Google Gets in the Holiday Spirit, Offering Up Surprise Deals Every Day Until January 1st

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la- yeah, anyways, enough of that. I've heard enough Christmas music over the past few weeks to last me a lifetime. Seriously, one can only listen to 'Joy to the World' so many times before they pop, I don't care how many times the song has been remixed or redone.

Bah, humbug!

Not really, the Christmas holiday season is wonderful! I could really do without the music, though.

The folks over at Google must be in the holiday spirit because they've just launched a surprise calendar countdown. That's more than I can say for myself, I'm too busy worrying about 12/21/12, which is Friday, after all.

From now until January 1, Google will be unveiling a new surprise deal each day. We can all look forward to exciting deals on apps, games, movies and more!

"Welcome to the first day of Google Play's surprise calendar countdown! Don't forget to return each day through 1/1/2013 for a special free or discount offer to you, direct from Google Play."

They've kicked off the merry celebration by unveiling today's deal. You can receive $35 to spend on any hotel reservation if you download the Hotel Tonight app from the Google Play store. It's not exactly the best deal I've ever seen, but I'm sure Google is saving some of the amazing stuff for later.

To take advantage of today's deal, you just need to redeem the promo code 'Google35' before checkout, but it needs to be done within the Hotel Tonight app.

This is actually not a terrible deal at all, and it's especially useful for anyone out there that is planning to travel for the holidays. Since Christmas is next week, you better prepare your travel plans now - if you haven't already - because it's going to get much more difficult the closer we get.

Of course, this is just the first deal of many; there are approximately two weeks left until New Years Eve, when Google will end the promotion. If anyone has a New Years resolution to buy more stuff from the Google Play store, the surprise calendar countdown will certainly help!

We're not quite sure if Google is going to have a bunch of items for sale each day, or if they're just going to present a single deal each day (see how I snuck the word present in there). I'm hoping it's the former of the two options because Google always has some pretty impressive sales. My favorite Google sales typically involve apps being offered for $0.10. I actually got ADWLauncher EX, and a bunch of pretty awesome games for $0.10 some time ago. You could say that I made out like a bandit.

Here's to hoping that we all make out like bandits this holiday!

Slightly off topic: I can't help but feel that everything is pretty light in terms of mood, especially since the end of the world is looming ever closer. Did I mention that December 21 is Friday? Clearly Google just flat-out doesn't care because the promotion is already set to continue past that date.

Oh, and in case you were wondering Google says it's the 'Google Play Elves' offering the deals, so you can thank them personally. Hit up the source link below to see the Google holiday promotion page.

Source: Google Surprise Calendar Countdown

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