July 10, 2012 13:30 ET

Tim Lincecum Teams Up With GoPago to Thank Fans With Free Lunch

200,000+ Bay Area Fans Get "Free Lunch" on "The Freak" via GoPago's Mobile App at Hundreds of Local Restaurants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - GoPago, the leading cloud-based mobile payment app backed by JPMorgan Chase, announced today that it has partnered with two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants to buy lunch for more than 200,000 of his Facebook fans in San Francisco at their choice of hundreds of local restaurants on the GoPago platform.

"My fans are world-class and I'm always looking for new ways to show my appreciation for their support. It's amazing what you can do with your phone these days and GoPago will allow me to hook them up with a free lunch on me!" -- Tim Lincecum

GoPago's platform is driving innovation in the way celebrities and brands can leverage mobile payment technology to provide value and recognition to consumers. This marks the first time a celebrity has been able to deploy a fan appreciation campaign of this scale while giving fans the power to choose where they can redeem their reward.

Starting July 10, Lincecum will post the first of four personalized codes to his Facebook page and will post three more in the upcoming weeks. Each code can be redeemed for a $10.00 credit towards purchase at any Bay Area restaurant on the GoPago platform, which includes local favorites like Blue Fog Market, Umami Burger, Freshii, Naked Fish, Osha Thai, Tropisueňo, The Sandwich Spot and Seller's Market.

To redeem, San Francisco-based fans simply download the GoPago app to their smartphones (available for both Android and iOS platforms) and enter the code "THEFREAK" when prompted. That code (and subsequent codes that will be posted) is infinitely shareable with friends, but can only be redeemed once per user and will deactivate on Friday, August 10.

Among Lincecum's 440,000 plus fans on Facebook, more than 200,000 are in the Bay Area and will be able to take advantage of this offer.

"The San Francisco Giants inspired me to start GoPago a few years ago and we've been long-time fans of Tim -- especially how active he is in the San Francisco community. We're thrilled to help Tim deliver a high-tech thank you to his fans, San Francisco-style, with a scope and scale never before possible. This reinforces our commitment to building local businesses by giving them the opportunity to connect with Tim's massive fan base." -- Leo Rocco, CEO and founder of GoPago.

Follow Tim Lincecum's Facebook Page at for free lunch codes. Check out GoPago at

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GoPago, Inc. is re-imagining the way consumers and brick and mortar businesses use smartphones for mobile commerce -- enabling consumers to easily browse, order and pay for everything from food and drinks to haircuts and dry cleaning, while giving merchants a one-stop mobile storefront that lets them run their business and build customer loyalty. The San Francisco based company was founded in 2009, and currently works with merchants in Mountain View, Calif., the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and San Francisco with plans to expand to Dallas and New York City.

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