American Express: Try Apple Pay at These Stores [LIST]


Still trying to find out where you can use Apple Pay? If you haven’t followed our tips on how to find an Apple Pay ready retailer, American Express has now listed some stores where you can try the mobile wallet, in an update on their website this morning.

Here are the places you should hit up next to test Apple Pay:

  • Apple
  • Starbucks
  • Rexall
  • Jean Coutu
  • London Drugs
  • Ultramar
  • Shell
  • Staples
  • Chapters
  • Indigo
  • Husky
  • Co-op Gas Bars & Grocery Stores
  • Canada Computers
  • Toronto Parking Authority 
  • Garages
  • Ardene

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Have you tried Apple Pay at any of these stores listed by Amex?


  • Jesse

    Hey Gary, I just noticed you typed recall instead of Rexall! 🙂

  • jacob

    I’ve used apple pay at a lot more places than the ones listed. McDonalds also works.

  • Andre

    Canadian Tire works.

  • MGSayah

    Couche Tard (also known as Mac’s in English Canada) doesn’t support Apple Pay but supports Amex. I hate it when that happens!

  • Gary Bowen

    I used it at Indigo and Starbucks today. Worked great.

    Sent an email off to Hudon’s Bay, and a few other chains who accept American Express, but either don’t have tap-to-pay turned on, or else their machines don’t support tap-to-pay.

    The list will get longer if we all email the stores where it doesn’t work. I’ve got positive responses so far from those stores I’ve emailed.

  • Thanks! Damn auto-correct on Mac…had a total recall moment there 😉

  • Agreed! I’ve done the same for Thrifty Foods. The response I got was they weren’t going to set it up anytime soon. I said let me know when they do, as I’ll return as a customer. Hello Save-On

  • Jesse

    lol np! It’s ironic I find my self re-reading my messages more when I have auto-correct on…

  • Haha that’s so true. You never know when a word will magically morph into something else…

  • I used it at MUCHO BURRITO!! It was awesome.

    Guy at the cash was like “WTF!”

  • #brainexplosion

  • Duff

    Save-On-Foods and 7-11 also work.

  • kevlaf

    the fuel pump at Ultramar crashed when I tried.

  • MGSayah

    It worked at Second Cup!

  • Was there an explosion?

  • Gary Bowen

    Yes, the strange responses from cashiers are awesome. 🙂

  • Riar Jotz

    It even worked at Canadian Tire and shoppers…. In surrey bc????????????

  • Lemontwist

    Yes, It didn’t work at Starbucks I was in the other day. had to tap with my card.

  • Cshudson

    Depends on local mc dees .Some don’t take Amex which means no Apple Pay…

  • Worked at Mark’s Work Wearhouse for me yesterday. The cashier was kind of excited, she said she knew the technology was coming but hadn’t seen it yet. Then she made a comment about “crazy kids these days.” 🙂

  • Wow, would never have expected MWW. Good for them.

  • Wall Man

    There’s another typo/formatting error. You have
    Jean CoutuLondon Drugs

    in one bullet. Where it should be

    Jean Coutou
    London Drugs

  • Thanks. Also Garage too. All fixed.

  • Wayne

    Worked at Subway.

  • LoWd0Wn

    Didn’t work at Staples in Kelowna.

  • Jay

    SAQ (liquor store in Quebec) was a no-go. Tried twice got error every time. American Express is accepted at this store.

  • PlayerX

    It worked at Shoppers Drug Mart and a Subway restaurant that accepts AMEX

  • PlayerX

    SAQ uses TD Canada Trust payment terminals. I had success with AMEX contactless but not with AMEX through Apple Pay. Could it be that TD is blocking Apple Pay on purpose ?

  • PlayerX

    It seems to me that Apple Pay works with some terminals that normally don’t support AMEX contactless but support AMEX chip&pin and MC/VISA contactless