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Costco In-Warehouse Offer: Purchase Apple iPhone 13 Smartphone for T-Mobile & Get EXPIRED

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Membership Wireless via Costco Wholesale [Store Locator] is offering their Apple iPhone 13 Smartphone for T-Mobile: Buy One, Save $720 Off Another after rebate via Virtual Prepaid Mastercard + Adding a Line valid for In-Warehouse Purchase only.

Thanks to community member Maddy3981 for finding this deal

Note, device/colorway styles may vary by location. Plus when you activate on a T-Mobile Magenta Max or qualified premium rate plan, you can qualify for T-Mobile's new Forever Upgrade program.

Deal Instructions
  1. Visit any participating Costco Wholesale In-Store Locations [Store Locator]
  2. Purchase a qualifying Apple iPhone 13 Smartphone for T-Mobile + Add a New Line
  3. Save $720 Off another Apple iPhone 13 Smartphone for T-Mobile (via a virtual prepaid Mastercard)
  4. After your purchase, redeem your offer via online redemption to register your offer/device

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  • Qualified activation at a Wireless Center & Registration at promotions.t-mobile required
  • If you have canceled voice lines in the past 90 days, reactive them first; Up to $720 back via Virtual Prepaid Mastercard; which you can use online or in-store and expires within 6 months
  • Please allow up to 6-8 weeks from fulfillment of offer requirement for card issuance
  • Forever Upgrade: Up to $800 in future trade in-value via monthly bill credits every two years. Trade in current eligible iPhone for new eligible iPhone for every 24+ month is eligible; trade in value may vary depending on style
  • You may pre-register your Apple iPhone 13 device today after purchase
  • Offer valid through September 23, 2021 or while promotion last
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Costco is offering 2 deals on iphone 13 series via TMobile for pre-order. The deal is yet to be posted on their portal but available in wearhouse.
1) buy one phone with trade-in for upto $460 off, no line needed
or 2) buy 2 phone and get $720 off, one new line needed.
discount will come in a virtual prepaid card, which is usually released within 60 days, phone can be unlocked after 40 days.
Costco gives a 10% off on retail price, for example iphone 13 pro max 128gb is $989.
Color choice in Costco usually limited.

Same deal available for iphone 12 series as well.

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In Warehouse only. Device and carrier selection vary by location. Offer terms subject to specific carrier requirements.​ Tax on pre-rebate price due at sale. Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, service, & trade-in

$450 off: iPhone: 12 Pro; 12 Pro Max; 11 Pro; Pro Max 64GB and 256GB only.

$360 off: iPhone: 12; 12 mini 64GB/128GB; 11, XR, XS, XS Max, X. Samsung Galaxy: S20; S20+; S20 Ultra; S20 Fan Edition; S21; S21+; Note10; Note10+; Note10 Lite; Note20; Note20 Ultra; Z Flip 5G; Z Fold2. Motorola: moto razr 5G. OnePlus: 8 5G; 8T+ 5G.

$180 off: iPhone 8, 8 plus, 7, 7 plus, SE2. Samsung Galaxy: A71, A71 5G, S9, S9+, S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, Note9. LG: V50 ThinQ, V60 ThinQ 5G, Wing. Google Pixel: 4a, 4a 5G, 4, 4 XL. OnePlus: 7 Pro 5G, 7T, 7T Pro 5G McLaren, 8 Pro. Asus Rog Phone2. LG: Velvet.

$90 off: iPhone: 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE (original), 5S, 5, 5c, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, Original iPhone) required

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$100 rebate also available for new lines, stackable, code M00005611
Snapshot added for reference.
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Many reports of rebate forms not printing at kiosk, in this case the WA reps are useless and unlikely to assist in the matter; it is best to contact Costco via chat or Costco store manager and be adamant they submit a ESCALATION on your behalf. After doing this I received a response within 2 days directly from WA via email resolving the issue.
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Slickhunt36 asked this question on 09-20-2021 at 11:04 AM
09-21-2021 at 07:43 PM
40 days
09-24-2021 at 04:24 PM
my mint can be activated immediately, so not sure its really locked or not
09-24-2021 at 06:08 PM
Official policy is 2 conditions (1) fully paid off and (2)The device must have been active on the T‑Mobile network for at least 40 days on the requesting line.

For fully paid phones, you can always try contacting T-Mobile service rep to get unlocked before 40 days.
09-25-2021 at 12:33 AM
T mobile rep said 90 days.
10-12-2021 at 08:30 AM
A quick twitter request helped me to unlock in less than a week from buying them from Costco. Others indicated they had success even early.
Poppyseed23 asked this question on 09-27-2021 at 10:25 AM
09-27-2021 at 10:25 AM
It varies per Costco. I just called in and two different reps told me, “we usually find out around 11:30am with what inventory restock we’ll be getting for the day and to call back each day around then”
09-27-2021 at 10:25 AM
It's literally just whenever they get a shipment in from UPS or FedEx. Changes each day
09-30-2021 at 08:57 AM
And of course an answer at 11am could change at 11:10 when somebody standing there buys the last few phones.
10-11-2021 at 07:34 PM
I think it varies between stores. Two different employees told me their inventory typically arrives Monday, Wed, and Friday after noon.
NataliaN3401 asked this question on 09-21-2021 at 11:30 AM
09-21-2021 at 02:51 PM
It sounds like it needs Magenta Max plan which is a lot more expensive. After I re-read the fine prints, I am not too sure any more. But it seems to be so.
09-24-2021 at 06:09 PM
Any rate plan is good for the BOGO $720 promotion.
09-26-2021 at 11:58 PM
I have one plan and just did the bogo offer today.
butter123 asked this question on 09-27-2021 at 11:48 AM
09-27-2021 at 11:48 AM
I'm sure it would. You need to activate the phones.
09-27-2021 at 11:48 AM
Yes your rebate will have problem.
I got 4 phones sealed but I am forced to open and activate. :(
10-04-2021 at 08:07 PM
can't request unlock if not activated
benjamin9876 asked this question on 09-28-2021 at 12:28 PM
09-28-2021 at 12:28 PM
My Costco rep said only 128 Gb, need to check other stores.
09-28-2021 at 12:28 PM
No.. not at costco.
Only version they have is 128gb. Graphite and blue. But the blue is a hit and miss
10-11-2021 at 07:32 PM
Unfortunately, I’ve been checking my store every few days ever since the deal started. All employees have told me that they only get 128gb models for T-Mobile. Perhaps YMMV? I would love to hear from anyone who was able to get >128gb capacity devices.
Hello097 asked this question on 09-27-2021 at 10:32 AM
09-27-2021 at 10:32 AM
It's always 10 percent off retail for T Mobile phones, but that phone will likely be impossible to get without a pre-order.
09-27-2021 at 10:33 AM
Let's do the math.
They only have Iphone 13 Pro Max 128gb Graphite.
$1099.99 (retail) - 10% (109.99) = $989.99 is what they sell at costco before tax.

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I'm planning on getting 2 iPhone 13s with the $720 rebate offer and selling my iPhone SE 2ed. (256GB) directly. Let's see if I got this right:

Costco offer
Phone price (iPhone 13 128GB) = 2 x $720 (after 10% discount) + $59.4 (TX taxes) = $1558.8
2 Phone lines (Essentials plan) = 3 months x $90 + ~$10 taxes ~= $300* (Activation fees??)
Total for 2 phones over 3 months = $1858.8
Rebate after 6-8 weeks = ($720)
Cash from iPhone SE 2 sale ~= (2 x $280) ~= ($560)
Final cost of 2 phones = $1858.8 - $1280 = $578.8

Best buy offer
Trade in value for iPhone SE 2 = $280 ($180 + $100 promo)
Phone price (iPhone 13 128GB) = 2 x $700 - $280 + 2 x 34.65 (TX sales tax on $420) = $909.3
2 Phone lines (Essentials plan) = 2 months (40 day min to unlock) x $90 + ~$10 taxes ~= $200 (Activation fees??)
Final cost of 2 phones = $909.3 + $200 = $1109.3

Either I'm missing something or Costco is significantly better than the Best Buy offer. That being said there are some negatives:

The initial outlay is substantial and has to be paid in full with tax on the full amount
You need to be on the postpaid plan for at least 2 if not 3 months until you get the rebate. Unlock should be automatic after this period
Deal with the hassle of transferring the rebate money over to your account
Potentially limited options with respect to the phone configuration, i.e. color, storage etc

On the other hand, the reason why the BB offer would make sense is when you have either a relatively newer or premium model phone that fetches a good trade in value. Or you are already on a grandfathered plan with T-Mobile. The $200 in discounts and trade in promos at BB, for older phones, it's just not enough of a difference when compared to the savings with Costco to justify that deal.

With Costco you get to keep you old phone and get $360 per phone albeit 6-8 weeks later. Anything you get for the old phone is just bonus at this point after you factor in the 10% discount off the MSRP of the phone.
Costco 2021 Apple Trade P1

Promo Code: COSTCO2021APPLETRADEP1
Start Date: September 17, 2021
Rebate Value: up to $450

In Warehouse only. Device and carrier selection vary by location. Offer terms subject to specific carrier requirements.​ Tax on pre-rebate price due at sale. Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, service, & trade-in ($450 off: iPhone: 12 Pro; 12 Pro Max; 11 Pro; Pro Max 64GB and 256GB only. $360 off: iPhone: 12; 12 mini 64GB/128GB; 11, XR, XS, XS Max, X. Samsung Galaxy: S20; S20+; S20 Ultra; S20 Fan Edition; S21; S21+; Note10; Note10+; Note10 Lite; Note20; Note20 Ultra; Z Flip 5G; Z Fold2. Motorola: moto razr 5G. OnePlus: 8 5G; 8T+ 5G. $180 off: iPhone 8, 8 plus, 7, 7 plus, SE2. Samsung Galaxy: A71, A71 5G, S9, S9+, S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, Note9. LG: V50 ThinQ, V60 ThinQ 5G, Wing. Google Pixel: 4a, 4a 5G, 4, 4 XL. OnePlus: 7 Pro 5G, 7T, 7T Pro 5G McLaren, 8 Pro. Asus Rog Phone2. LG: Velvet. $90 off: iPhone: 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE (original), 5S, 5, 5c, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, Original iPhone) required. Up to $450 via virtual prepaid Mastercard, which you can use online or in-store via accepted mobile payment apps; no cash access & expires in 6 monthsThe Virtual Prepaid Mastercard is issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. This card may be used everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted. Registration, activation, acceptance, or use of this card constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in the Prepaid Card Agreement. This promotion is not associated, sponsored, or endorsed by Mastercard or Sunrise Banks N.A. Lines must be active and in good standing when card is issued. Allow 6-8 weeks from fulfillment of offer requirements. Max 4/account. May not be combinable with some offers or discounts.

Purchase an Apple iPhone 13 mini, 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max at FRP in Costco, trade in an eligible device and save up to $450 via Rebate
In Warehouse only. Device and carrier selection vary by location. Offer terms subject to specific carrier requirements.​ Tax on pre-rebate price due at sale. Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, service, & trade-in

$450 off: iPhone: 12 Pro; 12 Pro Max; 11 Pro; Pro Max 64GB and 256GB only.

$360 off: iPhone: 12; 12 mini 64GB/128GB; 11, XR, XS, XS Max, X. Samsung Galaxy: S20; S20+; S20 Ultra; S20 Fan Edition; S21; S21+; Note10; Note10+; Note10 Lite; Note20; Note20 Ultra; Z Flip 5G; Z Fold2. Motorola: moto razr 5G. OnePlus: 8 5G; 8T+ 5G.

$180 off: iPhone 8, 8 plus, 7, 7 plus, SE2. Samsung Galaxy: A71, A71 5G, S9, S9+, S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, Note9. LG: V50 ThinQ, V60 ThinQ 5G, Wing. Google Pixel: 4a, 4a 5G, 4, 4 XL. OnePlus: 7 Pro 5G, 7T, 7T Pro 5G McLaren, 8 Pro. Asus Rog Phone2. LG: Velvet.

$90 off: iPhone: 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE (original), 5S, 5, 5c, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, Original iPhone) required

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Do you have the list of trade in values?
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Only 5% now? Used to be 10% off retail
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1099x0.95=1044.05
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For the "buy 2 phone and get $720 off, one new line needed." is that $720 off per phone or total for both phones? Any details on the discount for 4 phones?
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1099x0.95=1044.05
My bad... it's 10% actually.. updated
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Only 5% now? Used to be 10% off retail
My bad, it's 10%.... updated
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For the "buy 2 phone and get $720 off, one new line needed." is that $720 off per phone or total for both phones? Any details on the discount for 4 phones?
If this was like past deals would be $720 total when buy two phones with one added line. If you want 4phones you will need to add two lines and get $1440 back.

The best deal I did last year was $540 plus $100 back this one is better.
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If this was like past deals would be $720 total when buy two phones with one added line. If you want 4phones you will need to add two lines and get $1440 back.

The best deal I did last year was $540 plus $100 back this one is better.
So the $460 off 1 phone requires a trade, but the $720 off 2 phones does not require a trade?

Is there a contract involved?

List of trade-in values?
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so this is not bill credits correct? what's the cheapest 2 phone plan?
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How long do I have to keep the additional line?
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"buy one phone with trade-in for upto $460 off, no line needed"

Am I right in assuming that you have to be a customer, you just don't have to add a line?
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So the $460 off 1 phone requires a trade, but the $720 off 2 phones does not require a trade?

Is there a contract involved?

List of trade-in values?
No contract. I haven't seen this promo but last year there were different tiers of phones. I didn't think the trade in deal was worth it as you can easily sell them for more. The add line was better just pay for the extra line for 3 months, usually like $20 per line if you already have 3-4 lines, math is worse if you have fewer lines to start.
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