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Does Safeway take Apple Pay?

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If you possess an iPhone, your Apple Pay account must already be set up. Apple Pay is pretty easy to use to pay your bills; however, not all stores take Apple Pay. You might have to have other methods of payment in handy. Compared to UPI or Unified Payment Interface used in India, it is a hassle to manage multiple payment methods.

In this article, we will discuss whether Safeway stores in USA and Canada accept Apple Pay as a valid form of payment.

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Apple Pay: An issue?

Apple Pay is a safe app to pay your bills, as it sends an encrypted code to allow payment. It is private, safe, and free to use. Safeway stores are an old American supermarket chain. You might not face many issues if you want to pay at this store using Apple Pay. To be safe, ask the person behind the counter if they take Apple Pay before you go for billing.

All Safeway stores and a few other stores usually have an NFC reader. This allows wireless data transfer from devices like smartphones, tablets, or laptops. An NFC reader can make digital payments from apps like Google Pay or Apple Pay. Remember, Apple Pay can only be used on iOS devices.

You can use Apple Pay in person at a Safeway store. However, the stores do not accept Apple Pay on their app and website.

Do check in advance if they take digital payments from Apple Wallet. Even if you are at a Safeway store to get gas filled, you must go inside the store to make the payment. This keeps the transaction encrypted and secure.

Safeway: Accepted forms of payment

If you want to order something online on their app or website, you must use other payment forms. They include:

  • Google Pay: It can be used on all devices and is a convenient option for cashless transactions since Apple Pay is not accepted.
  • Credit card or debit card: Safeway only accepts Visa or Mastercard debit cards. They accept several credit cards like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
  • Gift Cards: You can also use a Safeway gift card if you have received one and any prepaid card from Mastercard or Visa.
  • SNAP’s EBT card: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP provides an Electronic Benefits Card to low-income families. They can use it to buy food at any authorised retail store.

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Sania Usmani

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