Google has been going strong with Google Wallet as of late in an effort to make NFC more widely used. Their latest announcement is a testament to their commitment of working with merchants in an effort to make things easy, drive sales and save consumers money. They've added more supported merchants to the list, as noted on the Google Mobile Blog:

Today, our partners American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Toys“R”Us are rolling out an even better Google Wallet experience. For the first time ever in the U.S., at these select stores, you can not only pay but also redeem coupons and/or earn rewards points—all with a single tap of your phone. This is what we call the Google Wallet SingleTap experience.

So not only will you be able to use Google Wallet at those places, you'll also be able to save some money while doing so. The "Featured Offers" tab within Google Wallet has offers that are exclusive and won't be found elsewhere. Some new ones added today include, 15% off at American Eagle Outfitters, 10% off at The Container Store, 15% off at Macy’s and an all-fruit smoothie for $2 at Jamba Juice and Google is actively working with retailers to have customer rewards / loyalty cards integrated with their services as well.

While Google admits that Google Wallet is still new and they are actively exploring new uses for it, the adoption rate has thus far been great with even more retailers such as Chevron, D’Agostino, Faber News Now, Gristedes Supermarkets and Pinkberry working with Google to accept Google Wallet.

Source: Google Mobile Blog


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New Google Wallet merchants added - Tap to pay and save money


calling things overpriced x3. you pay 300 bucks for a new phone?
we pay 300 to 500 euros for new phone.
300 euros being 413,28dollars.and 500 euros being 688,80 dollars.

an average phone with out carrier is around 470 to 500(depending on the phone) an iphone is even 800 euros(1.102,08 dollars) and people pay that..

i payd 460 euros for my nexus.

you Americans pay dirt cheap for phones.

Overpriced??? It's $100 from Sprint online, or Best Buy or Radio Shack... If my memory serves, it was down to $29.99 just a few weeks ago someplace. (Might have been a flyer Sprint sent me though...)

My eyes might have been playing a trick on me but in this video, at the 54 second mark, it appears that the woman is holding a Galaxy Nexus!! I could be wrong but I could've sworn in saw the hump at the bottom of the phone she was holding. I can't wait till early November for mines!!!!

the nexus s also has that same hump..
dont forget.on camera things look bigger/taller/smaller.

it was a nexus s. im 100% sure about it.

or else the woman couldn't even hold it in the hands.
woman dont have such huge hands ;)

This is not true at all. Sprints Mobile Wallet has nothing to do with NFC or Google. Sprint Mobile Wallet is just to make shopping on your cell phone easier so you don't have to type in billing info and card info every time.

Funny, you said the same thing about the EVO3D. Nobody can see the future. I agree that they are the best right now but the way things change who knows?

I've always been a fan google wallet but is there some type of security feature so people cant just make their own google wallet and steal your card info?

it requires you to enter a PIN upon placing your phone on the keypass. so if you are prompted for your PIN out of the blue you know something is up and you just dont enter it.

While the marketing is cool, only one US phone can use NFC right now. There aren't many potential customers that can use the tech.

Every new thing has to start somewhere. I hate to say it but its going to take till next year when the iPhone incorporates it before it becomes mainstream. But once it does nfc will be mainstream and everyone will have it within a couple years.

I think these people are way more excited about their stuff being payed for than the technology. still cool though

Except for a few of the younger crowd that actually seemed impressed, I would have to agree with xemtra in that all the rest of these people are just freeloaders happy with getting free stuff.

Want to know something funny. I was in NY last week and they were promoting this at the American Eagle store at Times Square. They gave everyone phones and you could go around tapping displays for sweet deals. We saw the deals and ended up using the app called Shopkick. It actually gave us a better deal than what the Google Wallet offered during their promotion. 20% off the entire purchase. hahahaha We just took the my normal phone up to the register and they scanned the barcode off my screen.