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Google Wallet now available at Gap Inc. stores in Bay Area


Gap Inc. is the latest retailer to add Google Wallet to its stores, allowing shoppers to pay for purchases with a tap of their phones. 

The service is available at more than 65 stores in the Bay Area, including Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic locations. Through the end of February the company will offer 15% off when shoppers use Google Wallet at those stores. 

Google Wallet is an app that securely stores virtual versions of your credit cards in your smartphone. It supports most Citi PayPass-eligible MasterCard credit cards and the Google Prepaid Card.

San Francisco-based Gap said customers who don't have a phone that supports Google Wallet can still tap to pay with any MasterCard PayPass-enabled card at the same locations.

"We know you, our customers, love the convenience of smartphones (from finding stores to browsing products, to actually transacting), and these partnerships with Google and MasterCard are examples of how we're making it easier for you to shop using the devices you love," said Nick Sheth, senior director of global business development at Gap Inc. Direct, in a blog post on the company's website.

Here's a map of Gap Inc. stores accepting Google Wallet in the Bay Area. 


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-- Andrea Chang

Photo: Google Wallet on Android devices featuring digital MasterCards. Credit:

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