Amazon’s wireless division announced on Friday that it will provide a $50 gift card with the purchase of any Verizon Wireless device between Friday and Monday, September 26th. The card can be used anywhere on Amazon.com or can be used for wireless accessories on the AmazonWireless website. The HTC ThunderBolt 4G is currently priced at just $0.01, which means you’re basically getting paid $49.99 to pick one up. AmazonWireless is also selling new devices such as the Motorola DROID BIONIC, one of Verizon Wireless’ newest LTE phones, and other 4G devices such as the Samsung SCH-LC11 4G Mobile Hotspot and Novatel MiFi 2200 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot. More →
It’s certainly not going to knock any socks off this year, but Apple has finally kicked off its annual back to school sale. A day behind schedule, Apple on Thursday announced that students making qualifying Mac purchases will receive a complimentary $100 iTunes gift card. The offer applies to college students and those accepted into college, and any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac or Mac Pro purchase will qualify for the gift card. Apple’s promotion this year offers less than half the back-for-your-buck compared to past promotions that offered a free iPod touch with each purchase, but $100 toward software for your new Mac computer on top of a 10% student discount still makes for a decent deal. Apple’s offer runs from now through September 20th, so students have more than enough time to wait for that imminent MacBook Air refresh we’ve all been expecting. More →
If you’re looking to get a new Android device on the nation’s largest wireless carrier — and don’t mind buying online — listen up. Amazon Wireless and the Amazon Appstore are teaming up to offer Android handset purchasers a little added incentive. Now through Sunday, May 1st, customers that purchase any Verizon Wireless Android device will receive a $25 credit to the Amazon Appstore. You heard that right. Buy yourself a ThunderBolt, DROID 2, DROID X, DROID Pro, Fascinate, or any other Android set to cash in on this promotion. “The combination of Amazon Wireless and Amazon Appstore is unique in the industry because it provides customers with a one-stop Android shopping experience,” writes the company. “Amazon is excited to start offering customers promotions that give them a bonus once they get their phone.” No word on if the DROID Charge, which will be available on April 28th, will be eligible for this promotion. More →
Dell is offering a limited-time promotion on the Motorola DROID X that will net customers a $25 Dell gift card. Through Dell’s online mobility shop, the Motorola DROID X is currently available for free with a two-year Verizon Wireless agreement. Dell is also waiving Verizon’s activation fee, shipping the handset for free via FedEx and offering customers one $25 Dell gift card per order. If there’s a sweeter deal out there for Motorola’s supersized DROID smartphone, we haven’t found it. Dell is also still offering the same deal on the HTC DROID Incredible. More →
Ever wanted to treat a friend or loved one to an awesome paid app in the iTunes App Store but didn’t feel like going through the hassle of either sending them a gift card or sending them some cash? If so, you’ll surely be pleased to know today Apple quietly added a “Gift This App” button to the purchase menu in the desktop version of the App Store. Charged directly to your credit card, all that you are required to do is enter in the name and email address of recipient and away you go. Of course we wouldn’t be all that excited about this if it were possible to use gift cards towards purchases in the App Store, but, you know, Apple is “special” in this respect. More →
With the direction the world economy is headed, we’ll all be lucky if the only thing we have to resort to selling to get by is our blood at the local clinic. Sprint subscribers, however, might be able to bypass all of this nasty business from now until the end of the month because Sprint is in the middle of a promo whereby any subscriber who gets a friend to sign on the dotted line can walk away with a shiny $100 VISA debit card. As for the friends you refer, they’ll each get a $25 card as Sprint’s way of saying “thanks for signing a two-year contract and accepting a subsidized handset before the launch of the Pre, sucka.” Customers can earn up to 12 cards for referrals — $1,200, not bad for laying a little carrier evangelism on 12 of your buddies.