Ace Hardware launches mobile app for Visa card

Ace Hardware is now offering its customers a mobile application, developed by U.S. Bank for the iPhone, to use for an Ace Rewards Visa credit card. The new Ace Rewards Visa App, downloadable at the iTunes store, gives customers the opportunity to apply for and receive, upon approval, immediate credit to start their shopping at participating Ace stores.

Qualified new cardholders receive a secure, virtual credit card via their iPhone. When the cardholders are ready to make a purchase, they simply hand their iPhone with the virtual card displayed to an Ace sales associate at checkout.

With every purchase, Ace Rewards Visa cardholders earn Ace Rewards points, receiving up to 5% back at Ace, 2% back on gas and groceries and 1% back everywhere else Visa is accepted. In addition, cardholders can earn up to 10% back on quarterly categories. Once 12,500 points are earned, cardholders receive a $25 reward redeemable at participating Ace stores.

The new app also features a link to Ace's website, acehardware.com, to view products or find the nearest Ace Hardware store. Customers can also view their account balances, most recent transactions and make account payments.