I don’t have a new Chromebook, but I wish I did; not because my laptop needs an upgrade (it’s fine), but because then I could take advantage of even more free offers from Google that my current Chromebook is too old to enjoy.
If you bought a Chromebook at any point within the last 180 days—really, if it’s been fewer than 180 days since you first set up your Google account with your Chromebook—then you definitely want to make a quick stop over to page to see all the latest deals you can score. As Android Police notes, there are two apps you can get for the low price of free right now:
As always, Google offers 100GB of free storage on Google One for new Chromebook owners, but that’s a limited offer: You’ll get one free year of storage, at which point a paid subscription to Google’s 100GB Google One service will begin unless you cancel ($2/mo). If you do, and you’ve filled up your storage space, you won’t be able to add anything else until you delete some of your data to bring yourself back under the free 15GB everyone gets. So while that’s a “deal,” it’s also a bit of a hook to rope you into a Google subscription offering—don’t forget.
Since this is Lifehacker, I’ll also offer up one other idea: If you can remember when you first set up your Chromebook (or don’t mind spending a minute to look up when you purchased it or received it in the mail), set a calendar event for 179 days from whenever that day was.
Give yourself a monthly reminder until then, so you can check the Chromebook Offers page to see if anything new has popped up that you can grab. (I do the same kind of thing with the Epic Store’s biweekly freebies, and saving that sweet cash is worth the minute or two of my life I’ll never get back.)