopted a different type of payment mode. Which, lets you pay via scanning the QR code. This system is attractive for the businesses as it is cheaper, and does not need a middleman.

A clarification not all of the stores mentioned in the list down below, refuse to accept Apple Pay. They are not official or have disabled their NFC card readers. Whereas, some of the chains particular store, might allow Apple Pay but not all of the stores.

  • 76
  • 7-Eleven
  • Acme Fresh Market
  • Alam
  • Bahama Breeze Island Grille
  • Banana Republic
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Buy Buy Baby
  • Chili’s
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Circle K
  • Conoco
  • CVS *
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dillard’s
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Face Values
  • Gap
  • Get Go from Giant Eagle
  • Giant Eagle
  • HMSHost
  • Hobby Lobby
  • HyVee *
  • K-Mart
  • Kum & Go
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Lowe’s
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Michaels Arts & Crafts
  • My Good Market
  • Old Navy
  • Olive Garden
  • 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)
  • The Capital Grille
  • Walmart *
  • Wawa
  • Wendy’s
  • Yard House

*stores have disabled NFC card readers

List of iOS Apps That Accept Apple Pay

The following iOS apps are known for accepting Apple Pay as a mode of payment. Apps that have ‘confirmed’ next to it, accepts Apple Pay but are not on the official Apple list.

  • 11 Main Shopping
  • 20Stamps
  • Airbnb
  • Apple
  • Apple Store
  • B&H
  • Best Buy
  • Caviar
  • Chairish
  • Chairish – Home Decor and Vintage Furniture to Buy and Sell
  • Cole Haan
  • com Ballpark
  • Cover
  • Dapper
  • Dealflicks Movies
  • Delectable Wines
  • Delta
  • Disney Store
  • DoorDash
  • Drync – Scan and Buy Wine You Love
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Etsy
  • Eventbrite
  • Fancy
  • Fandango
  • Flextrip
  • Fountain
  • Gametime – sports tickets delivered to your phone
  • GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine
  • Groupon
  • Hautelook
  • Highball
  • Hotel Tonight
  • Houzz
  • Houzz Interior Design Ideas
  • Indiegogo
  • Instacart
  • Jack Threads
  • JackThreads
  • Keep Shopping
  • Kickstarter
  • Levi’s Stadium
  • Levi’s Stadium
  • LIFX
  • Lion Tee
  • LivingSocial
  • Lyft
  • Merchbar – Merch & Vinyl
  • MLB.com
  • Moxy
  • Munchery
  • OpenTable
  • Orange Harp Shopping
  • Panera Bread
  • ParkWhiz
  • Pinterest
  • Pose
  • Postmates
  • Priceline Hotels, Flights and Cars
  • Priceline.com
  • Print Studio
  • Printicular
  • RadPad
  • Rukkus Tickets
  • Saatchi Art
  • SeatGeek Tickets
  • Sephora
  • Sephora to Go
  • Shoptiques
  • Slow Fast Slow
  • Social Print Studio
  • Sosh – City Guide
  • SpotHero – Parking Deals
  • Spring
  • Spring – Go Shopping
  • Staples
  • Starbucks
  • Stayful
  • StubHub
  • StyleIt
  • Target
  • The Bushnell
  • The RealReal
  • ThirdLove
  • Threadflip: Buy and Sell Fashion
  • Ticketmaster
  • TickPick
  • Touch of Modern
  • Uber
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Yoshirt
  • YPlan
  • Zumper Apartments & Houses for Rent
  • Walgreens
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wegmans
  • White Castle

Setup and Use Apple Pay for Passbook

Here is a video tutorial which will help you to setup Apple Pay on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Below you can find banks that are participating: (For a full list of participating banks click this link.)

  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • Barclaycard
  • BB&T
  • BBVA Compass
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Cabela’s Club
  • Capital One
  • Chase
  • Citibank
  • Commerce Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First National Bank Omaha
  • Huntington
  • KeyBank
  • M&T Bank
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • PenFed Credit Union
  • PNC
  • Regions
  • SunTrust
  • TCF Bank
  • TD Bank
  • S. Bank
  • USAA
  • Wells Fargo

Apple Pay can offer you a secure and private way to pay from your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. So shifting to Apple Pay is next step for a cashless lifestyle.

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Let us know in the comments if we forgot any stores that accept Apple Pay?