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Costco: New/Upgrade Lines w/ Trade-In at AT&T: iPhone 15/15 Pro + $100 GC

Free after 36-Monthly Bill Credits
& More + Free Shipping
+82 Deal Score
Update: This deal is still available.

Costco Wholesale via AT&T has 128GB Apple iPhone 15/15 Pro (2023) for Free after 36 Monthly Bill Credits when activated on a New line or Upgrade an eligible existing line and trade-in a qualifying smartphone on eligible AT&T unlimited plans (see plan pricing). Shipping is free.

Additionally, Costco Wholesale offers Members a $100 Costco Shop Card + $50 Bill Credits for Upgrading OR a $100 Costco Shop Card + $100 Bill Credits for opening/adding a New Line when purchasing this offer Online or In-Store at any participating Costco location featuring AT&T wireless service kiosks [store locator; scroll down to "Shop AT&T at a participating Costco location near you"]. Activation/Upgrade Fee is waived.

Thanks to community member bookapow for finding this deal.

Offer Details:
  • Trade-In: Follow the instructions on the product page or provided by the Costco rep for details on how to fulfill the trade-in portion of your offer (trade-in device will be sent to AT&T).
  • Allow up to 3 bill cycles for credits to begin applying to your account.

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  • About this deal:
    • All Costco Shop Cards will be mailed within sixty (60) days of device purchase. All lines must be active and in good standing through Shop Card fulfillment.
    • $100 in credits with activation of new line ($2.78/mo. for 36 months)
    • $50 in credits with upgrade of an existing line ($5/mo. for 10 months)
  • Returns: Return within 90 days. Restocking fee up to $55 may apply.
  • Please refer to the Forum Thread for additional discussion regarding this deal.
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Edited September 28, 2023 at 10:20 AM by
Just in time for iPhone 15 upgrades/purchases. AT&T has deals with costco when you buy or upgrade to iphone 15. I was able to get the activation fees waived and the order confirmation stated the $100 gift card would be sent after 60 days. There's also a mention that $50 would be applied to your account after a certain amount of days.
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Created 09-15-2023 at 10:44 AM by bookapow
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Free after 36-Monthly Bill Credits

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Last Edited by jay-zala September 17, 2023 at 10:07 PM
"Minimum qualifying plan $75/mo" … so keep that in mind if you only have a line by yourself or maybe you don't care because your employer pays for it Confused

List of Costco stores with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Kiosks here:

The Verizon Kiosk offered me $100 Costco Cash Card for an upgrade today.

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The fine print says minimum qualified plan is 75/mo. That's where they get you with these "free deals" - locking you in at high monthly rate for 3 yrs.

Quick math assuming you are ok with Visible/Mint at $30/mo - overpaying by $45/mo for 36=$1620, that's what you are paying for the "free iphone".
If you live in an area which has good coverage then better buy an unlocked phone and get a carrier of your choice than getting robbed by these guys for 36 months.
I have an unlocked phone & pay $20 per month for service. Can't be happier.
What is activation fee anymore ,!! Just another fee from older times