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Where to get the best deal for the Google Home and Home Mini? Here are five retailers selling them. (Updated)

By Ng Chong Seng - on 21 Apr 2018, 8:00am

Where to get the best deal for the Google Home and Home Mini? Here are five retailers selling them.

Google has announced today that its Google Home and Home Mini smart speakers will be available in stores starting this Friday, April 20. Consumers can also buy them through Google directly via the newly launched Google Store in Singapore, as well as through several local online and offline retailers. The regular Google Home is priced at S$189 while the pebble-like Home Mini retails for S$79.

Some of the local retailers name-checked by Google include StarHub, Courts, Challenger, and Hachi.tech. Here’s a roundup of what each of them is doing during this launch period:

 

Google

Google itself is selling the Home speakers through its online store at store.google.com/sg. While there’s no discount when you buy both speakers together like in the U.S., Google is giving the Home Mini for free to anyone buying the Pixel 2 XL phone (S$1,398) through its store.

Also, note that the Home Mini in Coral is only available through the Google Store (for now).

 

StarHub

Like the Google Wifi, StarHub is the only local telco selling the Google Home. Starting Apr 20, you can buy the Home speakers for as low as S$0 at any StarHub retail outlet.

More specifically, the S$0 offer is for customers who sign up for StarHub’s new HomeHub Plus hubbing plan and want to get the Home Mini. HomeHub Plus customers can also opt for the larger Home, but instead of S$189, you can get it for S$120.

StarHub will also be discounting Google Home for recontracting or new customers on other StarHub Mobile, Pay TV, or Broadband plans. For what it’s worth, the telco is also selling Wemo Switch smart plugs (that work with Google Home), priced at S$59 each.

 

Courts

From Apr 20, Courts Singapore will have Google Home display areas in eights stores around the island, as well as a new Smart Home Experience Hub at the its flagship megastore in Tampines. The hub will showcase Google Home alongside compatible products, from TVs to smart lightings, in a home setting. If you want to find out more about Google Home and how it interacts with other smart devices you may have (or are going to buy), Courts is a good place to check out.

One-day only launch offer on April 20:

A free Google Chromecast for the first 100 customers who purchase Google Home at the flagship Courts Megastore at Tampines. Shoppers who get another Google Home Mini on top of this purchase will also receive a S$30 Google Play card.

From April 20 to June 30, 2018, other promotional deals include:

  • A free Google Home with purchase of a single TV set priced S$2,000 and above
  • A free Google Home Mini and a free Google Home with purchase of any laptop priced above S$899 and above S$1,999 respectively
  • A Google Home and Google Home Mini will be gifted to customers with a minimum purchase of S$999 and above over a 48-month term on Courts FlexiPlans
  • HomeClub Elite members (Courts’ loyalty program) can enjoy 30% off Google Home and Home Mini

 

Challenger & Hachi.tech

Challenger and Hachi.tech are taking pre-orders for Google Home starting today (Apr 18). ValueClub members can get S$20 off the voice-controlled speakers' retail price. Challenger will also be selling the Home and Home Mini bundled with other IT and lifestyle products.

 

Updated on Apr 18, 1PM with more Courts deals.

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