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Android Pay Rewards “Tap 10” Could Land You a Free Chromecast, Songs on Google Play Music

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Google launched a new promo this morning for Android Pay that could land you a bunch of free stuff, including songs on Google Play Music and a Chromecast.

The promo is called “Tap 10” and involves paying for items with Android Pay, hence the “Tap” portion of the name. The idea is pretty simple – the more you tap and pay, the more free stuff you get. If you tap and pay once, you get to pick a free song from Google Play music. At your 2nd tap, you get another. Same thing at your 6th tap. If you continue to tap and pay for the next month and hit the 10 mark, Google will give you a free Chromecast. Yes, a free Chromecast dongle.

The Chromecast will be redeemed via promo code on the Google Store, in case you were wondering.

The promo is open now and runs through February 29, so you have some time to put in that Android Pay work. The rest of the terms and conditions can be found here.

On a side note, we aren’t yet seeing this promo in our Android Pay app. I’d imagine this is a part of the update that is rolling out this week, so if you get it, feel free to open Android Pay and see. If you don’t normally use Android Pay and are now considering it just to receive a free Chromecast, you might want to wait until you see the promo show up in the Android Pay app. According to a reader who sent us the info, the Android Pay Rewards is showing up as a card in your list of cards that when tapped, brings up the UI you can see in the screenshots below with details on the promotion.

Now, get to tapping!

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Cheers Jonny D, Josh, and Jeff!
  • Darris Mouser

    What did I miss here? I read this article back when it came out and I never received anything regarding this. I went ahead and paid for everything out of my android pay but still never received any sort of notification.

  • zack logan

    Hi

    I followed all the directions, I made the required amount of purchases, yet when I inquired about my free chromcast, Google told me that I was not one of those currently selected to participate in that promotion..

    that was the entire reason I signed up for the stupid Android Pay!

    Please tell your readers

  • Anthony Harper

    I just tried to redeem my ten taps for a Chromecast and was told I had been selected to get music instead. I don’t listen to very much music. I called them. It is a bait and switch. Beware.

  • m-p{3}

    🇨🇦: 😢

  • engemasa

    The good parts of my conversation with Support:

    me 9:24 AM

    So a system is randomly selecting people to have access to this promo?

    Sandra G 9:24 AM

    That’s right.

    me 9:24 AM

    What are the qualifications for this system to be selected?

    Sandra G 9:25 AM

    You just have to use your Android Pay.

    Easy peasy!

    me 9:25 AM

    …Doesn’t sound very fair, in my opinion

    Sandra G 9:25 AM

    Why is that?

    me 9:25 AM

    what makes someone more qualified than someone else?

    Sandra G 9:27 AM

    It’s not a matter of qualification, Scott. It’s just a random selection.

    Some people are selected this time and some are not. Just random.

    me 9:27 AM

    “6 of 1, 1/2 a dozen of the other”

    That’s a matter of semantics.

    Sandra G 9:28 AM

    It’s like spinning a wheel of fortune.

    Some spins are wins, some are not.

    me 9:30 AM

    Wheel of fortune is a matter of force applied on a wheel with a central axis and knowing how much resistance is going to be applied on the wheel.

    That comes down to humans not being 100% consistent with the force applied on the while and not know the variable of resistance.

    If those two variables were know and consistent then a person could get exactly what they wanted every tie

    *time

    Sandra G 9:30 AM

    I can send you some information on the promo, including a link to the Terms and Conditions, if you like.

    me 9:30 AM

    …Not a very good metaphore

    ….I already have that link

    In fact I sent that link to you in the beginning of our conversation

    Sandra G 9:31 AM

    So you did. Cool. Is there anything else I can help you with today?

    me 9:32 AM

    Yeah… make it so I can participate in the Tap-10 promotion

    point 2 on the ToC page of the Tap 10

    Eligibility

    The Offer is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the United States (“U.S.”) and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions) who are currently physically located and residing therein, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of participation, and who are current App users who have registered payment information in the App on their Android Device. Participants must also have either a valid social security number and/or a valid U.S. personal tax identification number.

    I live in Michigan

    I’m 33 years old

    I have the Android Pay set up

    a valid social security number

    Sandra G 9:32 AM

    And per that paragraph you are eligible to participate.

    No question.

    me 9:33 AM

    Point 3

    How to Participate

    To participate, individuals must first have set up the App on their compatible Android device and then opened the App to view the Offer’s welcome screen. To set up the App, which is free, go to https://play.google.com/store and follow the instructions to add the App by completing all requested information and registering a valid credit or debit card (“App Account Information”). Thereafter, participants who Tap to pay for a purchase at a contactless terminal at an Android Pay merchant may be eligible for a Reward.

    No where does it state that I may not be able to participate

    no where does it state that a “system” may or may not randomly select me

    Sandra G 9:35 AM

    You are eligible to participate in the promo, Scott. Participation does not guarantee selection.

    me 9:38 AM

    par·tic·i·pa·tion

    pärˌtisəˈpāSH(ə)n/

    noun

    the action of taking part in something.

    I cannot participate

    You have a system of selected which is not stated in your ToC (Terms and Conditions) anywhere

    *system of selection

    So from the stand point of a participant, this is not fair

    since those “rules” of the promotion are not statred

    *stated

    Sandra G 9:42 AM

    The Terms and Conditions say “Thereafter, participants who Tap to pay for a purchase at a contactless terminal at an Android Pay merchant may be eligible for a Reward.”

  • HS A

    Here’s my explanation: I ever been doing crazy amount of research of trying to figure this thing out and doing my best to answer questions mostly in person since most people ask me.

    1.) Not everyone is guaranteed a chrome cast.
    2.) Not everyone will get the offer to participate

    3.) I believe that the rewards is just a testing phase as of right now so not everyone gets to do it.

    My experience:
    I actually deleted the android pay app back in November and got a direct notification and email from android about the offer.

    Upon opening the email, you should literally be directly told what the program is and what you’re expected to win upon the 10th tap. Some that get the offer wins free songs and that’s about it. Others would receive the chrome cast that shows availability on the 10th tap.

    It’s very simple for the process of simply paying with your phone. For me I hardly used the app before the offer was given out. So I’m assuming it’s a testing process with a reward incentive for those that don’t use it. It could also be for those with a specific bank such as Chase or PNC.

    In the end if you’re lucky to receive the offer, you have till Feb 29th and you are to receive it through a coupon code as mentioned in the terms and conditions.

    Here’s my setup for taps
    1st tap) free song
    4th tap) free song
    7th tap) free song
    10th tap) Chromecast

    Sorry about constantly using this as replies rather than making one complete post. Hope this helps

  • I’ve still got version 1.2.111627672…um, where’s my update so I can participate too?

    • HS A

      I’m starting to think it’s right now under the testing process before making it public.

      Like a select amount are chosen to test it out. The deal works and this is real I can promiss you that. I myself already won it. Try looking for this email through gmail. (This email is mine and it told me that I was chosen to win the chromecast)

      • any possibility of sharing the APK you have of the Android Pay app? or do you think that wouldn’t matter b/c it’s driven by account or gmail address.

        • HS A

          Already tried that with one of my friends. It didn’t work. I also think it wouldn’t matter anyways. I only redownloaded the app after being notified directly so I think it’s driven by account.

    • HS A

      Sorry forgot to add it

  • HS A

    From what I’ve been hearing, only a selected are offered to take on getting the chromecast. I myself am one of them, according to the gmail. I’ve been using Android pay (Google wallet) for 1.5 years.

    Can’t be having an old Gmail since I had mine for a good while.

    Here’s what mine says

    1st Tap: 1 song
    4th Tap: 1 song
    7th Tap: 1 song
    10th Tap: Chromecast code

  • engemasa

    Is anyone else still waiting for the new updated for the AndroidPay application? I’m still on 3.9 but I don’t see this promotion.

  • EliBook

    For those who live outside US like me, you can access Netflix, Hulu and similar media stations on your Chromecast by using UnoTelly or similar tools.

  • Natty Bee

    So…I had this rewards thing in my Android Pay app until I added a payment method and started making purchases. Now it’s not there, though I have used Android Pay several times and actually find it quite convenient

  • Shawn Custer

    meh…. Don’t really need another chromecast and I don’t have android pay setup anymore. I got a new phone then realized I would have to jump through all the hoops again to set it up, so not all that interested anymore. I’m even debating on wether to just uninstall it.

  • Greg Mapes

    Still don’t see this in my Android Pay app and I updated it days ago. Getting annoyed with staged rollout BS from Google.

    • HS A

      Only a small select are chosen. Trust me I know.

  • Jason

    If only any of my credit cards were accepted by android pay

  • Ricardo Reyes

    I would use android pay if my card was supported. Every time I try to upload my card it says it’s unable and I must contact my bank. I try at least 1x a week. My bank says it’s more than likely Google and AA haven’t reached an agreement.

  • Jeff “BIG RED”

    Kindve glad I got the best buy $20 promo for my wife and I. I’ll just go get my other Chromecast on Monday. BTW the card hasn’t shown up for me either. Maybe after my best but credits are gone….. Lol