Sam's Club Announces Holiday Savings Event With iPhone 6s and iPad Air 2 Deals

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    Sam's Club today announced its "Lowest Prices of the Season" event, starting in retail locations around the country at 7 A.M. on Saturday, November 14. The company promises that the event will feature deals on "the most sought-after tech, toys and home décor for the holiday season," which includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad Air 2.

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    Users who opt-in for Apple's iPhone 6s or 6s Plus during the event will get a $200 Sam's Club gift card when activating the phone on any Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T installment plan. The event will also allow customers the option of 2-year plans for Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular users starting at $99 (16GB for 6s) and $199 (16GB for 6s Plus), but they won't be eligible for the $200 gift card.

    The iPad Air 2 is going on sale as well, with the 64GB and 128GB (available online only) versions marked as $150 off during the event. Sam's Club is also offering users a slight discount on a packaging of four $25 iTunes gift cards, normally retailing for $100 and going for $79.47 during the event.

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    Customers who choose to shop exclusively online can get a head start on the Sam's Club sales on November 14, with all the discount prices opening up to users at 12:01 on Saturday morning and most items shipping free in the United States. The retailer also has a few deals on 4K Smart TVs, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note5, and various other jewelry and kids' toys.

    In addition to the Lowest Prices of the Season event, Sam's Club will host a Pre-Black Friday Event on Saturday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 25, focusing on savings on "top brands and Thanksgiving meal essentials." While it didn't provide specific sale details just yet, the company noted that Black Friday deals will begin online at 12:01 AM on Thanksgiving Day and start in retail locations Friday, November 27 at 7 AM. Cyber Week specials will follow on Monday, November 30 through December 6.

    Article Link: Sam's Club Announces Holiday Savings Event With iPhone 6s and iPad Air 2 Deals
     
  2. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Apple's desperate for sales and they're doomed

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  3. Waxhead138 macrumors 6502

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    I think 20% off the gift pack of 4 Itunes cards is a little more than "slight".
     
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    So basically, assuming you're a Sam's Club member, it's $200 of the installment plan with a carrier -or- $100 off if you're doing a subsidized two-year contract. Not bad. Just summing it up for everyone.
     
  5. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

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    These really aren't atypical sales for this time of year - Wal-Mart/Sam's is just trying to get a little bit of a jump on Best Buy and Target, who normally have the best BF deals. This beats the normal $100 gift card Target does each BF. Unfortunately the Air 2 is not new this year.
     
  6. jdillings macrumors 68000

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    They probably meant 20% is a pretty common discount. 25%/30% is what's rare and hopefully we'll see it this Black Friday.
     
  7. Waxhead138 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, was wondering if I'd spoken a little too soon there. I've never shopped for those in any kind of bulk before.
     
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    Any way to get a trial (free) membership at Sam's club?
     
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    Starting to keep my eyes peeled for the best Air 2 deal, so I can upgrade my mom's iPad 2 for her birthday
     
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    For what it's worth, I got up early for this sale last year at my local Sam's Club to get a few items on the list. I got there 10-15 minutes before they opened and there was literally zero line to get in, and they'd already let some people in anyway. It was very anticlimactic.
     
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    $25 for a membership and a free chicken, or $45 and a free $20 gift card
    https://www.groupon.com/deals/sam-s-club-2810-national

    This beats the best I have seen. I had Best Buy price match Staples yesterday on a 64 GB Air 2 for $479. They also have the 128 GB for $559 ($140 off) this week.

    Going to hold on to my BB one (it's a christmas gift, so still sealed) and if I get this deal at Sam's (already a member) then I will return to Best Buy. BB won't match one day sales, which this seems to be.
     
  15. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    Hopefully this means a new 9.7" iPad is around the corner, if they're discounting the current one now. All I want is an A9 proc and Pencil compatibility. Basically an iPad Pro Mini. :D
     
  16. usamaah macrumors regular

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    Staples put this sale on a couple months ago and they had an almost as good sale just now ($130 off, not $150). I got it from Staples during the $150 off. Anyway I understand the iPad Air 2 doesn't have Force Touch but at that price the 64GB is a good deal (mind you I didn't say "great") for the current flagship iPad Air.

    I bought it mainly for reading and occasional games and it has been perfect. Only iOS device I own though.
     
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    I appreciate this may be a stupid question but what does it mean "no rain checks" in the context of adverts?

    Doesn't seem to be a term used here in blighty
     
  18. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'm guessing Fall 2016 for the iPad Air 3.

    This looks like a fairly typical "pre-Black Friday" teaser.
     
  19. bstpierre macrumors 6502a

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    If a store has a special and they run out of stock they will issue a "rain check" so you can take advantage of the deal when they are back in stock unless they limit it to stock on hand or no rain checks.
     
  20. sparkie1984 macrumors 68020

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    Ah! Makes sense thanks :)

    Wish we had things like this in the U.K.
     
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    I guess it depends on where you live. The Sams Club I went to last year had probably 40-50 people in line by the time the door opened.

    Certain Sams Clubs will have 5 people waiting at the door at opening on a regular day out the year, no sale, no nothing, just a regular day lol.
     
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    What sort deals should be expected from AT&T for unlimited data customers (non-Next)?

    iPhone 6s Plus 128GB is normally $499 with 2-year contract extension....will it be sold for $399 or less?
     
  25. doelcm82 macrumors 68040

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    I expect it's coming, but I wouldn't put money on it being "around the corner". The iPad Pro is not even out yet. As the other poster said, probably fall of 2016.
     

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