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Apple pushes Apple Pay on the web with attractive online discounts

Yoni Heisler

Apple Pay hasn't swept the world by storm just yet, but Apple's homegrown payment service continues to grow by leaps and bounds. As an illustrative example, Tim Cook said during Apple's most recent earnings conference call that the number of Apple Pay transactions increased by 500% year over year. Looking ahead, we can expect the volume of Apple Pay transactions to grow even more now that macOS Sierra supports Apple Pay on the web. Additionally, Apple's recently revamped MacBook Pro has a Touch ID sensor built right into the keyboard, providing an efficient means to authenticate online transactions.

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In an effort to encourage Mac users to embrace online payments via Apple Pay, Apple today quietly rolled out a new promotion that offers users exclusive deals at some big name retail outlets when they purchase goods via Apple Pay on the web.

The advertised deals are as follows:

Adidas — Enjoy one- or two-day free shipping.

Casper — Buy a mattress and receive a $50 iTunes gift card.

Grubhub — Win a $50 gift card for you and a friend! New diners will also receive $10 off their next order.

Instacart — First-time customers get one month of free Instacart delivery.

JackThreads — Get 20% off great holiday looks.

Jet — Get 10% off your first three orders and $5 JetCash to use on future purchases.

Lululemon — Get a $25 gift card if you spend over $150.

The New York Times — Get 50% off a one-year subscription.

1-800-FLOWERS — Enjoy free shipping.

Overstock — Enjoy a free year of Club O Rewards Membership, a $19.99 value.

Seamless — Win a $50 gift card for you and a friend! New diners will also receive $10 off their next order.

Shopify — Explore unique gifts and deals from Shopify stores.

Spring — Get 20% off perfect looks for holiday.

Vacatia — Get 7% off resort bookings and a chance to win a one-week stay in Hawaii.

Apple also adds that it plans to roll out additional Apple Pay related discounts at a number of other online outlets, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Tumi, Under Armour and The Washington Post

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See the original version of this article on BGR.com