If you're like me, you're still probably trying to get used to the Google Pay brand that officially started replacing Android Pay in late February. Google's been doing a lot of marketing to get everyone on board with the new name and look, and in an effort to increase its adoption, Google's now resorted to giving away free money.
First spotted by our friends at Android Police, inviting people to use Google Pay will allow both of you to get a $10 Google Play credit. You'll be given a custom referral code that you can send to friends and family members, and if they use this upon joining, you'll both get that $10 credit once they make their first purchase using Google Pay.
Some users are seeing the promotion pop up on Google Pay's Home tab, but it can also be found by opening the hamburger menu and tapping on "Get Rewards."
You can make up to ten unique referrals, resulting in an earning cap of $100. The offer is available in the U.S., UK, Canada, Poland, Russia, and Australia, and you'll need to be 18-years or older.
Google's running this promotion through May 14, and you'll be given 28 days to redeem your credits once you get them.
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"an effort to increase its adoption, Google's now resorted to giving away free money." Obviously Google Pay is not doing well if Google must bribe people to use it.
I thought this paying by phone thing was going to take off and there would be millions of people using it, by all accounts it is the future.
I still see very few using it, i suggest it is not such a big thing after all.
I gave up on G-Pay when they did not give me my $10 Google Play for Signing up and making 5 purchases (on different days) in 30 days promotion.
Use code: GA7ALCJE
Not available in my country...
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