The holidays aren't over yet, and Samsung is playing Santa today if you have a US Galaxy S III or Note II. Just register the device with Samsung and you will get a free flip case worth $40 and 6 NFC TecTiles worth another $15. Not bad for doing almost no work.


All you have to do is install the Samsung Mobile Facebook app on your PC (yes, you have to use Facebook). Then just use the app to register your device and email address. You'll need the IMEI number, which can be obtained by dialing *#06#. An email should arrive in short order with links to claim your free cover and TecTiles. You'll also get a 50% off coupon that can be used on Samsung accessories.

The deal runs through the end of January, but I doubt supplies will last that long. It's only valid for the first 12,100 GS3 and 12,100 Note II users that get on board. Check below for the links. No way to be sure how much Samsung is going to spam you, but $55 in free loot is nothing to sneeze at.


Update: Well, you guys really did it this time. We're getting word that Samsung has run through its inventory of cases and TecTiles. The company is still offering those 50% off coupons, so maybe you can buy something on the cheap to bolster your crushed spirits.

[SlickDeals, Samsung Facebook]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • jellymelly

    dammit no love for Australia :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/HenriqueMelissopoulos Henrique Melissopoulos

      no love for Brazil :(

  • Bram Warrick

    Facebook. Nope. Otherwise sure.

  • joe

    Yeah, Facebook equals "no".

  • masterxchief

    Registered over an hour ago and still didn't get any email. Not sure if they ran out already or what

    • http://www.facebook.com/louie.hernandez.7 Louie Hernandez

      Same here no email back

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506070832 Jacob Sweany

        Check your spam folder. It went there on my gmail account

  • inzandity

    Literally just ordered the flip cover today...

    • inzandity

      Well, they only had pink, mint and orange left so I would have bought the gray one anyways.

      • Simon Liu

        You can still get a free one. Just got 4 free ones for my household and we all already have 1.

  • http://www.lazyrivr.com/ Andy Bell

    Thanks for the heads up! They say it should be coming in 6-8 weeks, but I'm excited to try out the TecTiles. I was considering buying some, but now I don't have to!

  • robnelle

    Just registered without a problem. Please note that the only flip cover colors available for this offer (at least when I ordered just now) are Orange, Lime Green and Pink.

    • Derail Doax

      I'm pretty sure those are the only colors they're giving away. I registered my GS3 and my wife's GN2 and both times was given only Orange, Lime and Pink. Those must have been their worst sellers. Lol. I still took an orange one. My wife got pink obviously. Yay free stuff!

  • djltaga

    Oh man, lots of Philippines users here miss out on all the US only promos and deals. =(

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.robison.319 Adam Robison

    what samsung mobile face book app?

  • Emat

    Don't have facebook. Guess I will sneeze and have an allergy attack.

  • qualmod

    w/in the FB app there is a link in the menu to 'Samsung Galaxy Note II' - but when you tap it, it says "Item not found." so what next...

  • JG

    On a tangentially related topic... Is there anyway to give a desktop the magic of NFC? Then one could just place one's phone/tablet by the desktop & sync photos, ring tones, etc without having to bother with an USB cable...

  • http://www.facebook.com/partylobster Damian Keffer

    Wonderful! Thank you for the heads up, otherwise I probably would have missed out.

  • christina duke

    Worked for me. :)

  • Chris Loseke

    Awesome! Worked for me. My "care package" has been ordered. Thanks for the heads up. Now, time to deactivate my facebook account again.

  • popcicle

    got an orange one.(all they have left is orange and pink atm)

  • Lookatthemonkeys

    Just did it and all they had left is pink! That's ok. I really just wanted the Tectiles anyways

  • Mark

    Only pink left for S3. Hopefully I can exchange it for another color somewhere

  • Race2Speed

    Just registered and apparently already had an account. Pink is the only color available but at least my wife will be happy. The other Pink Flip Case will be sold. Thanks Samsung and Android Police for the news.

  • Jason

    You don't need facebook for this..I went to the link, was not logged in to facebook. It still worked.

  • d_pyron

    Apparently dead for the GS3. Sad I missed it, I've wanted to play around with some NFC tags

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

    I just got the Orange flip case for my Note 2...So no they are not totally out of stock

  • Andrew Ruffolo

    Still worked for me, Snagged an orange Note 2 (better than pink).

  • casinrm

    All gone? It hasn't even been a full day. I was planning on getting the Note II tomorrow....TT

  • TechGuy21

    got mine thanks phandroid.com. but 6-8 weeks jesus

  • Maxwell Kozlov

    I had actually no idea this existed, and happened to register my new Note 2 at just the right time. I can't believe my luck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002461247771 Stefan Dumitrache

    what are tectiles?

  • aaronratner

    Signed up for the Galaxy Note 2 a few hours ago (2am EAT on the 29th) and had my choice of green, orange or pink. Got the green to match my son's case.

  • Jeff Smith

    Galaxy S III is gone as of 8 AM Eastern on Saturday Morning...

  • lilspanto

    That's cool, Btwbthat 50% only applies to items under $50.00Usd

  • cliffy44

    Farcebook SUCKS.

  • Soleen

    I need a samsung note 2 in a really good price and I want it in Lebanon tripoli please