If you had previously purchased a deal through Google Offers, but forgot to redeem the offer or use it in a timely manner, Google wants to give you a refund for it, plus potential bonuses. We (along with other readers) received emails within the last day, notifying us that we had unused purchased offers that Google will automatically be refunding us for.
Starting October 7, Google will begin refunding unused offers in 1 of 2 ways. You can take no action and wait as Google refunds you the cash value of your unused offer back to the credit card used to originally purchase it, or you can take Google Play credit plus a bonus.
For example, Google wants to send me $9 for an unused offer, but if I go with Google Play credits, they’ll toss in an additional $2. Another reader of ours has a refund of $20 coming, but could get $24 should he decide on Play credits. Sweet deal, right?
If you have unused offers that Google has qualified as refundable, you should receive an email like the one pictured below without having to do a thing.
To claim the Play credits, you’ll see a “Click here” link in your email that automatically sets you up to receive the amount of your refund plus the bonus. The credits should appear within two weeks.
I think I’ll take the extra $2, thank you very much.