You download the app and set up the payment option. Then you scan a QR code at checkout with merchants who have LevelUp as a payment option.
Since one major focus is restaurants, there’s an option to tip if you wish.
You get an instant electronic receipt.
Two especially cool things about LevelUp:
- They have a rewards program.
- Instead of charging your credit card directly, you can have charges added to a Sprint bill.
Sprint is a telecommunications provider. That means when you pay it with a card that bonuses telecommunications spend, you earn that bonus… even for restaurant charges paid with the LevelUp app.
In this way, a Chase Ink card can be set up to earn 5 points per dollar at merchants who accept LevelUp. And you’ll double dip with LevelUp’s rewards program, too. When you use Sprint billing you earn a 10% bonus in their rewards program to boot.
They say they’re at over 14,000 retail locations.. which isn’t actually a lot. This will be useful to some, but it will need to have more merchants before I switch to Sprint to make it really worthwhile.