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Verizon Wireless - Samsung Galaxy J3 (16GB) @ $96 + $150 Best Buy Gift card for DPP with New Line @ Best Buy (Free Phone + $30 MM in BB GC)

Haters.. please read the steps first before down voting. It worked for me, and after all activation fee, i came out ahead with free phone + $30 profit in BB GC

Link for the J3 phone http://www.bestbuy.com/site/veriz...Id=5433200


It shows $1 with 2 yr contract, and total proce is $199. But, please watch closely, when you check the DPP it says $4 for 24 months, which turns out to be $96 only. This deal is only for DPP, and will work out better for existing verizon customer who are fine with opening a new line.

Steps:
1) Add phone to cart. Select Add a new line option, and provide your account details. you will notice $150 best buy gift card will automatically get added.

24 X $4 = $96 + tax

2) Select DPP option on next screen (NOT 2 yr contract)
3) On nexct screen (before final checkout), you will clearly see that price shows as $4 for 24 months, and total is $96.


So final calculation came out as below:

$96 (phone Cost) + $20 (Activation) + $5 (tax + couple of days service charges) - $150 BB GC
= Net ~30 profit in BB GC.


Check wiki for new details. Phone is now showing as $1 on DPP.
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This is now better - showing $1 DPP for 24 months on bestbuy website. This is awesome deal, as finally comes out to be Free Galaxy phone, plus approximately $105 in bestbuy GC.

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Don't know about Verizon member, but this instruction is not working for non-member. I tried:

Added phone into cart
Create new a new account
Selected DPP: $4/month for 24 months.
Clicked continue. Next page, they asked me to add the new plan (minimum $35/month) before continue.
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Next page, they asked me to add the new plan (minimum $35/month) before continue.
You expected to not have to add a plan?? Cancel it right away, pay off DPP in full, & you get just as good as OP states. BB has this phone on ebay for $99 so it's value isn't huge for a hard credit hit.
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Don't know about Verizon member, but this instruction is not working for non-member. I tried:

Added phone into cart
Create new a new account
Selected DPP: $4/month for 24 months.
Clicked continue. Next page, they asked me to add the new plan (minimum $35/month) before continue.
Definitely working for new customers also., I just tried it.
Clicked on 'Add to Package' - > Create a new account. On this screen you will clearly see a $150 BB gc added to the package.

See attached screenshot.
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Rather not do all that work plus a hard credit pull just for a...Samsung J3.
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Rather not do all that work plus a hard credit pull just for a...Samsung J3.
For existing verizon customers, its not a hard credit pull. It is fairly easy to add a new line and then cancel it within a couple of days. Moreover, when adding a new line to existing account, it doesn't do a hard credit pull. It simply checks within verizon internal system to determine your eligibility and credit limit.
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For existing verizon customers, its not a hard credit pull. It is fairly easy to add a new line and then cancel it within a couple of days. Moreover, when adding a new line to existing account, it doesn't do a hard credit pull. It simply checks within verizon internal system to determine your eligibility and credit limit.
You're right. Yeah, for existing customers does seems like, why not.
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Updated title as per suggestion from fellow SD'rs..
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Definitely working for new customers also., I just tried it.
Clicked on 'Add to Package' - > Create a new account. On this screen you will clearly see a $150 BB gc added to the package.

See attached screenshot.
No, it's not. Keep going to the next page.
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No, it's not. Keep going to the next page.
did you check screenshot i provided? Are you not getting that GC added to your package?
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did you check screenshot i provided? Are you not getting that GC added to your package?
At your screen shot, click continue see what happens

Quote from jneset View Post :
You expected to not have to add a plan?? Cancel it right away, pay off DPP in full, & you get just as good as OP states. BB has this phone on ebay for $99 so it's value isn't huge for a hard credit hit.
So, I can add the plan ($30/month), pay DPP and $20 activation, then cancel without being charged of $30?
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At your screen shot, click continue see what happens
It gets added to the package. Go all the way till the end, and your cart will show 2 items. I already did that, and BB GC gets emailed within 48 hours automatically. You need to trust fellow SD'rs and if you still have any doubts you can take a screenshot also. I assume this is the first time you are buying a phone from BB with add on gift card offer which s available on new line activation only.

You can also do this in store, and GC will print at the end of the transaction. That way, you won't have to wait for email from bestbuy. Hope this helps !
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Quote from vipul1211 View Post :
It gets added to the package. Go all the way till the end, and your cart will show 2 items. I already did that, and BB GC gets emailed within 48 hours automatically. You need to trust fellow SD'rs and if you still have any doubts you can take a screenshot also. I assume this is the first time you are buying a phone from BB with add on gift card offer which s available on new line activation only.

You can also do this in store, and GC will print at the end of the transaction. That way, you won't have to wait for email from bestbuy. Hope this helps !
I am not seeing the gift card in final checkout screen.
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Quote from vipul1211 View Post :
It gets added to the package. Go all the way till the end, and your cart will show 2 items. I already did that, and BB GC gets emailed within 48 hours automatically. You need to trust fellow SD'rs and if you still have any doubts you can take a screenshot also. I assume this is the first time you are buying a phone from BB with add on gift card offer which s available on new line activation only.

You can also do this in store, and GC will print at the end of the transaction. That way, you won't have to wait for email from bestbuy. Hope this helps !
Definitely, definitely do this in store rather than online.

People who are interested in doing this deal, thoroughly read through the various Verizon threads here on SD.

Many people ended up getting screwed, because they don't read careful. People can get screwed both online and also in-store. Also I don't think this is worth a credit pull for $30 BB money.

https://slickdeals.net/f/9013999-verizon-iphone-se-starting-239-200-best-buy-gift-card-new-activation-required-for-dpp-option-best-buy?v=1&page=130
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