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Google Brings Back Huat Pals & New Ways To Earn Prizes for Lunar New Year

Google wants you to once again welcome the Lunar New Year with the Huat Pals.

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The search engine giant announced the well-loved social game, Huat Pals, is returning for the third time this year, providing you with a fun and interactive way to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. The game runs from today until Sunday, 5 February 2023.


“Huat Pals has become a highly anticipated moment around Lunar New Year since we introduced it three years ago, and we’re thrilled to bring the excitement back as the festive season returns in full swing," said Su Mei Teh, Head of APAC Payments Product Operations & Strategy at Google Pay.


This year, you can look forward to meeting new Huat Pals and collecting in-game goodies for a chance to win some exciting real-world prizes.

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You can score goodies – the Carrot, Tart, Drink, Decor and Ingot – with any eligible transaction you make as you visit houses and join reunions over the next two weeks. Once you have all five, you can stand to win one of these three prizes:

  • A scratch card worth up to S$88.88; or

  • A Pixel 7 Pro worth S$1,299; or

  • A pair of Pixel Buds Pro worth S$299.

You can also score a goodie each time you complete any of the following actions on Google Pay, up

to a maximum of five times a day:


Making eligible transactions above S$5 to merchants via:

  • Tap to pay

  • Pay via FavePay QR

  • Pay via PayNow QR or UEN

  • Purchase movie tickets via the Google Pay app

  • Splitting an expense with at least two people, and receiving a minimum of S$3 from each of them

  • Gifting goodies to friends and receive one bonus goodie per unique friend you gift

Each eligible transaction also lets you visit the 28 Huat Pals with Tuffy, unlocking each meetup in your Huat Pals album. You can then send in-app messages to your Google contacts to let them know about the different Huat Pals you've already met. You might also want to keep an eye out for rare pals, plus the return of Lenny and BB-bunny face!

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Google Pay is also leveraging image recognition technology for the debut of Huat Scanner this year, a new game feature that can help you earn more rewards. Using the Google Pay app, you have to scan items that you come across during your house visits, including red packets, oranges, pineapples and paper lanterns, to name some examples. Each successful scan earns you a goodie or partner voucher from local merchants like Flash Coffee and Guardian.


You can also solve Huat Riddles on the app to win rewards from brands like Fairprice, Klook and Sephora.

Credit: Google

Huat Scanner and Huat Riddles become available at random each day. You can check your app's homepage to see the unique challenges you can tackle each day.


To get started on earning rewards, download the Google Pay app now. It's available on both the Google Play Store for Android and the App Store for iOS.

 
  • Google announced the well-loved social game, Huat Pals, is returning for the third time this year, providing you with a fun and interactive way to welcome the Year of the Rabbit.

  • You can score goodies – the Carrot, Tart, Drink, Decor and Ingot – with any eligible transaction you make as you visit houses and join reunions over the next two weeks.

  • Once you collect all five, you can stand to win real-world prizes, including a Pixel 7 Pro.

  • The game runs from today until Sunday, 5 February 2023.

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