This post is sponsored by CurrentC and Blog Meets Brand. All opinions are my own.
I love shopping. Even if I don’t buy anything, window shopping and just browsing for an hour can be so fun. Piecing together outfits, redecorating the house, planning a party – give me an hour at Target and I can create a whole alternate universe and not spend a dime. But when I do need to spend money, I actually hate having to dig through my purse to find my wallet. I also really don’t like leaving my purse sitting in the cart, or getting buried under all my finds. It’s annoying and kind of kills the shopping buzz. That’s why when I heard about CurrentC and how I could use just my phone to pay for purchases – including being able to use my gift cards – I was sold.
CurrentC gives you, the consumer, the power to use a single app for your payment, your loyalty cards, and special offers. Just one app and you can “swipe” your loyalty card, apply any coupons, and then pay using your checking account or a gift card balance.
That means for people who are rushing, so long as you’ve loaded CurrentC with the proper information, you can take JUST YOUR PHONE into the store and buy what you need. Obviously you need your ID for any applicable purchases, but how awesome is this? No more digging through your purse, no more lost-under-the-groceries wallet.
Right now CurrentC is in beta, and only rolling out in the Columbus, Ohio area to retailers like Target, Wendy’s, CVS, and Giant Eagle. I highly suggest that if you live in or near Columbus that you install the app and try it. You could even buy a $5 gift card to one of the mentioned retailers, load it, and just test out the check out process first-hand. Your information is secure, encrypted and you need a passcode just to enter the app.
I went to Target and CVS to pick up some travel needs for our upcoming Paris trip. You know, toiletries and comfort items for the flight. I made sure my Target gift card and Cartwheel were attached to my CurrentC app, as well as my CVS ExtraCare! Having a handheld basket and no need for my purse was so nice! I was able to slip my phone into my pocket, browse, then head to the register and pay. It was faster, I had two hands, and I didn’t need to worry about where my purse/wallet was. For me, as a busy mom, I need this.
I can’t wait for this to expand and include more retailers in more locations around the country!
Psst CVS fans! Through 11/19 there is an offer for $5 Extrabucks rewards after your first purchase using CurrentC when you use your Extracare account!
Psst again! Do you love Wendy’s? There will be an offer for a free frosty when you pay with CurrentC through 11/16 . To redeem, just go to offers and “clip” the free frosty offer!