Whether you plan to buy an Apple gift for yourself or someone else, Best Buy is running some serious holiday deals on new hardware. Anyone shopping for an Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad can enjoy free two-day shipping online. In-store pickup is also available for many items and locations. Here are some of the savings offered as part of the promotion:
100 Best Buy retail locations will begin carrying the Apple Watch beginning in August, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple will then expand its Apple Watch shipments to over 300 outlets before the holidays. Best Buy will only carry the Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch editions. Apple fans will also be able to buy replacement bands and other Watch accessories at participating Best Buy locations.
Wireless carrier Sprint Corporation launched the new Best Buy One Plan nationwide on March 1. The program is described as an "industry-first, all inclusive plan" that offers unlimited voice calling, messaging, data, and a "whole new way to get a wireless phone". Not surprisingly, Sprint's Best Buy One is exclusively available at Best Buy retail outlets.
Customers can get the unlimited data plan along with top smartphones for no money down and no sales tax at the time of purchase. The program works by leasing the hardware for a fixed monthly price, which is rolled into the total plan cost. This means with a two-year contract Sprint subscribers can lease the 16GB iPhone 6 along with unlimited data, voice calling and messaging for a total of $65 per month plus taxes and fees.
Best Buy has been offering a lot of deals on Apple products the last few months, and today it has announced one of its best deals since the launch of the iPhone 5s. The retailer is offering "a minimum $150 Best Buy gift card when you trade in any working iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s and purchase an iPhone 5s 16GB for just $1 with a 2-year agreement".
The deal is in-store only and quickly ends on March 1, 2014, so you only have two days to take advantage. Your iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 must be in good working condition, meaning it powers on, has no water damaged and no cracked display. You are also responsible for removing any data from your device before trading it in. The fine print also states, "must use gift card toward the purchase of your iPhone 5s with 2-year agreement," but it doesn't say it has to be a 16GB model (You can read all the fine print here). This means you should also be able to put your $150 gift card towards a 32GB model, which would make it only $100. Just make sure you call ahead to check if your local Best Buy has the phone you want in stock, and that they're participating in the trade-in program, before you make any trips.
Starting Sunday, February 16, through Saturday, February 22, Best Buy will be discounting all iPhone models by $50. This means Best Buy shoppers will be able to nab an iPhone 5 for free, an iPhone 5c for $50 or the iPhone 5s for only $150, when they sign up for a new two-year agreement. The sale also includes all three major carriers AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon Wireless.
Customers can also receive a $50 gift card if they they reserve an iPhone at a Best Buy retail location, Best Buy Mobile specialty store or at BestBuy.com before February 15th.