Find a good offer but not ready to act on it? A new feature coming to Google Wallet will allow you to quickly save the deal for future use, and reminders will make sure you get in on the savings before time runs out. Google announced the new “Save to Wallet” feature at a developer session at Google I/O, which includes an API that will be made available to a select group of retailers.
Save to Wallet will appear as an option on a store’s website, and choosing to add the deal to your account will let you take advantage by presenting the digital coupon in store or by simply tapping your device at checkout (thanks to NFC). Google hopes by bridging the gap between online and physical stores and sharing offers between the two that the number of Google Wallet users will grow. Google also hopes to do the same with payment cards, which can also be saved directly to a Google Wallet account.
Save to Wallet will be available through a limited number of retailers to start, but as the service grows Google hopes to introduce more partners.