Christmas is fast approaching, and if you were already considering picking up a Nexus 7 for a special someone, Google's offering a little something extra to sweeten the deal. For a limited time, both 16GB and 32GB Nexus 7s purchased from the Play Store will come with $25 in Google Play credit. That's not as appealing as saving $30 off a device, especially once taxes are taken into account, but it's still a nice way to fill a new purchase with content. How entertaining is a tablet with no additional apps, games, and other goodies, after all?


The offer expires on March 31st, so Christmas isn't the only holiday targeted here. I'm sure a lover would love to receive a Nexus 7 on Valentine's Day, and Google's doing its part to make that happen.

Customers will receive their Google Play credit in an email sent after the purchase is finalized, and it must be added to a Google Wallet account before the deal's expiration date. The tablet will also come with free shipping, though that part of the deal isn't new. A link to buy the Nexus 7 is available below. Enjoy.

Nexus 7 in the Play Store

Source: Google+

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    If they lowered the 16gb to 199.99 and offered this deal, I would purchase it immediately.
    I think I'll wait for Amazon to get their stock back that they were selling at 199.99 instead of going directly through Google.

    • Emilio Montes

      Staples has a 50 dollars coupon code 18702

      • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

        Wow you are right! I just added it to my cart:
        Pre-Tax Subtotal:$179.00
        After tax w/free shipping: Amount Due:$193.72

        • Sir_Brizz

          Freaking steal!

          • Anish Alex

            Is the deals around for nexus 7 going to be any better by Monday? Or I should just pick it up as $179.00 is too good to ignore :-)

    • Jason Rittenhouse

      not sure where you live (ie, if you have a bestbuy nearby) but bestbuy sells the nexus 7 (both of them) for $30 off the play store price and they include the $25 play store credit. i just bought one last week.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

        Best buy's website shows $229.99 for the 16gb n7 with $25 google play credit. I was hoping for 199.99

        • Jason Rittenhouse

          oh crap, sorry! i just bought mine on thursday and assumed it was their normal pricing. 16gb was $199 and 32gb was $239. looks like that was just a temporary sale - maybe the deal will return between black friday and cyber monday.

          • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

            Walmart has it for 199.99 but no Play Store credit.
            I wonder if I could get BB to price match wally world and then let me get the $25 google play credit as well? Now THAT is a deal I can get on board with!

          • Jason Rittenhouse

            they may agree to price match before they even realize it comes with the play store credit!

  • downlinx

    damn, this would have been nice to know, i just bought the new one last week

    • GreatNews

      return it and buy another one... but take in mind the shipping might cost you more than the gift you get....

      • sgtguthrie

        The offer says free shipping...lol!

        • GreatNews

          free "From" Google but whats about the way back to Google????

    • efan

      same here. oh well....

  • http://dabuxian.com/ Dabu

    Obligatory "b-but I live in Europe" comment.

  • http://blog.tonysarju.com/ Tony Sarju

    Canadians: Check out this deal. Essentially you can get a 16GB unit for less than $200.


  • mLogician

    Early adapters left behind :(

    • Joeyjoejoeshabadooo

      google sucks. get used to it.

  • Sir_Brizz

    This is not a bad deal because they added free shipping to the deal as well.

  • Richard Mazzara

    Went to staples - PM the Nexus 7 down to $199.99 from walmart - got the $50 coupon applied - $149.99 used $36 in recycled ink rewards points - new tablet obtained for $106 :)