While we’ve seen a frenzy of deals on the older Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 recently, discounts on Apple’s shiniest new wearable are difficult to come by. T-Mobile’s deal probably won’t have you smashing down the doors of the nearest store, but $50 off is $50 off, so I suggest less complaining and more Christmas capitalism.

As it says on the tin, T-Mobile is offering $50 off the purchase of any Apple Watch Series 3 LTE models. Those start at $399 for the 38mm version, and $429 for the 42mm version. You have to buy the watch on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan and activate a DIGITS line, so this deal is really only for people who have their main phone line on T-Mobile.

The other unfortunate detail is that you’ll get your $50 discount via bill credits. Given that T-Mobile’s DIGITS plan is $10 a month (including AutoPay discount), you can think of this more as as a buy-an-Apple-Watch, get-5-months-free-service deal. You’ll still be responsible for taxes and fees upfront, and the $50 credit applied over 24 months really means $2.08 off every bill.

Still, as we said before, deals are scarce on the new Apple Watch, and a rebate is a rebate, no matter how spread out. It’s a limited-time offer that likely won’t last past the holidays, so time to get shopping.

Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.