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Google is giving a $1 Play Store credit to some users

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Google Play has an offer for some select users right now that gives them $1 of Play Store credit to use on apps or paid content before the end of September. Not everyone's getting the lucky offer, but hey, shouldn't you head to Google Play and check?

Google giving away promotions to only some users is nothing new. A few months back, select users got half off a movie or TV season. This promotion is a bit less valuable, but far more flexible than those, as that dollar of credit can go towards apps, books, music, movies, TV and, of course, games!

Here's how you can check to see if your account has the promotion available:

  1. Visit the Google Play Store on the web or your phone.
  2. Or, if in the app, swipe in from the left and tap Redeem in the sidebar.
  3. Enter the code A5E65ZH9G4K1VW84582YYZS in the box and click or tap Redeem.
  4. If your account is part of the promotion, the $1 will be added as a credit. If not, you're out of luck.
  5. Spend the money by the end of September!

A dollar can't buy you much, but if you've got an icon pack on your Wishlist or a book you've been dying to read, this could help push you to pull the trigger — which is probably the point.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

41 Comments
  • This reminds me...I haven't gotten a Rewards Survey in months.
  • Turn on GPS and Location Services to high.
  • First time in a week or 2 but got 2 today.
  • I have those settings and haven't gotten them in some time, I think they mapped out my area really well and then they were done.
  • Same here. Ive gotten two in the 30 days plus... And they were on the same day.
  • I've been getting them since November of 2015. To date I've gotten over $107.00 in credits and currently have almost $12.00 waiting to be used. Have never paid for a app on my phone.......
  • Got mine...
  • Nope!
  • Not me 😋
  • None here
  • I got mine yesterday. It'll be gone soon, I'm sure...
  • I have $5 credit for a book over $5, but no free dollar.
  • I apparently wasn't lucky enough!
  • I received $2.00 today.
  • I got a $2 credit for any paid game, probably won't even use it.
  • Got a $1 credit yesterday, and used it on a $0.99 promo rental. :-)
  • Butkus for me. :-(
  • you mean Bubkus. Right?
  • You're right! I spelled it like Dick Butkus. :p
  • not here.
  • Nope. Nothing here.
  • Took a look and sure enough, had a dollar. Thanks Google and A/C for pointing it out!
  • We get £2 promo credit here in the UK.
  • Got mine!
  • Got it - thanks for the heads-up!
  • Don't work in Canada...
  • I was suddenly offered Digital Dashboard Pro for free couple of weeks ago, just as I was looking at it in the Play Store. (I should put the money towards getting my real car speedo fixed!) The most impressive app I ever installed. This is what I thought a smartphone might be able to do when I bought my first phone.
  • Not available in Canada. Now there's a surprise.
  • Thanks. I got 1.00 from the code. :D This whole time i have never even bothered to look at the home page in Google Play. That red card has been there for a few days. I just never read it. The credit expires 9/24/17
  • Got it today! Bought a song for a ringtone.
  • Not available in Canada. Never seen that before from Google. Shocking.
  • Not me.
  • Worked for me! Any free money is good money....I do wonder how they decided who gets what though.
  • Nothing here. Flicked via the  BlackBerry keyboard on my PRIV.
  • No Canada love
  • Got it
  • Cool. That worked just now. Extra $1.
  • I opened the play stored and I saw the offer. Didn't have to input no code *shrugs*
  • Hey, look at that, the dollar was there for me. Also, as opposed to what some are experiencing, my Opinion rewards have taken a pretty good upswing in the last couple of months. Of course with location services enabled, but on my usual power saving at that.
  • Thank you for this!
  • Nice I got my dollar!!!