Best Buy Offering $50 Off of All iPhone 5 Models [Update: Now With $100 Gift Card for Rewards Zone Members]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Just two days after offering a $25 gift card when purchasing an iPhone 5 on a two-year contract, Best Buy has improved their deal on Apple's latest smartphone. They're now offering $50 off all iPhone 5 models from Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

    16 GB iPhone 5s are now $149.99 with a two-year contract while 32 GB models are $249.99 on their online store. There were a round of discounts on iPhone 5 from various retailers, including Best Buy, just a couple days ago but this looks to be the largest discount the product has seen so far.

    It doesn't appear to be possible to take advantage of the $50 discount while also receiving a $25 gift card and there's no indication how long this deal will last.

    Update: Dealnews notes that Best Buy is now offering the $50 discount with 5,000 Reward Zone points (equivalent to a $100 Best Buy gift card) on the 16, 32, and 64GB iPhone 5 models. Free shipping, online orders only.

    Article Link: Best Buy Offering $50 Off of All iPhone 5 Models [Update: Now With $100 Gift Card for Rewards Zone Members]
  2. unixphone macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2008
    umm does it work for early upgrade? and i would like to keep my existing unlimited data plan too..
  3. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    Any reason why their off-contract price is $50 ABOVE Apple's?
  4. Duckit macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2011
    NJ, USA
    This is making the iPhone 5 even more enticing....
  5. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    Of note, they also have the iPhone 4S currently for $50 off ($49.99) as well.
  6. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012
    I got my IP5 over a month ago at BBY and because i had the silver reward zone i called into night and they priced matched for me...FYI if you bought your phone in the past month i think its covered under their holiday return policy
  7. Newton70 macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2011
    Very enticing. I wonder if the AT&T stores will get into the discount game...I don't have a Best Buy near me.
  8. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
  9. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    Umm, it's an instant $50 discount, so you wouldn't get a card to sell....
  10. halhiker, Dec 9, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012

    halhiker macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2006
    Best Buy charges 99¢ more on almost ALL Apple products. It's one reason I don't buy them there.

    Of course, $50 is very tempting.
  11. buddybd macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2011
    This turned out to be a sweet deal for me. I was registered for the Phone Freedom offer and bought my phone about a week or so ago.

    Called them to price match this and they happily agreed. $100 off an iPhone, sweet!

    Anyone else interested, you don't need to haggle or anything, just mention that it's their policy to match prices on retail stores which include

    Hope that helps :)
  12. 4jasontv macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2011
    Best Buy

    If you have to remind them what their policy is than it's time to walk.
  13. iMikeT, Dec 9, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012

    iMikeT macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006
    I used to work at a Best Buy and vowed to never shop there unless I actually have to. $50 off is tempting but I'd rather get everything I buy with an  on it directly from Apple.

    Also, as an Apple fan, I like how Apple has an Apple station within Best Buy stores for exposure. However, it is saddening that these stations aren't manned by anyone who knows Apple products. Instead, they're manned by the same incompetent Best Buy employees who know little to nothing about the products and told simply to sell more accessories. Perhaps one or two Apple geniuses at these stations?
  14. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    Ordered an iPhone 5 for my Mom and a 4S for my Dad through Best Buy tonight. Thanks for the tip!
  15. macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2012
    Weird I though there was a minimum price these phones could be sold for which is regulated by apple. Most the time companies will offer things like a gift card to get around this but it looks like thats not the case here.
  16. cowboy77 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2012
    Dude, there is no downside to the deal. Who cares if the Best Buy employees are incompetent? If you like the genie at Apple, you can still go there, and still have $50 in your pocket. $50 is $50. Did you buy earlier at a much higher price and now feel regrets??
  17. matthewt24 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2011
    Offer good through 1/5/13. Does this mean a new model or possibly the TMobile version is right around the corner?
  18. cmcclure16 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2007
    Where did you see that? I'm buying one for my boyfriend but I can't do it until Friday so I'm really hoping this deal is still good then.
  19. EGS1550 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2012
    I got my ipod touch at an Apple store and they price matched Best Buy. Maybe they will honor the phone price if you prefer to shop directly at the Apple store.
  20. jasko macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    Ugh. Ordered mine through Verizon 2 weeks ago. Very happy with the phone. Very mad at seeing this now. :mad:
  21. iCurt macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    Valid through 1/5/13. Limit 2 per person.

    I can vouch for the Jan 5, 2013 expiration date. Got this in my email:

  22. Fainer macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Nice deal. I wish they had the 64GB offering. I think I may need to jump to that from my 32GB. I am hovering at only 1 GB free on my 4. I imagine after 2 years or so I will have elapsed that...
  23. smkmn13 macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2006
    Buy it here -- -- and get another $100 in Reward Zone certificates (free to join Reward Zone, I think...?):D You do have to buy in through that specific site tho.
  24. nickofari macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2007
    $36 Activation Fee

    Great deal. Going through RewardsZone now. Is AT&T's $36 "Activation Fee," the normal/correct amount? Tx
  25. CGagnon macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2007
    Too bad they don't have any in stock. You'll have to wait forever for it to ship.

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