Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What Google Goodies come with your Chromebook

I had heard about the promotional offers that came along with the purchase of the new Chromebook, but I initially thought they were only available to those who purchased the new Samsung Chromebook. Having just purchased the 550 3G version a month prior to its release, I just assumed that the offer wasn't available to me.

I was wrong. (And big thanks to Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols for pointing this out.)

Which devices are eligible for the latest Google Goodies?

  • Chromebox 3
  • Chromebook 550
  • The new Chromebook

What exactly are Google Goodies?
  • 100 gigs of Google Drive space for two years (Retail Value: $60.00/yr or $120.00 total)
  • 12 Go-Go Inflight Internet Sessions (Retail Value: $12.70/day pass or $152.40 total)

Yep. That's a total of $272.40 in services. Not a bad deal, in my opinion.

There are a few things you need to know:
  • You must be running Chrome OS v23 to be eligible for the offer.
  • You have to claim your Google Goodies by meeting certain criteria. If you do, then you can go to Chrome Goodies to redeem the Google Drive offer.
  • Redeem your inflight wifi through GoGo Inflight services on a plane that is wifi equipped and a GoGo Inflight partner.

Have you redeemed your Google Goodies yet? How has it helped you be productive.