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PSA: Got a MasterCard and Apple Pay? Travel for free in London today and the next three Mondays


If you’re in London, have got a MasterCard and haven’t yet started using Apple Pay, today would be a great time to start. The card company has launched a promotion offering free travel in London on Mondays, starting today. Quite a neat way of persuading people to select a MasterCard as their primary card in Apple Pay …

The promo covers tubes, trains and buses. Just use Apple Pay with a MasterCard selected when you touch in and out, and all your fares for the day will be refunded to your card – up to a maximum of £27.90. The offer runs on Monday November 23rd & 30th, plus December 7th and 14th.

Apple has also been highlighting Apple Pay, recently adding a new Guided Tour video to its YouTube channel on how to use Apple Pay on the iPhone. The company already had one for the Apple Watch, but this is the first video how-to for the iPhone. The expansion of Apple Pay to new cards continues apace.

Via Engadget

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  1. PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

    Aaah, *in* London (was hoping *to* London…)

  2. Peter Rooke - 7 years ago

    …aaaaand rush hour slows down as people use their slow Apple pay instead of a near instantaneous touch of a card.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    • Ben Lovejoy - 7 years ago

      Eh? Apple Pay is as quick as an Oyster card.

    • PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

      Except for the card fraud which has declined since its inception. I think Apple has Mastered the art of Card. Something to think about.

  3. Michael A. Spikes - 7 years ago

    I guess that the banks in the UK must’ve finally switched on Apple Pay. I was in London in February and used it on my iPhone 6 to pay for a ride on the tube then. It blew everyone’s mind! :)


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