Something for nothing: $10 from Google Wallet just for trying it out

Something for nothing: $10 from Google Wallet just for trying it out
Google, Sprint, and Samsung are hitting the road over the next few months to give consumers a chance to try out Google Wallet at merchants in their area. Consumers will receive $10 toward their purchase if they “tap and pay” with one of the Samsung Nexus S demo phones during the event.

The demonstrations will occur at select stores in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Some of the destinations on the schedule include Jamba Juice, Duane Reade, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Walgreens, and Foot Locker.

As we previously reported, Google Wallet recently made headway with its NFC payment service by signing deals with several major credit cards, however, it is still restricted by its availability on only one handset, the Nexus S. As NFC becomes more popular, we may begin to see a wider array of devices available with support for Google Wallet.

In the mean time, it looks as though Google is attempting to educate consumers about NFC payments through these showcases. Google stated in its blog, “We’re excited to give you a chance to try out Google Wallet and experience paying with a mobile phone.

If you are in one of these cities and are interested in trying out Google Wallet first hand, or are just looking to get something for nothing, head on over to Google’s calendar of events for a complete listing of dates, times, and locations.

View calendar of events [Google Calendar link]

source: Google Commerce via Gizmodo

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