Android Central Stocking StuffersChristmas. Chanukah. Kwanza. Festivus. No matter what you celebrate, December tends to be the month for giving. That goes for us, too, believe it or not. We might occasionally seem like Grinches on the outside, but come the end of the year we come down from Mount Crumpit and descend into Whoville with nothing but the best of intentions to spread Android joy and cheer amongst all the good little boys and girls.

And that brings us to our little helper here on the left. See what she's holding? That'd be a $10 Google Play Gift Card. We've got a stack full of these guys, and every last one is for you. Now doesn't that sound special?

Here's how it's going to work: We're going to give away one card every day this month. We're not stopping at Christmas, oh, no. We're gonna keep going, straight on through Phil's birthday (there's a not so subtle hint) and into New Year's Eve the following day. That's one $10 Google Play Gift Card each day this month.

Plus, each daily winner is going to be eligible to win a free Nexus 4 from us.

Wanna know how to enter?

Here's how we're going to work it. Let's split things up week by week. 

  • Dec. 1-8: Leave a post in the appropriate thread in the Android Central Forums.
  • Dec. 9-15: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. (You can subscribe now if you want, but only subscriptions during that time frame will count as an entry.)
  • Dec. 16-22: Comment on that day's giveaway blog post. (Look for our hatted friend above.)
  • Dec. 23-31: To be announced. It'll be fun one way or another.

Winners will be notified by e-mail, and we'll announce 'em each week on the blog. We'll pick the grand-prize winner on Jan. 1, 2013.

Now, the semi-bad news: Gift cards are still pretty limited in where they can be used. In other words, this one's pretty much U.S.-only, as far as redeeming the gift cards is concerned. We hate that as much as you do. If that stops our non-U.S. friends from entering, we understand. But we won't let that keep you from being eligible for the grand-prize drawing. So if you win a daily contest, you're entered for the phone, no matter where you live.

And with that, good luck, everybody!

There are 58 comments

for the dec 1-9 part, does leaving a post once hook us up until the 9th or would we have to enter once every day???
thanks for the contest... i love ac...

You can enter each day.

oh i see.. so a new thread each day...

Shiftastic says:

I live in Canada so if I win a daily draw what happens to the gift card? Do you redraw for the gift card making another person eligible for the Nexus 4?

xenomentia says:

Does. X3;:@45rrght. Giv Yellow muthr <3 Claw my redraw

cnrhernandez says:

Day one

Tsudeily says:

I've been subscribed to the AC YouTube channel. Does that mean I need to unsubscribe and resubscribe at the appropriate time to enter for that week?

jean15paul says:

+1 I have the same question

baldypal says:

Gotta love Android Central and all of the Mobile Nations acrew really. Merry Christmas!

TauSigmaNova says:

C: I celebrate my birthday on December 22nd

ClamLeggs says:

They forgot to mention Chaka Khan

crxssi says:

Yeah, really. We do need to add a few more made-up ones for fun.

SkinsFan1987 says:

But...none of those are made up...

Never mind.

crxssi says:

Some more so than others. One in particular was "invented" in the late 1960's as nothing more than a raced-based political protest.

SkinsFan1987 says:

Stop. Just...stop.

EdwardGrunge says:

Nice... I love Android central contest ;)

now I enter in the contest now?... to win Nexus 4?

sorry for my bad english ;)

gna says:

You guys have the best Android site in the World.
It's a pity I live on the other side of the big ocean though.
(but I still believe in Santa so I hope you guys will do some European contests only in the future to :-) )

Le0nard0 says:

Sweet Deal

dmulefan says:

I would love to win an Android Central contest. I couldn't win a free shit in a pay toilet

Knamliss says:

Haven't won anything from Android Central yet. But that doesn't stop me from having it on my bookmark bar for morning news! Good luck everyone!

In for today

dannyboy414 says:


ddaydev says:

awesome, goodluck everybody :D.

tommy_2 says:

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!!

dovlek says:

Just in time for the holidays lol

Sirian says:

How lucky are we?

cheidt76 says:

Much appreciated, AC!

morris105 says:

Good luck everyone!

MysticMi says:

Good luck everyone!

peapicker says:

Merry Christmas & good luck.

zero neck says:

Give the model my phone number pls? hahahaha jk. sort of.

heathroi says:

I was expecting much more the way of dirty double entendres instead lots of people announcing they wanted to win. Disappointing.

zero neck says:

i was gonna go with "she could stuff my stocking any time"

adinofaries says:

haha so bad.
This is probably phils daughter and youre going to get ip ban from the site
;-) jk

return_0 says:

Isn't Phil's daughter 6 or something like that?

rballen85 says:

Good luck everyone!

armstrong47 says:

Nice deal gang.

TheMofaDe says:

Im in

sdreelin says:


Olo O says:

Please count me in. Im loving the play store!

lyun17 says:

I never win a contest :(

mxmarcus says:

Stocking - Day One

sanjeevs1990 says:

Nice!! Good luck to all :D

wayneg51 says:

Wow, great plan, love it!

popologuy says:

My birthday is on December 18th: this would be the only acceptable "combined" birthday/Christmas gift.

mobrules says:

Awesome. I just showed a co-worker how to use AC since she just got her first Android. Count me in. Thank you.

scensorECHO says:

If I win this, it'll be karma for my best friend dropping the ball on my birthday even though I got him a $50 Google Play card a week earlier for his. Let's hope the karma is strong in this one.

I hope I win

reevester says:

woot woot!!

With daily AC, we alllll win! :)

oldescript says:'s hard to believe it's December...where did the year go!

AnneO says:

Thanks for these great contests.

ftb says:

Ho Ho Ho

A Festivus for the rest of us!

JustBerard says:

i can haz?

hawklet00 says:

want to send it to me?

Weta153 says:

i wonder if Google Play store Gift card works at Brunei Darussalam

tommy_2 says:

another day. Another chance..