Target offering Samsung Galaxy S5 for $100 with contract, after trade-in

by: Andrew GrushApril 7, 2014


The Galaxy S5 is getting ready to touch down in the United States, with the average price somewhere between $199 and $249 with a contract, depending on the carrier. Of course just because that’s the ‘set’ carrier pricing, doesn’t mean there isn’t deals to be had.

For those willing to purchase the handset from Target, you can get the Galaxy S5 for just $100 after signing a two-year contract with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. The catch? Target is actually selling the phone for $200, but if you trade-in your existing handset you’ll get at least $100 off.

As you might expect, Target isn’t taking just any phone, though all devices found in their database will be excepted and given the $100 discount — provided it still powers up and has no broken components. This includes handsets like the HTC One X, which normally only nets $50. Some other qualifying devices include the Galaxy S3, the original Galaxy Note, and even several ‘ancient’ devices like the Sony Xperia Play 4G.

Target’s promotion officially kicks off on April 11th and ends on the 19th, though you’ll have to do the trade-in directly at a Target store to qualify for the guaranteed $100 discount. So is the discount worth trading in your phone for? Really it depends on what handset you are giving up. If it is something 2 years or less in age, you probably could get more by selling it online, though some folks might find it easier to just hand it over to Target and be done with it.

Still not sure if the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the right handset for you? Be sure to check out our full review for more details!

What do you think of Target’s promotion, interested in picking up the Galaxy S5 while getting rid of an older handset?

  • Michael Detwiler

    Interesting promotion. Looks Target is trying to get into the business.

    Article edits needed
    1. Aren’t instead of isn’t in paragraph one.
    2. Accepted instead excepted in paragraph three

    Good job otherwise.

    • Goblin Shark

      Thank you! Isn’t and excepted were driving me crazy!

  • Watchdog43

    I think it’s a great idea, I for one would jump on it if I was due for a upgrade.. Unfortunately I’m not…
    But nice article and helpful to those who are eligible now!!

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