Payments

Blackhawk expands its network, partnership with Race Trac & Stage Stores

U.S. BankDigital Product Leader

In lieu of the upcoming holiday season, Blackhawk Network Inc. has extended its prepaid card and gift card network by partnering with Race Trac Inc and Stage Store Inc.

Race Trac customers can now purchase wide variety of pre-paid cards offered by Blackhawk including nation’s popular brand. They can also purchase wide range gift cards including Applebee’s, Belk, Visa, GameStop, Lowe’s, Staples, as well as major telecom providers such as Verizon, Tracfone, T-Mobile and Net10 at more than 365 Race Trac locations. This partnership will help Blackhawk target customers in urban areas and customers who are mostly on the road as these customers have better access to convenience store like Race Trac than a full fledge grocery store. For Race Trac Inc the partnership brings more card options to customer & helps them save time and money.

In an another partnership that happened recently, Blackhawk’s Gift Card Mall will be available in Stage Store Inc. Customers of Stage Stores, which operates under Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles, Stage and Steele’s nameplates, will be able to purchase prepaid cards from a selection of leading brands, including Visa®, MasterCard®, Lowes, iTunes, Applebee’s, Starbucks and Outback Steakhouse in over 800 locations. Gift Card Mall will also offer Stage Store customers prepaid telecom products from Verizon, Tracfone, T-Mobile and Net10.

Both these partnership will create better customer experience as they shop & spend during holiday season using prepaid or gift cards.

Aalok Jariwala

U.S. BankDigital Product Leader

Aalok Jariwala - Product Manager, Mobile Payments/Offers/Banking, , Aalok brings with him entrepreneurial aspiration & acumen with his extensive experience in area of Mobile Banking, Payments & Offers (branchless banking in emerging countries). Currently, Aalok holds product manager position at U.S.Bank. Prior to U.S. Bank, Aalok worked as Director of Product & Sols at SourceTrace Systems for branchless mobile banking/payments solutions heading south east Asia products. Aalok hold™s Master of Science degree in Computer Science from San Jose State University, a post-graduate degree in Computer Engineering, a diploma in Business Management and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

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