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Kohl's Becomes First Retailer to Support Apple Pay for Store-Branded Cards

Kohls-Charge-CardsApple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today, adding Kohl's as the first U.S. retailer accepting store-branded cards that offer discounts and rewards. The department store chain confirmed on Twitter that iPhone users can make purchases using Kohl's Charge Cards on Apple Pay starting today.

Apple announced at WWDC 2015 that iOS 9 would support rewards and store-issued cards, including those from Kohl's, JCPenney, Walgreens, BJ’s Wholesale Club and several other retailers. Kohl's briefly announced forthcoming Apple Pay support for its Charge Cards private label credit cards last week, which is now live.
Enhanced Mobile Payment Options: Customers can pay easily and quickly with Apple Pay in stores when they add their Kohl’s Charge as a form of payment. In addition, customers will be able to complete purchases across all digital channels with Visa Checkout, which makes it fast and easy to buy gifts for everyone on the list on Kohls.com and mobile devices.

Kohl's is the largest U.S. department store chain by the number of stores, with around 1,200 as of February 2013.

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15 months ago
Target Red Card Please! :-)
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago
I'm still waiting for Target to implement the same with their store card.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago
Hope to see the rewards cards getting added soon, too. I'm looking at you, Panera.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago
Nice. Waiting for the other dominoes to fall.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago
I need some way of getting rid of all of my punch cards. The "Get 10 pizzas and your next one is free!" things. A lot of local places do that, and I almost always forget to bring my cards for them.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago
How funny. I just tried to add my Kohl's card yesterday and was denied. Apple showed it on a keynote months ago and I thought to do it when I was in the car yesterday because I keep my Kohl's card in the cupholder. Guess I'll try again now, lol.
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
I used my Discover card with Apple Pay at Kohls last night without issue.
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
What I want is to be able to tap my phone at Walgreens so I don't have to enter my phone number to get points.
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
I don't want all these store cards. Just to be able to use my Apple Pay tied to my banks MSC. Doesn't sound like I can do that with Kohls. I have been moving to stores that take my Apple pay that way and leaving the others.
Rating: 1 Votes
15 months ago

My comment is based upon... considering myself to be "the average consumer." I haven't stepped foot in a Kohl's in years. Plus Walmart and Amazon seems to be putting just about every other retailer out of business.


I also consider myself an average consumer, and I shop at Kohl's regularly. Clothes are one of the few things that still benefit from a brick and mortar try it on experience, something Amazon does not provide. And I've learned the hard way that discount clothes from places like Wal-Mart and Target are never worth it in the long run.
Rating: 1 Votes

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