£10 off £30 spend at selected retailers with Google Checkout

MSE_Martin Posts: 8,273
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What's the deal?

To promote the launch of its new web payment service, Checkout, Google is offering anybody that signs up and uses it £10 off any £30 (minimum) spent at 30 selected web retailers, or anywhere which offers the service as a means of payment.

Google Checkout purports to make paying for things online quicker, by centrally storing your payment details so you needn't enter them every time you buy something. Where the service is available, you'll only need to click the Google Checkout button and enter your login details to pay.

How/where can I get the discount?

To get the money off, you'll first need to sign up for the service at Google.
The £10 off is valid at a couple of big electronics retailers- ebuyer and empiredirect, as well as a host of smaller ones. See the full list of retailers.

Furthermore, you can use this offer as many times as you like up until midnight 10th June, so the potential savings are excellent.

Anything else I should know?

Google Checkout uses the same login details as other services, but since it stores your card details, ensure that you have an adequately safe password if you intend to use it.
Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • ksh123
    ksh123 Posts: 1,248
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    Sounds good. Are Google going to try and beat Paypal at their own game I wonder?
    Stop looking for answers....
    The most you can hope for are clues.....:)
  • It seems that you can use this offer as many times as you'd like - even at the same retailer. Fantastic!

    I've just ordered a 4GB mp3 player I've had my eye on at ebuyer. It was £33. Now £24 with the postage!
  • satan666wayne
    satan666wayne Posts: 1,023 Forumite
    There is about 7 other threads for this, if the head man can not use the search what hope do we have?
  • zcaprd7
    zcaprd7 Posts: 1,079 Forumite
    I think ebuyer offers great value anyway, but with the extra £10 off there are some real bargains...remember to switch the shipping to the cheap option.
  • redfox
    redfox Posts: 15,338
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    There is about 7 other threads for this, if the head man can not use the search what hope do we have?

    there is a reason Martin starts new threads on an offer, even though there are often existing threads, and that is because a particular offer is going into the Tips email and a new 'clean' and uncluttered thread is required for simplicity and clarity for new readers of the email.

    So it's not a question of not using the search ;)
  • There is about 7 other threads for this, if the head man can not use the search what hope do we have?

    Well frankly if Martin tells me its a good deal, then I'm more likely to listen. :T
  • deanos
    deanos Posts: 11,219
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    Worth noting that the £10 is off EVERY order over £30, so it might be worth splitting larger orders up.
  • stphnstevey
    stphnstevey Posts: 3,224
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    33% of any £30 order - Only Google could afford that
  • chawil
    chawil Posts: 6 Forumite
    Well, I've just checked out several of the retailers and, unfortunately, most of the items I'm interested in are cheaper elsewhere, even after claiming the discount. E.g. Starwars Trilogy at S O DVD is just over £20 with the discount, Play.com has it for £16.99 including delivery. Similar story with other items as well so BE CAREFUL.
  • MarcGJ
    MarcGJ Posts: 23 Forumite

    I order bits and pieces from eBuyer from time to time, making a shopping list until I've got a reasonable order to justify the shipping expense. Today I did just that and put together an order which came to just under £260 all in. I rarely bother shopping around for these sorts of items as eBuyer are nearly always cheaper by a country mile.

    With a bit of calculation and assembling seven orders in all, I've shaved over £40 off the already cheap price!! I've check the small print over and over and the only bit that scares me a little is the grey-print at the bottom of the following page: http://checkout.google.com/buyer/merchants.html which states "Buyers should not open multiple accounts nor split orders to receive multiple discounts. Google will apply a reasonable use policy and reserves the right to withdraw this promotion from individuals and merchants found to be violating these terms."

    The money has been taken from my account so as far as I'm concerned, the orders have been accepted.

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