Google Checkout announces holiday promotions and special offers

Google Checkout announces holiday promotions and special offers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) November 26, 2007- Google and its partners are working to make the holidays even merrier by helping shoppers save time and money, stay organized, and give to those in need. Millions have already discovered that Google Checkout makes online shopping faster, more convenient, and more secure by enabling them to shop at tens of thousands of stores across the web using their single Google login.

Starting today, these Google Checkout buyers can take advantage of exclusive discounts and free shipping and earn frequent flyer miles as they cross items off their holiday shopping lists.

Earn miles and save
This holiday season Google Checkout users will also be able to get a little something extra for themselves when they shop: frequent flyer miles. From now until December 31, users who register to participate will be able to earn two frequent flyer miles for every dollar spent through Google Checkout. Participating airline reward programs include Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, US Airways, and United Airlines. These miles are available for US residents only.

What’s more, Google Checkout users will also be able to take advantage of a wide variety of holiday promotions from more than 100 different Google Checkout retailers. These offers range from free shipping to discounts of $10, $20, or even $50 off select purchases.

Holiday shoppers can learn more about how to take advantage of these promotions on the new Google Checkout holiday page: http://www.google.com/checkout/promotions.html.

Stay organized
Google Checkout doesn’t just save users time, trouble, and money as they shop online, it also provides them with the tools they need to keep track of their holiday shopping. With their Google Checkout Purchase History, users can access all the information they need – including shipping status and store contact information – in one place, from any computer. And iGoogle users can now keep track of purchases directly on their iGoogle homepage, with the recently launched MyOrders tab on the Google Checkout iGoogle gadget. Learn more about the gadget at http://www.google.com/checkout/gadget.

Give back
Of course, there’s more to the season of giving than buying gifts – the holidays are also a great opportunity to help those in need. Google is committed to helping users give back to their communities, and with the recently launched Google Checkout for Non-Profits (http://checkout.google.com/seller/npo), Google Checkout users can quickly and securely donate to a growing list of charitable organizations, including the Salvation Army (http://www.google.com/checkout/wildfires.html), the Red Cross (http://www.google.com/checkout/wildfires.html), the March of Dimes (http://youtube.com/marchofdimes), the William J. Clinton Global Initiative (http://www.youtube.com/clintonfoundationorg), and One Laptop Per Child (http://laptopfoundation.org/en/participate/). And since Google doesn’t charge non-profits for collecting donations through Google Checkout, users can support their favorite organizations knowing that 100 percent of their donations will reach those organizations.

To take advantage of the special Google Checkout holiday offers, visit http://www.google.com/checkout/promotions.html. Or to find stores that accept Google Checkout across the web, search online today with Google.com or Google Product Search (http://www.google.com/products) and simply look for the Google Checkout badge.

Happy holidays (and happy shopping) from Google!

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