How to get $50 from Best Buy for your next phone upgrade

Bestbuy-giftcardIf you've been living under a rock the past few days (like I apparently have been), and you've missed all the TV commercials and internet ads for this promotion, listen up: Best Buy is offering a $50 gift card for all new phone activations that go through them between now and the end of 2012.

Here's how it works:

  1. Go to bestbuy.com before Sunday, February 12, and click the banner ad for this promotion at the top of the site.
  2. Give Best Buy your mobile phone number and email address (don't worry, you can opt out of spam and notifications).
  3. Pat yourself on the back for grabbing a great deal before it's gone.

When it comes time to upgrade the mobile number that you previously gave Best Buy, you won't have to do anything extra  to claim your $50: if you upgrade in store, you'll have the option of having that $50 applied directly to your phone purchase. If you upgrade online, you'll automatically get a virtual $50 gift card emailed to you.

No mail-in rebates, no hassles … and just in time for those of us who are eagerly anticipating the next iteration of the HTC EVO, whatever that may be.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

7 thoughts on “How to get $50 from Best Buy for your next phone upgrade

  • February 9, 2012 at 1:55 am
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    Sweet Upgrade time in Oct.

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  • February 9, 2012 at 3:04 am
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    I just reserved mine. Will my $150 sprint upgrade credit be applied with this?

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  • February 9, 2012 at 4:12 am
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    I am on on the SERO plan, does this mean I have switch plans too
    ?

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  • February 9, 2012 at 4:18 am
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    The way I read the rules I believe you can use it on top of the usual 2 yr $150 upgrade. That is what I plan on doing May 1st or as soon as we get an LTE Evo

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  • February 9, 2012 at 5:18 am
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    I’d do this in a heartbeat if they would just give a release date on the nexus.

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  • February 9, 2012 at 11:21 am
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    Heh, Best Buy’s online system still says my Airave is an upradeable line…

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  • February 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm
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    I just reserved mine too. I’m due for one more upgrade in June and then I have to wait 22 months. I want a new LTE Quad Core EVO with lots of internal space and bring back the kickstand.

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