Does Albertsons Take Google Pay & Samsung Pay? (All You Need to Know)

Albertsons is one of the leading grocery store chains in the United States. With thousands of stores spread across multiple states, it has a variety of payment methods that customers can choose from.

So, if you shop regularly at Albertsons, you may wonder if the company accepts Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Here is what I was able to discover about this topic!

Does Albertsons Take Google Pay & Samsung Pay In 2024?

Albertsons stores, including its many subsidiary stores chains such as Safeway, do take Google Pay in 2024. However, at this time, the company does not appear to accept Samsung Pay. Shoppers who want to use Google Pay may select it as the payment on the Albertsons store app, known as the Just for U app.

If you are wondering about other similar questions about Albertsons and Google or Samsung Pay, then continue to read this article for useful facts and tips!

What Other Payment Methods Does Albertsons Accept?

Besides Google Pay, Albertsons stores also accept the following payment options:

  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
  • Albertsons gift cards
  • Personal checks
  • EBT
  • Albertsons Pay
  • Apple Pay

For contactless payment, the Albertsons app offers all of those payment methods there. These contactless methods include Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Albertsons Pay.

Why Doesn’t Albertsons Accept Samsung Pay?

It might be inconvenient to discover that Albertsons does not accept Samsung Pay.

There are probably a number of reasons why Samsung Pay is not an option at the Albertsons store chains.

One reason may be that Google Pay is sometimes considered to be slightly more secure than Samsung Pay. But overall, the differences are minor between the two platforms.

Another reason may have more to do with a contract with Google Pay versus Samsung Pay, but this is not entirely clear.

Whatever the reasons for this, fans of Samsung Pay may find access to this method at a number of other stores.

 In the meantime, Albertsons does have a wide range of other payment methods which are convenient for customers.

Which Grocery Stores Take Samsung Pay?

While Albertsons does not take Samsung Pay, a number of stores do accept this payment option.

Here is a list of stores that do accept Samsung Pay (keep in mind this list is not exhaustive):

  • Costco- this warehouse grocery store giant takes a number of contactless payment methods, including, but not limited to, Samsung Pay
  • Giant Eagle- Accepts Samsung Pay and Google Pay
  • Meijer
  • Publix
  • Target

While not comprehensive, this list highlights some popular grocery store chains that offer Samsung Pay as a payment method.

Do All Albertsons Subsidiary Stores Accept Google Pay?

Do All Albertsons Subsidiary Stores Accept Google Pay?

Albertsons stores extend to include a variety of other store names. These include the following store chains:

  • Safeway
  • Vons
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Shaw’s
  • Star-Market
  • Acme
  • Tom Thumb
  • Randalls
  • United Supermarkets
  • Carrs

While each of these companies carries their own store brands and signage, etc, they all operate under Albertsons.

As such, they use the same technology in all locations for payment, including the contactless pay methods available in Albertsons.

How Do Customers Use Google Pay at Albertsons?

For customers with an Android phone, you will first unlock your phone. Next, select the Google Pay app.

Afterward, tap Menu and then Payment methods. Close your payment method, and then choose contactless payment.

Then, after you verify your payment type, you will be able to use this payment method.

With a smartwatch, you would open the Google Pay app, choose “get started,” and follow instructions for using this payment method on the watch.

To know more, you can also read our posts on whether or not Albertsons takes American Express, if Albertsons takes WIC, and does Albertsons price match.


Albertsons stores all accept a few different types of contactless payment, including Google Pay and the Albertsons pay option available on the store app. However, Samsung pay is not an option at Albertsons stores at this time.

Perhaps in the future, Albertsons will add this option as well. Some other store chains do offer Samsung Pay, including Target, Meijer, and Publix, among many others.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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