If you bought the Pixel 8 or the Pixel 8 Pro through official channels in Europe, then here’s everything you need to know about Google’s promo in the region. The company is running a promo in some countries in the EU where buyers can claim a free Pixel Watch 2 or the Pixel Buds Pro. But before getting too excited, let’s check out the conditions for claiming the freebies as part of the promo.

Countries where the Pixel 8 promo is available in Europe

The official promotional page indicates that the offer is available for Pixel 8 series buyers in the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Denmark


Belgium misses out on the Pixel Watch 2 promo

Sadly, Google isn’t offering the Pixel Watch 2 freebie to Google Pixel 8 Pro buyers in Belgium. So even if you purchased the Pixel 8 Pro, you can only claim the Pixel Buds Pro as a freebie.


In contrast, Google Pixel 8 Pro buyers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, or France can claim a free Google Pixel Watch 2. And those who bought the standard Pixel 8, can claim the Pixel Buds Pro.

Free Pixel Watch 2 or Pixel Buds Pro promo conditions

Even if you reside in one of the countries where Google is running the free Watch 2 or Buds Pro promo with the purchase of a Pixel 8 or 8 Pro, there are some conditions you need to be aware of.

Purchase window

To claim the promo, you need to have purchased the Google Pixel 8 or the Pixel 8 Pro between October 4 and October 16. In addition to that, the purchase should have been done through a participating retailer. More on this below.

Eligible retailers

I’ve added a table below highlighting each country’s participating retailers. If you purchased your Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro from a retailer that isn’t participating in this promo alongside Google, you won’t be eligible for the freebie.

Country Participating Retailers
Austria Hutschison Drei Austria GmbH, MediaMarkt Österreich GmbH
Belgium Gomibo, Mediamarkt, Proximus
Switzerland Digitec Galaxus AG, Swisscom Ltd, mobilezone AG
Germany 1&1, Amazon.de (only when sold and shipped by Amazon), Bechtle, Blau.de, Brodos, Cancom, Congstar, DeinHandy (Mobilezone), DeutschlandSIM, Drillisch Online, EP, Euronics, Expert, Handystar (Mobilezone), Klarmobil, Komsa Service GmbH, Logitel, Media Market, Mediamax, Mobilezone, O2 Telefonica, Otto, PremiumSIM, Source, SKON, Saturn, Siga Exchange GmbH (Mobilezone), SimplytelSparhandy.de (Mobilezone), Starmobile, Telekom Deutschland (incl. Deutsche Telekom Exclusive Partner), Vodafone, WinSIM, aetka (Komsa), aAmobile, freenet, handyvertrag.de, maXXim, SimDiscount, smartmobil, Tink, yourfone
Denmark CBB, CallMe, Dustin, Elkjop, Nuuday, Telenor, Telia, Telmore, YouSee
France Amazon.fr (sold and shipped by Amazon.fr), Auchan, B&You, Baker, Bouygues Telecom, FNAC, Free Mobile, General Telephone, Orange SA, Red by SFR, SFR, Sosh
United Kingdom A1 Comms, AO, Affordable Mobiles, Amazon.co.uk, buymobiles.net, EE, EE Store, GiffGaff, Mobile Phones Direct, O2, phones.co.uk, Tesco Mobile, Three UK, VOXI (Vodafone), Vodafone UK Limited, yappl.com
Netherlands Belsimpel, Odidio
Norway Athea, Dustin, Electricity purchase, Mycall, OneCall, Talkmore, Telenor, Telia
Ireland Harvey Norman, Three, Virgin Media, Vodafone Ireland
Sweden 3, Athea, Comviq, Dustin, The electric giant, Halebop, Raspberry, Hi3G Access, Tele2, Telenor, Telia, Three

How to claim the promo

Claiming the freebie is quite simple. If you purchased your Google Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro between October 4 and October 16 from a participating retailer, then follow these steps. Head to the official promotional website and select your country. Scroll down to the ‘How it works’ section and click the link under the ‘Application’ details. When done, you should reach a page similar to that in the screenshot below.

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You’ll have to provide the necessary details in the following sections: Application type, Purchase information, Proof of purchase, Upload IMEI, Your information, Check details, Examination. Once done you simply confirm the application. The promotional information says that you should receive your gift within 30 to 60 days after your application is approved.

That said, enjoy your shiny new Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro. If you received your freebie already, feel free to share your experience with the process in the comments below.

Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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