Deal: pre-order the Apple iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from Costco and get a $50 or $100 mail-in rebate

If you're the owner of a US Costco card member and you have your mind set on purchasing an Apple iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, then you'll definitely want to learn more about Costco's new promotion. The retailer is offering its card members mail-in rebates of up to $100 when pre-ordering a new iPhone model.

Costco is offering different mail-in rebates for each carrier. T-Mobile subscribers are the luckiest ones, as Costco offers them a $100 mail-in rebate with the purchase of any iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus version. Verizon and Sprint subscribers get a $50 mail-in rebate on the Space Gray iPhone 6s with either 16GB or 64GB of internal storage, or the 16GB Gold iPhone 6s Plus. Unfortunately, AT&T customers lucked out, and will not be able to get a mail-in rebate. 

To be eligible for the mail-in rebate, which will arrive by mail in the form of a Costco Cash Card, you'll have to pre-order your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus by September 24th.

Although it's not uncommon for various retailers to offer mail-in rebates with the purchase of an iPhone, it's a bit unusual for these rebates to be offered anywhere near launch day, and we've never seen rebates being applied to pre-orders before.

What do you guys make of this deal?

source: Costco via MacRumors



1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

meh! still too cheap.

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I guess no one is preordering from Costco and they need to nab them. It is strange that an iPhone gets thus type of promotion so soon. Hopefully that means preorders have been low.

3. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

we should be able to see the numbers in few days. Note 5 launched in my country last week, they launched the phonewith a lot of freebies such as free voucher, free wireless charging pad and also trade-in. They seemed trying very hard to lure people to buy their Note5. but i don't know, it might be a marketing stuffs just like Costco did or the sales is also slow.

5. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 2009

actually preorders on these phones are actually doing better than most people expected. since the 6s is getting a lot of attention costco wants to take some of the action. but it is pretty odd to buy a phone from costco since you don't hear that really often.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I already registered interest with my telco on iPhone 6s plus. Price is a little steep but as usual will be out of stock in the first few days. Poor Samsung. That's what you get for treating iPhone user better than your own. Free one month Note 5 trial for iPhone user only. No wonder I also want to be an iPhone user.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You want to be an iPhone user so you can get the Note 5 for a month? Sounds...silly.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am being sarcastic. If Samsung could go back on their words so can I. A Note 5 cost almost as much as an iPhone so why not, besides I get pamper by both Apple and Samsung!

7. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What's the point of this promotion? IPhone users are all super rich and don't need rebates. In fact, why would any of them shop at Costco?

9. H3Drvr

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Have ya been to Costco recently? You can't walk out of there without blowing a couple hundred bucks on toilet paper, muffins and salmon fillets! And that's before filling up on cheap gas for your mega SUV! Sometimes I think Costco caters directly to iOS Users now. All self absorbed, entitled and privileged shoppers and that's even before you walk into the warehouse. According to CNBC, "The average member is college educated, owns a home and earns about $100,000 a year." Yes, I'm a Costco member, yes I'm an iOS & Android User, yes I also have a "mega" SUV...thank gawd for cheap gas prices.

10. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Agreed. Often the uninformed believe that Costco is the Aldi's of department stores, when the target is the upscale consumer, typically the Nordstrom, et al shopper. It's not Sam's.

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