Last year, Google Checkout debuted a holiday savings promotion in time for Cyber Monday, the monday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday. It looks like Google has gotten a slight head start this year, and is now offering Black Friday promotions for Google Checkout promotions.
According an email sent to consumers from Google Checkout, Google will offer exclusive discounts of $5, $10, or $20 when you use the payments system for purchases on Buy.com, BlueNile, and others. You can find participating e-retailers on the deals homepage here.
Black Friday spending is expected to exceed that of last year, and as more and more consumers flock to the web for their holiday shopping, it makes sense for Google to offer lucrative discounts in return for using the search giant’s payment system.
It’s worth noting that Google Checkout competitor and online payments giant payPal debuted its holiday deals a few weeks ago.
Google Checkout is an online payment processing service provided by Google aimed at simplifying the process of paying for online purchases. Users store their credit or debit card and shipping information in their Google Account, so that they can purchase at participating stores at the click of a button. Google Checkout also offers fraud protection, as well a unified page for tracking purchases and their status. The service competes with Paypal for users.