SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PayPal announced today they are collaborating with Actor Neil Patrick Harris to help people shop safe amidst the ongoing pandemic, sharing his advice and tips to navigate in-store shopping in this new normal.
With shoppers increasingly preferring digital payment offerings for in-store shopping, PayPal and Venmo recently introduced touch-free QR code payments for customers to safely shop at more than 8,200 standalone CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. To help shoppers follow safe shopping etiquette in-store, Neil Patrick Harris visited his local CVS to show shoppers how it's done.
"After my family contracted COVID-19 at the onset of the pandemic last year, I know firsthand how important it is to follow safety protocols like wearing a mask and practicing social distancing to help contain and slow the spread of the virus," Harris shared. "Paying for everyday essentials touch-free with PayPal and Venmo QR Codes at your local CVS is just one simple way you can protect yourself, fellow shoppers and store employees as we navigate these challenging times together."
To further help consumers shop safely in-store, Neil is sharing his tips and tricks to navigate in-store shopping in this new normal:
Encouraging all shoppers to practice safe COVID-19 shopping etiquette, Neil Patrick Harris is also asking his Twitter followers to share any other ways they are shopping safely in-store. Using #ThankQRC and #Contest, Twitter users can enter for a chance to receive a surprise payment from Neil into their PayPal or Venmo account. (No Purchase Necessary, must be 18+ US only, end 11:59 p.m. ET on February 11, 2021, Official Contest Rules can be viewed here)
Download the PayPal and Venmo apps to safely pay touch-free with QR Codes at more than 8,200 standalone CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. Get a $10 reward for your first CVS in-store purchase using PayPal and Venmo QR Codes now through March 31, 2021. Terms Apply. PayPal or Venmo account required. For more information, go to: paypal.com/shopsafe
PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 300 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.
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