We all know about the standard $100 gift card when pre-ordering the Galaxy S8 thru Target, and than activating it on a DPP. No problem.
I was then reading thru my confirmation email, and stumbled across the following paragraph:
What other benefits can I receive as a REDcard guest?
When you arrive in stores and complete the activation of your new device, make sure to take advantage of these unique REDcard benefits
Complete your activation and sign up to get a $15 Target electronic Gift Card for every 3 months that you remain active under your carrier agreement. Under a 24 month agreement, this could total up to $120 in Target electronic GiftCards. For a 30 month term, your value could be up to $150 in Target Electronic GiftCards. For an 18 month term, your value could be up to $90 in Target electronic GiftCards. In order to qualify, you will be required to pay for taxes and down payment (if required by your carrier) with your REDcard at the time of your phone purchase. You will also need to share your name, email and phone number. See terms and conditions for more details.2
I was wondering if this was true and would work in conjunction with the advertised $100 gift card. I spoke with a Target Mobile rep, who admitted he was not sure. I sent him a copy of the email, and he followed up with his district manager. The district manager confirmed that yes, as long as you meet the stated requirements, you WILL receive a $15 every 3 months that the phone remains activated, thru the entire term of your DPP (18-30 months depending on carrier).
Note... in order to get the recurring gift card every 3 months, you MUST do the following:
- Preorder from Target's website.
- Pay any taxes and down payment when you pick up the phone, and pay for them on your Redcard.
- Leave the phone on a Device Payment Plan (IOW, do NOT pay it off)
I believe Sprint, Verizon and AT&T are all doing 24-month DPPs, which means $120 in gift cards for all 3 carriers (as long as you stay on the DPP for the full term).
$220 in gift cards from Target seems to be the best deal out there.