Huat Pals on Google Pay

If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of two kinds of people – an avid huat-ter who is on the hunt for the one and only BB Loh, or you’re a confused millennial wondering what all the hype is about and why your friends are suddenly jio-ing you to use Google Pay. Well, here’s what you need to know about Huat Pals.

Note: The game has all sorts of ways to snag rewards, which vary from day to day. So be sure to check in daily!

Meet the Pals

Huat Pals - meet the palsL-R: RaRa, Lenny, Neo, Ah Huat, and BB Loh
Image credit: @caesars 

True to their name, the Huat Pals are really here to help you prosper. There are five adorably festive Pals in total: RaRa the Lion Dancer; Lenny the Steady Lantern; Neo the Loyal Ox; Ah Huat the Boss Pineapple; and the elusive BB Loh, the Little Lohei.

Huat Pals - collecting pals

Up till 26th February, you can tick off daily tasks to collect at least one of each Huat Pal, which will win you a scratchcard containing a value between $8.88 to $88.88.

Those familiar with the game would have probably heard friends and family pining after BB Loh. That’s because, despite yusheng being common across almost any mall you step foot into, this particular Lohei Huat Pal is the rarest of the lot, with an extremely tiny drop rate. 

What’s worse, if you do happen to know someone who is bestowed with good fortune in the form of BB Loh, they can’t give it away unless they collect a second one, which means we’re probably still stuck with loads and loads of Lennys.

That’s right, Lenny is that run-of-the-mill Huat Pal, and the subsequent order of the pals in terms of ascending rarity is RaRa, Neo and Ah Huat, followed of course by BB Loh. 

Read on to find out how to play the game, as well as some tips and tricks to help you complete your set.

How to play

Now that you’re acquainted with the Pals, here’s all you need to know about getting your hands on them:

Firstly, you have to sign up for Google Pay, which shouldn’t be too difficult if you have a Gmail account and a bank card on hand. Then, click on the ‘Let’s Huat’ button in the middle of the screen to start. Under the ‘how to collect pals today’ section, there are four tasks you can complete to collect Huat Pals. 

Here’s the breakdown:

Send a minimum of $10 to your buddies

The easiest task to complete, all you have to do is pay $10 to a friend via Google Pay and you will receive one Pal. You can get Pals from this task by sending $10 each to different friends, and you can get them to also join the fun by sending the same amount right back. The best part is that you can do this ritual with the same people each day – #squadgoals.  

Pay minimum $10 to unique businesses

Similar to the previous task, this one requires you to send the money instead to a business, and there are two major ways you can get this done. 

Firstly, if you don’t want to actually spend any money, you can ‘cheat’ and make a transaction to well, yourself, or more specifically topping up at least $10 from Google Pay to your own account on other platforms, such as Grab, Singtel Dash, IRAS, and CPF. 

Google Pay mobile paymentImage credit: Lydia 

Alternatively, you can make mobile payments of $10 or more for Paywave transactions from your credit card. In stores, you can scan the given QR code or use Tap to Pay if you’re an Android user. One payment gets you one Pal, and you can make transactions to different merchants in exchange for one Huat Pal each.

The money can even be spent on food orders or movie ticket bookings, and if you go to church on Sundays, digital tithing works as well.

Complete a Google Pay referral to a friend

Google Pay friend referral
Image credit: Atas Accountant 

Depending on your social circle and contacts, this task could be harder for you if all your friends are already super onz and nearly everyone has jumped on the Google Pay bandwagon for Huat Pals. But if you have that one friend who is living under a rock, spare no time in sending them a referral before other hungry huat-ters get their hands on them.

This task will also get you one Pal per referral, but here’s the catch; Huat Pals promises higher chances of you scoring the rare BB Loh and Ah Huat if you make referrals as compared to the other tasks.

Gift Pals to unique individuals

Huat Pals - gift pals

Once you’ve started on the game for a bit, you will likely have a surplus of Lennys, so all you have to do is send your unwanted excess Pals to friends and you will get a new replacement Huat Pal chosen randomly for each Pal you give away. As always, remember to send them to unique individuals.

Bonus – gift baskets from Ah Huat

Huat Pals - Ah HuatImage credits: Danamic, Carousell  

For those too caught up with the BB Loh chase and don’t remember Ah Huat, he is the Boss Pineapple, and snagging him gives you the chance of a bonus reward: a gift basket for you to share with four other friends of your choice. 

The gift baskets contain five gifts each, and are made up of random permutations of angbaos (yes, with real money), Huat Pals, NTUC FairPrice vouchers and scratch cards. You do have to share it with a group of friends on Google Pay before you can unlock and claim its contents. 

Pro tip: If you are the lucky one who struck Ah Huat, claim the gift you most desire as soon as you share the basket before your friend beats you to it.

Tips & tricks

Your task count for the day does not carry forward to the next day, so your best bet of collecting all the Huat Pals is grinding through the various tasks every single day.

However, there are some ways you can maximise your chances to huat. Besides trying your luck to get BB Loh using friend referrals, as well as making pacts and groups with friends to share gift baskets, Telegram groups are another good way to connect with other huat-ters so you don’t feel the FOMO.

Telegram groups

Here are some Telegram groups you can check out and join:

Google Pay Huat Pals

Truth be told, whether or not we end up walking away with $88.88 in our pockets, this new social game is fun to play with family and friends, and even lets you win prizes along the way like actual angbaos and vouchers. 

If you haven’t joined the huat gang, sign up for Google Pay to have a go at Huat Pals. Do note that you’ll need to have DBS PayLah! or an OCBC or Standard Chartered bank account to register with Google Pay. And to those playing, huat ah

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Cover image credits: Carousell , Danamic