Everyone loves free goodies, it’s basic human nature. Today HTC is appealing to our nature with their new, and decidedly appealing, promotional offer on the One M9

The smartphone manufacturer’s latest Holiday Hot Deals promotion gets you a free Desire 626 or Desire 626s handset, depending on your carrier preference, on the purchase of a brand new One M9. Verizon and AT&T users who purchase the One M9, which is priced at $649, get a free Desire 626 handset. Meanwhile, customers of T-Mobile, Metro PCS, or Cricket get the Desire 626s.

In case you don’t recall, the Desire 626 was launched in early 2014 and comes with a 5-inch HD display, 13 MP primary camera,  2GB of RAM, MediaTek MT6752 / Snapdragon 410 chipset, and a 2000 mAh battery. You can check out our Desire 626 / Desire 626s review to learn more about the handsets.

HTC’s Hot Deals promotion includes one more bonus. Purchasing the new One M9 also gives the buyer $100 of free Google Play credit, which can be used to buy games, apps, movies, etc. from the Google Play Store.

HTC’s new promotional offer does have a caveat. You are eligible to receive a free Desire 626/Desire 626s, which is worth $179.99, if and only if you purchase a new One M9 handset before the end of today, November 17. Additionally, the offer is valid only until stocks last, and is limited to residents of the United States. 

Unable to make up your mind? Reading our HTC One M9 review might help – the handset scored a solid 8.5 out of 10. To summarize, the device is speedy, has an attractive body, but sports a less than impressive rear camera, despite it being a 20 MP module.

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