Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple Inc. that lets users make payments in person, in iOS apps, and on the web. It digitizes and can replace a credit or debit card chip and PIN transaction at a contactless-capable point-of-sale terminal.

It is similar to contactless payments already used in many countries, with the addition of two-factor authentication via Touch ID or Face ID. The service is compatible with the iPhone and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, iPad mini and later, and the Apple Watch.

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Does Kroger Take Apple Pay?

Unfortunately, No. Kroger does not take Apple Pay as a form of payment. However, they do have their own digital wallet service called Kroger Pay.

Does Kroger Take Apple Pay

Kroger Pay is a mobile payment option that can be used in-store and at the pump. It can also be used to track fuel points, redeem rewards, and get exclusive coupons.

Does Kroger Take Instacart Apple Pay?

You can not use Instacart Apple Pay at Kroger. Instacart is a delivery service that you can order your groceries through and they will deliver them to you.

You can however pay for your Instacart order with a credit or debit card, as well as, PayPal, Venmo, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Masterpass.

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When Will Kroger Accept Apple Pay?

There is no official word on when or if Kroger will start to accept Apple Pay. Therefore we can not say for certain when Kroger will start to accept Apple Pay as a form of payment. However, with the release of their own digital wallet service, it does not seem likely that they will start accepting Apple Pay in the near future.

How Can You Still Use Your Phone to Pay at Kroger?

Since Kroger has its own payment method called Kroger Pay, you can use this to pay for your groceries using your phone. To do this, you will need to:

  1. Download the Kroger app
  2. Add your payment method of choice to the app
  3. Link your Shopper’s Card to the app
  4. When you’re ready to checkout, open the app and select Kroger Pay
  5. Scan the QR code at the register
  6. Enter your 4-digit PIN

And that’s it! Your payment will go through and you’ll be on your way.

Alternatives to Apple Pay at Kroger?

You don’t have to worry if you can not use Apple Pay at Kroger because there are plenty of other payment options that you can use. Some of these include:

  • Kroger Pay
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Gift Card
  • SNAP/EBT Card
  • Scan, Bag, Go
  • After Pay
  • WIC

Where Can I Use Kroger Pay?

Kroger Pay can be used widely at all Kroger family of stores which include:

  • Ralphs
  • Food 4 Less
  • Fred Meyer
  • Harris Teeter
  • QFC
  • Smith’s
  • King Soopers
  • City MarketGerbes

Kroger Pay is also accepted at their subsidiaries which include:

  • Cala
  • Bellavia
  • Downingtown IGA
  • FoodCo
  • Jay C Food Stores
  • Owen’s Market

We hope we have answered your questions and provided all the information you need.