Android Pay, like Samsung Pay, has been looking for ways to get more users using the service. Google launched Android Pay in 2015 as their new mobile payment service, and it's available on any device running Android 4.4 KitKat or later, with NFC. Seeing as Android Pay uses NFC to make the payment, it is a requirement. Android Pay has been off to a rough start, largely due to how unknown the service is, and how many merchants actually accept it. Samsung Pay has had a much easier time, due to the fact that merchants don't need to buy new payment terminals to support it.
Now Android Pay has just launched a new promotion that is geared towards getting more users using the service. This promotion offers up $10 off of an Uber ride, $5 off of your EAT24 purchase, $10 off Instacart, and $5 off Doordash orders. Additionally, if you use 1-800-Contacts, you can get $20 off of your first order and the first 1,000 users can get $20 off of their order at 1-800-Flowers. To be eligible for these discounts, you will need to use Android Pay when you checkout through the respective app. Additionally, the promotion is only going on for a few more weeks, with the fine print reading that the promotion ends on June 30th, 2016. Which is about two weeks from today. So there's not much time to take advantage of this offer.
For the most part, these discounts will be taken automatically. However with Uber, you will need to use the code "ANDROIDPAY" to get your $10 off of your ride. If you use Uber quite often, this can turn out to be a pretty useful promotion, especially since you only need to link a credit or debit card to Android Pay to use it for Uber. And not need to use the NFC chip to tap and pay before you get out of the car.
Android Pay is an app that's available on the Google Play Store. If you haven't used it already, you'll want to download it and set your card(s) up in your account so that you can use Android Pay for these promotions and at other stores and retailers that you visit, that also accept Android Pay.