As the countdown to Black Friday continues, retailers have been ramping up their blockbuster electronic deal promotions. If you’re looking to score an iPhone for yourself or a loved one this holiday season, then you are in for a treat, as many stores are offering deep discounts. At least one retailer is offering to pay customers to take an iPhone 5c off their shelves. ‘Tis the season for iPhone Black Friday deals and, if you don’t mind braving the crowds, you stand to save some serious money.
iPhone 5c Gift Card Deal Actually Makes Money
The iPhone 5c is getting discounted at numerous stores this Black Friday. The best offer we’ve seen thus far comes from Walmart—the retail giant is selling the iPhone 5c for $45 this Black Friday (on contract), and including a $75 gift card with purchase, essentially giving iPhone shoppers $30 to purchase an iPhone 5c, according to Paste Magazine.
9to5toys reports that Best Buy is offering the iPhone 5c for $48 this Black Friday. If you can wait a few more days and are a member of bulk retailer Sam’s Club, you can score an iPhone 5c during a post-Black Friday event for 96 cents, according to MacRumors.
iPhone 5s Discounts
Walmart will also be giving away a $75 gift card with the purchase of a discounted $189 iPhone 5s this Black Friday, which brings the total cost to just over $100, which is probably the best iPhone 5s deal this Black Friday. Target is also offering a similar deal, giving customers a $30 gift card with the purchase of a discounted $179 iPhone 5S. Neither of these deals compare to the deep discounts offered by retailers trying to move the iPhone 5c, but if you are set on an iPhone 5s, these deals represent the lowest price points for the iPhone 5s since its debut, so it might be wise to snap one up while you can.
Apple Store Deals a Possibility
Apple has announced that it will be having a Black Friday sale but has not revealed any specific items or prices. Though the retailer has teased an iPad-related deal, many are hoping that Apple will include some iPhone Black Friday deals as part of its annual lineup. As in years past, Apple won’t unveil its official deal lineup until Black Friday morning.
A Word About Price Matching
Several retailers are offering price matching throughout the season, including on Black Friday. However, deals that come with gift cards are generally exempt from price matching at most retailers, including Walmart and Target. If you are planning to use Black Friday deals to do some price matching this holiday, make sure you call the retailer beforehand, as company policies are subject to change without notice.
Deloitte’s Belinda McConnell recently spoke to Forbes about this year’s Black Friday trends, saying “There is less urgency around getting the Black Friday deal on Black Friday.” However, considering these rock-bottom iPhone Black Friday deals are only available for one day only, do you feel inspired to brave the Black Friday crowds this year?
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