I just bought the 55 inch Samsung. There are a few catches though. They only let you use 3 options as payment, you have to get your eGift cards combined into one big gift card, they don't combine the promo gift cards into one big card and you have to buy over the phone or through chat to use more than one gift card
I bought 3 $300 gift cards and got $150 for free. I had to call them to get the 3 turned into a $900 gift card. I started a chat to check out and I was told I can only use 3 payment options, with each gift card counting as one. So I was only able to use the $900 and one of the $50 promo cards and a credit card for the remaining balance of $136.xx. It would be a better deal if they let you use as many cards as you would like. Im stuck with $100 from this deal and getting another $400 for buying the tv.
They asked me if I would like to enroll in the Dell Advantage program for an extra 5% back, which is nearly another $50 back, so I did.
In the end I paid $987 or so for the 55 inch Samsung and $500 in Dell promo cards that expire in 90 days. Its risky but worth it if you can find a way to spend or offload the promo cards.
I probably would have passed if I had known I wouldn't be able to burn all the promo cards from this deal during the purchase.
Wow, I bought the 55" 10 days ago for 997.99 plus tax and am awaiting the 400.00 Promo Gift Card. They didn't have the free GC with purchase of 300.00 GC at the time, so I thought I was getting a goo deal. If I held off until now it would have basically been 200.00 less in the end. Buy 4 300.00 GCs, get 4 promo 50s, combine the 4 300.00s into one 1200.00. Use 2 Promo 50s and 967.00 from the 1200 and you'll have 233.00 left out of the 1200.00, 2 50.00 GCs, and a 400.00 promo GC later. Costs 133.00 more initially, but well worth it to pay 200.00 less. Now I'm upset, dammit.
I doubt there is much savings from the usual sales and promotions they have. The fact that there is an expiration date is clue. You can't save it and wait to combine with their bigger sales. They force you to use it within a time frame because during this time frame they won't have any crazy sales. This is no different than stores hiking up prices prior to sales. $50 for every $300 is a 20% sale. There have been 20% and better sales without this gift card gimmick.
Thanks OP, used this last night to get the 55" Samsung TV off Dell with the extra $400 promo card. Was going to get $1200 worth of GC's but the last transaction was flagged, thankfully.
It probably would've been a wash between the sale value of the remainder of the main GC and the promo card associated with it. That would've left me with ~$750 worth of Dell GC's....
So I got $900 plus $150 in promos, used one of the promos and my CC for the remainder, then I should be able to sell the two promos fairly quickly because they are low value, then worry about the $400 when it gets in.
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