電子マネー「楽天Edy」が便利すぎる 店頭チャージで楽天スーパーポイントも!


日々の生活で一度使い出したらやめられないのが電子マネー。SuicaやPasmo、カードやスマホに電子マネーをチャージしておけば、お財布を忘れたって買い物できるし、電車に乗ってちゃんと家に帰ることもできる優れもの。そんな電子マネーのひとつ「楽天Edy」が、店頭の専用端末にワンタッチするだけでチャージできるという便利な新サービスを始めるという。


12月3日から始まるこのサービス、やり方は、楽天カード会員専用のオンラインサービス「楽天e-NAVI」上の「いつでもEdyチャージ」からチャージ金額(3,000円、5,000円、10,000円)を設定しておけばあとは簡単。
東京都千代田区&中央区のファミリーマート約150店舗かプロント約40店舗などに設置された「いつでもEdyチャージ」専用端末に自分のEdy機能付き楽天カードなどを置くだけで、事前登録したチャージ金額を1日1回ワンタッチで受け取ることができる仕組みだ。「チャージが面倒だから電子マネーは使ってない」と言っていた人たちも、これなら文句なく使えそう。

さらに嬉しいことに、上記店舗の専用端末からチャージした後、そのまま店頭で楽天Edyを使うと最大15%分の楽天スーパーポイントが付くそう! 便利な上にお得である。

対象者は、楽天スーパーポイントを設定したEdy機能付きの楽天カードや、楽天ポイントクラブEdyカード、「おサイフケータイ」のEdyを利用している人。

このサービスキャンペーンは12月3日から順次始まり2014年1月31日まで期間限定だそうなので、これを機会にぜひ一度試してみてはいかがだろうか。

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