Get $25 Google Play Store credit with Nexus 7 (2013) purchase, Chromecast gets free HD movie rental


Nexus 7 Chromecast Holiday promo

The holiday season is nearly upon us and with that, you can expect the usual slew of deals coming out of the woodwork. The Google Play Store is no exception and beginning today, when you purchase a Nexus 7 (all models) Google is throwing in a complimentary $25 Google Play credit. If the Nexus 7 is still too rich for your blood (or maybe everyone you know has been naughty this year), then the even more affordably priced Chromecast gets a special promo as well: free HD movie rental on the house ($6 or less).

As always, there’s some fine print:

  • Google Play Store credit must be added to an account by March 31st, 2014
  • Once added, the credit must be used up by March 31st, 2015
  • Promo codes will be emailed for purchases made online, as soon as they ship
  • If Chromecast is purchased in-store, promo codes will be printed on store receipt
  • Codes can be redeemed at

Also, any hardware purchased from the Google Play Store starting today is returnable up until January 13th, 2014. For those that have just purchased a Nexus 7 (2013) or Chromecast within the last 15 days, you can return it and order another to receive the Google Play credit. Sorry, international friends. This is US and Canada only.

Nexus 7 on Google Play | Chromecast on Google Play

I guess the only question left is if purchased as a gift, will you be keeping the $25 Google Play credit (or $6 movie rental) for yourself, or generously gifting as well? Tis the season.

via ChromeSpot

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Why no love for current owners? Ree-dick!

  2. Glad I just bought the Nexus 7 on Sunday…

  3. Didn’t get the netflix free month and also not getting this on my chromecast.
    Not that bad, but would’ve been nice

  4. C’mon Google, I’ve got a Nexus 7, a Nexus 5, a Chromecast and I’ve previously owned a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 4, you can’t show me a little love?

    1. We here at Google appreciate your loyalty. And I for one would love to have your babies to show our gratitude. ;)

      1. Haha, it’s all good, I ain’t even mad to be honest, it’s not like I have any regrets about buying any of the devices, but you can’t blame a guy for wanting some free Google Play credit. :)

        1. Maybe with the next Nexus 10 they should simply increase the price by $25 and give you $25 in play store credit.

  5. Damn, not to be repeatative but as someone that bought 2 nexus 7(2013)s AND a chromecast on launch day I would like to see some love from the googs.

    1. I’ve done the same. Just purchased another Chromecast about a month ago. I’m not upset, this sorta stuff always happens around the holidays.

      1. Yeah I am not upset, just dissapointed. I was originally dissapointed when I realized that my new Nexus 7 didn’t come with credit actually.

  6. Staples has a 50 dollars coupon code 18702

  7. Agreed. Bought one for myself and another for family.

    Would be nice to get some appreciation as I did with the last nexus 7.

  8. I would rather get 25% off that honkin’ huge bezel :P

  9. Boo! Can’t even get a movie rental? I’m not one to demand things, but I’m sure giving away free movie rentals is a lot cheaper than giving away $25 gift cards. My chromecast should have come with a movie rental already when I bought it months ago. You know, to encourage Play Movie use.

    1. No, it just came with Netflix subscription, which I’d just as valuable as the gift card!

      1. I didn’t get that either.

  10. I wish Nexus 10 was on sale.

  11. Jesus! Such entitlement! Give someone an inch and they want a mile.

  12. What nothing for the Nexus 5.

  13. Didn’t get my Google movie rental with my chromecast purchase at staples today wtf

    1. You didn’t buy it from the Google Play store.

  14. Thanks I realized that after I’m still happy with it

  15. do i need to buy the nexus from a certain retailer for this promotion?

  16. ‘S a good deal…except I got my N7 from Amazon for $30 off the Play price

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