Best Buy gives away $25 gift card when you buy an Apple iPhone 5

With the Holiday season in full swing, you can find deals on pretty much everything. The iPhone 5? Not so much. There are some small price cuts, though, and Best Buy has just brought one of its own - a $25 gift card for every iPhone 5 purchase.

You get the card after you activate an iPhone 5 with a Verizon, AT&T or Sprint on a 2-year plan. You have to activate the phone at Best Buy in order to get the card.

Best Buy is selling the iPhone 5 at the standard $199.99 price for the 16GB model on contract.

If you don’t want a Best Buy gift card, but still want some kind of a discount, RadioShack is slashing prices on iPhones by $20 in store, so that is your alternative.

source: Best Buy via 9to5Mac

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x



16. molanjames

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

This is what is driving the demand up, not the iPhone itself.

15. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Meanwhile here in Brazil the pre-order price for iPhone 5 16GB is USD 1,150 unlocked and USD 719 in one year contract

14. mydi.maus unregistered

wow! i want the $25 Gift card then the iphone!!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

What a joke $25, is that all?

12. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

So 12.5% off? That's a horrible deal. Amazon is selling the S3 for only $79.99 when you add a line.

11. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

because no one wants it

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Only 25$ wal mart offer 100$ for GS III phone DROID and Android phones. And believe me I sold lots of GS III during the week after Black Friday.

7. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Basement bargain already iPhone?

4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Ship time is the same day, they are in stock in all stores in masses. The ipad (new, 4, or whatever name they gave to the current model which only added the lightning connector) is in stock everywhere. The game of Apple selling out because of short supply and long lines is beginning to die down. The speculation of the 5S is in the air--which will probably only add NFC and IO7 to the phone anyway. It's funny when you look at an Iphone because it's made of either a Samsung or LG panel, a Samsung processor--an the major apps include Youtube, Gmail and Google Search--with a lof of folks using the web based Google Maps because of the lack of a decent maps app by Apple. Apple needs to overhaul that ios they are's the same system between a tablet, a ipod and an iphone. I just don't get it.

6. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

It's called an ecosystem, you can't be serious! Google does the same thing.

3. MeoCao unregistered

It seems strange, Apple claims they can't produce enough iP5 then why the gift card is needed? BBuy think they'll look nicer if they give back some profits?

2. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

It seems like as Android gets bigger you start seeing more discounts on the Iphone.

5. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Well that goes 2 ways because last week at best buy, if you bought a gs3, you get $100 instant gift card towards the purchase and they'd match the $148 radioshack price. Wal-Mart also had the gs3 for $148 and a $100 gift card as well. This week the gs3 is marked down to $99 for at&t and sprint at best buy. Stop being a homer and understand it's business and nothing more.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Actually it was on sale for 128$ only for a few days.

10. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

The price was $199 with the 2 year upgrade, add in the instant $100 gift card and if you signed up for the $9 monthly best buy insurance the gave you an additional $50 off instantly, which brought the price down to $49. Then on Sunday the price went down to $99 and they gave me back a $100 gift card for price guarantee. So in turn they paid me to buy the phone from them. Talk about bargain basement. Again, being a homer only makes people look stupid. BTW, I wasn't calling you a homer inspectorgadget80. Thanks for your input though.

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I believe Radio Shack is selling the 4S for 179.00 but I am not sure if it is carrier specific.

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