Are you shopping for groceries at Harris Teeter? Apple Pay is a safe, convenient way to pay at grocery stores that accept it as a payment method. But, does Harris Teeter take Apple Pay?
What is Harris Teeter?
Harris is an American grocery chain operating in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, and Maryland. They’re known for their general grocery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, meat, produce, seafood, snacks, beer, and wine. Harris Teeter has 261 locations and is a subsidiary of Kroger Stores, the largest supermarket operator in the United States.
Harris Teeter is one of Kroger’s 13 grocery store brands. The other 12 are Kroger, Fred Meyer, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Smith’s, Fry’s, Mariano’s, QFC, King Soopers, Roundy’s, Ruler Foods, and Ralphs.
- The Harris Teeter weekly ad is full of deals, special offers, and new products. It’s updated weekly, so check it out before heading to the store and save money.
What Is Apple Pay?
Apple Pay is an easy-to-use, contactless payment method that works with your Apple iOS mobile devices like your iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad. You can think of Apple Pay as transforming your physical Mastercard, Visa, American Express (Amex), Discover, and other credit/debit cards into a contactless card. Your iPhone or Apple Watch then becomes a mobile wallet that can make contactless payments anywhere Apple Pay is accepted.
You can use Apple Pay in person at stores, through apps, or on the web. It’s a secure, safe way to make your payments. In an age where data is money, Apple stands out as one of the few companies that won’t sell your personal information. Other contactless payment solutions that rely on NFC technology (Near Field Communication) include Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
Gone are the days of waiting for change or having to use a credit card reader at a cash register, or typing in your credit card information for online orders. Apple Pay is a modern payment method for the modern world.
Answered: Does Harris Teeter Take Apple Pay?
No, Harris Teeter does not take Apple Pay. This is unfortunate as it’s a safe, secure way to pay that shoppers want to be able to use.
Harris Teeter is expected to roll out their own alternative to Apple Pay, called Kroger Pay, in the near future. Kroger Pay is a contactless, QR code-based mobile payment system that will work with Harris Teeter’s loyalty cards.
What Payment Methods Does Harris Teeter Accept?
Since you can’t use Apple Pay at Harris Teeter, what are their accepted payment methods?
Payment Methods Accepted at Harris Teeter
- Harris Teeter Rewards Mastercard
- Visa cards
- Discover cards
- American Express cards
- Debit cards
- Prepaid cards
- Harris Teeter gift cards
- EBT cards
- WIC (only at participating locations)
Tip: When paying for your grocery order by credit or debit card, insert your chip card into the card reader rather than sliding the magnetic strip through the point of sale machine.
Is Apple Pay Accepted Everywhere?
Currently, Apple Pay works at more than 2.5 million brick-and-mortar retail locations in the US, covering 85% of all US merchants. Stores that accept Apple Pay include grocery stores, restaurants, big-box locations, pharmacies, and apps from some of America’s most popular brands. That said, 15% of stores do not accept Apple Pay. Unfortunately, even though Apple Pay improves the checkout experience, there are still holdouts. How do you know if your favorite grocery store takes Apple Pay?
How do I know where Apple Pay is accepted?
Finding out if a grocery store accepts Apple Pay can be a challenge. You could ask the cashier or search online, but either way, it’s still a hassle. Luckily, Apple makes it easy to find grocery stores that accept Apple Pay.
To find out if a store takes Apple Pay, open the Apple Maps app on your iPhone. Next, search for the store location and scroll down to the “Useful to Know” section below the store’s website address. If you see the Apple Pay logo or a checkmark next to “Accepts Apple Pay,” then you know that the store accepts Apple Pay!
What Grocery Stores Take Apple Pay?
If you would prefer to shop at a grocery store that takes Apple Pay as a payment method, the following are a list of stores that accept Apple Pay:
- Acme Markets
- Cub Foods
- Dan’s Fresh Market
- Davis Food & Drug
- Dick’s Fresh Market
- Dollar General
- Family Dollar
- Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy
- Harveys Supermarket
- Lin’s Fresh Market
- Lucky Stores
- Raley’s Supermarkets
- Save Mart Supermarkets
- Shaw’s Supermarkets
- Shop’ n Save
- Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Star Market
- Stater Bros.
- Tom Thumb
- Trader Joe’s
- United Supermarkets
- Whole Foods Market
It’s disappointing that Harris Teeter doesn’t accept Apple Pay. We hope that they begin taking it, as it is a payment option that’s popular, secure, and that customers want.