Gift card Stories October 29, 2017

Free Money: Snag 10% off $50 Google Play gift card digitally delivered in minutes from Amazon


Amazon has a $50 Google Play Store digital gift card on sale for $45 when you use the coupon code GOOGLE5 at checkout. This is $5 off of the normal price, saving you a few bucks this holiday season.

Gift card Stories February 2, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G2 w/ FreedomPop service (pre-owned) $90, Nexus 5X w/ $25 GC $299, more

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Certified pre-owned LG G2 w/ free talk, text, data from FreedomPop: $90 shipped (Reg. $150+) | FreedomPop

LG Google Nexus 5X 16GB Smartphone w/ $25 B&H gift card: $299 shipped (Reg. $350) | B&H

USB Power: Inateck 36W 4-port Desktop Charger $11 (Reg. $15), 8-Outlet Surge Protector + 5 USB-Ports $26more

Logitech gear for Mac/PC, iPad & iPhone up to 60% off: wireless mice from $14, solar keyboards from $36, speaker $9more

Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 High-Speed Cable Modem $45 shipped (Reg. $70)

Here are the best HDTV and Soundbar deals for Super Bowl 50

Here are some delicious snacks and fun kitchen gear to get you prepped for Super Bowl 50

Best USB/Jump Start batteries for your car from Bestek, Aukey, more


Up your Super Bowl game – Sony 2.1 Channel 330W Bluetooth/NFC Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer: $200 shipped (Reg. $360)

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ALLPOWERS 10,000mAh Solar Panel Charger for $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $17)

Rugged 10,000mAh Solar dual USB Battery w/ 2 USB lamps: $13 Prime shipped

Game pre-orders for Amazon Prime members –Zelda, Far Cry Primal, FFXV: $48 ea (Reg. $60)


ThinkGeek’s life-size BB-8 lamp brings the latest Star Wars flick to your living room

Build your own 1:5000-scale New York City with this incredible Kickstarter project

Gift card Stories July 1, 2015

Verizon HTC One M9 buyers can get $100 in Google Play credit for a limited time

Convincing educated buyers to grab the HTC One M9 might not be the easiest task, but Verizon seems to want to take a crack at it. For a limited time, buyers of HTC’s latest—and less than well-received—flagship handset will get $100 in free Google Play credit…

Gift card Stories May 14, 2015


Starbucks has confirmed multiple reports of users of its smartphone app having three-figure sums stolen from their accounts in the form of gift certificates, reports CNN.

One user lost $550 in a matter of minutes, his account auto-reloaded each time it was emptied by a hacker sending a series of $50 gift cards. Other users have also reported three-figure losses within a matter of seconds or minutes …  expand full story

Gift card Stories December 16, 2014

Google brings Play Store gift cards to six new European countries

Google this evening has announced that Play Store gift cards are now available in six new European countries. Previously these countries were listed as coming soon, but Google has since updated its support page for Play Store gift cards to announce that they are now available.

Gift card Stories October 17, 2012

Google Play Store adds option to buy credit on Web version

Google has apparently added the option to “Buy Google Play Credit” on the Play Store’s web version, so U.S. customers can now go to the bottom of the store to purchase credits in increment starting at $5:

There does not seem to be a choice for gifting credits, but that will feature will likely surface down the road—along with availability in other countries.

Gift card Stories August 21, 2012

We told you last week that Google was readying physical gift cards for Google Play content, and the company made things official today by announcing the cards will roll out to Target, GameStop, and RadioShack retail outlets in the coming weeks. The cards will be available in $10, $25, and $50, and they will initially only be available in the United States at the retailers mentioned above and through later this month.

-Explore millions of songs from top artists, thousands of your favorite movies and TV shows, the world’s largest selection of eBooks, and much more. Play your purchases instantly on the web or on the go — no need for wires or syncing.

-Shop for all the Android apps and games you love with your Google Play gift card. You can even use it to purchase extra levels, add-on packs, and virtual currency.

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Gift card Stories August 16, 2012

‘Smart updates’ now live in Google Play Store

The folks at AndroidPolice are on a roll today, as they just discovered, after examining the new Google Play Store APK, that the revamped Android marketplace now takes advantage of “smart updates.”

The 300 KB APK code previously revealed a wishlist and gift cards coming down the pipeline, and now it shows incremental downloads are live in version 3.8.15 of the Play Store. Those who need to keep an eye on their data consumption will revel in the update, because it means they no longer have to re-download an entire APK to get the latest version. Hereafter—Android devices will only download the changes between versions.

That is not all, according to AndroidPolice:

Here’s the good news: it should also work with earlier Play Store releases, like 3.7.15, as the change seems to be retroactive and server-side.

Gift card Stories April 2, 2012


RadioShack’s “Trade & Save” app is now on Google Play and helps a user determine an old Android device’s worth for optimum trade-in value.

The app will also offer to buy the device, while providing the free prepaid shipping label, in exchange for a RadioShack gift card for use in-store or online. The gift card is sent by mail.

Screenshots are available below.

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