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Does Dollar Tree Take Apple Pay?

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When you’re trying to stick to a budget, Dollar Tree is kind of like an oasis in the desert. Even though 2021 did see Dollar Tree raising prices from $1 to $1.25, the store still holds a lot of great deals. If you like options when it comes to how to pay for your purchases there, you’re probably wondering, “Does Dollar Tree take Apple Pay? Which other forms of payment do they accept?”

The answer largely depends on location, but fortunately Dollar Tree does accept many different forms of payment. From good old cash (it is king, after all) to card to digital options.

Before we get into the ways you can pay at Dollar Tree, you’ll want to download the KCL app so that you can be the first to know about deals at this store and so many more.


Will Dollar Tree take Apple Pay if I try to use it?

A person's hand holding a cellphone with apple pay wallet on screen in front of dollar tree.

We have some excellent news for you: yes! According to Dollar Tree’s Twitter feed, the store’s registers have been equipped with contactless payment options since April 2020. So not only does the Dollar Tree take Apple Pay, it also has the technology to accept Visa, Mastercard, and Google Pay with a simple tap.

Dollar Tree is in good company. There are a ton of other stores accepting Apple Pay, including Trader Joe’s, Bath & Body Works, and Aldi, just to name a few.

Related: Here’s how to pay for gas online without leaving your car.



It’s easy to get set up with Apple Pay.

a woman holding her phone over a credit card terminal to pay for her order with Apple Pay

If you’re interesting in going contactless with your payments, Apple Pay is a great option. And it’s so easy to get set up. So grab your iPhone and follow these steps:

  • Open the Wallet app.
  • Tap the plus sign located in the top right corner.
  • Choose which type of card you’ll add (you can opt for either debit or credit card).
  • Next, verify your information with your bank or card issuer.
  • Wear an Apple Watch? You can add the card to your watch as well.

Voila! You are all set up with Apple Pay and can start using it to make purchases in person and online.


Why is it helpful for Dollar Tree to take Apple Pay?

A person's hand holding a cellphone with apple pay on screen at the dollar tree register about to pay.

Apple touts their digital payment option as a safer alternative to using a physical credit or debit card. Though we’re always concerned about hacks and the like, the Face ID, Touch ID, and passcode required to make purchases on your iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, or iPad reportedly make the technology very secure. Additionally, Apple Pay doesn’t share your card number or identity with the merchants you’re interacting with. It also doesn’t store your card numbers on your device or even Apple servers.




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