Your roommate finally paid you back for dinner through Google Wallet, and you want to use that money right away to pay for groceries this week. Now, you can use the new Google Wallet Card to spend the money instantly, either by purchasing in stores or by withdrawing cash at ATMs, without having to wait for money to transfer from your Google Wallet Balance to your bank account. The Google Wallet Card is a debit card that lets you quickly access your Wallet Balance, whether you’ve received it from a friend or added it directly from a linked bank account or credit/debit card.
With the Google Wallet Card, you can:
- Spend anywhere. Use your Wallet Balance to shop and pay in stores by swiping your card at millions of MasterCard® locations.
- Get cash at ATMs. Withdraw money from your Wallet Balance at ATMs. Some ATM providers may charge you a fee for cash withdrawals.
- Receive instant notifications when you spend money. Get instant notifications right on your phone to help you keep tabs on all of your transactions.
- Be free of annual or monthly fees. You can order the Google Wallet Card for free, and there are no annual or monthly service fees to use the card.
You can order the new Google Wallet Card for free right inside the latest version of the Google Wallet app for Android and iPhone. Or, you can order it from your Google Wallet account. The card is currently available for use in the US.
To learn more about the Google Wallet Card, visit our website.
And don’t forget, there are many ways of spending your Wallet Balance in addition to spending it with the Google Wallet Card. You can use your Wallet Balance to send money to friends, purchase on Google Play, YouTube and other products, tap and pay in stores, or transfer money to your bank account.
Holiday rewards and more with the Google Wallet app
The Google Wallet app also helps you shop and save. As we shared earlier today, you can instantly join new loyalty programs such as Amtrak Guest Rewards®, Avis Rental Cars, California Pizza Kitchen, Orbitz, The Body Shop, and Walgreens from the app. For a limited time, you’ll even get exclusive bonus rewards from many of these merchants, such as $30 in Orbucks from Orbitz, a free small plate and dessert from California Pizza Kitchen or $15 off of your next weekend rental with Avis. Also, with the latest version of the Android app, you can tap and pay in stores with more phones. Check here to see if your phone supports Google Wallet tap and pay.
Posted by Sandra Mariano, Product Manager, Google Wallet
12/4/2013 UPDATE: Now you can also get the Google Wallet Card directly from the latest version of the Google Wallet app for iPhone to instantly spend your Wallet Balance in stores or withdraw cash at ATMs.