Where Can I Use Samsung Pay? Answered

Short Answer: Samsung Pay lets you make purchases at participating brick-and-mortar stores, some online stores, and through several apps using your phone or smartwatch. Places that accept Samsung Pay include gas stations like BP, Circle K, and Speedway; grocery stores like Kroger and Whole Foods; restaurants like Applebee’s and Olive Garden; and retailers like Target and Walmart. For more information on what stores accept Samsung Pay — and how to use Samsung Pay — see below.

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What Is Samsung Pay?

Samsung Pay allows you to save credit card, debit card, and gift card information and make secure payments at stores, on websites, and via apps. Because it uses both near-field and magnetic transmission technologies, Samsung Pay does not require retailers to upgrade their point-of-sale systems. That means you can use Samsung Pay at nearly any in-store credit card terminal — as long as the store allows it.

While most brick-and-mortar stores that accept credit cards also accept Samsung Pay, a limited number of online stores and apps accept Samsung Pay as a payment method. And, even when shopping at stores that accept Samsung Pay, it’s also a good idea to have a backup method of payment in case the card reader has trouble accepting the payment.

Where Can I Use Samsung Pay?

We’ve compiled the list of stores, websites, and apps that take Samsung Pay. To confirm this information, we contacted Samsung and customer service representatives for each store.

Apps and Websites

Fancy

  • Availability: In-app purchases
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay at Fancy.com; the website accepts credit cards and cryptocurrency.

Galaxy Apps (Galaxy Store and Galaxy Theme Store)

  • Availability: In-app purchases
  • Restrictions: The Galaxy Themes app is only available on Galaxy S6 or higher device models.

Lyft

  • Availability: In-app purchases
  • Restrictions: You must also have a credit card or debit card on file in your Lyft account.

Raise

  • Availability: In-app purchases
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay at Raise.com; the website accepts credit cards.

Samsung Cloud

  • Availability: You can pay your monthly Samsung Cloud subscription fee with Samsung Pay.
  • Restrictions: None

ShopSamsung

  • Availability: In-app purchases
  • Restrictions: ShopSamsung is available for iOS devices, but you must have an Android device to use Samsung Pay on ShopSamsung.

Speedpass+

  • Availability: Link your Samsung Pay account to Speedpass+ to pay using your mobile wallet at Exxon and Mobil gas stations
  • Restrictions: Speedpass+ requires Android OS 6 or higher operating system.

Uber

  • Availability: In-app purchases
  • Restrictions: You must choose one specific card from your digital wallet and add it as a payment method; if you would like to use a different card from your Samsung Pay account for a particular trip, you’ll need to add it to your Uber account seperately.

Gas Stations and Convenience Stores

7-Eleven

ARCO

  • Availability: In-store and at the pump
  • Restrictions: Several ARCO locations only accept debit cards (not credit cards), so you will need to link a debit card to Samsung Pay.
  • Locations: Find your nearest ARCO

BP

Chevron

Circle K

CITGO

Cumberland Farms

Delta Sonic

ExxonMobil

Family Express

Kwik Trip/Kwik Star

Phillips 66

QuikTrip

Sheetz

Shell

Speedway

Sunoco

Texaco

Valero

Wawa

For the list of gas stations that take Apple Pay, see our related article.

Grocery Stores

Albertsons

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery orders. 
  • Locations: Find your nearest Albertsons

ALDI

Cub

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery orders. 
  • Locations: Find your nearest Cub

Dillons

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery or pick-up orders. 
  • Locations: Find your nearest Dillons

Food Lion

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery orders. 
  • Locations: Find your nearest Food Lion

Fred Meyer

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery or pick-up orders. 
  • Locations: Find your nearest Fred Meyer

King Soopers

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery or pick-up orders. 
  • Locations: Find your nearest King Soopers

Kroger

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery or pick-up orders. 
  • Locations: Find your nearest Kroger

Publix

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery or pick-up orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Publix

Our related article covers Publix’s Apple Pay policy.

Ralphs

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery or pick-up orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Ralphs

Stop & Shop

  • Availability: In-store (including for pick-up orders)
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Stop & Shop

Trader Joe’s

Vons

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery or online orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Vons

Wegmans

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery orders. 
  • Locations: Find your nearest Wegmans

Whole Foods

WinCo Foods

Winn-Dixie

Restaurants and Cafes

Arby’s

Applebee’s

Wondering if Applebee’s takes Apple Pay? See our related article for details.

Burger King

Chick-fil-A

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Chipotle

  • Availability: In-restaurant
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for online delivery or pick-up orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Chipotle

Del Taco

  • Availability: In-restaurant
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for delivery orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Del Taco

Domino’s Pizza

  • Availability: In-restaurant
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for delivery orders; for carryout, select “Pay at Store” to use Samsung Pay.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Domino’s Pizza

Dunkin’

  • Availability: In-restaurant
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for Dunkin’ Shop online orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Dunkin’

Firehouse Subs

Hardee’s

Jimmy John’s

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

  • Availability: In-restaurant
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for delivery orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest KFC

Little Caesars

McDonald’s

Olive Garden

  • Availability: In-restaurant
  • Restrictions: For pick-up orders, select “Pay at Restaurant” to use Samsung Pay.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

Panda Express

  • Availability: In-restaurant at select locations
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for online orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Panda Express

Panera Bread

  • Availability: In-restaurant
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for orders through the Panera Bread app; the Panera Bread app accepts Apple Pay and Android Pay.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Panera Bread

Red Robin

Starbucks

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for orders through the Starbucks Mobile app.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Starbucks

Subway

  • Availability: In-restaurant
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for mobile orders through the Subway app.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Subway

Taco Bell

Specialized Retailers and Department Stores

Barnes & Noble

Best Buy

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for BestBuy.com purchases.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Best Buy

CVS

  • Availability: In-store at stand-alone CVS Pharmacy stores
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for online purchases.
  • Locations: Find your nearest CVS

GameStop

Hobby Lobby

The Home Depot

IKEA

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for online or phone purchases.
  • Locations: Find your nearest IKEA

Kohl’s

Lowe’s

Michaels

  • Availability: In-store only
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for online purchases.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Michaels

For information on using Apple Pay at Michaels, see our related article.

Nordstrom

Ulta Beauty

Victoria’s Secret

For details on the Victoria’s Secret Apple Pay policy, see our related article.

Walgreens

Superstores and Warehouse Clubs

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Costco

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for online or Costco gas purchases.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Costco

Meijer

  • Availability: In-store
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for grocery delivery orders.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Meijer

Sam’s Club

Target

  • Availability: All stores
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for online purchases.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Target

Walmart

  • Availability: All stores
  • Restrictions: You cannot use Samsung Pay to pay for online purchases.
  • Locations: Find your nearest Walmart

We detail Walmart’s PayPal policy in our related article.

Stores That Do Not Accept Samsung Pay

During our research, we found that the following retailers do not accept Samsung Pay:

  • Amazon
  • DoorDash
  • Grubhub
  • Instacart
  • Postmates
  • Qdoba
  • Sephora
  • Shipt
  • TickPick
  • Wendy’s
  • Wish

How to Use Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay uses near-field communication (NFC) and magnetic secure transmission (MST) technologies, both of which require you to hold your phone or smartwatch up to the credit card terminal. For NFC payments, you can tap your device on the terminal; MST payments simulate the magnetic strip on a credit card when you hold your phone against or near the terminal.

To use, open Samsung Pay, select the card you want to use, use your phone’s iris or fingerprint scanner for verification, and hold your phone up to the credit card terminal. For online or in-app purchases, you can authenticate the purchase using your iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, or PIN at checkout.

Compatible Devices

Samsung Pay is available on Samsung Galaxy smartphones: the Galaxy S6, S7, S8, S9, and S10 devices (including “+” and “e” models), as well as the Galaxy Note5, Note8, and Note9. Your cellular plan must also be with one of the following supported carriers:

  • AT&T
  • Cricket
  • Metro by T-Mobile
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
  • U.S. Cellular

You can also use Samsung Pay with some Samsung smartwatches. The Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier have full Samsung Pay capability, while the Gear S2 Sport, Gear S2 Classic, Gear Sport, and Galaxy Watch support NFC payments.

Compatible Cards

You can use credit cards and debit cards with Samsung Pay. American Express, Mastercard, and Visa cards from more than 1,000 banks and credit unions — including Bank of America, Chase, Citi, Discover, Fifth Third Bank, PNC, and Wells Fargo — work with Samsung Pay. To begin using Samsung Pay, take a photo within the app of each compatible card you want to save.

Additionally, the app can store practically any card with a barcode, meaning you can save and use loyalty cards, membership cards, and gift cards. Some of the merchants that allow you to save their gift cards in Samsung Pay include Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, DSW, Foot Locker, GameStop, and Nordstrom.

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