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Why use Google Pay to pay in stores?

Google Pay is the fast, easy, and secure way to pay on sites, in apps, and in stores using the cards saved to your Google Account. To use Google Pay to pay in stores, you'll need an Android phone.

Don’t worry about your credit card rewards -- you get the same benefits using your card through Google Pay as you would scanning your card the old-fashioned way. With Google Pay, you can also save your loyalty cards, gift cards, and tickets and pay for transit using your phone. 

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Check out

No need to dig out your wallet. Just unlock your phone, hold the back of your phone close to the terminal for a few seconds, and follow the instructions to check out in supermarkets, pharmacies, and other stores.

Use loyalty & gift cards

Earn points and redeem gift cards at your favorite stores. Learn how to add loyalty and gift cards to Google Pay.

Use flight or event tickets

Add flight or event tickets directly to Google Pay. Whether you’re at the airport or in line outside the concert or big game, all you need is your phone to gain entry.

Learn how to use flight or event tickets.

Pay for transit

Add convenience to your commute by saving your train or bus tickets in Google Pay.

Get started using Google Pay in stores

Ready to get started using Google Pay to buy in stores? Getting set up is easy and should only take a few minutes. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1: Set up the app

  1. Make sure your phone is running Android Lollipop (5.0) or higher and meets the requirements to pay in stores.
  2. Download the Google Pay app.
  3. Open the app and follow the instructions.

Step 2: Add a payment method

If you didn’t add a payment method when you set up the app or want to add another payment method, here’s how to add one.

  1. Open the Google Pay app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Payment.
  3. Tap + Payment method.
  4. Choose the type of payment method.
  5. Take a picture of your card. You can also enter the details manually.

If you have trouble adding a card, make sure your card is on the list of supported cards.

Step 3: Add passes

You can add loyalty cards, gift cards, offers, and tickets to your Google Pay.

Add loyalty or gift cards

  1. Open the Google Pay app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Passes.
  3. At the bottom, tap + Pass.
  4. For loyalty cards, tap Loyalty program. For gift cards, tap Gift card.
  5. Find the merchant or program name and tap it.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions. Your loyalty card will show up in Google Pay.

Learn how to use loyalty or gift cards.

Add offers or tickets

If you see "G Pay Save to Google Pay" in a retailer’s app or on their website, tap it.

Learn how to use offers or tickets.

Step 4: Make your first payment

  1. Shop at any store that accepts contactless payments. Here’s a list of major stores that accept Google Pay.
  2. When you’re ready to check out, unlock your phone and hold the back of it to the payment terminal screen until you see a blue checkmark on your phone.
  3. If prompted, follow the instructions on the payment terminal.

Learn more about how to pay in stores.

Look for these symbols:  Symbol-contactless   Google_pay_logo