When Best Buy recently dropped the price of Samsung’s ultra-premium Galaxy Chromebook to $799, I was confident that it was just a matter of time before Samsung rolled out a deal of its own. I’m happy to say that my gut feeling was spot on. It only took a couple of days for Samsung to match the $799 promotion on the Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray 10th Gen Intel Core i5 convertible but thanks to this little trick, you can actually get it even cheaper.
How? You ask. Well, it’s all thanks to Rakuten. Throughout the holiday shopping season, the cashback giant is boosting rewards on hundreds of the company’s retail partners. Samsung, which is traditionally a 3% cashback site, is getting up to 10% cashback when you shop using the Rakuten Extension or mobile app. 10% may not sound like a huge deal when you’re buying a $30 pair of sneakers but we’re talking about one of the sleekest Chromebooks ever made that runs $999 retail. Samsung is currently selling the Galaxy Chromebook for $799 and the extra 10% cashback you get in the form of a “Big Fat Check” from Rakuten brings it down to a cool $720 before tax.
While we picked the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 as our Chromebook of the year, this deal puts the Galaxy relatively close to the same price bracket and it makes it a device that’s worth considering. For $720, you’ll get a 4K AMOLED, super-bright display, garaged stylus, 10th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of NVMe storage. Oh yeah, it also has a fingerprint sensor which I, for one, have become very fond of on a Chromebook. All of this comes wrapped in an eye-catching chassis that is one of the slimmest and most well-built Chromebooks on the market. As an added bonus, shoppers that qualify for Samsung’s discount program can knock up to $56 dollars off of this already impressive sale price. The program is open to eligible students, first responders, military and government employees. To pick up a Galaxy Chromebook, head over to Samsung and make sure you activate your Rakuten Chrome Extension. If you don’t have a Rakuten account, use our link below to sign up for free and you’ll get an extra $40 bonus when you make your first eligible purchase.