Buy big-name gift cards using Dwolla from the ION Rewards mobile app

You can now use Dwolla to buy gift cards to places such as Barnes & Noble, Land’s End, Brookstone, The Limited and Adidas thanks to Sionic Mobile’s ION Rewards, with plans to roll out the program to include 50 national brands by the end of the year. I wrote about ION in June of last year, highlighting their awesome Dwolla integration.

Make purchases within the app using Dwolla, a credit card or your ION reward points (which has a cash equivalent). All gift cards can be redeemed in-store, and some of them can be redeemed online.

Enough talking. Let’s check out how easy it is to use:

Find the store that you’d like to purchase a gift card from, and enter the amount you’d like to put on the card.

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Enter your Dwolla PIN, and boom you have your gift card!

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Any time you pay with Dwolla, you earn an additional 0.25% on top of the normal 1% IONs you earn with every purchase.

Create your ION Rewards account by downloading the iOS or Android app. Right now you get 5,000 IONs ($5) when you make your first purchase, another 500 IONs every time you check out with a new merchant, PLUS the 1.25% of the total price if you pay with Dwolla!