Save $50 from Best Buy on your 2014 phone upgrade, by reserving your current number with the retailer

Save $50 from Best Buy on your 2014 phone upgrade, by reserving your current number with the retailer
Planning on upgrading to a new phone sometime this year? Best Buy would like to give you a $50 gift card that you can apply toward the purchase of your new handset. There are some conditions that apply, of course. Starting this Sunday and ending on February 15th, register your phone number, email address, and up to four more phone numbers on a family plan, either online or at a Best Buy store.

At that point, you have until the end of this year to upgrade to a new phone and activate it, using the number you registered with Best Buy. You must sign a two year pact with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T when you make the purchase of your new phone from Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile. And like we said above, the $50 gift card can be used to discount the price of your new phone.

So who is going to be upgrading their phone in 2014? You know who you are. In fact, there should be a strong crop of impressive next-gen models coming out sometime this year including the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Apple iPhone 6, the LG G Pro 2, the HTC One 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to name just a few. Everyone could use a $50 discount, so if you know you're going to upgrade, and you know that you're going to keep your number, why not take advantage of this offer? After all, this is one of those rare times when opening a new line is not going to get you the lower price..

source: BestBuy via AndroidCentral



1. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

My wife's S3 will be upgraded this year. Not a bad deal as long as their prices stay competitive.

2. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

So doesn't count for new lines at all, eh? Not even for a port in?

6. thebrandonlogan

Posts: 11; Member since: May 21, 2013

There are more customers looking to upgrade their phones than those looking to open new lines. New lines tend to be at a cheaper price than upgrades already at our stores than an upgrade. So no, new lines don't count.

3. Korgoth22

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

If you "reserve" a number on your family plan, could you still choose to upgrade later in the year somewhere else, like Amazon? Or would you be forced to use BB through 12/31?

4. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

As quoted from the Best Buy page: "Remember, once you’ve signed up, the offer runs until the end of 2014. If a phone isn’t activated before the end of the year, the offer simply goes away." They don't quite answer your question either :\

5. thebrandonlogan

Posts: 11; Member since: May 21, 2013

Legally the company can't force you to upgrade with them if that is your question. Think about it... We just run a promo that is only able to be signed up for at a certain time. If you do the upgrade with us you get the gift card. If you don't then you don't get anything from us. Keep in mind we price match our competitors so if you don't see the cheapest price... Which depending on the phone we've had as of late... See if your store will price match it... No promises.

8. Korgoth22

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

It's my understanding BB doesn't price-match subsidized phones. Are you telling me it is possible, just not "standard" policy?

7. AJmeBOY

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

****SCAM/PHISHING!!!!! I just got off the phone with Best Buy. The rep said NOT to give this site any information. Their official site is NOT Check the bottom for copyright's not 2013 anymore. Also, has etrust logos at the bottom. does not. Further, the promo is a Geek Squad derivitive that you buy your phone with them and they will give you a $50GC for your NEXT upgrade.

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