Do you hoard pennies by using Google’s cell phone service, Google Fi?
If you’ve never heard of it, you might want to check it out — it’s pretty sweet! You get a basic plan with unlimited text messages and minutes for $20, and then pay $10 per GB of data you use each month (without ever paying overages).
And the phones themselves aren’t cheap-o derivatives. In fact, the new Pixel has been called “the best phone on the planet” by Wired.
But I’ll put aside my fangirling for a moment to speak directly to those who’ve already converted.
If you’re on Google Fi, you can get a free $10 to spend in the Google Play store in less than 30 seconds.
Use Google Fi? Get a Free $10 Google Play Store Credit
Google’s running a cute holiday campaign for Fi users called “A World of Thanks,” and it’s full of fun (and apparently valuable!) surprises.
Each week in December, Google will unveil a new digital wonderland. This week, users can create a custom streetview snowglobe, take a quiz about international greeting styles and, yes, score a free 10 bucks to spend in the Play store.
Just click here and log in with the Google account associated with your Fi service, then follow the prompts to “explore.”
The point is to click around and have fun, so I won’t give away all of this week’s wonderland’s secrets… but the $10 credit is hiding behind the big Christmas tree toward the left side of your screen.
Just click on the tree and redeem the code that pops up, and Google will credit your account with the freebie. Pretty easy, huh?
As a rabid Google Fi fan myself, I can’t wait to see what the next three weeks bring.
But in the meantime, I need to figure out which paid apps I’ll snatch up. Any suggestions?
Your Turn: Do you use Google Fi? What are your favorite apps available in the Play store?
Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.