Galaxy Note 3

If you've got a U.S. Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung's running a promotion until Jan. 6 that'll allow you to claim $50 of free Google Play credit. Simply hit up the promotion site, enter your details — including phone number, address, email and IMEI — and you'll be able to score $50 credit to use on apps, music, movies or other content on Google Play. The offer is open to all U.S. Galaxy Note 3 devices regardless of when you purchased, but you'll need to sign up before the Jan. 6 cut-off.

And you'll need a valid U.S. Galaxy Note 3 IMEI to complete the process — even if you fake your way through the address and phone number requirement, a non-U.S. IMEI won't work.

Hit up the promotion page to get started.

Source: Samsung Promotion; via: SamMobile

 
There are 187 comments

Fan frickin tastic. Thanks, Samsung !

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munnarg says:

So far I've received $75 in Play Store credit from Samsung within the past two weeks.

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Ronzdaname says:

How did u get the other $25 in credit?

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Ron V says:

Whoa.. this is amazing. 50 bucks isn't just chump change either. But what's the other 25 credit from?

Cobravision says:

It's probably either the Galaxy Note 8.0 or the new Galaxy Note 10.1. I got mine from the latter.

Ronzdaname says:

That makes sense.

BuddyLee says:

Got $600 in credit ... today is a good day.

Deke218 says:

Gee, thanks Samsung! I thought we'd be left out of this promotion.

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mtctech says:

Excellent post... your post very helpful for anyone.

mdentley says:

$50 is very cool...thanks Samsung!

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Tracey Roth says:

I got it. Thank you Samsung. Does anyone know if this applies to in app purchases?

Rednaz05 says:

It appears to apply to everything at the play store, I just purchased a song with it.

Tracey Roth says:

I understand that. But I'm talking In-app. Just curious if I can purchase things like power ups or extra life type stuff in games I play. I don't really want anything out of the play store right now. LoL

Shawheim says:

Yes you can!

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tazasterous says:

Did you get it immediately? I have a moto x on my line now. Would it matter that it's not tied to that number? Do they send it via email or text?

Everything but hardware

Rednaz05 says:

Very Cool, I got it and applied it to my Google Play Account...... Thanks Samsung!!

bez54 says:

UK? I would like free stuff for my note 3.

Sent with My Note 3 needing apps to be full of life.

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Deke218 says:

I thought you guys got a extra battery and a couple of other items we in the States don't get.

Simon Kwong says:

I'm in Canada, and I didn't get anything extra with my Note 3 purchase... the $50 Google Play credit would be appreciated, Samsung !

F123D says:

What a nice surprise.. Thanks, Samsung!

staticK78 says:

Now I really love Samsung...and Android Central!!!

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TLB69 says:

Anybody remember when they gave away free flip cases for SGS3 owners? Thxz Samsung.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

kj11 says:

Yes, got the lime green one and was a pretty big fan of it. Hopefully they'll do that again for the Note 3

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mrmoe110 says:

Somebody told me today that they are but you had to have purchased the Note 3 after November 15. Don't know how true it is though.

Ryan Oneill says:

Wonder if this will make its way to UK? Yet again we get shafted

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vzw8830 says:

Awesome thanks samsung and androidcentral for making me aware of this promo!!! Seems every samsung device I've purchased in the last few months has come with play credit!!

TLB69 says:

And the sad part is,I was gonna get the international Note 3.Im glad I didn't now.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

TLB69 says:

Samsung is giving free stuff away just like this present administration.That was ugly :-D

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

TLB69 says:

Come on UK,you're gonna get KK before we do,can we get a little Love 8-)

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

Ryan Oneill says:

I'd rather have the £££ aha and just ROM my Note up

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TLB69 says:

@kj11,I'm thinking this promo covers the free case,but I hope they do that for the Note 3 as well.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

TLB69 says:

I bet you would Ryan Oneill

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

shuura says:

Amazing and fast! It received my code in less that 3 minutes after applying!!!

tazasterous says:

how did you receive it? Email or text?

qpowel1 says:

Thank you, AC.

Just got my Note 3 day before yesterday, and that helped ease the pain of buying the phone.

Definitely something kool to have.

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drokssilva says:

Yes it is cool to have. But could you please work on your spelling?

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nikkisix798 says:

time to get chromecast!!!

bb_monkey says:

I got the following message: "Out of gifts"... and when I tried to resubmit I got a "The code entered has already been used".

-__-

BRENDO702 says:

Got mine. Thank you samsung!!!! It's gunna be a good day.

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Duncan1982 says:

Ok Americans soak it up- we in the UK as mentioned may get kitkkat first so enjoy. Im not bitter HONESTLY lol

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the1m.polo says:

I'm shocked no Nexus enthusiasts has mentioned "Nexus" yet..... So I'll do it for em: (lol)
I wonder if you can use that $50 towards a nexus 5 via the play store ....

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Shawheim says:

You can use it for anything Google Play related.

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Unibrow says:

That's not necessarily true, the Google play gift cards cannot be used for hardware purchases so I don't really see how this is any different.

*edit* I just checked and you CANNOT use this towards hardware

People should just read the Terms and Conditions on the site. It is written on page 1 plain as day "...cannot be redeemed for Android app subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, or hardware and accessory purchases..."

thanthalin says:

Credit applied! Awesome! Thank you Alex for the heads up.

Duffin says:

Well, this is a nice way to start Hump Day! Thanks, Sammy! Now...need to remember if there were any apps I wanted, but couldn't justify paying for. Hmmmmm.

Shawheim says:

This is awesome. Applied and got the credit almost instantly. I had to wait almost 3 months before I got the $25 credit HTC gave to the One owners, by then I didn't even have the one anymore! Thanks A.C. for the tip and Samsung for the credits!

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DAS says:

Thank you Samsung.

SirJames says:

Christmas came very early. Woohoo! Thanks Samsung, Google and Android Central.

jmbburg26 says:

Sweet!!!!!! Just got my credit. Thanks Sammy!

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Can one use it to buy nexus 5 from play store ??

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Timbo7510 says:

What about €50 credit for all the S3 and S4 owners that were upgraded to 4.3 and are now left with unstable handsets!!

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My note only has a14 number one if. They are asking for a15 digit number. Anyone can help me....please

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Markieb says:

Goto Settings>General>About Device>Status> Scroll DOwn you should see a 15 digit number With the letters IMEI above it.

My note only has a14 number one if. They are asking for a15 digit number. Anyone can help me....please

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My note only has a14 number one if. They are asking for a15 digit number. Anyone can help me....please

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Got mine way to go Sammy!

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jackwagon06 says:

yes sir......when people complain about the purchase price, they never usually count on a $50 credit....like $50 bucks off. Thanks Sammy

Ronzdaname says:

Just got my credit! Thanks Samsung! Now drop me that 4.3 update with the new TouchWiz features for the 2012 edition Note 10.1 and I'm good!

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woodypg says:

Very nice way to wake up on a Wednesday. Now if my N7 would get the kitkat OTA I'd have an amazing day.

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atishc says:

I find this promotion really suprising given that Samsung has its own app and media stores and they could have easily gotten people to try those out with a promotion. I think this is pretty solid proof that Samsung is not intending to fork away from Google Play and Google services any time soon.

garciaop says:

omg i just made 200 thanks to this post , thanks ac

this is a morning to remember

Tysonsaurus says:

Thanks AC!

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VDub2174 says:

I knew I should have gotten a Note 3 :(

WTF why is the Note 3 so special? why don't us S4 owners get something like this?

bruceleer0y says:

Doesn't work for me, using a T-Mobile galaxy note 3.

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nick sava says:

Does it keep telling you to fix the IMEI number?

bruceleer0y says:

Yep

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tcapote says:

Worked for my T-Mobile Note 3,no problem.

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nick sava says:

Why won't it accept my Verizon Note 3 IMEI number??

bruceleer0y says:

When I do it, it says correct highlighted field

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nick sava says:

Exactly. I sent them an email. I'll let you know what they say.

radyoactive says:

I get the same message, any reply from Samsung?

blackjap217 says:

when I got that message to correct my name, I just had to use lower case letters for my name. some odd reason it didn't like me capitalizing the first letters of my name

batch2k1 says:

Thank you Android Central & Samsung! Tested with my Note 3 and it worked like a champ!

I originally got $25 from the HTC One promo. Then another $25 from my friend who originally signed up for the One promo and then got an iPhone before the codes went out. And now $50 from Samsung? I'm stoked!

PastorDroid says:

Tip: If you're getting the error to correct highlighted fields. Try doing the 14 Digit code on your box instead of the 15 digit code in the phone... OR just delete the last digit (Sprint)

Worked for me.

carraser891 says:

no Galaxy S4?

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arcadelion says:

I have the AT&T Note 3 and it worked for me just fine! Thanks for the heads up Alex!

Harlemknight says:

Thanks Samsung!!!

hoekapika says:

Thanks Androidcentral works like a charm got it in one minute in my email $50 credit yeah yeah

posred via my Galaxy Note 3

arcadelion says:

Can I use this credit to pay my monthly All Access fee?

mactruck says:

awesome! thanks samsung!

tlgem says:

Got it! Good Deal Thanks

DaMaRa1109 says:

Man Samsung sure is a shi**y company lol

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I got mine!!!

Too bad you cant use it to buy accessories.. that $49.99 wireless charger would be great for my Nexus 7

dbrad39 says:

Thanks Samsung, this is great and very easy.

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makiger says:

When I tried to insert my IMEI Code Appears "The code entered has already been used" :( FAIL!

Gator352 says:

Got mine. Awesome Samsung! Thanks!!

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Got mine... I got 50 reasons to like Samsung even more!

Dave Leyland says:

Thank You!!! I was needing a bit of good news today and getting $50 to spend in the Google Play Store was outstanding.
Android Central is the BEST..!!

Randy R1 says:

It is great that they giving back

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rexxman says:

When I registered my Note3 with Samsung, I was given a $50 credit for purchases of Samsung accessories for my Note3. Now I can also get a $50 credit to the Google Play Store? I'm tempted but if these are mutually exclusive, I'd rather keep the Samsung store credit for Samsung accessories.

Rmbrown1964 says:

How did you get the 50$ credit from samsung?

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rexxman says:

When I registered my device with Samsung, I believe in relation to it's warranty. An email was sent with a discount code for N3 accessories purchased from the Samsung site. Now it might have been 50% off, not sure. What I wanted to buy wasn't yet available. Was good for 90 days.

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NoNexus says:

My Note 3 keeps getting cheaper and cheaper between pricematch, BB gift cards, and now GP credits

liquid999 says:

Got it, thanks for the heads up!

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SEGROUKIN says:

After inserting the phone number on the site, what happens next?

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NoNexus says:

you fill out some information, accept the terms, enter your imei and get an email

SEGROUKIN says:

Tried it, only works for US imei :(
Thanks anyway.

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jiwengang says:

Great. Someone has used my IMEI. This country is full of shit and scams.

lccurtis1 says:

Now who would know your IMEI except you and the store where you purchased your device from. Or maybe you got your device off the black market.

jiwengang says:

official Verizon Store.

NoNexus says:

do you know how hard it would be to guess that number at random? Did you buy it off craigslist or something? If so, they more than likely beat you too it

jiwengang says:

I bought it from official Verizon store, not even authorized stores.

I ordered the unit through Official Verizon website. It was all official channel.
Yet my IMEI is already used.

lccurtis1 says:

This is great because I was jipped out of my $25 credit when I purchased my Galaxy Note 8 and then my Note 3. The confirmation email came within minutes of signing up and Imma go SHOPPING for some good stuff...LOL

dragonsamus says:

Got it!! Thank you Android Central for the heads up and to Samsung for the $50 credit. :-)

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crazed_z06 says:

Boom! Samsung ftw!

Very nice surprise. Thanks for the heads-up AC!

You too, Samsung!

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randpost says:

sa

ki11ak3nn says:

I started at home but didn't have time to finish. Time to get my $50!!

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encelle111 says:

Where is the imei number on Verizon settings?

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When you are emailed the form, there's a place that will explain where to find the IMEI number for each carrier. It's small, but highlighted. So just click on it and it'll tell you where to find it.

Jorge Vaz says:

Not fair. I don't get that in canada. An i love my note 3

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xinfiziert10 says:

Thanks Samsung!!

tcapote says:

Thanks Android Central and Samsung! Got one for my T-Mobile and Verizon Note 3, $100! yeah!

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Thanks AC for the heads up, and thank you Samsung for this great gift. You both rock!

robbies7897 says:

Thank you, AC for the alert! Waiting on the email now - what an awesome promotion!

Retinella says:

Oh this is awesome! Thanks for reporting this, Android Central!

Signed up but no email after 5 hours.

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nyez1 says:

Same thing here, except that its been 20 minutes...

ki11ak3nn says:

So what's everyone getting with their $50??

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mlacourse says:

Something very weird is happening to me. I have a U.S. Cellular note 3 and my imei is only 14 digits where as the promotion is asking for 15? Anyone else have this problem?

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I guess I'm screwed got my confirmation # but no email and no credit to play account.

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Rmbrown1964 says:

Same with me no email yet.

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bigbad614 says:

Me too....

Tysonsaurus says:

Me three!

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erwaso says:

So if you buy a Note 3 from AT&T, you get a free Galaxy Tab 3 7" (but pay for service which isnt bad) AND a $50 GPLAY credit. They're just giving it all away!

Rmbrown1964 says:

Same thing happened to me. Still waiting for the email!

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Nakrohtap says:

I saw this and let my wife know about it. She got hers right away. I did mine about 10 minutes later and didn't get squat as far as a confirmation email. I am more than a little irritated to say the least.

Zefal151 says:

I signed up for this, and had 2 other buddies sign up, all 3 of us are still waiting on the email with credit

floridarick says:

I did mine over an Hour ago, No E-Mail yet......... But it did give me a conformation # after I filled everything out.

Over on another site they're say on slick deals that people are or were being shown how to generate # without owning the phone some were claiming getting up to $600 worth. So they might have shut it down. Mine was done at 6:30 am

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jiwengang says:

if this is true, it explains my situation.

perfectly legit GNote 3, but the websites says my IMEI is already used.

Got the email 2 minutes after completing the sign up process. Thanx Sony I mine *Samsung* !! lol

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Jay Dub2 says:

I have yet to receive my email but have a conformation number for reference but that's of no use. I don't see what could be taking so long!

I still haven't received my email yet either.

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shirokuro says:

It seems to have been shut down, or at least placed on hold. I should have done it this morning, because when I go there now, there's no form to fill in, simply "We are all out of Google Play credits, please come back later."

So, thanks to everyone who scammed it with fake IMEIs or whatever.

sassca129 says:

Same. "Sorry we are currently out of Google Play credits"

parmijo92678 says:

I said to myself this morning, "self, we're at work and can do this after work". That's what I get for listening. I'm sure it'll be back, won't wait or listen to self next time this shows its face.

FrogginWld says:

That's what I just got too. I hope they get it worked out. I have mine registered with my email so I would think I'd someone tries to use my IMEI#, the email addresses wouldn't match & they would see it

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72Monkeys says:

I have emailed customer service with confirmation number asking for information...we'll see how that pans out. I suggest everyone do the same. this company, Prize Logic, took your information (value to them) and did not follow through on their end of the bargain.

customer service http://helpdesk2.prizelogic.com/contactus.aspx?id=302

TLB69 says:

I hope the people who misused this kindness by Samsung get caught.One person on this site claims he got $600.00.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

TenshiNo says:

Well... he said it got $600, but he didn't say it was *just* from this. AT&T has a promotion where you get $50 also. So, if he bought 6 phones, he would have gotten $600 in credits.

Just saying, we should automatically *assume* it's because he scammed the system. If he did, then we should find him and remove his toenails ;)

He would have had to buy 12 phones at $50 each. But they apparently were all pretty proud of it.

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wolverinex says:

Still waiting for the email

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Aaron Wong1 says:

I signed up several hours ago and still no email. Not cool!

acculver says:

sweet :-)

TenshiNo says:

Yup... also getting the "Out of credits" message. Bummer. Hopefully it will be back up later.

Aaron Wong1 says:

Okay I just double checked, it's been over 9 hours and I still don't have my email! Very uncool!

NoTe3 says:

Isn't working for me right now either...

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sgt-d says:

bummer. i was approved around noon today. no email yet. sigh...

terry tucker says:

Filled out info earlier today. Got screen saying I got the credit. Still no email for me or my wife.

rcgaryk says:

I am in the same boat. I have my confirmation number and everything but no email yet.

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emilysmom03 says:

Thanks Samsung. So glad i made the switch from the iPhone. Apple never gave freebies.

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bryonp says:

I just tried and the page says they have no more credits right now try back later wtf!

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slvrblt00 says:

This is bs that it's available till Jan but already not available.

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cib227 says:

Same here... no credits left.... WTF!!!

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slvrblt00 says:

Saw it 16 hours ago and should have jumped on it but I read the details and thought after work don't hurt I have till January 6th.

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rexxman says:

There is a Terms and Conditions link at the site.
Site tells me they are all out of credits.
Oh well.......

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xderiwx says:

Dang I missed it! Hopefully it comes back.

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silverghozt says:

No credits left. Ugh, major major downer. :((( Just got my Note 3, Samsung!

hhotep says:

Credit site says it's out of credit come back later. Really how is that possible? Garbage. Total garbage.

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The Terms and Conditions state "A total of not more than 30,000 Gifts will be available during the Offer Period." I was thinking to wait after work too like parmijo92678. But when I saw that I signed up right away. It pays to read the conditions.

Sure glad I did otherwise I would be SOOL.

Aaron Wong1 says:

Still haven't received the email, some 25+ hours later.

zzoinks says:

Same here. I submitted my info yesterday right when this article was posted and have yet to hear back.

ghutch327 says:

I still haven't received my email either have you yet?

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wolverinex says:

Still no luck

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ghutch327 says:

Same here....

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clietreo says:

The promotion is over. Like many of you, I lost out. Damn! Since there was a finite suppy, they should have set it up so that once they're gone no more confirmation #s would be sent.

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ghutch327 says:

I got a confirmation number but still no email.

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ghutch327 says:

Got my email!!!

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There is some serious b.s. here...according to the site, it says the promotion started Nov. 5, but we just find out about it yesterday? WTF? Don't promote something if you're not truthful about it.

Well, I went from thinking how cool Samsung was for doing this, to feeling bilked by the shady terms of this offer. Why say that it's live until January, only to say that it's not - this blows! Nothing like bragging to all of your friends (especially your Apple friends) about how "my" brand gives back and then getting yoki-doked in the end.

rcgaryk says:

48-hours after getting my confirmation I JUST got my email with the credit. I'd say if you got a confirmation number stay patient.

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Rmbrown1964 says:

I signed up the first day and just now got the email for my 50$ credits. Thank you samsung!!

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zzoinks says:

w00t! I got in on this around 2 PM on the 20th, got a confirmation number, and just now received my code. Immediately went in to Google Play and redeemed it:
Congratulations!

$50.00 has been added to your Google Play account.
Your new balance is $50.00.

clietreo says:

Well, I was wrong. Today, I received my redemption code. Awesome. Just be patient.

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ghutch327 says:

Wow! I got mine to! Thanks Samsung!

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FrogginWld says:

Is anyone else going to complain to the company about all this? If so, please let me know so I can get touch with them as well. Because of those who abused & stole IMEI's that didn't belong to them, the rest of us got crapped on. Thank you

♥ LeLe

paparaji says:

I got my note 3 today but the supply is exhausted :(:(:( Is there anything we can do?

prakash99 says:

Apparently the promotion has ended more than a month before it was supposed to end "due to exaustion of supply"

breeze3151 says:

And of course now that im seeing this theyve exausted the credits. Smh. Thats bs given that its until january 6th. They should keep their word on that

scottwood2 says:

Same thing here. Why list an end date if the quantities are limited?

freeze26 says:

Same thing just got my note 3 to find out the promo ended especially when people were using generated imei numbers