Sweep is a contactless payment card that saves you from having to be weighed down by carrying around physical currency. While it could be argued that debit and credit cards got there first, this refillable cash card provides a secure way to pay online and offline, without the need to enroll in a bank. Instead, Sweep can be used as an ATM card without a bank account. Just like a gift card, Sweep can be purchased at gas stations, book shops and convenience stores.
The cards make use of RFID technology, so that money can be stored on the chip of the card to communicate with POS terminals that have contactless payments enabled. Some of the businesses that now accept Sweep's system of contactless payment include major ones like IHOP, P.F. Chang's, Jamba Juice, Bubba Gump and Krispy Kreme. Beyond food and product purchases, Sweep can be used to pay bills, top up the balance on a mobile phone or transfer money to another Sweep card. By registering a card, users are able to recover their money or points in the event that a card is lost or stolen.