We reported earlier about Google’s official foray into the mobile payment system with Google Wallet, but that wasn’t the only announcement out of Mountain View today. The company also introduced Google Offers, which will deliver a Groupon-like local “offer of the day” to your inbox—which you’ll be accessing through your NFC-enabled Android phone, naturally.
On such a device, Google Offers will allow you to immediately take advantage of the proffered markdowns (and receive loyalty rewards, when applicable) as well as seek out deals from other retailers in your area.
Google Offers BETA is launching first in Portland, Oregon, with three Manhattan locations (downtown, midtown, uptown), Oakland/East Bay, and San Francisco to follow. If you live in any of those areas, you can head here to subscribe to receive notifications when Google Offers goes live near you; if you’re outside the chosen locations, you can enter your e-mail address here to receive a similar update whenever the service gets up and running in your zip code.
You can read more about both Google Offers and Google Wallet at Ars Technica.