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Get Blinked

Atlanta and Denver got “blinked” and now its New York and Philadelphia’s turn. Chase says it will issue about three million “blink” contactless credit cards throughout the New York City and Philadelphia tri-state areas, starting today. Chase cards with the “blink” option enable cardholders to hold their card near the point-of-sale reader rather than handing the card to the clerk for swiping. In the greater NYC tri-state area, including New Jersey and Connecticut, Chase will issue more than two million “blink” cards to its portfolios for the Continental, Sony, United Airlines, Universal’s King Kong and Universal cards. There are now about 1,800 merchant locations in 481 cities and 11 counties across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut that are contactless-enabled. In the greater Philadelphia tri-state area, which includes Southern New Jersey and Delaware, Chase will issue approximately 900,000 “blink” cards. Approximately 1,200 storefronts in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania will be “blink”-enabled. In May, Chase became the first bank to launch a large-scale market-by-market rollout of contactless credit cards. There are currently more than five million Chase credit cards with “blink” being utilized in CO, CT, DE, GA, NJ, NY, and PA. In the Mid-Atlantic “blink” cards can be used at thousands of locations including 7-Eleven stores, AMC Theatres, CVS/pharmacy, Duane Reade, Regal Entertainment Group, Sony Style and Wawa stores. For more information visit: “”

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