New sneakers? Apple Pay can save you money on Adidas products

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You can save money on products bought through the Adidas app.
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For its latest Apple Pay weekly promotion, Apple is giving customers 15 percent off purchases made in the Adidas iOS app — provided it’s bought using Apple’s mobile payment service, of course!

The promotion runs from today through June 28. The Adidas app can be downloaded, free of charge, from the App Store.

Apple Pay gets you cheaper, faster service at summer festivals

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Yet another reason to use Apple Pay.
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If you aren’t already using Apple Pay, you should be. Not only does it make shopping easier, but it can also save you money on all kinds of purchases every week. And now, Apple Pay users are getting faster service on discounted food and drink at concerts and festivals.

Apple Pay “fast lanes” have started popping up at concessions stands, helping users avoid the lengthy lines.

Apple Pay’s ‘Lose your wallet’ promotion hits the Big Apple

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Apple has some great deals for New Yorkers.
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Do you live (or plan to visit) New York? Use Apple Pay? If so, you may be interested to know about Apple’s latest “Lose your wallet” promotion, designed to drum up interest in its mobile payments service.

The promotion promises customers a range of exclusive discounts in New York neighborhoods including Greenwich Village, Nolita, Park Slope, and Williamsburg. Here’s some of the offers you can take advantage of:

WhatsApp takes on Apple Pay Cash with peer-to-peer payments

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WhatsApp payments are on the way.
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WhatsApp plans to take on Apple Pay Cash with a peer-to-peer payments system of its own.

Powered by UPI, the service is expected to rollout to users as early as next week following a beta test. It could launch with just three banking partners initially as WhatsApp races to compete with rival payments services.

Latest Apple Pay promotion gives you free food delivery from Postmates

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This is just the latest in a long-running series of Apple Pay promotions.
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Apple wants you to use Apple Pay and it’s willing to reward you if you’ll give it a shot. The company’s latest Apple Pay promotion offers free delivery on food ordered from food delivery service Postmates through its app.

Unlike many of the one-week promotions Apple runs for Apple Pay, this offer runs through the end of June.

Starbucks is beating Apple, Google and Samsung at mobile payments

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Starbucks is doing a great job of persuading customers to use its mobile app.
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Apple and Google may be two of the biggest companies in the tech industry, but they’re both losing to Starbucks when it comes to one important metric.

No, we’re not talking about numbers of coffees made per year, but rather the success of their respective mobile payment services. According to a new report, the Starbucks mobile payments app is currently outperforming Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay to cement its place as the most successful mobile payments app.

Apple Pay goes live in Ukraine

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Apple Pay continues its growth around the world.
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Apple Pay has launched in Ukraine, a move that was officially announced by the country’s finance minister Oleksandr Danyliuk on Facebook.

At present, Apple Pay is supported by Ukraine’s nationalized PrivatBank, with the State Savings Bank of Ukraine, a.k.a. Oschadbank, set to follow in the near future.