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Google Wallet

September 28th, 2012 at 07:33 pm

When we got our new phones, one of the perks was getting a free $50 balance on google wallet. Woohoo!

*Woohoo,* except it has *never* actually worked. Rolleyes

So yesterday I was talking to my mom and she mentioned how my dad liked to pay things with his phone. I said, "Really? Is he using google wallet?" Yes, he was. "Where the heck did it even work?"


So dh and I have a mid-day CVS date. HA! I told him I would gladly help spend that money. I have no idea on what.

I am trying not to get too excited because odds are it will not work. My mom was kind of like, "Gee - I wouldn't give up on a free $50 like that!" I was like, "you don't even know." You don't even know how many stored we tried. & then it's frustrating because you planned things around the "free" purchase but maybe you needed it anyway and didn't want to not just pay for the stuff and move on. A lot of the places are food places. Dh went to a food place and it didn't work. But you still want to pay for the food. On and on and on. Which as why at some point we just gave up.

I know the whole point of the free stuff is to get you to like it and use it - but this is something that has really backfired.

Oh, and apparently dh's balance expires like next week - so it's use it or lose it time! Glad I had that random conversation. Big Grin

5 Responses to “Google Wallet”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Crossing my fingers for you!!

    On a somewhat unrealated topic - my phone came with a bunch of free storage space at Dropbox. I have been wondering which "Cloud" storage site you guys were using? Has your DH heard if Dropbox is any good?

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'll vouch for Dropbox. I've used it for several years with no problems. Other "cloud" services I've used include box . net and ummm another one can't remember right now. Big Grin
    MM - Hope the CVS trip does the trick!

  3. Monkey Mama Says:

    I believe we use IDrive. (I just looked up the bill and it is ProSoft - which seems to be IDrive).

    We tried another service - I don't remember which one - but it didn't work well with our set up. Of course, we pay for the backup because my dh has so much music and movies and all that jazz he wants to back up (personal video stuff). I'd just google a bit for reviews - there are plenty of free services that I have heard good things about.

    Idrive is free for 5GB - I highly recommend that one - has worked very well for us.

    I'll ask the dh about DropBox.

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    Thanks ladies. Smile

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Dh says dropbox is probably fine. Not a lot of space and not as secure as others.

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