Posted by William Charles on January 21, 2019
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Published on January 21st, 2019 | by William Charles

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PSA: Did The Google Fi Phone Deal? Price Match With Citi

In late November, Google Fi offered an incredible deal where you could get a full gift card rebate on a phone purchase up to a maximum of $999. A lot of readers took advantage of that deal and prices on a lot of those phones have dropped significantly, if you purchased using a Citi card then you can use the price protection feature to get refunded the difference making the deal even better than it was before.

Hat tip to flavorpuff



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veeRob

What a weird title.

Krista check my posts
Krista check my posts

“Got the Google fi phone w/rebate? Submit for price match.”

Interesting deal. Maybe I should have bought an expensive phone from Google fi instead of their deal on the cheap Moto’s.

Frank

Still not clear. “Price match Google Fi deal via Citi” or “Expired Google Fi deal eligible for Citi price match”

Eric
Eric

I’ve never used Citi price rewind but may very well with this. Might be a stupid question, but if I do use the price rewind feature, will that potentially invalidate the travel/gift card rebate?

eli232
eli232

please take back that question….

Eric
Eric

I like the upvote button for comments like this.

Bruce
Bruce

No. The refund comes from Citi, not Google.

Eric
Eric

Thank you!

Rena
Rena

I wonder which would’ve been better, amex for the immediate $100 off or citi price match.

Uncivil_Engineer
Uncivil_Engineer

I think a lot of people would’ve taken the $100 off Amex offer. Guaranteed rebate vs. waiting to see if Google dropped the price of the phone through Fi or the Google Store. Citi would’ve been an extra $50, but you have to bet on the manufacturer having another sale through the same outlet.

AD
AD

Doesn’t have to be the same outlet…

Charles
Charles

Got it matched down to 620 from 799 64gb version as soon as deal came out using Google shopping. Price rewind is where it’s at! Citi also matches to any country/currency.

Robert
Robert

Can you elaborate on how you know that they match any country/currency?

Charlie
Charlie

Empirical knowledge. I haven’t been denied a match to/from foreign countries nor does it state that on their terms and conditions like other CC companies. Good luck.

HoKo

You guys are the best. this deal is really the gift that keeps on giving

sloebrake
sloebrake

Citi price rewind is so underrated.

TravisZ
TravisZ

damn, used Amex card to get the amex google offer. bad decision

Mathias
Mathias

Also works with Capital One Quicksilver Mastercards due to the “MasterCard Platinum” Price Protection benefit.
https://www.capitalone.com/assets/credit-cards/pdf/benefits-guide-platinum-mc.pdf

Did this last year (with the 100 USD Fi Credit Offer followed by a regular 50 USD price drop).
This year I just went with the 100 USD Amex Credit.

hank
hank

I cant find the google pixel xl 3 on Citi’s site any tips?

AD
AD

You don’t need to. There’s an option to submit a Price Rewind for something not listed on Citi’s site…

Alan
Alan

I set up a price rewind after getting this deal. Had some trouble using Citi’s product search tool to match the right product. It came up with several matches, which don’t seem to be correctly tracking publicized pricing. I plan on just submitting my own screenshot later, but it would have been nice for this tool to take care of it automatically.

Jeff
Jeff

Do you have a link to the site with a cheaper price? Not having much luck with my search. Thanks

Alan
Alan

The current price on the Google Store is less than what I charged on my Citi card, so that’s what I’m using.

Matthew

I had to upload an advertisement as Citi’s price finder isn’t seeing the $150 discount as it’s taken off the price during checkout.

Abe
Abe

Used amex. Do they have price protection?

SCJ
SCJ

Yes they do. I’ve never used it, but it’s listed as a benefit of my gold Delta. Try submitting it!

Momosan
Momosan

Generally no, although there may be a few Amex cards that have it. Most World MasterCards have it though. In fact, since we are about 60 days out from Black Friday, it’s not a bad idea to see if any purchases from then are worth price protecting. I submitted a claim this morning for an iRobot vacuum. Should get $35 back on that. I had camelcamelcamel set to email me price drops and it lit off yesterday.

FreeIsGood
FreeIsGood

Aww man, I always forget about the citi price rewind benefit. Was meeting a min spend signup bonus, but no excuse for not using a citi card here for this very reason! Would have been an easy $150 back.

Tom
Tom

Hey, I just bought a Pixel 3 like four days ago on my Citi card. I bought it on credit through Google so I didn’t really pay anything on it yet (only paid taxes). My question is, can I take advantage of this deal?
1. I tried on the Citi Price Protection site but not sure if I can claim I paid $750 for the phone since it was on credit. And I paid $0 initially.
2. Am I requesting a $999 gift card rebate or the $200 Fi service credit? Wasn’t sure what I’m claiming…
Any help on this is highly appreciated.

slut
slut

You won’t be able to claim it because the total cost of the device wont show up on one statement.

Knight
Knight

I have filed PP with Chase IHG on a Pixel3/128G

Matthew

Any word yet?

Knight
Knight

Chase has “accepted” the claim and is investigating. They have told me a couple of times they need “5 more days” to “investigate”. Next update is due on 2/15/2019.

CFPB probable

Knight
Knight

CFPB opened. Still investigating.

DK
DK

If I used a citi card while meeting MSR for this, would I have had to have spent $150 over the MSR to risk no claw back of SUB?

Matthew

You can request the rewind amount as a check and not a statement credit so it shouldn’t affect anything.

Charlie
Charlie

https://store.google.com/config/pixel_3 easy 150 rewind on the 64gb version.

Flynn
Flynn

Thus far I couldn’t find a cheaper price for the Google pixel XL 128gb, anyone have any leads? Tia.

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