The Chromecast deals tend to spring up here and there, and this one may not get you any sort of savings on the device itself, but it is geared towards equipping you with some content that you can stream to the little HDMI dongle from Google. This new promotion from Google which starts today and runs through December 21st, is rewarding buyers of the Chromecast streaming dongle with free $20 in Google Play credits for using towards whatever you wish. The idea behind the promotion is to give consumers something to purchase or rent video or music content with so that they can stream it to the Chromecast, but the Google Play credit can in fact be used for whatever Google Play credits are capable of purchasing, which also includes apps and games.
It would seem at first that the offers would be restricted to the Chromecast purchases made through the Google Play Store, but after doing some digging(not too much mind you)and checking ourselves through the Chromecast page on Amazon, it seems that Amazon is offering the same deal and you can buy it from their online merchant store as well. If you're buying from Amazon(we have included the link below for you)the Chromecast has to be sold and shipped from Amazon.com and not a reseller of the device if you want the free $20 Play credits. That being said the only other restriction that we can see is that this is a U.S. only deal. Google often runs similar promotions in other regions where they sell the Chromecast though so look out for your countries own promotion.
There are some things worth noting if you haven't already got a Chromecast device and are considering purchasing one. Once you add the dongle to your Amazon shopping cart(also U.S. only deal)or Google Play shopping cart you must set up your Chromecast by December 31st and visit chromecast.com/offers to grab a code for the free credits. The Play credit also has to be redeemed before January 31st of 2015 which is only one month later if you want the credit to be valid. That gives people plenty of time but it's certainly something you don't want to wait too long on and forget you had the offer in the first place. If you don't already have a Chromecast, will you be picking one up now with this promotion?