Discount On iPhone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cl601amt, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. cl601amt macrumors member

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    I just saw that AmEx has a 20% discount on points used this month, so I was about to order a gift card for a 32GB iphone for myself. My boss then tells me he is considering getting a company phone for me, probably a BB. Now I need to wait and see what happens there before I order the card. I really want the iphone (I have an old cingular 3125 right now), but would take a free phone instead.

    At least I have until Aug 31st to take advantage of the 20% discount.
     
  2. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    Did you check to see any limitations on that such as only applicable at certain participating locations and price limits?
     
  3. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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  4. cl601amt thread starter macrumors member

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    It is an Apple gift card for $299, redeemable at any Apple store or Apple online.
    Apple charges my card the $299 for the card, then AmEx takes 20% less rewards points to credit that amount back.
     
  5. alleyooptroop macrumors regular

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    But you have to have enough points to get the 20% back, correct? If you don't have enough points you won't qualify?
     
  6. cl601amt thread starter macrumors member

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    here is what their website says:
    Not sure how that will affect the 20% if you don't have enough.
    You can also get a $199 card if you have enough points for that, I think it was 31,XXX points with the discount, then pay the extra at the store if you want the 32GB.
     
  7. cl601amt thread starter macrumors member

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    Finally heard from my boss, and I will not be getting a corporate blackberry. The fact that I did not have a business phone has been a burr under my sadle for 5 years, now I am glad I am not getting a BB.
    Ordered my 32GB gift card at a 20% fewer AmEx points tonight. Excited, but now I have to wait to get the gift card, then wait to get the phone. With any luch they will have them at the Plaza store when I get the card.
     
  8. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Funny situation to be in to be glad you could not get a good freebie, but makes perfect sense. I wouldn't even bother going to another smart phone if I gave up my iPhone, never liked anything else.
     
  9. cl601amt thread starter macrumors member

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    I would have to have a personal cell still, so it is only saving me the data package price, which I expense anyway, so about the only thing I would save is the hassle of expensing it every month.
     

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