America may run on Dunkin’, but how does it pay for that coffee and pastry? With the latest update to the Dunkin’ Donuts mobile app, a new option has arrived: Apple Pay. Users of the software can now use Cupertino’s contactless payment method to purchase, load, or reload a Dunkin’ card straight from the app. With Apple Pay, Dunkin’ Donuts customers can also use their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 6s Plus to send gift cards to others, making it easier than ever to finish off that last-minute holiday shopping for friends and family.
In case you aren’t familiar with how Apple Pay works, it’s got security and privacy at its core. When you add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay, the actual card numbers aren’t stored on the device or Cupertino’s servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned to the card, encrypted, and securely stored on the device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique security code that is dynamically generated.
Apple Pay is easy to set up, and it works well with the Dunkin’ Donuts app. Users continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits of both the app and their credit or debit cards, and they have an easier way to pay for their reloads. Scott Hudler, vice president for global consumer engagement at Dunkin’ Brands, said, “With Apple Pay, we continue to differentiate our brand with a superior guest experience that includes offering a full array of options to reload your card within the Dunkin’ Mobile App.”
Dunkin’ Donuts is a free download on the App Store, and is designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app requires iOS 7 or later.