Apple Pay: a List of Brick-and-Mortar Stores That Accept it

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The number of brick-and-mortar stores that accept Apple Pay is growing. Soon, we won't be able to keep track of them all: it'll be a widely accepted standard. But for now, going into the holidays, I thought I'd make up a list of all the retail stores I could find that support Apple Pay at checkout.

For easier reference, I've broken out the merchants by the general type of store.

There is a separate, smaller list of iOS apps that accept Apple Pay online. That list is at the bottom of Apple's Apple Pay page.

One thing to look for, if you're not sure, is the NFC payment logo on the point of sale terminal. It'll look like this:

Then ask the clerk to confirm. Sometimes, the sticker is there, but the software isn't activated. Or you may see this placard on the merchant's outer door or on the cash register.

If you've had success at a merchant not on this list, drop me an email or add a reader comment below, and I'll update this article. I look forward to the day when the important, hopefully small, list is those merchants who won't or can't accept Apple Pay.


Those below with an asterisk (*) are reader reported success.

Apparel, Sports & Dept Stores

  • Aeropostale
  • A Knitted Peace (Littleton, CO)*
  • Anthropologie (coming)
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Babies 'R' Us
  • Bloomingdales
  • Champs Sports
  • Foot Action
  • Foot Locker
  • Free People
  • House of Hoops
  • Macy's
  • Nike
  • Run (by Foot Locker)
  • SIX:02
  • Sports Authority
  • Urban Outfitters (coming)

Electronics, Pets & Toys

  • Apple Store
  • Connecting Point (Melbourne, FL)*
  • The Disney Store
  • Lego
  • Petco
  • Petco Unleashed
  • Radio Shack
  • Toys 'R' Us

Food & Drink

  • Albertsons (announced)
  • All of New Hampshire's state-run liquor stores*
  • Amway Center (Orlando Magic home games)
  • Associated Food Stores
  • Bi-Lo Groceries
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Jamba Juice
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Harvey's Groceries
  • Meijer Groceries
  • McDonalds
  • Panera Bread
  • Shaws Supermarkets
  • Sprouts 
  • Star Market
  • Stater Brothers Grocery Stores*
  • Subway
  • United Supermarkets
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Whole Foods
  • Winn-Dixie

Health & Beauty

  • Duane Reade Drugstores
  • Sephora (rolling out now)
  • Walgreens

Office Supplies & Home Fixup

  • Home Depot*
  • Office Depot
  • Staples*

Travel & Gas

  • Chevron
  • ExtraMile
  • Texaco
  • Walt Disney World (coming)