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LG is handing out discounts on the Pixel 5a. Yes, you read that right.

Interestingly, this is happening right after Google aired an ad that pokes a lot of fun at LG.

Published onOctober 26, 2021

the google pixel 5a on a bench with water splashed droplets
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  • LG, which no longer makes smartphones, is handing out discount codes for the Google Pixel 5a.
  • The codes are going out to “loyal mobile customers” and net you $65 off the Pixel phone from the Google Store.
  • This is happening right after a Google ad aired that makes quite a few jokes at LG’s expense.

Earlier this year, LG surprised us all by completely exiting the smartphone industry. Going forward, the company will only support existing phones instead of producing new ones.

Now, we have another interesting turn of events from LG (via 9to5Google). Going out today, the South Korean company is sending out discount codes to its “loyal mobile customers.” The codes net you $65 off a Google Pixel 5a. Wait, what?

See also: Our full Google Pixel 5a review

That’s right: LG is helping users save some cash on buying a phone from Google. It’s not clear why the company would do this, but it’s happening. Check out a screenshot of the email in question below:

In case you can’t read the image, here’s what it says:

Meet Pixel 5a with 5G from Google. It’s all you want in a phone: a big battery, a great camera, water resistance, and superfast 5G.‌
Exclusive offer for our loyal mobile customers: Get $65 off Pixel 5a with 5G — redeem your offer below. Terms apply.
*This promotional code offer is provided by LG Electronics USA for use on the Google Store only, and is subject to the following terms. Save $65 on Pixel 5a with 5G. Offer ends November 15, 2021 11:59 PM PT while supplies last and subject to availability.

What’s most interesting about this offer is that Google just posted an ad that pokes a lot of fun at LG. Could the ad and this email be related? We’ve reached out to Google for more information.

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