Bhubaneswar: Free gifts and cashback are always welcome in India. To lure the users to use their digital wallet platforms for payment, the leading companies in this sector had come up with different offers this Diwali. But the rage amongst the youngsters is the offer launched by Google Pay.
In this offer, the users have to collect five stamps like Diya, Jhumka, Flower, Lanterns and Rangoli introduced by it. The ones who get all the five stamps will win reward of Rs 251 directly into the linked bank account at the midnight of October 31.
Google will also choose a lucky winner on November 1 who will get an additional prize money of up to 1 lakh.
Google Pay tweeted on October 21, “Celebrate #StampsWaliDiwali as you collect 5 unique Diwali stamps and unwrap our gift to you. Just pay, scan a diya or gift stamps to win an assured scratch card of ?251 and a chance to unlock a bonus prize of ?1 lakh! Looking for flowers and rangoli stamps? Win them by making payments or gifting your loved ones. 10 lakh rangoli and flower stamps up for grabs today! “
Three days later, Google announced that users exchange stamps to achieve their goal. It tweeted on October 24, “For those of you scouting for stamps, do it with a little help from your fellow tweeps. Reply by filling in the blanks to find a giver/taker: “Ready to trade __ for __?” #StampsWaliDiwali.”
This actually boosted the response with many response for this offer instantly. Thousands of users responded the Google’s tweet and started requesting the others to share the stamps.
The users are busy making transactions, asking to trade for stamps, but it seems as if everyone is looking for Rangoli stamp. If you search internet, many have given tips and tricks regarding how to get Rangoli and Flower stamp. Interestingly, sometimes they work and some have grabbed the Flower stamp, but the Rangoli seems to be eluding still now.
With the last day for the Google Pay Diwali offer, the users are still looking for it.
“I have all the stamps except the Rangoli. I have contacted all my friends who can trade Rangoli with other stamps with me, but none have it. I am running out of time and luck,” cried out Sagarika Badu, a working journalist.
Komal, a student in Pune, is ready to trade all four stamps for a single Rangoli, but no luck till now.
All seem to be busy collecting the stamps, literally scouting for the remaining ones (especially the Rangoli)
Hilarious tweets have been flooding regarding the elusiveness of these stamps.
— Anshita Verma (@anshi_rkv) October 23, 2019
Want the truth @GooglePayIndia! Does anyone have a Rangoli at all?
You are turning everyone a Rangoli beggar ????
— Pranita Jonnalagedda (@PranitaRavi) October 27, 2019
Is there a @GooglePayIndia flower/rangoli stamp even????. Fyi the Google pay Diwali promotion is fun and reminds me of all the Pepsi bottles I bought to collect those tokens or whatever (yes I’m five years old)
— Shringa Murali (@ShringaM) October 23, 2019
Funny memes surfaced.
“She : It’s not working anymore between us.
He : Anything I can do ?
She : Nothing left yaar…
He : I’ll send you flower wala Diwali stamp on Google Pay
She : Ok, last chance…Jaldi bhej flower !!!”
Some went so far as to claim that this was a scam by the app itself.
Dare to reply to this tweet, I’ll show you. How you are making us fool by scanning the same image and showing Diya, Jhumka, and Lantern Only.
— Akshay Makadiya (@axymak) October 23, 2019
Google Pay India tweeted back:
Who else is making a To-Pay list to unlock more Diwali stamps? It’s a win-win with transactions on Google Pay. ????
Pay your electricity bill and light up your Diwali when you unlock the 5 unique stamps. #StampsWaliDiwali
— Google Pay India (@GooglePayIndia) October 22, 2019
Secretly grateful for rangoli stencils. ???? pic.twitter.com/bBgEaGypGY
— Google Pay India (@GooglePayIndia) October 27, 2019