Deal: get the Samsung Galaxy S7 from Costco, get a free 32-inch TV and a portable battery

When US residents consider getting a new smartphone, Costco is hardly one of the first destinations that come to mind. In what's likely an attempt to turns things around, Costco - the second largest retailer in the world according to 2015 data - has just launched what can easily be considered the hottest Samsung Galaxy S7 deal that we currently know of.

Starting today and until May 27, Costco will offer a free 32-inch Samsung TV, a 5,200mAh external battery, and a $25 gift card when customers purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7.

To qualify for the deal, customers must sign up to new device instalment plan with Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile. It doesn't matter if you're signing up for a new line or upgrading an existing one, the deal is valid in both situations.

To us, this seems like a very good deal for anyone who was tempted to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 through an EIP with any of the three largest carriers in the US. The 32-inch HD TV, the portable battery, and the $25 gift card add up to a $300 value, meaning that you'd be insane to pass up on this opportunity if the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the smartphone you're craving for. 

At this point, it should be mentioned that, back before the Samsung Galaxy S7 landed in the US, AT&T had a similar deal: the carrier offered an even larger 48-inch Samsung TV with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S7 through an equipment installment plan. Like Verizon's and T-Mobile's pre-order promotions for Samsung's new flagship, however, AT&T's deal has expired when the Galaxy S7 became officially available for purchase.

What do you guys think of Costco's Samsung Galaxy S7 promotion? Is this just too good to pass on or what?

source: Costco

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)



1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Now, this is a way better deal than the stupid one Samsung gave. The tv is way more useful than the stupid VR which is still half baked and lack of content.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

I got in with the portable battery, headphone, wireless charger deal when i got my note 5. Following that i got another wireless charger for signing up for samsung pay

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why don't you make some VR content and there won't be a lack of any. You seen to expect VR to just be an overnight sensation and apps are just gonna fall out the sky.

12. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

This is stupid, why would I buy or want something that is not fully ready but something like a tv which I can watch movies, play games or even just use it as a larger monitor, isn't it normal I want which is better? TV right now is better than the smartphone VR period. It's not like I want VR content right away, it's just not ready, which makes Samsung giving VR units away less attractive than a TV. So what, you r gonna protect Samsung now? Btw, they r giving the units a freebies because the units are not selling that well in the first place. I have seen stupid Apple fanboys writing, "oh, I bought the Apple Watch, and it's awesome", but I have never seen a Samsung fanboy say "oh, I just bought the gear VR, and it's awesome". Smartphone+VR is still not worth it, but PC would be something else. Another thing that proves my point would be, if smartphone+VR is that big of a deal, would all the other manufacturers jump on this bus? Clearly they aren't, when the smart watch came out, the companies clearly saw this as a trend, and literally, everyone is doing it now, but not so much for smartphone+VR. Not that it's a bad idea to have VR on smartphones, but the technology just isn't there yet. Samsung pretty much always come up with the idea and tries to implement it, but they are, most of the time, too ahead. Just like what they did for air view or some s**t on the s4. If they did It in this time, they could have not used a stupid IR detector, which is inaccurate most of the time, and implement it to the touchscreen itself, which Microsoft is trying to do now. Samsung is a great company, they have awesome ideas, and probably the greatest innovator after 2011, but they sometime think too ahead of time, that's my point

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And here you've it, ladies and gentlemen, the secret behind S7 success! On the contrary, I don't recall Apple giving away Apple TV with an iPhone... Poor Samsung... No one would buy their phone without some sort of a "lollipop"...!

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

it's a brand new promo that just started. I'm sure it had a huge impact in the previous quarter results /s

8. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

It's a Costco\wireless advocates promo. They've given away free stuff with Apple devices too. Mixing the store up with the manufacturer? Given I had iPhone users through the store labeled "AT&T" was the same thing as an apple store, I shouldn't be surprised.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung isn't doing this promotion, Costco is. Costco got stuck with a bunch of the 32" Samsung Tv's. You have no idea what you are talking about. I have one of those Tv's too. I got it free for signing up to DirectTv. It's not a Samsung Promo, its a Costco Promo. Once a retailer buy a device, they can do whatever they want to sell them. Also as per what was alreay announce as with the S6's, the edge models are selling faster than the base model which is why Costco has this promo. You have NO idea what you're talkign about as per usual. Go one Samsung's website. Do you see such a promo there? You guys are so stupid as you dont know the difference from a retailers or carriers promo vs a manufacturers promo. Samsung's promo was they gave away a Free Gear VR, likely because of the original price-point being to high. So they offered a deal to get rid of them. When you see a BOGO deal, that is a carrier promo, not a manufacturers promo. You don't see Samsung directly selling BOGO from their website. Again you need to know the difference because Samsung has nothign to do with carrier or retailer promotions to try to sell phones they already paid for. I thought you guys were so smart. YOU AREN'T!

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And here you've it? Should be be "and here you have it?" You can't use a contraction here. But let me use YOUR words: And here you've it, ladies and gentlemen, the secret behind GreenMan success at stupidity. On the contrary I don't recall "Samsung" giving away Samsung Tv's with a Galaxy. Poor GreenMan...No one would ever listen to such a trolling bigot without some sort of "lollipop". There I fixed it for you. The fact you don't even understand a retailers promotion from a manufacturers promotion, shows just how much a trolling stupid loser you really are. Now come back at me bruh! I'll have some words for you. LOL if you're gonna troll, At least troll with accurate information. Because then you look like a stupid ignorant troll who has no idea what he's talking. about.

18. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Sniff... Sniff... Hmm... Smells like someone is butt burned... Well, yes... Samsung isn't giving away Their Galaxies... True... Very true Indeed... But its a GALAXY are talking about, after all! Why retailers are giving away Galaxies with an 'allegedly' lollipop? TO GET RID OF THE SAMSUNG STOCKS... Why? Slow as snail sales, what else? YOU'RE BUTT HURT BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T FIND SUCH GIVE AWAY OF APPLE TV WITH AN IPHONE... I'm sure you've Googled it for an hour or two, cause otherwise you'd have mentioned it, its your nature! Instead of personal insults and being a keyboard warrior, why not let the facts talk, eh? And as surprising as it may sound: I can speak four languages, and English isn't my native language... G'Day!

19. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Poor Samsung Teachie... He rise, only to fall flat on his arse...

14. MEeee

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Only iDiots would be so proud to buy iDevices without any free gifts.

17. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I got a $200 Best Buy gift card a week after the iPhone 6S was released. Got to be a fool not to get something on a device payment plan.

4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Apple want have to give away an ipod, or an ipad or and apple tv for the iphone 7's to move. Samsung at it's finest. I see VR is now on fire sale @ 80.00--keep your money, it will be free in a couple of months.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This isn't a samsung promo stupid. Notice the title says Costco. You're just as stupid and ignorant as GreenMan.In fact I am willign to bet, you are the same trolling ignorant person.

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sounds like a great deal....BUT I wouldn't trust a Costco agent in keeping my existing unlimited data with AT&T. All the 32-inch TVs and portable battery packs in the world aren't worth giving up the ability to use 100GB in any given month without overages (though my monthly usage is usually closer to 30 gigs).

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

T mobile seems to have pretty decent coverage in Chicago, but they need to improve the converge underground(subway), I can't even get any service when the train goes underground downtown.

16. Critical54

Posts: 36; Member since: May 04, 2016

Can't we all just not argue about any of this stuff and all agree to simply disagree?

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This really shows the smartphone market in the US is completely saturated. Gone are the days of inticing users to abandon their flip/feature phones. With Samsung giving away $300 in merchandise, HTC gave pre-orderers $100 off after they pre-ordered, LG giving away the 360 degree camera, it seems like it would just be easier for manufacturers to lower their prices.

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