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Does Dollar General take Google Pay?

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There are more ways to pay now than ever meaning you don’t exactly need to carry around a bundle of cash with you everywhere. However, not all stores currently accept digital payments, let alone contactless payments that give users the convenience of just tapping their phone, watch or card at a kiosk be done with the payment process. 

In this article, we’re talking about the payment options available at Dollar General, and whether or not it takes Google Pay. 

Also read: What is Google Pay’s daily transaction limit?

Dollar General and Google Pay

Luckily, Dollar General does accept Google Pay and other contactless payment options. While this payment method is limited by the availability of an NFC chip reader at the particular Dollar General store you’re visiting, most if not all of Dollar General’s 17,000 stores scattered around 46 US states will have these chip readers or POCs for you to pay. 

You can use Google Pay to pay at Dollar General outlets.

However, there are several hoops you need to jump through in order to pay with Google Pay. You can only use Google Pay (and other contactless payment options or digital wallets) at their self-checkout kiosks. Google Pay isn’t supported at their traditional cash registers at the moment and the same applies to the Dollar Pay app as well.

However, just because Dollar General doesn’t have contactless payments online at the moment that doesn’t mean it won’t ever. There’s a good chance that this feature will be added in future releases of the app as contactless payments become more popular.

That said, other popular payment methods like credit or debit cards, as well as prepaid and gift cards (subject to availability), are all accepted at any Dollar General checkout counter. 

Also read: Can you transfer your Google Play balance to Google Pay?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: