The Galaxy S5 is already available for preorder from many carriers in the U.S., and will be available in stores in a few days, but interested buyers should check Target and Best Buy’s new offers that may help them score a cheaper new Samsung flagship handset, especially if they plan to buy the handset on-contract.
Target is currently offering a “guaranteed $100” discount on the Galaxy S5, but the deal has some conditions. First of all, Target will require buyers to ink a new two-year deal with either AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. Secondly, they’ll also have to trade-in (online or in a Target store) a working smartphone in order to get the discount. The company will throw in an additional 5% off when purchases are made using a Target REDcard. The offer is good from April 11 to April 26, and the Galaxy S5 can already be pre-ordered at Target Mobile centers.
Best Buy, meanwhile, has a more interesting offer for users willing to trade-in their devices rather than sell them for cash themselves. The company is offering an up to $300 Best Buy Gift Card to customers that trade-in any working tablet or smartphone. The offer is available in stores only, and from the looks of it, it is only good for customers that sign a new two-year deal with their carrier of choice when buying a new device – “customer must be eligible for a new two-year activation to receive gift card for this promotion,” the fine print reads.
Earlier this year, Best Buy also offered a $50 gift card promotion that can be used for any on-contract smartphone upgrade, including for models that were unannounced at the time. RadioShack has also recently offered $50 off the Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy S5 will cost $199.99 when purchased with new agreements.