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Google will convert gifted Play Music subscriptions into Play Store credit

Google will convert gifted Play Music subscriptions into Play Store credit

Folks using gifted Play Music subscriptions don't need to worry about the unused balance of those gift subs when the service dies in September. Google is apparently giving them double the value (or more) by converting those subs over to YouTube Music while also carrying over the unused portion of those subscriptions into Google Play credit — and the math for that last bit heavily favors the customer.

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How to see when your Google Opinion Rewards credits will expire

How to see when your Google Opinion Rewards credits will expire

If you're still a little salty about having your Opinion Rewards earnings unceremoniously obliterated in late 2019, you're not alone. The backlash prompted Google to add an explanatory banner to the Opinion Rewards app and ultimately provide a way to view when your credits will expire in the future. Here's how to keep tabs on those expiration dates so that your credits are never squandered again.

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Tip: Google Opinion Rewards can be spent on YouTube Premium, Google One, Stadia games, and more

Tip: Google Opinion Rewards can be spent on YouTube Premium, Google One, Stadia games, and more

Google Opinion Rewards users were caught off guard in late 2019 when their hard-earned credits suddenly vanished due to a Google policy change. With credits now set to expire exactly one year after being earned, it’s easier than ever to lose them without even realizing it. To make sure you never miss out on cashing in your credits, we've assembled a comprehensive list of all the ways you can spend your Google Opinion Rewards on apps, games, movies, and more.

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If you pre-ordered a Pixel 4 your $100 store credit expires today, so don't forget to spend it now

If you pre-ordered a Pixel 4 your $100 store credit expires today, so don't forget to spend it now

If you were among those that pre-ordered Google's Pixel 4, then you should remember that $100 Google Store credit that you got when you did. What you probably don't remember is that the credit came with an expiration date set for January 31st, and that's today. If you haven't spent it yet, you've just got a few hours left to pick up some freebies.

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Here's why a bunch of your Google Opinion Rewards credit disappeared

Here's why a bunch of your Google Opinion Rewards credit disappeared

Remember that mass expiration of Google Play credit that happened last month? Google later explained that this was because credits were set to expire one year after they were issued, but that explanation in isolation didn't justify exactly why so many people saw such a big chunk of their balance disappear all at once — this isn't a regular yearly occurrence. Some assumed it was a rule that was simply never enforced, but it turns out that a very specific change in Google's terms and conditions as of November 8th, 2018 is to blame.

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Google explains why your Opinion Rewards credits disappeared, will add expiration date notice (Updated)

Google explains why your Opinion Rewards credits disappeared, will add expiration date notice (Updated)

Last week, Google went on a cleanup spree and deducted large chunks of Play Store credits that people had raked over time in Opinion Rewards. Our tips mailbox quickly filled up with reports of balances unexpectedly shrinking by tens of dollars, while Google stayed mum on what appeared to be a widespread concern. The company just broke its silence on this issue with a short explanation appearing for many within the Rewards app.

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Check your Google Opinion Rewards balance - reports of many credits expiring

Check your Google Opinion Rewards balance - reports of many credits expiring

The Google Opinion Rewards app is a good way to get a few bucks of Play Store credit with almost no effort, turning targeted surveys into cash you can spend on apps, books, movies, and games (though there is a cost in terms of privacy). However, those of you raking in credit might want to fire up the app and check your current balance, as there are several recent reports that Play Store credits appear to be expiring en masse and without notice.

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Google Opinion Rewards' Material update is finally available to all [APK Download]

Google Opinion Rewards' Material update is finally available to all [APK Download]

It's been around eight months since Google started to test a Material theme update in its Opinion Rewards app, and we haven't seen much since then. However, the app has just received an update that enables a fresher Material theme for all, and we have the APK ready for you to download.

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Check your Play Store app—Google is giving away $2-5 credits

Check your Play Store app—Google is giving away $2-5 credits

Everyone likes free money, and you can maybe get some of that right now in the Play Store client on your phone. We've gotten numerous reports of a free credit offer appearing in the store, and some AP staffers have seen it themselves. So, what are you waiting for?

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Check your email: $5 Play Store credit hitting select inboxes as welcome to Google One

Check your email: $5 Play Store credit hitting select inboxes as welcome to Google One

Last month, Google announced that it would be unifying its storage service under a new name: Google One. The transition from previous plans to better-priced One options was to take place "in the coming months," and reports of the rollout have been gradually spreading. If you're among those with a paid Google Drive storage plan anticipating the move, you might want to check your email, as some that have been welcomed into Google One are seeing a complimentary $5 credit hit their inbox.

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