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Gamified Payment Apps

The LevelUp App Lets You Pay and Gain Store Credits with Experience Points

— March 11, 2013 — Lifestyle
The idea of paying with cash these days with all the payment apps has become more passe than doing the Charleston and black and white movies.

The clever idea behind the LevelUp payment app is letting users gain points and experience when they use the app to pay for purchases. The catch is that as users level up, they'll gain tangible benefits by paying with the app. For example, if a user uses the LevelUp app at the same business repeatedly, they'll gain store credits and discounts the more they use it.

The only caveat that could stand in the way between LevelUp and being the king of the payment apps is that the system requires specialized payment kiosks for customers to scan their smartphones. To help with that, there's a website to help users figure out what businesses nearby support the LevelUp app. The app is available for iOS and Android for free.
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