Note 3 owners get a $50 Google Play credit until January 6th, 2014

samsung galaxy note 3 google play credit

So you’ve bought your Note 3 and want to load it up with awesome games, apps, music, books, and movies, eh? Is some of that content only available by forking over a bit of cash? Good news — you won’t have to dig into your own wallet to pay for them! Samsung has started a promotion that will net any Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owner $50 in Google Play Credit.

Getting free Google Play credit is nothing new, as we’ve seen other devices offer $25 in the past. But $50? That’s a crap ton, and should keep you swell for quite some time. So what do you have to do? Simply head to Samsung’s site for the promotion, enter all the details they ask for (including your device’s IMEI, your email address, phone number and more), and you should be greeted to $50 in your Google Play account almost instantly.

The offer is for both new and existing customers, and will last until January 6th, 2014. You should have plenty of time to get your credit, even if you don’t get your device until Christmas. Go ahead and hit the source link to claim your credit.

[via Samsung]

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TAGS: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

  • simpleasker

    This is what im talking bout

  • D’Arc



    • holdmydroidandwatchthis

      There are no dollars in Canada

      • D’Arc

        Actually there are no pennies, but yes, we are removing currency as our form of trading in a very slow manner.

      • tyler j

        It’s true. We perform all transactions with various volumes of maple syrup. Why, I remember when you could go to a movie for only 20 mils but now it’s damn near a litre if you want popcorn!

        Edit: I am also displeased that we’re getting stiffed on this

    • artiplier

      Just bought my Note 3 outright on Telus two weeks ago. This would have been a nice bonus…maybe they will expand this to Canada in the future. One can hope anyway.

  • 9Johnnyn9ne9

    I won $5 credit with a kitkat and I don’t know what to get I can’t imagine $50. Do y’all have any suggestions?

    • Kevin Vesga

      For music/books/movies, just buy what you like. For applications, try buying the “pro” or ad-free version of applications you already use.

      • 9Johnnyn9ne9

        I forgot I even made this comment I need some caffeine. Thanks for the advice dad.

  • Jeremy Beasley

    Just got my $50 credit. Fantastic!

  • Charles Sweeney

    It sucks to not be in the US right about now and feel your pain for those that don’t. Having said that, in the words of James Brown, “Living in America!!!”….America, F- Yeah!

  • Charles Sweeney

    Samsung must really feel like they need more of the US market with promotions like these.

  • Jeffrey Bunac

    Unfair, i bought the S4 & a 50″ Samsung TV, how come we don’t get any play credits? Or every other Samsung product owner?

    • bob


  • ggfb20

    Got my note 3 from T-Mobile the first week it was released and just collected my $50 Google Play credit. Cool.

  • Dylan Law

    What about UK buyers who’ve shelled out £600+ for it?

    • Charles Sweeney

      No love..I’m assuming your question is rhetorical though cause the article clearly states for US ONLY.

      • DKWx


        • Charles Sweeney

          My apologies, I got my sites mixed up but here are the official terms from Sammy:

          It notes [no pun intended] that the offer is only available to US residents only.

          • Bex Foster

            :-( Very unfair.

  • Unorthodox

    If they do it for Note 10.1 too, then it’ll sway me to upgrading. Due to purchase of N5, I wasn’t going to go for a newer tablet this holiday.

  • Abstract

    THANKS! I claimed mine just now, woohoo!

  • Morris

    Yay! It worked!

  • aeok18109

    wtf it says my imei was already used

  • TechSwagg

    I got it last night. .now I don’t know what to buy

  • simpleasker

    25$ for Note 2 owners??? Pllzzzz hahaha jk

  • Corey0928

    How long does it take to get the code? Haven’t gotten mine yet

    • Jason Farrell

      about 5 minutes (when it was working earlier today – before the exploits)

  • GavinGG

    Last year it was a free case and NFC stickers for the Note 2 and this year, we get $50 for the Note 3. I wonder what will be the freebie for the Note 3…..

    • Jason Farrell

      A brand new car?!?!?! </oprah>

  • LJ

    Waiting for the email. Been about 30 minutes.

  • Marsg

    I would rather have them get rid of NOx, can’t unlock boot loader on that thing with out tripping NOx and voiding warranty.

  • bradley lanphere

    Just seen this and i got my note 3 on day one and registered mine already i hope i can still get this free money :-) :-) I tried to go to the site from this link and It said it is currently down and they are working to fix it anyone else get an error message when trying to go to the site?

    • AaronMcCune

      Worked fine for me about 10-20 minutes ago

    • JFK06

      Got mine on release and credit today.

  • AaronMcCune

    God I’m so glad I’m constantly reading Phandroid. I had no idea this was even going on until I read this article. Went to the site, put in my info and BAM! Received the email within a couple of minutes and just like that, $50 Google Play credit. Awesome. Thanks again for posting this

  • Delmar

    Yessss can’t wait

  • bradley lanphere

    How long did it take for everyone to get their email? I’m waiting for mine now about an hour or so now has passed

  • billpittser

    Waiting on email been about 10 mins hope it comes through

  • bradley lanphere

    Still haven’t received my confirmation email ;-( ??

    • laurie

      me either, been about 2 hours. I guess they must be overloaded now that we’ve all read the post here. lol

  • apdimatteo

    I tried and the website said my IME number was already in use…kinda scary since I bought my phone new.

  • bradley lanphere

    Still no confirmation email showing up on my end, and no $50 credit deposited into my Google account yet either :-( ??? I wrote support a message cause I bought my note 3 new on day one and I want a peice of the free $50 Google Play pie too darn it lol

  • bradley lanphere

    Laurie it’s been about 3 hours for me glad I’m not alone il re post if and when i get mine ;-)

  • Mr. Raiderâ„¢

    Did mine early this morning and received my confirmation email within a few minutes

  • Marc Barbieri

    I have an unlocked AT&T Note 3 that I am using on Straight Talk and it says my IMEI is invalid?

  • Jonathan Kim

    Recently, there was an exploit where people would put randomized numbers into the IMEI section and automatically receive somebody else’s credits. This was not a tedious process because only the last six digits of the code were randomized. The rest of the code was unchanging. You are probably not receiving your code at this time because Samsung is either trying to resolve this problem or has completely halted this promotion.

  • No_Nickname90

    I hate you all. Getting that credit. =.3

  • JayToTheRock

    sorry all credits are gone :(

  • EnX$$

    not working anymore they took it down.

  • bradley lanphere

    This is so not fair, they advertise until January 6th and I signed up and was waiting for my confirmation email shortly after they are now out of Google Play credits?!?!?!? And I never got my email? Wow…Samsung great advertising tease :-( ;-( :-(

  • Mark Washington

    What about us Nexus 5 adopters lol!

  • Jason Farrell

    If you didn’t get your Google Play code, or the system said it was invalid, then you can blame the punk kids who exploited this INSECURE promo! Some of the punk ass kids who did it were bragging about it on the Slickdeals forums. One kid said he stole 123 codes worth ~$6,000. Also, if you check EBay, they’re re-selling the stolen codes there instead of using ’em themselves.

    The blame isn’t all on the cracker kids, though. The form asked for your IMEI and phone number, but it never did an SMS check to VERIFY OWNERSHIP, so, all they had to do was use a very simple algorithm (luhn) to generate millions of valid IMEIs with the correct prefix and try them all. Because the Note3 is so popular, with millions sold, they were very likely to get a hit and deprive someone else of their $50.

    (Got my $50 early on though. *phew*)

    edit: and here’s one of many XDA threads discussing the fallout:

  • Fel Pe

    Gotta love Samsung.

  • Myriana Mondesir-Sanon

    Where is it?

  • Myriana Mondesir-Sanon

    Like seriously. ..Where is it?

  • Philly Jim

    Gone.!!!!!!! WTF Dam I knew I shouldn’t of lunched out yesterday…

  • Joshua Alexander

    Cancelled a MONTH and a HALF early. Please update this post.

    • Myriana Mondesir-Sanon

      What happen?

      • Joshua Alexander

        They apparently sold out. I would think higher than anticipated sales of Galaxy Note III devices would be a GOOD thing for Samsung, and further incentive for promotion. Apparently not. Remember that each redeemed code is a successful sale of a Note 3 device. How could they botch this promo so badly? Was supposed to go into January, I believe.

  • Bradha562

    I just got mine!!! Took 2 days but worth the wait!!! Good luck!

  • laurie

    I just got mine also. Took about 3 days, but it did come. Woo HOo!

  • Joe Shields

    cant get it anymore :(