About offers & rewards

You can earn rewards with Google Pay when you complete qualifying actions:

  • Make a purchase.
  • Send money.
  • Refer friends.

Types of offers & rewards

Types of offers & rewards Where to find them
Welcome offers Google Pay app (only for new app users)
Merchant offers

Google Pay app
Google Maps

Tap offers Google Pay app
Google Pay balance card offers

Google Pay app

Promo codes

Google Pay app
Google Maps

Groupon Offers

Google Pay app

Offers & rewards in the Google Pay app

How do I access my offers & rewards on Google Pay?

 

How to earn most rewards in the Google Pay app

Steps 1–5 are for the first 4 offer types: Welcome offers, merchant offers, tap offers, and Google Pay balance card offers.

Step 1: Opt in to offers & rewards
To be eligible for most rewards, turn on this setting.
  1. Open the Google Pay app .
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or Account .
  3. Tap Settings and then Offers & rewards.
  4. Turn on Earn rewards on qualifying actions. If the setting is turned on, you’ve opted in.
When you opt in to offers & rewards:
  • You can opt out of Google Pay rewards at any time. If you turn off this setting after you make a purchase or while your reward is still pending, you may lose your reward.
  • To check if you opted into Google Pay rewards, compare with this screen:
Step 2: Enroll eligible cards

Some merchant, tap, or Google Pay balance rewards may require you to enroll an eligible card.

Important:
  1. Open the Google Pay app .
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or Account .
  3. Tap Settings and then Offers & rewards.
  4. Turn on Enroll your card to get linked offers. This process may take a few moments. If the setting is turned on for one or more cards, then they are eligible cards enrolled for offers.

Tip: You can unenroll cards for offers with these same steps. If you unenroll a card after a purchase or while your reward is still pending, you may lose your reward.

To check if you have at least one card enrolled for offers, compare with this screen:

Which cards are eligible?

You can use most cards from:

These card types aren't eligible for offers and rewards:

  • Health savings account (HSA) cards
  • Flexible savings account (FSA) cards
  • Private label charge cards from a specific store
  • Prepaid cards, like Visa Buxx
  • Prepaid insurance cards
  • Gift cards
  • Cards added to Google Pay directly from another mobile payments app or credit card-issuer app

Tip: You can’t use PayPal for offers and rewards, even if your PayPal account is connected to an enrolled card.

Why do I have to enroll cards to earn rewards?

To fulfill some offers, Google and trusted non-Google companies track transactions on enrolled cards. Trusted non-Google companies include service providers like Rakuten Card Linked Offer Network and Fidel Limited, and card networks like Visa, American Express, and Mastercard.

To learn more about how we help keep your private information safe, review the Google Payments Privacy Notice.

Step 3: Find & activate offers
Important: If reward terms require an offer to be activated, activate the offer before you make a purchase.
To earn a reward, browse offers and follow the offer terms.
  1. Open the Google Pay app .
  2. At the bottom, tap .
  3. Scroll through your available offers.
  4. To find offers near you, turn the location on.
    • If you haven’t already turned the location on, under “See popular offers in your area” tap Turn location on.
    • If you already turned the location on, you won’t find this prompt.
  5. Tap an offer you’re interested in.
  6. To activate an offer, tap Activate or the “+” button.
  7. To qualify for the reward, before you make a purchase, activate the offer.

How to know if an offer is activated

Activated offers have a check mark.
Tap to activate offers. Activated offers will show a check mark
Offers that need to be activated have an "Activate" button below their description.
Tap activate before you make a purchase

What determines which offers are available to me?

Your profile data, location, activity in Google Pay, and activity in Google services determine offers available to you.

Manage your preferences any time in your Google Account. Some offers may not be available in your region. If you browse offers and find the option to Turn location on, it means that this setting is off. Tap the button to turn it on and receive local offers.

Step 4: Make an eligible purchase or action
To qualify and earn a reward, you must complete the terms for the offer.

When you make an eligible purchase or action:

  • Make sure your purchase meets any minimum purchase amount.
  • Complete the purchase or action before the offer expiration date.
  • If the offer is linked to a card, make any required purchases with the card that you enrolled in offers and rewards.
    • If it’s a retailer offer, you can use either your actual, physical card or the electronic version of the card on your device.
    • If the offer is for contactless payments or Google Pay balance, use the Google Pay app to complete the purchase.
    • To make sure your offer is applied when you use a debit card, authorize your purchase with your signature instead of your PIN.
Step 5: Claim your reward

After you activate an offer and make a qualifying purchase or action, you can claim your reward:

  1. Open the Google Pay app .
  2. At the bottom, tap Explore .
  3. To get more info, tap a reward.
  4. To claim your reward, follow the instructions.
Tip: It may take several days for your reward to appear. Learn more about reward timelines.

How to find promo codes in the Google Pay app

Some offers are a one-time code that you can activate and redeem on a merchant website at checkout.

How to redeem promo codes

Step 1: Find & activate an offer

Important: To find or use promo codes, you don’t have to opt into Google Pay rewards or enroll an eligible card.

  1. Browse and select an offer.
    • Promo code offers show a code that must be used at checkout.
  2. Find the terms of the offer.
  3. To reveal the code, tap Get code.

Step 2: Make your purchase

To redeem now:

  1. Next to the promo code, tap Copy.
  2. Tap Redeem online. You’re taken to the merchant website.
  3. Browse the merchant website.
  4. Add items to your cart that meet the promotion requirements.
  5. At checkout, when prompted, enter your promo code.

To redeem later:

  1. Open the Google Pay app .
  2. At the bottom, tap Explore .
  3. Under “Your offers,” you can find promo codes that you activated.
  4. Tap the offer you want to use.
  5. Copy the promo code.
  6. Tap Redeem online. You’re taken to the merchant website.
  7. Browse the merchant website.
  8. Add items to your cart that meet the promotion requirements.
  9. At checkout, when prompted, enter your promo code.

Tip: If you browse a merchant website on your phone, you may get a reminder from Google Pay that you have an activated promo code available.

How to find Groupon offers in the Google Pay app

How to get Groupon offers
  1. Open the Google Pay app .
  2. At the bottom, tap Explore .
  3. Scroll under “Prepaid offers,” tap a Groupon offer.
  4. Review the offer details and tap Buy on Groupon.
    • To purchase the offer, the app sends you to the Groupon app or website.

Offers & rewards in Google Maps

You may find a one-time code or cashback offers for certain merchants in Google Maps.

How to earn cashback rewards

If you have the Google Pay app, you’re directed to the app after you click the offer in Maps. Follow the instructions in the app to earn and redeem the reward. If you don’t have the Google Pay app, follow these instructions.

Step 1: Find an offer & enroll a card
  1. Find and select an offer.
  2. To enroll a card, tap Enroll card and activate offer.
    • If you aren’t signed in to your Google Account, you’re asked to sign in.
  3. Tap Accept.
  4. Follow the instructions to enroll in a credit or debit card.
  5. Tap Done.

Tip: Once your card is enrolled, the offer is activated.

Which cards are eligible?

You can use most cards from:

These card types aren't eligible for offers and rewards:

  • Health savings account (HSA) cards
  • Flexible savings account (FSA) cards
  • Private label charge cards from a specific store
  • Prepaid cards, like Visa Buxx
  • Prepaid insurance cards
  • Gift cards
  • Cards added to Google Pay directly from another mobile payments app or credit card-issuer app

Tip: You can’t use PayPal for offers and rewards, even if your PayPal account is connected to an enrolled card.

Step 2: Make an eligible purchase with your enrolled card

To qualify and earn a reward, you must complete the terms for the offer.

When you make an eligible purchase:

  • Make sure your purchase meets any minimum purchase amount.
  • Complete the purchase before the offer expiration date.
  • Make any required purchases with the card that you enrolled in offers and rewards.
    • If it’s a retailer offer, you can use either your actual, physical card or the electronic version of the card on your device.
    • To make sure your offer is applied when you use a debit card, authorize your purchase with your signature instead of your PIN.
Step 3: Find your reward

After you complete a purchase that meets the terms for the offer, download the Google Pay app to receive the cashback. Any cashback rewards are deposited into your money in Google Pay.

Tip: It can take several days for your reward to appear. You also receive a confirmation email about the cashback.

How to find promo codes in Google Maps

How to redeem promo codes

Step 1: Find & activate the offer

In Google Maps, below the merchant info, you can find available offers.

  1. Browse and select an offer.
    • Promo code offers show a code that must be used at checkout.
  2. To find the terms of the offer, tap See offer.
  3. To reveal the code, tap Activate offer.

Tip: Once the offer is activated, you get an email with the promo code.

Step 2: Make your purchase

  1. Next to the promo code, tap Copy.
  2. Tap Redeem online. You’re taken to the merchant website.
  3. Browse the merchant website.
  4. Add items to your cart that meet the promotion requirements.
  5. At checkout, when prompted, enter your promo code.

Offers & rewards in web ads

You may find ads for promo codes and cashback offers for certain merchants in Google Search.

How to earn cashback rewards

Step 1: Find an offer & enroll a card
  1. Find and select an offer.
    • If you aren’t signed in to your Google Account, you’re asked to sign in.
  2. To enroll a card, tap Get started and then Accept & enroll card.
  3. Follow the instructions to add a credit or debit card.
  4. Tap Save.

Tip: Once your card is enrolled, the offer is activated.

Which cards are eligible?

You can use most cards from:

These card types aren't eligible for offers and rewards:

  • Health savings account (HSA) cards
  • Flexible savings account (FSA) cards
  • Private label charge cards from a specific store
  • Prepaid cards, like Visa Buxx
  • Prepaid insurance cards
  • Gift cards
  • Cards added to Google Pay directly from another mobile payments app or credit card-issuer app

Tip: You can’t use PayPal for offers and rewards, even if your PayPal account is connected to an enrolled card.

Step 2: Make an eligible purchase with your enrolled card

To qualify and earn a reward, you must complete the terms for the offer.

When you make an eligible purchase:

  • Make sure your purchase meets any minimum purchase amount.
  • Complete the purchase before the offer expiration date.
  • Make any required purchases with the card that you enrolled in offers and rewards.
    • If it’s a retailer offer, you can use either your actual, physical card or the electronic version of the card on your device.
    • To make sure your offer is applied when you use a debit card, authorize your purchase with your signature instead of your PIN.
Step 3: Find your reward

After you complete a purchase that meets the terms for the offer, you should find the cashback reward as a credit in your card statement. You also receive a confirmation email about the cashback account.

Tip: It can take up to 32 days to find this credit on your statement.

How to find & use promo codes

How to redeem promo codes

You can find available offers when you use Google Search.

  1. Find and select an offer.
  2. Copy the promo code to use at checkout on the merchant website.
  3. Next to the promo code, tap Copy.
  4. Tap Redeem online. You’re taken to the merchant website.
    • Tip: If you want to redeem the offer later, you can find the promo code in your email.
  5. Browse the merchant website.
  6. Add items to your cart that meet the promotion requirements.
  7. At checkout, when prompted, enter your promo code.
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