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Costco Warehouse: Purchase iPhone 11/XR/XS (TMO) + Trade-In + New Line & Get EXPIRED
Note, offer valid only at Costco Warehouse. Device/carrier selection may vary by locations.
Qualifying/Eligible Trade-In Devices (Up to $580; depending on condition)
- Apple iPhone XS/XS Max/XR or X
- Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus
- Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus
- Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus
Editor's Notes & Price Research
Offer valid through November 14, 2019 or while promotion last. Qualified activation at Wireless Center + New Line of service and qualifying trade-in phone is required at time of redemption. Allow 6-8 weeks for rebate processing; max 4/account. Please refer to the forum thread for all internal discussion/advice on offer. Ask a Wireless Sales Expect for complete offer details/qualifications - Discombobulated
You qualify for rebate on purchase of any iPhone (except 8/8+).
Costco Member Information: offer valid 11/1 - 11/20/19. In Warehouse only. Device and carrier selection vary by location. Offer terms subject to specific carrier requirements. T-Mobile Offer: Tax on pre-rebate price due at sale. Limited time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, new line of service, and trade-in (iPhone XS, XS MAX, XR, X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus) required. If you have canceled voice lines in past 90 days, reactivate them first. Get up to $580 via trade-in credit and Virtual Express Prepaid Mastercard Card, which you can use online, or via mobile payment apps where accepted; no cash access & expires in 6 months. Allow 6-8 weeks. Max 4/account. Not combinable with some offers/discounts (e.g. Carrier Freedom).
Eligible devices for trade-in (in good condition) to get $580 off:
iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X
iPhone 8/8 Plus
iPhone 7/7 Plus
iPhone 6s/6s Plus
See last image in attachment. https://membershipwirel
1. New and existing customers
2. Activate a new line of qualifying service
3. Eligible plans include:
- Magenta, Magenta Plus,
- Magenta Unlimited 55, Magenta Plus Unlimited 55,
- Magenta Militeary, Magenta Plus Military,
- Magenta First Responder, Magenta Plus First Responder,
- One and One Plus
4. Trade-in of a paid-off, qualifying iPhone:
- See eligible Trrade-in devices list beelow
- Member Must ensure the device is traded in wiithin 30 days of purcahase date
- Member must ensure the device powers up, works, and does not have a broken or cracked screen and has NO water damage. Finde my iPhhoone must be turned off.
- Customer Must Complete the return of their trade-in device to qualify through the T-Mobile / Assurant trade in porcess.
2. How to Redeem Your Offer
1. To receive this offer, you must buy a new Apple iPHone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS, XS Max and use the device on your new line of T-Mobile service.
2. Trade-in an eligible device.
3. Go to http://www.T-Mobile.com/Promotions within 30 days from date of device purchase.
4. Enter all required fields AND:
- Promo Code: COSTCO2019APPLETRADE
- IMEI of purchased device (Please dial *#06# from your handset to obtain)
5. Upload a copy of your purchase receipt (for Costco Warehouse customers)
6. Upload an image of your device box IMEI.
3. Post Costco Trip
- Trade in old iPhone within 30 days of the purchase
- Submit online the rebate within 30 days of the purchase
- (Optional) sign up Advantage Program within 30 days of the new line activation. Read below. Other discount programs may also be available for you.
4. Pictures in Wiki Attachment
Fig 1: iPhone 11 models that Costco carrier. Check through online Live Chat to see if your local Costco have certain model in stock
Fig 2 & 3: The promotion term conditions. You shall receive an identical copy from your Costco. If you didn't get it, something wrong. Show this picture to the Wireless rep.
Fig 4: Costco's T-Mobile AD. It highlights(1) Essentials charge additional Tax&Fee while Magenta or higher does not; (2) Autopay give $5 discount; (3) No activation fee when add line at Costco
Fig 5: Trade-in checklist. It works together with Fig 8. You should receive this paper and Fig 8 from Costco as well.
FIg 6. T-Mobile Unlock policy. This is also part of a Customer acknowledge page that you will receive from Costco.
Fig 7. T-Mobile Advantage Program that you may qualify depending on your employer.
Fig 8. Trade-in Receipt and Prepaid shipping label. You should receive this from Costco
Do make sure you receive Fig 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8 before you leave Costco.
1. Locked Device Trading in
- Network locked phones (e.g. locked to AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon etc) are OK for trade-in.
- iCloud locked or blacklisted phones are NOT OK for trade-in.
- Cracked screen or water damaged phones are NOT OK for trade-in (as per their terms and conditions).
2. Check local stock
- Call local store
- Costco online live chat. (https://customerservice
3. People w/flexpay:
4. Limit to how many times I may take advantage of this offer
4 Lines per account
5. Free Apple TV+
FREE 1 year Apple TV+ on new Apple device purchases after September 10, 2019. You have to activate the free subscription on the new device.
6. Additional incentive/discount after you join T-Mobile
- Advantage Program: You may qualify $25 Advantage Reward Card due to your employer thanks to T-Mobile Advantage Program (https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-4791).
- Matched employer discount: If your previous carrier offer employer discount, T-mobile may match that discount (https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/discount-program, bill of previous carrier is required). Unfortunately, my previous carrier is H2O who does not give employer discount.
- Business Family Discount (BFD): If you happen to have a business line paid by your empolyer, you may qualify more generous business family discount (https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-21923).
7. Rebate Status Check
1. Pending - when you submit online
2. Received- when device is received (3-5 days after #1)
3. Approved- when rebate approved (@30 days)
4. Sent - when rebate card is sent
5. Redeem- card is ready to use (1 day after #4)
6. Bank transfer - 3 days (if you initiated). Only bank A/C and routing number needed.
Finally - Extremely smooth transaction with about 35-40 days.
Example 1: Single line w/ used 6s+port in
Assume iPhone 6s trade in and port in your number that has a current monthly rate of $30/month, Further assume you only have a single line
you essentially will spend net $170 and gave up (trade in) that iPhone 6s, but get an iPhone 11 after three months at T-Mobile (Magenta, $70/month). More line will result in better saving. Detailed calculation is elaborated in this post:
Example 2: Buy and sell
$ 560 - 4 used Iphones 6s ($140) from Amazon
$ 420 - 3 Months of Magenta Plan for 4 lines ($140 w/ 3rd line free)
$2750 - 4 Iphones 11 64 GB inc tax ($687.5. $630 if no tax)
$3730 Out of pocket (Sum above)
-2320 Rebates ($580x4)
-2000 Sell 4 Iphones 11, 3 months later ($500 after seller fee)
= $ 590 Profit
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1. In order to be eligible, the IMEI must have usage by the mobile number requesting the unlock code and the account must have a minimum of two monthly service payments since first use of requested device.
2. In order to be eligible, the device must show at least one day of usage 40 days or more prior to the date of this request. Please submit a new request after this requirement has been met.