Tap to pay, or contactless payment, allows you to wave or tap your card to pay for items at participating retailers. It’s currently the fastest and safest way to make your day-to-day purchases.
Identifying a contactless card is easy—just look for the Contactless Symbol on the front of the card. Don’t see the symbol? It might be time to upgrade to a contactless card.
Using a new payment method for the first time might seem daunting but tap to pay is the easiest form of payment yet.
Tap to pay at many of your favorite places like fast-food restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, vending machines, and more. Just look for the Contactless Symbol at checkout. If you don’t see the symbol, you can still use your contactless card by swiping or inserting the chip.
Safer than ever. The card uses an encrypted “token” with every transaction. This one-time use digital token is transmitted to the contactless card reader, which is authenticated by the card reader network. The digital token doesn’t contain your card number or any personal information and cannot ever be used again to make another transaction.
The contactless card also never leaves your hand. Not only is this more sanitary, but you don’t have to worry about your card being swiped through a fraudulent card reader to steal your data or personal information. You are in control the entire time.
At Alaska USA, we recently introduced contactless versions of the Alaska USA Visa® Debit Card and the Alaska USA Visa® Business Debit Card, featuring an updated look that includes the Contactless Symbol.
If you are an Alaska USA member, request your card today! You can also request your card by calling the Member Service Center at 800-525-9095.
Not a member? Not a problem! There's never been a better time to become a member. Visit any Alaska USA branch or give us a call at the number above to check your eligibility.
Make the switch and enjoy the safety and efficiency of a contactless card.
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