Sunday , July 22 2018


Google has kicked off a massive Android Pay promo this morning offering over 200,000 prizes worth $1.6 million in total, but the catch is it’s only for new users.

The prizes are being offered to users who either haven’t added a card, or have never actually used one that’s been added. Google says that simply using either a card you haven’t used before, or adding a card will get you a prize envelope. Each envelope could contain a gift vouceher from either Myer, Coles, Rebel, Boost Juice or Event Cinemas.

For users new to Android Pay, simply adding your first card will get you an envelope every time you used it, up to 10 per day, for the next 30 days. For users who have added a card, but never used it, you can get an envelope every dime you use it, up to 10x per day, until July 21st.

Android Pay is simply an NFC based payment system, so if your store has a Tap & Pay based terminal for cards, you can use Android Pay – well as long as your bank offers support (shakes fist at St George). Android Pay is also available to use as a payment method as an in-app payment in a number of Australian apps such as Dominoes, Catch of the Day, Hotels Tonight and lots more so that should make using Android Pay 10x a day even easier.

The promotion runs until 23:59 AEDT on the 22nd of December or until all 200,000 prizes have been given away (whichever is earlier), so get in fast.

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Price: Free
Source: Google.
Thanks: Will.

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Glenn
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I’ve found android pay doesn’t work well with Coles thing-a-ma-jiggies. Seems to work better if the terminal has an extension tap-and-go sticking out of it. I would also like to set a pin on the app so it can’t boot up without it, at least make it an option for us paranoid users.

Dean Rosolen
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Dean Rosolen

Still waiting for St George to get off their arses and get Android Pay working.

Anthrox
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Same im waiting for my Nexus 6P to come back due to a boot looping sigh Google really needs to nail the build quality on the Pixel 2 with all the problems between the Nexus & Pixel series people are just getting sick of it

Luke Vesty
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Still no Android Pay support from Commonwealth Bank. *sigh*

Richard Frost
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They have their own Android pay platform that competes with Android Pay – either they may never support it or they will be the last to adopt it ;-(

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

My Nexus 5X died (again) so I’ve just been sent a replacement by Google (which is great). The old phone had my cards set up on Android Pay, but I had to set them up again on the new phone. I’ll see if that counts as new cards for the promo.

Phill Edwards
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Nope, didn’t work ;(

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