Earn shaguns & unlock rewards with Festival City

Celebrate Diwali as you unlock exciting rewards in Google Pay’s Festival City. Embark on a quest to take on different challenges in the Diwali map and collect shaguns. If you complete the challenges and collect all 501 shaguns, you can get up to ₹501 INR cashback and a golden gift.

What you need What you need

To play the game, you need to have:

  • The latest version of the Google Pay app.
  • A bank account linked to the Google Pay app.

How to participate How to participate

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Pay app Google Pay.
    • You must have the latest version of the Google Pay app.
  2. On the homepage, in the "Promotions" section, tap Festival City.

    • You can also enter through the Transaction page: At the top of the homepage, tap Go to Festival City.

  3. Enter Festival City.
    • You’ll land on the Diwali map and find different colored areas. Each area has its own games and challenges.
    • A new area on the map is unlocked over time during the campaign, until 20 November 2023.
      • More areas and building challenges are unlocked progressively during the campaign period.
  4. Collect the Welcome Shagun.
    • To collect your Welcome Shaguns, make a transaction of ₹1 INR.
  5. After you complete the Welcome Shagun, you can move to the next challenge.

    • Each time you complete a challenge, you can move to the next challenge on the map.
      • You earn shaguns for every challenge you complete.
    • Challenges can be of many types.
      • Building challenge: You must complete certain transactions to complete the building.

        Types of building challenges

        Friendship House: Make 7 transactions with another friend.
        • You can make one transaction a day.
        • Minimum transaction amount is ₹150 INR.
        Recharge Bazaar: Make 3 recharges.
        • Minimum transaction amount is ₹30 INR.
        Lite Rocket Lab: Make 4 different types of UPI Lite transactions.
        • Minimum transaction amount is ₹30 INR.
        Power Station or Lighthouse: Pay an electricity bill through the Google Pay app.
        • Minimum transaction amount is ₹150 INR.
        QR Kirana Store: Make 7 QR code transactions.
        • Minimum transaction amount is ₹30 INR.
        Bill payment kiosk: Complete 2 bill payments, except electricity and insurance.
        • Minimum transaction amount is ₹150 INR.
        • Special challenges: Complete the special challenges.
          • Rangoli Fest
          • Fun Zone
  6. To earn 2 scratch cards, collect 501 shaguns.
    • The scratch cards can be:
      • Cashback: The amount is up to ₹501 INR.
      • Special locked reward: This is a special reward sponsored by partners. It could be one of the following:
        • Redmi Note 12 5G phone
        • 30% off on Dominos, Uber, Myntra, Zomato, or Reliance Smart
        • ₹120 INR off on Amazon Prime membership
        • 30% off on YouTube Premium monthly subscription
        • ₹450 INR off on Times Prime annual subscription
        • ₹100 INR off on Hotstar 3 months subscription
        • ₹100 INR off on MX Player annual subscription
  7. Some challenges let you share with friends and win bonus shaguns.
    • If you share your game progress with your friends, it increases your chances to earn extra shaguns.

Tips:

  • You can check the number of shaguns you earned in the “Shagun counter.”
  • To check the challenges you completed and the number of shaguns earned for each one, go to the “Shaguns history” section.

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Share & earn shaguns Share & earn shaguns

To increase your chances to earn extra shaguns, you can share your game progress with friends.

Cashback rewards Cashback rewards

  • To earn the rewards and cashbacks, complete all the challenges in Festival City until 20 November 2023.
  • The amount of cashback you earn varies up to ₹501 INR.
  • You can find the cashback you earn in your rewards channel.
    • If unused, your cashback reward expires 7 days after you redeem it.
  • All cashbacks are added to your UPI-enabled bank account linked to Google Pay.
  • To receive rewards, make sure your bank account is added while you participate in the campaign.
  • Your cashbacks expire after 45 days if:
    • The card isn’t scratched.
    • You have no account linked with Google Pay.
    • The cashback can’t be added because of issues with your linked account.

Non-cashback rewards Non-cashback rewards

You can earn non-cashback rewards sponsored by partner brands as you progress and complete the final stages of the game. These include one of the following special rewards:

  • Redmi Note 12 5G phone
  • 30% off on Dominos, Uber, Myntra, Zomato, or Reliance Smart
  • ₹120 INR off on Amazon Prime membership
  • 30% off on YouTube Premium monthly subscription
  • ₹450 INR off on Times Prime annual subscription
  • ₹100 INR off on Hotstar 3 months subscription
  • ₹100 INR off on MX Player annual subscription

Tip: To win non-cashback rewards, you must complete the quest and collect 501 shaguns during the campaign.

Redemption process

To redeem your prize, on the brand’s website, enter the redemption code.

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