Thinking about upgrading to a new phone sometime in 2014? If so, you may want to hit up Best Buy sometime between Feb. 2 and Feb. 15, because the big box retailer will be running a promo that can save you some cash when you do decide to upgrade.
Best Buy has announced that starting this Sunday, Feb. 2, consumers can register their phone number, email address and up to four other phone numbers on a family plan either in a Best Buy store or on its website. Registered customers can then use that phone number to buy a new handset as an upgrade or port-in anytime between Feb. 2 and Dec. 31, 2014 and receive a $50 gift card. The phone must be purchased with a two-year contract from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, and Best Buy says that the $50 gift card can be put toward the purchase of the device.
Getting a $50 gift card just for upgrading to a new phone seems like a pretty sweet deal, but this new Best Buy offer is made even better by the fact that customers can register now and then wait to upgrade any time during 2014. That's nice because both HTC and Samsung are expected to unveil new flagship smartphones in the coming months, and so many consumers may be holding onto their upgrade until those two companies debut their newest pieces of kit.
In addition to its $50 gift card offer, Best Buy will be running a few other notable promotions this weekend. Friday and Saturday will see the Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T and Verizon and the Galaxy S 4 Active discounted to the low, low price of free on contract, and the first-generation Microsoft Surface Pro with 128GB of storage will be available for $499.99, which is a discount of $400. More information on these two sales as well as Best Buy's $50 gift card offer can be found at the links below.