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Google rolls out Google Wallet to more merchants, shop and save in a single tap

More Google Wallet merchants go live, pay and save in a single tap

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 18, 2011 @ 4:31 CDT

Google have announced more Google Wallet merchants have gone live, but not only that, they've announced that various partners are rolling out an even better Google Wallet Experience. The partners involved in this even better rollout include American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy's, OfficeMax and Toys"R"Us. For the first time ever in the U.S., at these select stores, you can only only pay with Google Wallet, but you can redeem coupons and/or earn reward points, all with a single tap of your phone. This is what Google calls the Google Wallet SingleTap experience.

At any of these stores, you can walk in rocking your Google Wallet-capable Android handset, walk up to the counter and tap your phone to pay and save. That's it. No need to find the coupon, credit card, cash, count the cash, or anything - tap, done. Within Google Wallet lies "The Offers" tab, which has been updated to include a new "Featured Offers" section with discounts that are exclusive to Google Wallet.

Today, these exclusive discounts to Google Wallet include 15-percent off at American Eagle Outfitters, 10-percent off at The Container Store, 15-percent off at Macy's and an all-fruit smoothie for just $2 at Jamba Juice. There are many more Google Wallet exclusive discounts to arrive in the future, and you can save your favourites in Google Wallet so they'll be automatically applied to your bill when you tap to check out.


Loyalty card user? Well, its even easier with Google Wallet. As of today, Foot Locker, Guess, OfficeMax and American Eagle Outfitters are providing loyalty cards through Google Wallet so that you can build up reward points automatically as you shop. More of these are promised to come. Google have also improved transaction details for the Google Prepaid Card with real-time transaction information including merchant name, location, dollar value and the time of each transaction.


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