Posted by Chuck on February 22, 2019
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Published on February 22nd, 2019 | by Chuck

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Google Fi Travel Gift Cards being sent out, Redeem at your own Pace

Google Fi ran a one-day promotion back in November to get a travel gift card for the amount of your phone purchase, giving out the equivalent of a free phone with some conditions. Readers report the gift cards are beginning to come via email. You’ll get a redemption link via email where you can choose if you want AirBnB, Delta, Hotels.com, or Southwest Airlines gift card.

Fortunately, Google made the redemption even better and easier than expected:

  • You can mix and match gift cards, don’t need to take it all from one brand. For example, if you’re eligible for $900, you can request $300 Airbnb, $300 Southwest, and $300 Delta.
  • You don’t need to use up your gift card credit at once. This is terrific since it allows you to redeem for the brand you need as you need it.

Not everyone got their gift cards yet, should come soon enough.

Hat tip to Nick at FM to reader Tammy



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Fish
Fish

Good news indeed! Haven’t gotten mine yet, but I’ll be on the lookout 🙂

Rob
Rob

Does anyone know which of these cards would be best value to resell?

JJ
JJ

Rob/others I’d give you $500 for the $1000 southwest card via PayPal/Venmo/etc. You can DM me at j[removed]Com I’ve sold them before on the exchanges but rarely received over 40% so figured I’d make this easy for you to pocket the cash.

Mehertz
Mehertz

Chuck Is this allowed?

Wade
Wade

Good news. I haven’t received the email though..

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

Yeah, it’s a nice setup. I also like that one can vary the denominations of the gift cards. Already redeemed mine – instant delivery.

Keeb
Keeb

Anyone know the subject or the sender of the email?

grrizzly
grrizzly

Subject: “Redeem Your Travel Gift Card(s) from Google Fi”
From “Google Fi”

Keeb
Keeb

thank you!

Mihir
Mihir

I did got mine. It was one of the deal to remember for lifetime. Thanks DOC.

Charlie
Charlie

This is great news!

Doug
Doug

For those of us that bought a phone on their black friday deal, then saw this subsequent deal soon after, and emailed support saying essentially, “What the heck?!” they gave price protection in the form of google fi credits. I haven’t seen it hit my account yet, but I emailed support and they said it’s coming.

DesiBoy
DesiBoy

I am really doubtful about google actually honoring the price protection.
Google really messed this promotion up for those who bought right before and after the promotion saying they would be eligible and now being uncertain about it.

R2G2
R2G2

got $900 for pixel xl

Ryan
Ryan

Received one email of the two phones purchased. It says that another one would be sent separately. Will wait.

Andrew D
Andrew D

Same for me. Did you get primary email and not for secondary phone line (that is what I got even though secondary line was activated a few days sooner)?

Ryan
Ryan

Yes, I got it for the primary email. I activated both lines on the same day. Now, I do see that under my Google Fi account, there is a “special promotion” tab showing that my second line is eligible for $1,000 value. Just no gift card link email yet.

Andrew D
Andrew D

Nice, thanks for verifying and for the note about the “Special Promotions” tab, I see that too and see that P2’s phone is showing up as pending similar to yours. So glad this deal worked out!

Andrew D
Andrew D

Got my giftcard for P2 this evening.

Tammy
Tammy

Thanks for the update on this. I’m still waiting for my P2’s giftcard.

TED
TED

ANYONE HAVE LUCK GETTING BLACKBERRY KEY 2 TO WORK ON GOOGLE FI

Traylor
Traylor

Anyone know when I can cancel my Google Fiber service? I’ve received the email but haven’t redeemed. I’m I okay to go back to TMobile?

Andrew D
Andrew D

Can’t cancel yet, they will charge you for the giftcards. Pretty sure it’s 120 days of service, then you can leave.

Michael Moses
Michael Moses

Did anyone NOT get the email yet? I searched my email and no email showed up. I am using Yahoo Email so there is no ‘Promotions’ tab like in Gmail.

Tom
Tom

I haven’t received the email yet either. I do have the promotions tab, which still shows it as pending.

Unclesam
Unclesam

How do you check the status in gmail?

Matthew

Guessing it should come around the 28th, remember the range Google says is 75-90 days.

Jim
Jim

Still waiting on mine

VC21
VC21

Ordered the phone on 11/28 around 12:00 PM. Activated the phone on Google Fi on 12/16 and received the gift card email today (72 days after activation, to be precise).

Michael Moses
Michael Moses

Here is the link to check if your gift card/promo status:
https://fi.google.com/account#specialpromo

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