Does Dollar Tree Take Google Pay?

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Last Updated: January 14, 2022
Date Published: January 14, 2022
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Does Dollar Tree Take Google Pay in 2021?

Yes, Dollar Tree Does Accept Google Pay.

Although late to the contactless payment party, Dollar Tree installed NFC (Near Field Communication) technology in early 2020.

Here is the Twitter release from the company:

“Most registers are now equipped with contactless payment through Tap to Pay with Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

All Dollar Tree stores will have this technology implemented by the end of April (2020) for a touch-free shopping experience”

does dollar tree accept google pay

Dollar Tree does take Google Pay but only for in-store purchases.

Any online shopping should be paid for with a different method.

I am not sure I could manage without Dollar Tree in my life!

The highly discounted store is often my first port of call when I need household and garden items, craft supplies, or things to fill the pantry.

There are often queues at the checkout; most of the time they quickly reduce.

Dollar Tree has such a high footfall and fast customer turnaround, therefore, fast and efficient checkout is paramount to keep customers safe.

Payment Methods Accepted at Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree is aware that its customers come from all walks of life, and, as such, try to accommodate them by accepting multiple ways to pay.


  • Cash
  • Digital wallets Apple and Google Pay
  • Other Tap-to-Pay formats, Visa and MasterCard
  • All Major debit cards
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • EBT – Electronic Benefit Transfer
  • WIC and SNAP food stamps on eligible products
  • Gift Cards
  • Vouchers and Coupons


Dollar Tree has a user-friendly app where customers fill a virtual cart before tapping the checkout button.

Select a delivery option, either free for in-store collection or same-day delivery before selecting one of the following payment options;

  • American Express
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • PayPal
  • PayPal Credit

Unfortunately, purchase orders, coupons, Apple or Google Pay are not acceptable forms of payment for online purchases.

How to Use Google Pay in Dollar Tree

Google Pay was formerly known as Android Pay; it is an electronic wallet that stores many things, including store and payment cards.

It is used on mobile Android devices where it is available to download from the Play Store.

It is compatible with Android phones, smartwatches, and tablets.

Google Pay is a safe option at checkout.

It reduces the amount of surface contact in-store; advantageous in the light of recent events.

It is fast, secure, efficient, and very easy to use.

When you have downloaded the app and saved your bank cards, choose your primary payment option.

This will be the default card at all transactions unless you change it out; a process that takes seconds in the app.

When your shopping is complete, approach the checkout and either self-scan or wait for an assistant to scan your items.

Then follow these four, simple steps if using a phone.

  1. Unlock the phone – there is no need to open the Google Pay app
  2. Hold the back of the phone close to the reader
  3. You may be prompted to enter your passcode or use biometric, Touch ID, for verification
  4. Wait for the blue checkmark to appear on the phone screen

That is it; bag your shopping and leave the store!

If you have downloaded the Google Pay app to a smartwatch, the process is quite similar;

  1. Open the Google Pay app
  2. Hold the watch close to the card reader
  3. If prompted, tap ‘Credit’ on the screen – this applies if the linked card is debit or credit
  4. Wait for a soft beep or gentle vibration – this signals successful payment

If the default payment method linked in your Google Wallet is a debit card, you may occasionally need to input a PIN. The terminal will prompt you if this is the case.

Dollar Tree and its Relationship with Family Dollar

Dollar Tree is one of the leading US discount retailers across the United States and Canada.

The stores are found in more than 15,100 locations and the business employs more than 193,000 people.

In 2015, Dollar Tree acquired more than 8000 Family Dollar stores to add to their portfolio.

It seems the merger hasn’t been as smooth as they’d have liked; Family Dollar follows a slightly different business model.

Family Dollar takes Google Pay (Samsung Pay and Apple Pay) across all of its operations, including on its website and app.

I wonder how long before the Family Tree branch, no pun intended, follows suit and supports Google Pay for online payments.


Dollar Tree is renowned for selling a wide range of high-value goods for the home and family.

Everyone knows to pick up a basket on entry; you will buy more than intended!

No matter how many items you select, checkout is fast and efficient, especially if you use a mobile digital payment method.

Dollar Tree takes Google Pay in-store only.

No e-wallet platforms are accepted for online payment.