For the second time since initially offering $100 toward the purchase of a new HTC One phone, HTC has decided to extend the offer until May 19. The first extension was announced on March 15, and was supposed to expire on April 26.
To recap, here’s how it works:
- Back in February, you should have pre-registered for the $100 offer on HTC’s website. To my knowledge, if you haven’t completed this step yet, it’s too late.
- Once you buy your new HTC One phone, send in your old phone with proof of purchase of your new phone, and HTC will send you a Visa prepaid gift card worth $100 or the cost of your old phone – whichever is greater. (You’ll get at least $100, which might really work out in your favor, depending on what phone you’re getting rid of.) Details on sending your phone in should have arrived at the email address you used to register.
- That’s it!
This offer now applies to all HTC One purchases before May 19, and following that you’ll have one month to actually send your phone in (it’s got to be postmarked by June 19).
The first time the extension was granted, speculation was that it was due to the HTC One’s delayed launch. This time, however, is anyone’s guess. Maybe it’s not selling as well as HTC had hoped, and so the company is trying to squeeze out a few more sales from people still on the fence?
Your guess is as good as mine, but this offer is still here, in case you want it.