Apple Stores Promoting Apple Pay With Bonus $5 iTunes Gift Cards
Jul 19, 2016 11:32 am PDT by Juli Clover
In 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.

Related Roundup: Apple Pay

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

9 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.
Rating: 12 Votes
9 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.
Rating: 4 Votes
9 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.
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago
And now bring Apple Pay to more countries! We Dutchies are waiting.
Rating: 3 Votes
9 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
Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago
The best part is when Apple Pay doesn't work in an Apple Store. I have had this happen several times and ended up swiping a card after several failed attempts. Employees have told me on multiple occasions it is embarrassing but happens often.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 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.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago
People aren't using Apple Pay for the simple fact that YOU CAN'T use Apple Pay!

Most places DO NOT HAVE APPLE PAY SET UP. They don't have the technology.

Instead of spending money giving $5 to customers as an incentive to set up something they already know how to set up, perhaps Apple should be thinking more about using that money to foot the bill for this technology as they know retailers across the country aren't willing to. THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO.

It's the same thing for EMV chips and NFC. It's one and the same. TARGET doesn't even have Apple Pay and that's a major retailer!
Rating: 1 Votes
9 months ago
I love Apple Pay, popped out this morning to buy a few bits from Waitrose, Boots and Costa and intentionally left my wallet at home. It's just one less thing to worry about and need a pocket for.

I just ask to pay with contactless, removes any confusion as that's been around for quite a while now. Though it still does seem a little magic paying with my wrist.
Rating: 1 Votes
9 months ago

If you buya £15.00 itunes voucher you get £20.00.....a lot more than 5%

Well yeah, in that case it makes more sense to go to Apple.

But if you're buying an $800 iPad Pro at Target, that's $40 savings.
Rating: 1 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]
Newer Article Older Article