Google is offering select users a $10 reward for linking a bank account or credit card to Google Pay with Plaid.
With Google Pay, you can make payments in-store quickly and easily by tapping your smartphone or Wear OS watch on the contactless reader at the register. It eliminates the need to reach for your wallet or purse, find your credit card and pay by swiping. Google Pay also works with partnered sites online.
Get $10 in rewards when you link a bank account or credit card with Plaid and activate an offer in Google Pay.
The offer is valid from December 12-22, 2022, 7:00 PM PST, or while supplies last, whichever comes first.
Google Pay Features
Google Pay lets you enjoy all the benefits of your cards, without the cards. That means you’ll still get cash back or reward points and fraud protection, but without having to physically pull out your credit card. Check out more Google Pay features below.
- Big Bank Support. All four big banks in the United States – Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo – support Google Pay, as well as a number of smaller banks and credit unions. What’s more, some banks are now installing cardless ATMs, so it’s easy to make withdrawals using Google Pay.
- Mobile Banking App Integration. Enjoy seamless Google Pay integration with several banking apps around the world, including Bank of America, USAA, Discover, mBank and Bank of New Zealand. Simply add cards to Google Pay from your mobile banking app with just a tap of a button.
- In-App Purchases. When purchasing something in an app that supports the service, a prompt will pop up for Google Pay. There are more than a dozen apps that support in-app purchases, including AirBNB, Lyft, OpenTable, Etsy, Instacart, Fandango, Postmates, Hotel Tonight and Dice.
- Web Purchases. Websites can choose to integrate the Google Pay interface to streamline the checkout process. You can shop on sites like Groupon and 1-800-Flowers and use Google Pay to check out. When you’re ready to purchase, just click “check out,” then hit the “Buy with Google Pay” button. It’ll open to a payments sheet where you can choose from available cards and shipping addresses linked to your Google account.
- NFC Payment. Google Pay is accepted in over one million stores across the United States that allow NFC payments. The list includes Walgreens, Barney’s New York, Whole Foods, McDonald’s, Toys “R” Us, Gamestop and more.
- PayPal Compatibility. When you register your PayPal account with any one of Google’s services, you can seamlessly access the same account on Google’s other services. For example, if you set up your Google Pay account to pay via PayPal, your PayPal account will automatically become enabled in the Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube and anywhere else that Google offers a payment service.
- Rewards & Loyalty. Because Google Pay is meant to be the mobile version of your wallet, it has expanded to include all those other cards you usually carry around with you, like gift and loyalty cards. Google Pay is the first mobile wallet to deeply integrate with Uber’s Payment Rewards program. Balance Rewards members with Walgreens can also apply their loyalty account at checkout via Google Pay.
- Boarding Passes & Tickets. Going along the lines of having everything in your mobile wallet, Google Pay also lets you store mobile boarding passes and event tickets in its app. Partnered companies include Southwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Eventbrite, Ticketmaster and FortessGB.
- If you want to store your passes or tickets in Google Pay, simply click on the “Send ticket to my phone” option from the participating website. To access your tickets, click on the Passes tab in your Google Pay app.
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