Google Checkout Discounts Announced
It’s no secret that the economy hasn’t been good this year, but today’s Cyber Monday, and if you’re planning on doing some shopping online, Google wants to help. Individuals who pay for things using Google Checkout may be able to save as much as $20 per purchase thanks to a new promotion.
A post on the Official Google Blog urged readers this morning to "save with exclusive discounts of $5, $10 or $20 at hundreds of participating stores, including TigerDirect.com, BlueNile.com and Petco.com."
What’s more, the promotion runs through December 17th, so Google’s not trying to push consumers into making snap decisions. And a new Google Checkout: Deals page makes it easy to see what sorts of discounts are available.
The only things that are time-sensitive are a few offers from places like Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, and Buy.com.
This campaign may help Google Checkout gain a little ground on PayPal over the next 18 or so days. It could be viewed as a sort of assault on Bing Cashback’s position, too.
Of course, it also seems that Google missed a big opportunity by not ramping things up prior to Black Friday.