PSA: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with a free Home Mini only if you pre-order by October 19

Google's latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, come with a pretty cool gift - a free Google Home Mini (the new, tiny smart speaker announced yesterday, at the same time with the two phones).


But, if you intend to get any of the two new Pixels, you shouldn't wait too long before ordering one. That's because the free Google Home Mini is offered only to customers who place a pre-order until (and including on) October 19 - the day when the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will actually launch. There's also the likelihood that the Pixel 2 XL will be hard to find if you don't hurry, but that's a different story.   


Of course, a Google Home Mini costs just $49, so it's not like you'd be missing out on a fortune if you don't pre-order a new Pixel by October 19. Still, getting the speaker for free obviously adds more value to your purchase.    


If you're pre-ordering a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, Google won't automatically send you a Home Mini. Instead, you will receive a promo code by email - "approximately 4-6 weeks from the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL shipment date." With that promo code, you'll be able to order a Home Mini for $0 (zero buck) from Google Store. All promo codes must be redeemed by February 28, 2018.


source: Google Store 

Related phones

Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh



1. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Cool, I've already secured myself a Mini then. :) Now I need to start youtubing all the stupid stuff people do with them.

2. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I ordered my black XL but would have preferred if the wireless headphones were the free gift instead.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, the Pixel Buds only cost three times as much. LOL, though to be honest, I think I might get more use out of the Home Mini. I've been interested in having some automation done to my home and this would be a good starting point. Though I'm in an apartment so my options are limited; toggling lights on and off, Chrome casting Google Play Music Playlists, possibly power on the PC and TV with a verbal command.

4. bonnie100th

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

I tried to ordered 3 hours after phones been announced but I'm on a waiting list, so there will not be a Home Mini for me.

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