Let's be frank: cash is dead.
There are cards for every consumer, from millionaires to millennials. Technologies likeSquare have reinvented the cash-only establishment. And our good friend Venmo has made routine transfers of funds between friends so simple, it's become an accepted verb in the English language.
Occasionally, the lack of interest in our dearly departed dollar is so severe that, when faced with credit card minimums, we'd rather throw an extra pack of gum on the counter than hunt for the nearest ATM.
But then again...perhaps we've gotten carried away. As much as we may hate to admit it, there are still a few places where the dollar bill (in all its antiquated splendor) is necessary.
A gentle reminder, courtesy of our currency.
Sadly, you cannot swipe a card to tip the hotel maid. You can't tell the coat check guy you'll just Venmo him. No, for those times, you need cold, hard, cash - and thus, our legal tender clings to life.
Unless, of course - you use Thanks!
Thanks is a mobile P2P payment app optimized for gratuities - ensuring that you never have to scramble for cash again. Download the app, enter your preferred payment information, and send money instantly to an existing user's Thanks ID. The app uses geolocation to identify users near you, so you can quickly pay people in your area. However, you can also send payments to any user anytime (as well as non-app users, by entering their phone number or email address). Receipt is instant, the experience is user-friendly and familiar, and payments are 100% secure. Members of the Thanks community can also send short, appreciative messages to spread some love, along with their payments.