Thinking about picking up a Nexus 7? You might want to get on that before the end of this month (right here), as the $25 Play Store credit promotion Google announced with its slate at Google I/O expires on September 30th. That means you must redeem the promotion before that date by signing into your Nexus 7 with a Google Wallet-linked Google account (that has a credit or debit card on file). Here are the terms indicating as such, emphasis ours:

2. In order to receive this promotional balance for the tablet activation, you must currently have or create a Google Wallet account on your tablet, and you must also add a credit card or debit card to such account (or already have a credit card or debit card in such account) for use in future purchase and payment transactions with the Google Wallet, by September 30, 2012. This promotional balance is not available for Google Wallet accounts where you only store your bank account or Carrier Billing information as a payment method.

If you already snapped up the promotional credit, you have nothing to worry about - at least for now. Just know that Google will get rid of any remaining part of that $25 one year from the date of the end of the promotion, on September 30th, 2013.

Google Play Terms

David Ruddock
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  • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

    Well, looks like I won't have to worry about that 48 cents on my credit now! YAY!

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    that is funny in the fact that this Tablet never arrived to switzerland...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    At first I read the expiration of credit as 9/30/12, whoops.

  • Elias

    And the nexus still isn't even available in Brazil. Nice.

  • Danny Holyoake

    The first Nexus 7 I got was defective. So was the second. They've both been returned and now I'm just waiting on my money to be refunded, and once it is I'll have actually worked out £15 better off thanks to the Play Store credit. Mwahahaha.

  • Alex Fiorani

    I didn't get any 25 bucks credit when I activated my nexus 7 with my already existing Google account. Maybe because I am not in the US?

  • Deltaechoe

    Yeah I have my 25 dollar credit and I'm tempted to snatch up tsf shell with it

  • roman

    In slovakia 28 september... I dont want wait :(.... Can i get 25€ in google play too in slovakia??

  • UniBroW

    Hmm, was wanting to get one of these for my kids for Christmas. Perhaps I should snatch it up now and activate it a few months early

  • nexusnewbie

    Those terms of service are seriously off putting for someone who doesn't actually want to use goo wallet and only wants to get the $25 to use in the play store :'(. I hate this sort of thing.

  • Andy Meadows

    Be careful and fair warning. The quote in the article is a bit misleading. If the first account you add to the device does NOT have a Google Wallet, Google will not trying to apply the credit. If you add a secondary account -- your wife's, child's, etc. -- that DOES have a Google Wallet account then the credit will be applied there without notifying you. Google will NOT move the credit from any account to which it was applied. Trust me, I've tried, and the customer support experience has been horrible to the point of returning the device -- which I really don't want to do because it does so many cool things.

  • Ivan Martinez

    I just got a replacement N7 from Google, restored it using Nandroid backup from my previous N7. Since it's a replacement, does this mean I'm not eligible for the $25 credit? I checked around and found nothing. Not sure if anyone else has had luck with this. Thanks!

  • Alan

    well didn't work either if you aren't in the correct countries. i bought one from Canada and activated it in Sweden over a month ago and it didn't give me the credits, even if i meet all other criterion.

  • Joelene

    I never received my credit either, my husband did, but I did not. Google is saying Too bad So sad, we cannot help you.... That it is too late. I asked the Google guy, what I had to do to get the credit.. I did EVERYTHING he said on July 23, 2012. Before the end of the promotion period was over. Yet they are still saying They will not give me the credit.

    Google is ripping people off and hoping they do not notice they didn't' get the credit and are not noticing, then not helping those who do.

  • Joshua Hill

    Google hasn't been able to deliver customer service for the past year or so. Ever since the Nexus 4 and 7 launches. I am sorry for you Cameron and anyone else that has been stuffed around but I can't say I'm surprised.