Amazon Rewards Visa Card Enabled for Apple Pay–Could Canada Come Next?


Despite launching in the US-only, some Canadians are using Apple Pay with US-bank issued and approved credit cards in Canada. We’ve seen demos at McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s and Subway work just fine.

While we ponder which Canadian bank will be first to adopt Apple Pay, there might be hope through Amazon’s Rewards Visa card. The American retailer has approved their card to work with Apple Pay, according to TechCrunch:

We’ve received direct reports of customers being able to add their cards this morning, and are also seeing users report their success on Twitter. The photo above shows an actual card in one user’s Passbook, after Amazon enabled the feature sometime early today.

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The Amazon Visa card is also available to Canadians and issued by Chase Bank in the USA:

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If the Canadian card is approved to work with Apple Pay, it would bypass Canadian banks since the card is linked to Chase. It’s something to think about and if anyone out there has this Visa card, let us know if you’re able to add it to Apple Pay—just follow this guide here on how to do it.


  • Guest

    I’ve got a canadian one, but it’s not working. 🙁

  • JM

    I’ve got a canadian one, but it’s not working. Will retry later 🙁

  • Doh! I wonder what hoops Amazon will have to jump through for the Canadian card to work with Apple Pay.

  • Crosseyedmofo

    im guessing its really a chase issue and not amazon, marriott visa is in the exact same boat

  • BritBloke

    Same: have the Cdn version of their card, but no worky.

  • Salinger

    I have this card also. I got it mainly because it’s a no annual fee card with no F/X fee; one of the very few available in Canada. When I saw that Chase was one of the banks signed on for Apple Pay, I tried it right away, but as others have said, no go.

  • Alan Yau

    My guess that the first cards on board in Canada will be something like Capital One or MBNA, bypassing the major banks. Once they lose a ton of customers, the big banks will beg to be on board.

  • fmgasparino

    It has a different message compared to the regular Canadian Cards, hopefully they get support soon.