Sam’s Club does not technically accept Apple Pay. But a few workarounds allow you to use Apple Pay for purchases at Sam’s Club, like using third-party apps like Instacart. You can’t use Apple Pay at the register in Sam’s club stores.
This post will examine if you can use Apple Pay at Sam’s Club. I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about using Apple Pay here, including why you can’t use it at the register and how to make Apple Pay work with some other apps.
Let’s get after it.
- Key Takeaways
- Does Sam’s Club Accept Apple Pay?
- Sam’s Club Scan and Go Apple Pay
- Sam’s Club Payment Methods
- Final Thoughts
- Sam’s Club does not accept Apple Pay directly, so you can’t use this as a payment method for in-store or online purchases.
- You can get around this using third-party apps like Instacart for delivery shopping and Apple Pay as your payment method.
- If you get a Sam’s Club credit card, you can connect it to your Apple Pay account and use that to pay with the Sam’s Club app.
Does Sam’s Club Accept Apple Pay?
Sam’s Club does not technically accept Apple Pay. You can’t use Apple Pay like you would at other stores because Sam’s Club doesn’t have digital readers that take digital wallets at the checkout.
This applies both to in-store purchases and anything else that Sam’s Club offers. And you can’t use Apple Pay to get gas at locations that have gas stations on the same property. Since Walmart owns Sam’s Club, the policy is the same related to using Apple Pay.
But there is a workaround you can use to use Apple Pay at Sam’s Club. You’ll need to use a third-party shopping app like Instacart to make this work. This app is like a shopping and delivery service if you are familiar with it.
You can use Apple Pay to pay for things with Instacart. This lets you order anything you want at Sam’s Club and then pay for it using Apple Pay. Since you are not paying Sam’s Club directly, you can get away with using Apple Pay here.
This workaround won’t allow you to get gas with Apple Pay, but it will enable you to get stocked up on groceries or supplies.
Sam’s Club Scan and Go Apple Pay
The Sam’s Club Scan and Go app is pretty sweet if you like to shop here often. It allows you to scan all of the products you put in your shopping cart as you shop. You link a payment method to the app, and then you don’t need to wait in line to make a purchase.
Unfortunately, you can’t use Apple Pay with this app. So even though it’s still very convenient and easy, you’ll need a different payment method, like a valid credit or debit card, to take advantage of Scan and Go.
I don’t think that Sam’s Club will ever allow the use of digital wallets with this app, so be ready to use another card if you want to explore it.
Sam’s Club Payment Methods
Let’s look at some of the payment methods you can use at Sam’s Club. Knowing these will help you be ready to get in and out of the store quickly after you are stocked up on supplies.
Cash or check will work at all Sam’s Club locations, but you can’t use either of these for online purchases. You might need a valid form of identification to use a personal check.
Debit cards are also an option, as well as gift cards and prepaid cards. Most major credit cards, including Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover, are accepted. And you can also use EBT cards at all Sam’s Club stores.
Here are a few short answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to if Sam’s Club accepts Apple Pay.
Can I pay with my phone at Sam’s Club?
You can pay with your phone at Sam’s Club by using the Sam’s Club app and the Scan and Go feature within it. But you can’t use mobile payment wallets like Apple Pay or Google Pay here, so you need to be familiar with Sam’s Club’s process for mobile payments.
Does Sam’s Club accept contactless payment?
Sam’s Club accepts contactless payment with its app’s Sam’s Club Scan and Go feature. This is a bit different from standard contactless payment that you might be used to, but it essentially functions similarly.
Does Sam’s Club take Apple Pay at the pump?
Sam’s Club does not take Apple Pay at the pump. You can use the Sam’s Club Scan and Go app connected to your Apple Pay account to get around this. But you can’t technically use Apple Pay the same way as in many other stores here.
Does Sam’s Club accept Google Pay?
Sam’s Club does not accept Google Pay or other digital wallets. You can’t use Google Pay inside Sam’s Club stores or at gas stations. You can pay with your phone by using the Sam’s Club app and the Scan and Go feature.
Does Sam’s Club take cash?
Sam’s Club does take cash at all of its stores. This is one of several payment methods you can use here. Anywhere you find a Sam’s Club, you can walk in and pay for anything with cash. You might need to use another payment method for getting gas.
Does Sam’s Club accept Walmart Pay?
You can use a Walmart credit card to pay for anything at Sam’s Club, but you can’t technically use Walmart Pay here. Even though Walmart owns Sam’s Club, the two stores have different payment policies related to accepted payment methods.
Sam’s Club does not accept Apple Pay at any of its stores. This is similar to Walmart’s policy relating to digital payments, and since Walmart owns Sam’s Club, the two chains share identical policies.
But you can use Apple Pay with third-party apps like Instacart as a workaround. You can access Sam’s Club products and supplies by letting someone else shop for you this way.
How often do you shop at Sam’s Club? Have you ever used the Sam’s Club Scan and Go feature? Let me know in the comments below.