+ Thursday January 23rd, 2020

With perfect timing for shipping to arrive just before Christmas, Google have been offering premium subscribers a free Nest Mini. The offer appeared on my phone this morning when I opened YouTube. I was somewhat surprised, but quickly followed the bouncing ball and grabbed myself a free Nest Mini.

A quick scout around shows that the offer is valid for Australian subscribers, specifically paying Aussie dollars. So if you’ve got a Google Play Music or YouTube Premium subscription it’s well worth a quick look. If the offer doesn’t appear for you, the link routes to this site where you can also claim the goodies.
[UPDATE] it seems that the offer is available to every single member of a family for those on a family account! Go and get them!

Will you be using, or giving away your free Nest Mini at Christmas?

Source: Google.

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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Jeni Skunk
Ausdroid Reader

My Nest Mini arrived just as I was about to have lunch!
🙂

Peter Verwey
Ausdroid Reader

Thanks Phil. My Google Play Music sub has come through today. Opened Play Music and no link, but it was there when I opened YouTube and have ordered the black Nest Mini. Will be a nice addition to my four Home Minis that have also all been freebies, mostly through Telstra.

Jeni Skunk
Ausdroid Reader

Just received an SMS from Australia Post advising me that my Nest Mini will be being delivered tomorrow. The SMS contained an Australia Post delivery tracking URL.
Folks getting the freebie will need to keep an eye out for these SMSes.

Jeni Skunk
Ausdroid Reader

In my Gmail inbox this morning, Wed 2019-12-18, was the emails about this promotion.
The redemption code in the email was the same one I’d already used back on Saturday, so when I attempted to use it, the system responded with: “Code already used.”
Other stuff: The Google Store is showing the Sky and Coral Minis as now being out of stock.

Wayne Moore
Ausdroid Reader

Got three on my family plan 🙂 I already have a Home Hub, a Home and 4 minis so I’m going to have to move to a bigger house soon.

sujayv
Ausdroid Reader
sujayv

One Next Mini per family member is not working. The link allowed my wife and children to order but within 24hrs they received an email stating that there had been an error.

Ashley Gillett
Guest
Ashley Gillett

Are these under age kids on a kids type account? Want to know so I can try on my kids Accounts when I get home

CDB
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CDB

Wouldn’t work with my under 13 child, but did work with all other family members (one for each).

Ashley Gillett
Guest
Ashley Gillett

So I have claimed my under 13yo kids ones now. You need to contact YouTube support. Go through the YouTube music help in the menu either Call or chat option to them.

Ask for Claudia. She was extremely helpful and understanding.

She sent me an email with the links to claim the ones unable to be claimed in their accounts.

I now have claimed 5 😁

PointZeroOne
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PointZeroOne

Yup just ordered two, one from my main account and one from the kids account.

Bringing the grand total of free google minis I’ve gotten to 6.

Ashley Gillett
Guest
Ashley Gillett

How do you do the kids account?

Hoff
Guest
Hoff

Not available for G Suite accounts.

Sujay
Ausdroid Reader

Thank you for sharing. Confirming all 4 people on my family account were able to redeem. Fantastic Christmas gift. Finally managed to snag a Google freebie. Thanks again, Phil.

Trevor S
Guest
Trevor S

Just ordered 6 freebies .. thanks Google!

Angus Gibbins
Ausdroid Reader

Mine just says my account isn’t eligible 😦 any idea why?

Cheap guy
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Cheap guy

I got me a freebie, it’s going to make an excellent Christmas gift! Thanks for sharing, I’m so happy I got a freebie, lol. Thanks

Adrian
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Adrian

Just got mine. Thanks for the link!

Chris Ralph
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Chris Ralph

Just redeemed my offer. Thanks for the heads-up.

ebswift
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ebswift

Thanks, it just worked for me on my account, and also claimed one through my son’s account. The rest of my family members will try a bit later.

Ashley Gillett
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Ashley Gillett

How did you do your kids account?

ebswift
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ebswift

I ordered it from my son’s logged in account using the link in this article and my credit card for the $0 transaction.

ebswift
Guest
ebswift

4 ordered in the family group so far, 2 have arrived, 2 late orders (one successfully made tonight so it’s still going), 2 more haven’t placed an order, I’ll give them a nudge.

Trevor
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Trevor

Thanks. Worked for me via the link. Strangely posting this comment has been more difficult- keep getting duplicate comment detected.

Trevor
Guest
Trevor

Tried it just now and it worked and on its way. Thanks for the tip. I did have to use the link you gave as was nothing in my email or YouTube.

woohoo!
Guest
woohoo!

are there any reports of brand new subscribers being eligible?

Katie G
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Katie G

Thank you so much. Link worked fine for me (chrome). Just ordered my free google nest. Bless you for sharing.

Remi
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Remi

It is not valid to every members of a family account. Please get your info right before publishing… Terms and condition below. Promotional code offer is provided by Google and subject to the following terms: Offer must be redeemed by 11.59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on 6 October 2019. Available only to users who are current paid members of individual plan, student plan and family plan head of household of YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music on 12 September 2019. Family plan dependents are not eligible. Users must be recurring and active members whose membership is… Read more »

Rod
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Rod

It most certainly is, and I know this as my dependants have claimed one successfully. Terms for my link state: “Available only to users who are current paid members of individual plan, student plan or family plan, including head of household and dependants, of YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music on 4 December 2019.”

Scott
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Scott

Well, since that time has well and truly passed, and I was successfully able to order two yesterday, both in the same family account, I think that the authors are probably more authoritive than you.

Colin
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Colin

I managed to order 3, I have the Family plan. I got one through my login, one through my partners, and one through my eldest (15) childs login. My 11 yr old and the one i have setup for my 4yrold both showed as inelegible. Those are both restricted via family link.

Ryan Leach
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Ryan Leach

Thanks Phil!!! Had just finished getting a Google home with the $150 off voucher that finally came for the pixel xl 4.

Phillip “Molly” Malone
Ausdroid Reader

I’m holding onto my $150 voucher to the last available minute hoping like anything that the new Pixel Buds will be released before the voucher runs out! 😉

Chris Croft
Ausdroid Reader

As usual I get screwed over because I am using a GSuite account. It says I. Not eligible but been paying for Google Play Music since it launched in Australia.

Craig Mitchell
Ausdroid Reader

Same. 🙁

Jeni Skunk
Ausdroid Reader

Thanks for the heads up on this.
Nabbed my freebie 🙂

N/A
Guest
N/A

Tried the link on my phone, turns out the link only works through Chrome it seems. Any other browser and it says offer expires or invalid.

Jeni Skunk
Ausdroid Reader

Interesting.
On Win8.1 desktop here, I used PaleMoon browser when I put my order in. Went through smooth as silk.
I only fired up Chrome to check my GMail, to see that my order receipt email had shown up.

Mike
Guest
Mike

Thanks mate, this is awesome. I just ordered my free one 🤩

Chippps
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Chippps

Check out the ozbargain thread… The link eventually worked for me… Keep trying https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ozbargain.com.au/node/505435/amp

Matthew McQuilty
Ausdroid Reader

Bah humbug! Not quick enough it seems.

Paul Moss
Ausdroid Reader

Worked for me, about three hours ago.

Collin
Guest
Collin

Saw the offer. Clicked on it and got the message “Offer expired or invalid”

Patrick k
Ausdroid Reader

There’s nothing on my phone!

Adam J
Ausdroid Reader
Adam J

Not for subscribers using Free Legacy GSuite unfortunately

Mark Smith
Ausdroid Reader

It came up as invalid for me despite having a subscription.

Camille
Guest
Camille

Same

Ray Wells
Ausdroid Reader

Not working here!

Tim
Guest
Tim

It appears to have run out already, I got the prompt, but it takes me to a page that states this offer is expired or invalid

Adam
Guest
Adam

Not all Australian users paying in Australian dollars. As usual if you pay for gsuite and have your play music subscription on that account you’re not eligible

Sen ectus
Ausdroid Reader

Well I’m the holder of the youtube premium account and when I got the offer it now says its expired 😦

I feel ripped off. great thanks Google you indian givers.

Frankip
Guest
Frankip

Disappointing. despite having youtube premium, it comes up as invalid for my account!

Christian
Guest
Christian

Link comes up as expired or invalid for me

mick
Guest
mick

I got “this offer has expired or is invalid” 😦

Jason Fraser
Guest
Jason Fraser

Got the prompt in the YouTube app around 11am Saturday. Clicked on the link, only to get a “This offer is invalid or expired.” Looks like no Nest Mini for me 🙁

David (Regex)
Guest
David (Regex)

Same happened to me ;/

PukeyLuke
Guest
PukeyLuke

Yes indeed, it does include every family member.
I have now ordered 3 of my 6 family members Nest minis.
I now need to contact my 3 nieces and nephews to get them to order their free Nest minis.
I unfortunately just bought 2 Nest Minis and have already connected and stereo paired them in my kitchen. The sound is surprisingly good, not lets have a party good but with stereo sound they have decent enough volume to enjoy loud music in the kitchen.

Michael Trewin
Guest
Michael Trewin

Tried to claim mine, says expired or invalid 😔

Ray Wells
Ausdroid Reader

Same here.

Matt
Guest
Matt

“This offer is expired or invalid.”

Benjamin
Guest
Benjamin

The prompt came up when I opened YouTube aswell – but the ‘Redeem & Email me” link takes me to a ‘This offer is expired or invalid’ message.

Pablo Picasso
Guest
Pablo Picasso

Thanks for the article. I had no idea about this. I had to click on the link and it all worked and pieces fell into place. Sad and happy at the same time I miss out on the family deal. Cheers.

deanomalino
Ausdroid Reader
deanomalino

Wow awesome. Almost bought one of these new ones the other day. Ordered!

Chad Smith
Ausdroid Reader

Noice. It didn’t show for me in YouTube, but the link you provided worked. This is my third freebie Mini.

Chad Smith
Ausdroid Reader

And, it worked with my wife’s account, so we got two from this promo. Yay!

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