Here's How You Can Shop in Physical Stores Using GrabPay

Just make sure they have a QR Ph code available.
by Micah Avry Guiao
June 08, 2023
Warren Espejo and Micah Avry Guiao

( Cashless existence is slowly becoming the norm, especially for people who have no fear walking the streets with only a phone in hand. We all know a friend who can go out to dinner or on a shopping spree without cash or card in sight. Now GrabPay is joining the movement.

Grab Philippines has linked up with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas-initiated QR Ph codes for more interoperability. We know, interoperability is a loaded term, but what this basically means is that any physical store with a QR Ph code will now accept GrabPay (and others) as a mode of payment—at no additional cost.

PHOTO BY Facebook/Grab Philippines

This increased QR Ph adoption will mean more options for paying digital without the inconvenience of having to go through InstaPay or install every bank app or e-wallet out there to make an in-store payment

Also read: What's Up With Those QR Codes With the Colors of the Philippine Flag?

How to scan to pay with GrabPay

Here’s how to pay stores with QR Ph codes using the Grab app:

  1. Make sure the store is QR Ph code
  2. Swipe right on the Grab homepage to scan the QR Ph code (if not working, click on the QR code button on the Grab homepage)
  3. Type the amount
  4. Slide to pay
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GrabPay is big on rewards and cashbacks, which gives it quite an edge compared to other mobile wallet options. Users can earn GrabRewards points for QR Ph transactions made with GrabPay merchants, which can be used to redeem discounts on Grab services.  Simply click "Save using Points" to start using your GrabRewards points for rides, food deliveries, and more.

However, do take note that QR Ph transactions to non-Grab merchants are not eligible for GrabRewards Points. Here’s the full list of Grab merchants for your information.

If the merchant claims to have not received the funds, inform them that they should have received it in the account linked with QR Ph.

Grab is available for download on iOS and Android.

Also read: The Guide to Using GrabPay