You can now pay for a Big Mac or Prosperity Burger by simply waving your Visa payWave credit card at a cashier terminal at more than 120 McDonald’s outlets across Singapore.
And by doing so, you get S$1 off for a S$6 purchase at the restaurants, starting from February 26 to March 25, as part of a promotion.
The rollout had actually begun earlier, in December last year. One in 10 Visa transactions at the McDonald’s counter are now carried out the contactless way, said the two companies today.
Like other forms of contactless payment, Visa payWave does not require the swiping of a card. A user simply taps his card at a terminal for quick payment.
For purchases under S$100, which is common for most customers at McDonald’s, there is no need to sign on a receipt either.
For both the customer and the restaurant, this saves time. Without cash changing hands, there is less worry about hygiene as well when handling the food.
According to Visa, Singapore consumers are fast embracing its contactless payment technology, with almost one in four face-to-face Visa transactions done that way instead of the traditional swiping of cards.
Besides Visa payWave, McDonald’s has offered other contactless payment methods in the past, like through the Nets stored value card.