Amazon Wallet App Hits Google Play, Stores Gift and Reward Cards

Within the last week, Amazon snuck their new Amazon Wallet application onto Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The app, which will be featured on the Fire Phone, stores gift, reward, and loyalty cards, so that you can access them at any time without actually holding the card. Once scanned into the app, you can bring cards up as barcodes or QR codes for using at merchants. With “supported” merchants, you can even check  gift cards balances, similar to what the latest Google Wallet update offers.

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Google Wallet Update Lets You Manage/Use Gift Cards, Request Money, and Pay Without Fees

Google Wallet received a solid update this afternoon that brings in features which could make the app immediately more useful. For one, Google Wallet now lets you manage gift cards (check balances) and redeem in stores using the app, rather than having to worry about carrying around the actual cards. You can also request money from friends, instead of only being able to send in the past. Finally, sending money using your debit card is now free. In the past, Google used to tack on a decent sized fee when sending money unless you were sending with cash that was already loaded in the app.

Participating merchants for the new gift card management include AMC, Best Buy, Nike, Sephora, Toys R Us, TGI Friday’s, and Whole Foods.

You can grab the update on Google Play now or sideload using the apk below.  (more…)

Contest: $200 in Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs From Droid Life!

We teased this last night on Twitter, because well, teasing is fun from time to time. And since a tease only means something if you follow through with it, it is now time to do just that. We are giving away $200 in Google Play gift cards for the hell of it! It feels like it has been a minute since we gave something away – oh wait, it has only been a minute. What I mean is, it has been a while since we gave away a whole bunch of gift cards for you to do with as you please. Maybe one of you will be able to spend it on games for that shiny, new NVIDIA SHIELD.

The contest is easy as usual – jump into the Rafflecopter widget below and complete as many of the tasks as you like. None are mandatory, so pick and choose the options you are most comfortable with (or easiest). The more you complete, the better your chances are, though.

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Quick Contest: Win a $50 Google Play Gift Card From Droid Life!

I stumbled upon an unused $50 Google Play gift card this afternoon while tidying up the office and though, “Why not give this away?” So yeah, let’s do just that.

This will go down as one of the quickest contests in DL history, as you only have three hours to get in. Thankfully, the rules are simple. All you have to do is follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below, which essentially just asks that you leave a comment. We choose our winner through Rafflecopter though, so make sure to tell it that you left a comment.

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Contest: $300 in Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs From Droid Life!

Last night on Twitter, we teased a contest for this morning, because who doesn’t like to start out a week with a chance to win freebies? In case you can’t count or do simple multiplication, yes, we have $300 in Google Play gift cards to give away. No sponsors, no special occasion – just Droid Life saying “Thank you” to the wonderful community that gathers here each and every day.

The contest is simple and only asks that you follow the easy steps in the Rafflecopter widget below. You don’t have to do all of the items, but the more you do, the more chances you have to win one of the six $50 gift cards that we are giving away.

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Contest: $250 in Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs!

This weekend, outside of your Super Bowl festivities, you will have a chance to walk away from DL with a $50 Google Play gift card for doing almost nothing. We are giving away five to be exact, meaning there are $250 in prizes up for grabs to the community. This isn’t our first contest of the year by any means – already gave away a Nexus 5 and some Nexus 7 sleeves – but I do believe this is the largest amount of Google Play gift cards we have ever given away at one time, if that means anything to you.

We figured, why not start the year off right? You ready to be $50 richer?  (more…)

Contest: Two $25 Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs From DL!

Apologies are in store from us. We feel like our giveaway game hasn’t been stepped up enough this holiday season, so starting today, that changes. We’ve got a whole bundle of $25 Google Play gift cards in house that we plan to toss out to readers over the next few days as we approach next week’s holiday madness. And you never know, we may toss in another device or two along the way as well.  (more…)