Google Pay Huat Pals is back for its third run from today (19 January 2023) till 5 February 2023!
Unlike the previous two editions where you collect Huat Pals such as the elusive and fan-favourite BB Loh, this year’s edition features five goodies to collect for a scratch card worth up to $88.88, a Pixel 7 Pro worth $1,299, or a pair of Pixel Buds Pro worth $299!
Ready to huat?
TL;DR: Google Pay Huat Pals 2023 Guide — Plus Tips on How To Earn Goodies
Disclaimer: This article is not sponsored by Google; we are just informing you about the game, and hopefully, this guide will help you win some cash and prizes.
How To Play Google Pay Huat Pals (2023)
Instead of collecting Huat Pals for prizes this year, you’ll have to collect five Lunar New Year goodies by performing tasks on the Google Pay mobile app available on iOS and Android.
Once all five goodies are collected, you will be able to win one of three attractive prizes:
- A scratch card worth up to $88.88; or
- A Pixel 7 Pro worth $1,299; or
- A pair of Pixel Buds Pro worth $299.
How to Get Huat Pals Lunar New Year Goodies Plus Tips(2023)
The game’s mechanics are simple.
From today (19 January 2023) till 5 February 2023, Google Pay users can complete these tasks to collect Lunar New Year goodies. This year, it seems that the Ingot is the rarest goodie to get.
Huat Pals Daily Tasks (Maximum of 5 Times a Day)
- Make eligible transactions above $5 to merchants via:
- Tap to pay
- Pay via FavePay QR
- Pay via PayNow QR or UEN. PayNow transactions include:
- Using PayNow QR code at physical merchants for payments
- e-Wallet top-ups like YouTrip QR and Singtel Dash QR top-ups
- Topping up your Central Provident Fund (CPF) using PayNow QR
- Take note that you can only do this ONCE at a time — do not scan the QR code created for one top-up multiple times
- Any payments made to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) using PayNow QR
- Purchase movie tickets via the Google Pay app
- Split an expense with at least two people, and receive a minimum of $3 from each of them
- Gift goodies to friends and receive one bonus goodie per unique friend that claims your gift (maximum of 5 per day)
Huat Pals ‘Hacks’
Split an expense
Although gift baskets are a thing of the past, you still can earn a goodie with the help of a group of 3 or more friends by splitting expenses!
- From the Google Pay homepage, click new payment and create a group.
- Add your friends into the group and get each of them to request a ‘split an expense’ (it doesn’t have to be from the Huat Pals page)
- The expense needs to be at least $9 or more. For me, I chose to split an expense of $12.
- Both my friends will have received a request from me and proceed to pay me $4 each.
- After that, they will also request to split an expense of $12 within the group and I will pay them $4 each.
- Lastly, check your Huat Pals page again and you should have a new goodie!
Join Telegram groups for gift requests
Want to get a gift or send one to get a goodie? You can also search for Telegram groups for Huat Pals!
Here’s the one we joined: https://t.me/huatpals
Huat Scanner – Earn extra goodies or partner vouchers
Need some extra goodies to complete your collection? Watch out for the Huat Scanner that will appear randomly throughout the day!
Using image recognition technology, you can use your Google Pay app to scan items that you will come across during house visits – think red packets, oranges, pineapples, coffee cups, and paper lanterns!
Each successful scan will earn you a goodie, or partner vouchers from local merchants such as Flash Coffee and Guardian.
Pro Tip: You can scan digital images too if you don’t have the item at home!
Huat Riddles – Earn additional rewards from participating merchants
Like Huat Scanner, Huat Riddles will also appear randomly throughout the day.
Answering them correctly lets you earn additional rewards from participating merchants such as Fairprice, Klook, and Sephora!
Huat Riddles Answers 2023
Want the answers? Here they are!
- Which of the following is not typically a LNY snack?
- A: Steak
- What is the….prawns & eggs.
- A: Char Kway Teow
- Typically the…
- A: Coconut
- Largest with more than 200 cooked food stalls is…
- A: Chinatown Market
- Which fruit in Singapore is known as the ‘King of Fruits’?
- A: Durian
Huat Pals Album
This year, collecting Huat Pals no longer offers any monetary incentive. Instead, each transaction you make will help you unlock a Huat Pal which you can then view in your Huat Pals album, kind of like collecting Pokemon to fill up your Pokedex.
You can also send in-app messages to share (boast about) the 28 different Huat Pals that you have collected (like the elusive BB Loh and Lenny from previous editions).
It’s sad to see that gift baskets have gone away this year and it seems like the only reliable way to get LNY goodies is to pay with Google Pay. While you can gift goodies to friends, you’ll also have to earn them first.
Nonetheless, Huat Pals is a great way to earn some prizes this Chinese New Year and I hope you get lucky too!
We’ll update this article with more useful tips and information as time goes on. Happy New Year!