Holiday Shopping Made Easy with the Softcard App #Sponsored
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Softcard. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
As the holidays grow near, most people are wrapping up (no pun intended!) their Christmas shopping and breathing a sigh of relief. But then the after-Christmas sales begin! And pretty soon it’s a whole new year of holidays, birthdays, and all of life’s special events to keep us busy.
With all of these reasons to shop, it’s smart to find special offers, use store loyalty cards, and keep your payment methods organized. Well guess what? There’s an app for that! Softcard is a free app that lets you pay with a tap of your phone (that’s right – no card swiping!), save money with special offers, and store all of your loyalty, membership, and rewards cards right on your phone. It can be downloaded on Android and Windows devices with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless service providers.
I downloaded Softcard onto the HTC One. I found that it works only with participating credit cards from American Express, Chase, or Wells Fargo. My Chase card wasn’t a type that worked with the app, so I wasn’t able to use that. But then I discovered the alternative, which is setting up a prepaid account with American Express Serve and adding money from my debit card, credit card, or US bank account. That way I could still use Softcard without one of the preferred credit cards.
In my area, Softcard is accepted at Walgreens, Subway and McDonalds. I shop a lot at Walgreens so it was convenient to use the app there. It was so easy to tap my phone to the console instead of digging for my wallet, getting out my credit card, swiping, and then putting it all back in my purse!
My phone is almost always out at checkout since I enter all my purchases into a checkbook balancing app, so it makes sense to just use it to pay instead of rooting around in my purse for payment. Not to mention the fact that my key ring is stuffed full of store loyalty and rewards cards that I can put on the Softcard app instead! This app saves me time and hassle, and keeps everything in one organized place.
Softcard uses state-of-the-art technology and layers of security to protect your information, so you don’t have to worry about it being compromised. It is really easy to use too, and available at over 275,000 participating retailers. And again, it’s free!
Be sure to meet the new Softcard mascot, Tappy, in this fun video too:
For more funny Tappy videos, visit the Softcard App YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_uG2k-HHx9Oe0WLDWE9U3w.