Fall is here, and the holiday season is right around the corner. While this time of year comes with lots of celebrations, it can also come with a never-ending holiday shopping list. Here's how Google Wallet can help you save time and speed through your shopping list safely this holiday season -- and all year-round.
When you're shopping in stores
Google Wallet works with all credit and debit cards. Use your Android phone (running Kit Kat or higher) to make Tap & Pay payments on any mobile carrier, at hundreds of thousands of stores in the U.S. including Toys”R”Us, Babies”R”Us, Walgreens, Petco and many more. Just look for this logo:
If you don't have an Android phone, you can swipe a Google Wallet Card everywhere Debit MasterCard® is accepted in the U.S. And because we don't want you to miss a good holiday deal, Google Wallet lets you store coupons, loyalty and gift cards right on your phone.
When you're buying online
Speed through online and mobile checkout wherever you see the “Buy with Google” button, at merchants like Priceline, Jack Threads, NewEgg and many more. Simply press the "Buy with Google" button to check out in as few as two clicks.
When you need to send money
With Google Wallet, you can send money to anyone in the U.S. with an email address. Send money from your phone with the Google Wallet app, or in Gmail from your desktop by clicking the $ sign in your attachments bar.
Keeping your money safe and you in control
Google Wallet sends you a real-time notification after each transaction. This not only helps you keep track of your spending, but also provides an additional level of security. And if your phone gets lost or stolen, you can remotely disable the Google Wallet app at wallet.google.com.
At Google, we take fraud protection seriously. Google Wallet stores your credit and debit card information on secure servers, not your phone, and encrypts your payment information with industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology. When you use Google Wallet to Tap & Pay, we don't send your real card number to the merchant. Instead we send a virtual card number along with a one-time-use security code. Google Wallet is also backed by 24/7 Fraud Protection, which covers 100% of unauthorized transactions.
Google Wallet is an easy way to speed through your holiday shopping. Download Google Wallet today on the Play or App Store.