Google’s Free Mini Offer

Buyers of the new Pixel 2 smartphones will be getting a free Mini smart speaker to round out their connected home. The bundle serves to leverage the advantage Google has over Amazon’s speaker-only offerings.

Today’s Google event was a non-stop two hour deluge of Assistant news. Yet one small, overlooked announcement may have been the biggest bit boost to the company’s burgeoning AI ecosystem so far. The simple decision to include a Home Mini in early Pixel 2 shipments could prove a more successful method for spreading the Assistant…

via The Pixel 2/Home Mini bundle is a big deal for Google Assistant — TechCrunch

Cartwheel. Like a Boss!

Shop Target

Target’s popular coupon app Cartwheel has been saving shoppers money since it was introduced in 2013. If you’re not a fan of clipping, storing or keeping track of coupons— but like to save money— maybe Cartwheel is for you.

Coupons are saved to your own personal list and retrieved using your own personalized barcode. You can load coupons by browsing deals in the app or from the web. Or you scan products as you shop with the app’s handy UPC scanner feature. When it’s time to check out the app provides a personalized barcode the cashier scans to load your coupons.

Here’s how to make the most of it.

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