Does Target Accept Google Pay in 2022?

We get the question "Does Target take Google pay" and here's what you need to know!
Last Updated: November 8, 2021
Date Published: November 8, 2021
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Target is a well known American retailer with well over 1,900 stores nationwide.

They sell everything from clothing to groceries to home decor, furniture, toys, and more.

In recent years they have done popular collaborations with fashion designers and interior designers such as Chip & Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Homes, Shea McGee with Studio McGee, and Rachel Comey.

Target is certainly a store that does not disappoint.

They aim to make the shopping experience as convenient as possible and their stores offer all kinds of contactless services to cater to their different consumers’ needs.

In the same stride, Google Pay has grown to become one of the most popular forms of payment methods available, being accepted by a large number of top retail and commercial entities.

This may leave you wondering: does Target take Google Pay?

Keep reading to find out!

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Does Target Take Google Pay in 2022?

Yes, Target Does take Google Pay in 2022!

Target has been accepting Google Pay since November 2018, making the checkout process even more easy and convenient!

In addition to Google Pay, Target accepts any contactless digital wallet including Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

What payment methods does Target accept?

Target accepts almost every other type of payment including:

  • Cash
  • Personal checks
  • Target RedCard (unfortunately, RedCard’s cannot be added to digital wallets like Apple Pay at this time)
  • Target App (you can add your RedCard to the Target App and checkout by scanning the barcode in the App)
  • Major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Novus, etc.
  • Debit/ATM cards
  • Target gift cards
  • Target gift certificates
  • Target Merchandise vouchers
  • EBT
  • WIC

Paypal is only accepted on or on the Target app.

How to use your iPhone to pay at Target

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To use your iPhone or other contactless payment methods at Target stores, simply hold your contactless card, mobile device or wearable over the card reader screen to initiate payment until the confirmation that the payment was successful displays on the screen.

You will then follow the prompts on your device or card reader screen.

This can be done at any time while you check out, when the card reader is ready for payment, including while the cashier is still scanning items.

Any contactless payment type can be accepted.

Some examples of contactless payment types are:

  • Contactless credit/debit cards printed with this symbol:  User-added image
  • Mobile phone digital wallets such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay
  • Wearables with payment enabled such as your Apple Watch or Fitbit Pay

You can also use your iPhone to pay at Target through the Target App.

The Target App has a wallet feature that simplifies the checkout process in store by using a single barcode to apply Target Circle offers, Target Circle earnings, Weekly Ad coupons, Target team member discounts, cash withdrawal (for Target Debit Card only), Target GiftCard payments, and RedCard payments, including Target Debit Card, Target Credit Card and Target Mastercard.

If you have a Target Red Card, you can use it in the Target App.

When using the Target App, Target Circle Points (this is Target’s reward program) are automatically saved.

If you are using another form of payment other than the Target App, be sure to enter your phone number before checking out so that you can collect and redeem your Target Circle balance.


Target accepts all major forms of payment including digital wallets like Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay at all of their stores.

You can also download the Target App and upload the Target Red Card and use that to pay via a simple barcode scan at checkout.

Be sure to collect your Target Circle points by entering your phone number or paying through the Target App!