Use Android Pay and earn a free Chromecast through Google's Tap 10 Promotion

Use Android Pay and earn a free Chromecast through Google's Tap 10 Promotion
In an attempt to get more users past those critical first payments, Google has announced a special promotion involving Android Pay

Though Google's new Tap 10 campaign, which is now open and will last through February 29th, users earn free goodies when they complete payments using Google's NFC-enabled mobile payment service.

The first payment that you'll complete using Android Pay will grant you a free song of your choosing from the Play Store, as will the second and the sixth payments. Complete ten payments by the end of the promotion and Google will hand you a free Chromecast dongle, usually priced at $35. Overall, the free goodies really don't amount to that much in terms of raw value, but Google is probably hoping that a small incentive will be enough to get more users on the Android Pay bandwagon.

At this point, it should be mentioned that not everyone is the US is currently seeing the promotion inside the Android Pay app. When the new Android Pay app version propagates to your device, an 'Android Pay Rewards' card will show up in your virtual wallet. Tapping the card will bring up details on the promotion, as shown in the screenshots below:

What do you guys think of Google's Tap 10 promo? Will it be enough to get you to register a card with Android Pay and start making your first few payments?

source: Droid-Life



1. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

time to buy 1 item per transaction

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011


3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

CVS/Walgreen's here I come, to buy a one item a day per transaction.

4. Blazers

Posts: 734; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It will be a subway sandwich month for me haha

7. Furbal unregistered

Yeap =x subway and walgreens for subs and an energy drink every day

5. Unordinary unregistered

Can people just go to Walgreens or somewhere and buy 1 Arizona, ten times in a row lmao? I would totally do this if I was sporting Android Pay. Hopefully more promos when the S7 comes around.

6. JocularJ

Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

13. Unordinary unregistered

Thank you :)!!

8. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

i like'd the deal with Samsung which they gave you a free wireless charger or phone case but free music is not bad even tho you can pirate and download for free anyways 7 free songs is not enough for me to use this maybe I'f they gave us a free album of our choosing then again who wouldn't want a free chrome cast valued at $35

9. TrevorB1

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

Well, looks like I'm switching banks just so I can get Android Pay. The bank I have now doesn't register with it. So looks like I am off to US Bank!

10. Unordinary unregistered

That's the major problem with Samsung Pay. If you think Android Pay is bad, consider yourself lucky. Samsung Pay only has like 2 or 3 major banks on board lol, and like only 5 credit cards lol. Not exact numbers but enough to be able to count with all your fingers lmao....

12. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

14. Unordinary unregistered

Wow awesome!! :)!! Last time I checked (about 2 weeks ago), it was cringe worthy and pathetically small. Still kind of weak comparing to what Apple Pay(around 210) and Android Pay(not sure??) support, but definitely great growth! Thanks for the link :)

22. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Indeed awesome. They actually had the update just about 2 weeks ago for banks, and added in 10 different issuers. I didn't have a problem since Citi bank was one of the few that offered it initially. Yeah, give it another try on Samsung. This is one of the feature that I think Samsung have it nailed on

11. andynaija

Posts: 1258; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I just wish more stores would promote NFC terminals, I would have gotten an NFC capable phone by now, because I know I definitely can't afford a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Note at the moment (for MST).

17. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The galaxy S6 has magnetic tech that allows it to be used with old card sliders

18. andynaija

Posts: 1258; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I know, but it's so expensive :-/ #collegestudent

19. andynaija

Posts: 1258; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

But if there were more NFC terminals then I could get a lesser expensive phone that supports NFC, but all that's here (US) is Walgreen's, some vending machines, and a few other places.

15. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

"US Only"

16. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

I buy something to drink everyday at work. This will be a nice incentive to use my phone instead of reaching for my card.

20. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Too bad it doesn't work for a lot of people.

21. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Now 02:40 01/19/16 You'll get free 3 songs only (at 1st, 5th and 10th tap), no more Chromecast!!

23. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

is this official? how can i opt in for this? is it just total luck of the draw and there's no way to get tap 10 otherwise?

24. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I guess it was. My luck was 3 songs for free only but better than nothing at all.

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