[Dead] Awesome: Google Home for $16.99

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Update: This deal is dead. The New York Times modified the deal terms to require full payment for an annual subscription (terms were different at the time of posting). Congrats to those who got in before the change.

A Slickdeals user has reported an awesome promotion that will not last. This is an act first and ask questions later deal. The New York Times is running a promo whereby you can subscribe to digital access for $16.99/mo (cancelable anytime) and receive a code for a free Google Home (normally $129). The code for the free Google Home arrives within minutes — in the last twenty minutes, I’ve subscribed, received my code, and ordered my free Google Home.

Update: Someone created a key generator and apparently has stolen some of the key codes for a free Google Home. If you get an error that your key code has already been used, you may have to call the New York Times to cancel and get a refund and/or file a chargeback. I used my code without issue, but I suggest using it immediately if you go after this deal.

The Deal

  • Buy an All Access or Home Delivery subscription to the New York Times and get a free google Home
  • Subscriptions start at $16.99/mo, cancel at any time
  • Direct link to this deal Update: Deal is now dead (requires a full payment for annual subscription)

Quick Info

Run, don’t walk. Choose All-Access or Home Delivery + All Access as shown below:

As you can see, it clearly says that the subscription will be billed once every 30 days Update: They modified this and it now says it is billed as one year up front..

You’ll see confirmation of the deal as you’re checking out:

At the bottom of the promotion page, you can see in the frequently asked questions that cancellation is possible at any time according to the Frequently Asked Questions on this deal.

While a few Slickdeals users have reported being charged for a full year, I was only charged $16.99, just as it says on my order confirmation page at the New York Times website, of which I took a screen shot. Also note that it says you’ll receive a code for Google Home within 3-5 days. It came within 3-5 minutes.

Here’s my pending charge for $16.99:

Within minutes, I received the email from the New York Times with my code for a free Google Home. Note that the expiration on the code is next March — so even if Google runs out of stock today, your code should be good for six months:

Note also that the Google website is getting hammered. It may initially show that the Google Home is unavailable. Keep refreshing. It may give an error on your cart. Keep refreshing. It may loop when you hit checkout. Keep hitting checkout. It eventually worked. You’ll see the buy button to add it to your cart:

And then you’ll have a heck of a time getting to your cart and checking out, but it should eventually work. Don’t forget to add your promo code:

Bottom line

Whether you intend to keep it, gift it, or sell it, this is a terrific deal. If you end up loving your digital subscription to the New York Times, great. If not, cancel after a month and enjoy your Google Home.


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