Apple Stores Promoting Apple Pay With Bonus $5 iTunes Gift Cards

Apple-Pay-250x434 (1) copyIn Apple retail stores in the United Kingdom and the United States, Apple is running a promotion to encourage its customers to sign up for Apple Pay this week.

When making a purchase in store, Apple employees will ask customers if they would like to pay via Apple Pay. If a customer declines and does not have Apple Pay set up, employees will guide customers through the setup process to make the purchase and will offer a bonus $5 or £5 iTunes gift card for using Apple Pay as their payment method.

The $5 iTunes gift card is available for any purchase made in an Apple Store, whether purchasing an accessory, an Apple product, or an iTunes/Apple Store gift card. Should a customer need to return a product within the return period, the iTunes gift card will still be theirs to keep as a reward for having set up Apple Pay.

Apple's promotion comes just as Apple Pay has expanded to its eighth country, France. Apple Pay is now available in the United States, the UK, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, and France, with availability planned for Hong Kong and Spain later in 2016.

In the near future, Apple Pay will see a major expansion as it becomes available for purchases made on the web on iOS devices and Macs.

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Top Rated Comments

Karma*Police Avatar
103 months ago
Good idea. Many still don't know what it is

I still get many odd looks when I use my phone to pay
Some of the looks I get when I check out with my Apple Watch: priceless.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AustinBoilers Avatar
103 months ago
Good idea. Many still don't know what it is

I still get many odd looks when I use my phone to pay
I just blew the mind of a Subway employee two hours ago when I paid with my watch.

The main thing holding it back imo is that it still hasn't rolled out to enough stores. If I'm not 100% sure that they accept Apple Pay I'm not going to try and possibly create a weird/awkward situation if they don't ("That'll be $80." - holds watch to card reader for seemingly no reason). Subway, McDonalds, and Apple Stores are about the only places I know that for sure accept it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
103 months ago
Pretty pathetic on apples part. Google gave me a free Chromecast for activating and using Google Pay a few times. Best part was I Got my Chromecast and then deleted Google Pay.
I promise you, mobile payments will NEVER go mainstream
So you just want free stuff.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MH01 Avatar
103 months ago
Good idea. Many still don't know what it is

I still get many odd looks when I use my phone to pay
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jojost1 Avatar
103 months ago
And now bring Apple Pay to more countries! We Dutchies are waiting.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
103 months ago
Apple offers $5 of free money to new Apple Pay customers, and the MacRumors forum collective response is, largely, "that's pathetic, they should offer more and offer it to everyone, not just those newly signing up."

Tough crowd.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)