Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards, and more retail partners

Oct 17, 2011
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Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards, and more retail partners

Google Wallet unveiled its first batch of retail partners last week, which included American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy's, OfficeMax, and Toys R Us. And today, the company has even more good news for the select few with the NFC-equipped Nexus S 4G, revealing that those retail partners will also begin offering coupons and rewards points exclusively through Google Wallet.

So, if you're toting the Nexus S 4G with Google Wallet, you can now waltz into any one of those retail partner locations to pay for your purchase, redeem coupons, and/or earn rewards points all with a single tap of your phone. Google calls this the Google Wallet SingleTap experience.

The app has also been updated so that the Offers tab now shows a Featured Offers section of discounts that are exclusive to Google Wallet. The deals for today include 15% off at American Eagle Outfitters, 10% off at The Container Store, 15% off at Macy's, and a $2 all-fruit smoothie from Jamba Juice.

New loyalty programs from Foot Locker, Guess, OfficeMax, and American Eagle Outfitters are also on their way to Google Wallet. Instead of having to carry separate loyalty cards, now it's all tied into your Google Wallet account and you'll earn rewards points automatically with each purchase.

Additionally, Google Wallet now offers more transaction details with real-time transaction information as well as merchant name, location, dollar value, and time of each purchase. Upcoming new retail partners will include Chevron, D'Agostino, Faber News Now, Gristedes Supermarkets, and Pinkberry.

[via Google]


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