Where Can I Use Apple Pay – 2020/2021 Update

May 6, 2020

Apple Pay allows Apple iPhone 6, 6s, 6, 7, 8, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus, SE, X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11/Pro, 12/Mini/Pro/Max, 13/Mini/Pro/Max and Apple Watches to pay for good and services with a built in NFC chip. Apple Pay has made huge leaps in acceptance in 2020 and 2021, and contactless and NFC payments are gaining traction in general.  Here is a list of the retail stores, apps (both retail and transit), colleges and universities, and nonprofits currently accepting Apple Pay in 2020, 2021 and beyond:

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You can use Apple Pay to pay for goods at the following stores with millions more:

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  • Albertsons
  • Apple
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Best Buy
  • Chevron
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Disney Store
  • Duane Reade
  • Dunkin Donuts
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  • Foot Locker
  • GAP
  • Kohls
  • J Crew
  • Jersey Mike’s
  • jetBlue
  • Levi’s
  • Macy’s McDonald’s
  • Nike
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax
  • Panera
  • Petco
  • Petsmart
  • Pizza Hut
  • Safeway
  • Sephora
  • 7 Eleven
  • Staples
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Target
  • Texaco
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walgreens
  • Walt Disney World
  • White Castle
  • Whole Foods

These apps and websites accept Apple Pay, along with many more:

  • Airbnb
  • B&H – photo, video, pro audio
  • Chipotle
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Etsy
  • Fandango
  • Groupon
  • Grubhub
  • Hotel Tonight
  • Hotwire
  • Instacart
  • Jet
  • Lululemon
  • Lyft
  • MLB
  • Panera
  • Seamless
  • Sephora
  • Staples
  • Starbucks
  • StubHub
  • Target
  • Ticketmaster
  • Wish

Use Apple Pay when using these transit apps:

  • Caltrain San Francisco Peninsula and Santa Clara Valley
  • *CTA and Pace Chicago metropolitan area
  • MBTA Boston metropolitan area
  • Metrolink Los Angeles metropolitan area
  • MTA Metro-North and Long Island railroads New York metropolitan area
  • NJ TRANSIT New Jersey and New York metropolitan area
  • RTC Las Vegas metropolitan area
  • RTD Denver metropolitan area
  • *TriMet, C-TRAN, and Portland Streetcar Portland and Vancouver metropolitan area
  • Ventra (CTA, Pace, and Metra) Chicago metropolitan area

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The following colleges and universities accept Apple Pay:

  • The University of Alabama
  • Duke
  • Oklahoma University
  • Temple University
  • *Johns Hopkins University
  • *Santa Clara University

*Coming later this school year

Donate by way of Apple Pay to the following nonprofits, in addition to others:

  • American Red Cross
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Chron’s & Colitis Foundation
  • Global Giving
  • RED
  • Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Save the Children
  • United Way
  • WNET New York Public Media
  • WWF

Naturally, these apps that come standard on an iPhone accept Apple Pay:

  • Apple Music
  • Apple News+
  • App Store
  • Books
  • iCloud
  • iTunes Store

If you’d like to learn more about how to use Apple and Google pay click the link here!

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