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.