It looks like Christmas has come early for Android phone users in the UK. Or at the very least, paying using Android Pay has become that little bit more exciting.
To celebrate the festive season, Android Pay have launched a Christmassy rewards system shop.tap.reward.
Every time a customer uses Android Pay in a UK store or on the Transport for London network this month, they will receive a virtual cracker within the app. Inside the crackers could be one of the 100,000 gift cards such as a £10 Costa Coffee gift card; a pair of tickets for ODEON Cinemas; a £500 House of Fraser gift card or a £500 Currys PC World gift card.
With each of your first five taps you can also collect a virtual coin, and after you collect five coins, you’ll earn a free £3 Costa Coffee gift card.
Android Pay has also made improvements to its TfL experience. Now the app will remind you the next day if you have had an incomplete journey and need a refund. At the end of each day the app will also now provide a summary of the day’s journeys, tracking bus numbers and tube stations.
On the topic of transport, Android Pay has now also a button in the Uber app and is heavily promoting it by saying there will be a possibility of getting 50% of your next ten rides when Android Pay is used.
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