Many have asked for it and it will soon be possible to do it: pay for their purchases in stores with Google Pay o Apple Pay and mature the State cashback. At the moment it is not yet allowed, but it will be soon. When? Hard to say, at best within the next few days or weeks. An update of the IO application will almost certainly be needed.
Google Pay and Apple Pay for Cashback (coming soon)
Among the FAQs of the official website dedicated to Cashback, in the section concerning i payment methods supported, there is a precise reference to “other payment systems, such as Google Pay and Apple Pay (on the IO app starting in 2021)”.
Learn IOHowever, by entering the Portfolio section and trying to add a payment method, the item “Apps and digital tools” is currently labeled as “incoming”.
Furthermore, within the applications of Google Pay and Apple Pay it does not seem in any way possible to activate the adhesion to the initiative as it happens instead with those of the affiliated issuers, so all that remains is to wait. One will almost certainly have to wait for the release of a updating for IO as announced by the message that appears by pressing “Apps and digital payment tools”.
An upcoming version of IO will also make this payment method available.
To date, the official IO portal does not report the two payment methods as supported, but the latest update dates back to 15 December 2020.
Same speech for PayPal e Samsung Pay, two other payment methods that are currently not compatible with the app.
In summary: when will it be possible to mature the repayment of 10% on in-store shopping using Google Pay or Apple Pay? Impossible today to say for sure, but almost certainly during Phase 2 of the Cashback which started in recent days and which will end at the end of June. We remind you that during this second period of the initiative it is necessary to carry out at least 50 transactions to be eligible for the grant.
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