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Buy a Magstripe Reader from a Retail Store

The Square Reader for magstripe accepts magstripe payment cards (cards without a chip). When you sign up for Square and your account is activated, we’ll ship you one for free within 7-10 business days.

If you need a reader right away, you can purchase one at participating retail locations.

When you purchase a reader, keep the following in mind:

  • They cost $10 up front, but come with a $10 redemption code. Once you enter the code we’ll send $10 to your linked bank account.

  • One redemption code can be claimed per Square account.

  • If a team member has purchased a reader from a retail location, the reader credit is sent to the bank account linked to the primary Square account holder. Contact the primary account holder for reimbursement.

  • If you weren’t approved to accept credit cards, you’re still able to link your bank account and redeem the credit.

  • If you purchased a two-pack of readers at Sam’s Club, you’ll find a redemption code for $15 within the packaging.

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