Best Buy currently has Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL + $70 Cricket Wireless Refill Card + Cricket SIM Activation Kit for $145.98
First, add either (different colors) into shopping cart
Asus - ZenFone 3 Max 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Titanium Gray [bestbuy.com]
Asus - ZenFone 3 Max 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Glacier Silver
Then, go to here [bestbuy.com]
to add the $ 9.99 sim card and $70 Cricket wireless refill card into cart
Total should be $145.98 +local tax + 911 fee (if any) , free shipping or store pickup
You can also purchase other refill card amount (lowest is $40). But since you're getting 20% off from those refill cards, it's a better deal to purchase the highest amount.
This essentially make the phone itself cost $75.98 ($145.98-$70 refill card).
The refill card can be used for current Cricket customer or new customers.
Does anyone know if you can refund the sim card kit at a brick & mortar Best buy for $9.99? If so, that will further lower the cost and make the deal even better.
Update for future deals like this: Yes, you can return the SIM card to bestbuy B&M for refund. Therefore, this make deal ever sweeter ($135.99 for Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL +$70 refill card).