Google is investing a lot of money into ensuring that Google Pay is competitive. Much like the promotion they offered a couple months with Hotel Tonight, Google Pay is offering up a $20 ride credit for free if you use Google Pay to pay for a Via ride. Here’s the email that the company sent out to some users yesterday:
…we’ve partnered with our friends at Google to help make paying for your Via simpler than ever. Plus, for a limited time, get $20 of sweet Via Ride Credit as soon as you complete a ride paid for with Google Pay*. Ready to go? Just fire up the Via app and tap Billing to select ‘Google Pay’ as your payment method.
If you don’t see the Google Pay option, you might have an older version of the Via app, so ensure you’ve downloaded the latest app update. Not a bad deal. The promotion is only for a limited time so jump on it. When you pay with Google after completion of a ride, a $20 ride credit will be added into your account.
If you’ve never used Via before, this is stackable with their $10 referral promotion, so you can get a nice $30 introduction to Via ridesharing.