Google Pay has been revamped and if you do not mind sharing your credit/debit card info with Google then it would be a great addition to your phone wallet at least in the short term. The reason being Google Pay is currently offering a great promotion where the referral and referred person both earn $21 when the referred person makes a qualified purchase of $10 or more. (Here is my referral link Thanks!). The good news is that even if you have had used Google Pay in the past, since this is the revamped App, you can still sign up with referral link and earn $21.
But this is not the only reason for sign up. Google Pay has also integrated card linked cash back offers as part of the revamped App and currently it is offering great deal's such as $21 on purchase of $50+ at Target, 20% back for purchase at REI with up to $50 back in cash back and $30 back on Walmart+ sign up. These offers need to be activated/added and the terms vary from offer to offer and there are separate offers for In-store or online purchase.
The Google Pay app still retains the useful feature of person-to-person pay as well as group pay feature which allows for Venmo like split payment feature. It also has host of other features like spend tracking etc which folks may or may not be comfortable on sharing with Google. Since Google explicitly asks you for enabling personalized offer, you can turn it down and still use it as a short term opportunity for earning some $$ or cash back.
The good news is that you can unlink the cards, account and thus be done with it if you are not a fan of "Google Pay" in long term. For short term though this is a good opportunity to earn quick $21 referred credit without leaving your home.
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