Google has announced a festive promotion designed to encourage Android Pay usage.

From now until the end of the year, Android Pay users will receive a virtual Christmas cracker every time they tap to pay.

Within these crackers could be £10 Costa coffee gift cards, free Odeon Cinemas tickets, or, if you land the mother lode, £500 gift cards for House of Fraser and Curry s PC World.

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The crackers will appear each time Android Pay is used in stores or on the tube.

Even if you don t strike it lucky, for every five crackers you pull you ll get a free £3 Costa gift card.

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