Google and Best Buy throw in free $10 gift cards with Chromecast and Chromecast Audio


You’d have to be pretty careless to buy a new, improved Google Chromecast or Chromecast Audio at full retail, with no freebies or bundled-in digital content, as it seems deals are coming in left and right, leaving you no time to ponder Apple or Amazon-made rivaling devices.

Granted, Valentine’s Day is no Christmas, so the best the search giant can do until February 24 is offer you gratis $10 Google Play credit with Chromecast 2 and Audio purchases. The two digital media players cost $35 stateside a pop, so if you’re thinking of getting them both, at the end of the day, you’ll only cough up 50 bucks.

Well, technically, you will spend $70, but it’s not like you’re planning to keep Play Store expenses at $0 anyway. We’re talking Android apps and games here, movie rentals, music, TV shows, magazines, books, and so much more.

Alternatively, you can pick up your second-gen Chromecast from Best Buy on or offline, and score a $10 gift card in the process valid on future acquisitions at the third-party retailer. Meanwhile, Amazon continues to aggressively push its Fire TV Stick, and ban all competitors, which in a way makes this promotion that much sweeter.

Oh, and before you complain Google exclusively cares about its US-based fans, note that the special offer is valid in Canada too. Still no love for Europe or Asia.

Sources: Google Store (1), (2), Best Buy

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).