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Google's #PayWithAPhoto event might let you win prizes using Google Photos

A Google Photos food truck will be making its way around NYC, Portland, Los Angeles and Austin starting July 29th to promote the new photos service.

Published onJuly 23, 2015

Following the recent announcement that the Google+ Photos service would be shutting down on August 1st, Google is doing its best to get the word out that its new Photos service is here to stay. To do so, earlier today the Google Photos account on Twitter hinted that it had “something very special cooking next week” that will take place in New York City. Aside from the cryptic hashtag #paywithaphoto, no other substantial details were given about the promotional event.

We’ve got something very special cooking next week in NYC. Want a hint? Wafels not waffles. #paywithaphoto
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) July 23, 2015

The event is set to take place in NYC on July 29th, but what will it entail? According to Droid Life, there will be a “Google Photos-inspired” food truck that will make its way around NYC, Portland, Los Angeles and Austin starting July 29th. The truck will supposedly host a number of food-related contests that involve searching for a particular item in your Google Photos app. If users can locate photos in their libraries within a certain amount of time, they’ll have the chance to win prizes.

Here is a list of stops the food truck will be making in New York City starting on the 29th:

  • Wednesday, July 29th
    • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: DUMBO (Pearl Street & Water Street)
    • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Astor Place
  • Thursday, July 30th
    • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Wall Street
    • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Flatiron District (17th Street & 5th Avenue)
  • Friday, July 31st
    • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Chelsea
    • 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: St. Mark’s Place
  • Saturday, August 1st
    • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Midtown East (51st Street between Park Avenue & Madison Avenue)
    • 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: West Village (Christopher Street & 7th Avenue)
  • Sunday, August 2nd
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Flatiron District (25th Street & Broadway)
    • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: SoHo (Hudson Street & King Street)

Other details regarding this event are scarce at the moment, though we’ll be sure to update you as more information trickles in. If you live in one of the aforementioned cities, will you try to meet up with the Google Photos food truck?

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