Target/Verizon offering a gift card and bill credits adding up to $550 for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Target/Verizon offering a gift card and bill credits adding up to $550 for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
If you're looking for a great deal on the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and even the first-gen Pixel, you might want to search out the red bullseye belonging to discount retailer Target. First things first. Activate a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on a new or existing Verizon line, and Big Red will give you $300. That money will be spread out over 24 months as a $12.50 per month bill credit. Add to that the $250 Target gift card that the retailer will award you for activating either phone, and you have $550 thanks to the largesse of Verizon and Target.

There are some caveats to the deal as you might expect. The $250 Target gift card requires device financing. Additionally, you must place the order by December 23rd and pick up the phone from a brick and mortar Target location by the same date. Target says that this deal is available in the U.S. only, and that the supply of gift cards is limited. The Verizon promo is good for the rest of 2017.

If you prefer the original Pixel, you can buy the 32GB first generation unit in Quite Black, and receive a $200 Target gift card. The same financing and date requirements Target has for the $250 card applies to the $200 one.


source: Target (1), (2), (3) via AndroidPolice

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8 Comments

1. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

And returning my newly purchased note 8... a deal that is too good to pass on... wasn’t really feeling my Note 8 anyway.

6. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

If you can make do with the Pixel 2 XL's blue tint when the display is not viewed 100% straight forward. The Pixel 2 is much better, display wise, and apparently the phones I've toyed with have been able to match the 2 XL's volume in calls and speaker use. Though some are still having issues with it. Still, both Pixels 2 phones are really good especially the camera and I can't wait to see what they can do when Google decides to enable the secondary imaging chip.

2. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Best phone deal! 300 + 250 + Best camera + pure Android + stereo speakers - okay screen = one helluva deal this holiday season

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

24 months credit.lol

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's the way all Verizon discounts are done now. They no longer knock it off upfront, they give you a monthly credit (1/24th of the total discount). It's a way to lock you into a 2 year contract without calling it that. From what I understand other carriers do it as well. If anything, it's worse than the old 2 year contracts because at least then you could pay it off early and still get your full discount if you wanted to upgrade early.

5. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That part sucks but if you are keeping it for 2 Year’s, can’t be mad... if I’m switching non stop I’ll be locked up by Verizon either way. If I lay out cash for a 0 interest phone doesn’t make much sense to me.

7. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

You're only locked in if you do the payment plan on the phone otherwise it's just a straightforward, albeit pricey, purchase after the $40 fee is tacked on (not sure why there's a fee if you buy it outright as you clearly have a SIM card able to activate the phone on the spot).

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

But the problem is you wouldn't get any discount doing that. They no longer give you the discounts up front anymore.

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