T-Mobile and Costco offering deals on Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 8


Heads up, Costco members, because there are some smartphone deals available with the warehouse retailer right now.

First up, T-Mobile customers can get up to $500 back when they buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from Costco. You’ll need to buy a Note 9 at full price ($949.99) and trade in a qualifying Samsung device. Once you do, you’ll get up to $500 as a combination of a one-time bill credit and prepaid MasterCard.

The devices that qualify for trade-in include:

  • $500 savings: Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Duos, Galaxy S7 Edge Duos
  • $250 savings: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Neo, Galaxy S5 Prime, Galaxy S5 Active, Galaxy S5 Duos, Galaxy S5 Sport

T-Mobile is running a similar deal on the Galaxy Note 9, but one of the big differences is that T-Mo’s offer gives you your savings in the form of 24 monthly bill credits while Costco’s is a one-time bill credit and prepaid MasterCard. You do need to be a Costco member and buy the Note 9 at full price for this deal, but if you meet those requirements, this is an offer to consider. It’s only available through August 30th, though, so you don’t have long to take advantage of it.

Meanwhile, T-Mo is offering a $680 rebate when you buy two Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, or Galaxy Note 8 phones from Costco. You’ll need to buy both phones at full retail price to get this deal, and existing customers will need to add a line of service while new customers will need two new lines. If you canceled a line on or after August 19th, you’re not eligible for this promo, though you can restore a recently canceled line and add an additional line to get it.

Once you meet those requirements, you’ll need to visit T-Mobile’s promotions webpage and enter the promo code C18SAMB1G1. You’ll then receive your $680 rebate card within 6-8 weeks.

Via: SlickDeals (1), (2)
Sources: Costco, T-Mobile

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  • Klay Jones

    Costco’s retail price is also $50 cheaper to begin with ($950) so it’s really $550 off retail. They also threw in a free battery pack when I bought it.

    • Fan_Posting

      Thanks, also, at the time of your purchase, did you trade in your device on site at Costco OR were you required to ship it back to T-mobile?

      Is the Costco credit immediate applied upon purchas ?

    • Yonatan Ben Magen

      Ditto, did the pre-order and got paperwork for the AKG pre-order package and tradein. Also no $25 sim card fee or $20 upgrade fee for in store purchases.

      Was shocked to see $250 for an S5 trade-in, so the online tools says FMV is $13.50 so that will be bill credit and a MCGC for $236.50. (Bought the S5 refurb for about that used it for 18mo).
      Costco/T-mo/Military deals have rocked ,
      So the Note 9 $950 -$250 =$700 – $19.5(2% Costco exec) $670.5 – $150 AKG BT headset (Average resale price/ $159-189 BB/Amazon new price). So about net $550 for Note 9.

      Posted here about this deal for S9+ with Military and Costco in May with $200 Costco cash – phone was net $220 after all discounts. Wife is getting my S9+ and I will sell her S8+ which was a BOGO with TVs last year.
      Should be able to sell S8+ for at least $250.

      So the Costco membership has more than paid for itself multiple times just on phones, but also Refi Mortgage 2017 great rates and low costs, Costco Auto program this year for new PHEV below invoice.

      So yeah we spend more on food and other items when shopping than local grocery.

  • g2a5b0e

    Your comment would make sense if the Note 8 still cost $960, but it doesn’t. You can find some brand new versions for as low as $500 right now. In fact, I just popped over to Samsung’s website. The T-Mobile version is $550.

    • Koolme666

      The T-Mobile version is $699 I think but I get your point. Think he just means the time he got the phone it was $800

      • g2a5b0e

        It’s actually $669 on Samsung’s website so we’re both wrong unless you were referring to what T-Mobile is selling it for. The Verizon version is $599 though.

        • Bklynman

          Also Tmo is selling the Note 8 for $720 now. If you buy it from Costco,you get $50.00 off of it plus $25.00 gift card from Costco. Costco take $50.00 off all of the phones they sell,from all 4 big carriers. Not all phones get the $25.00 gift card those only certain models. What I would like to know when is Tmo going drop the price on S8 Active,they are still selling it for $850.00 While the price of the 8 has went down to $600. Odd the way Tmo do things.

    • Yonatan Ben Magen

      Pre-launch for about a week T-mo had Note8 for $400 not sure of the terms.

  • MastarPete

    Agreed, plus it’s a terrible deal for anyone that doesn’t have a device that’s worth trading in but you can’t realistically look at the Note 8’s new price, look at the current used/refurb prices.

    This “offer” is purely to cannibalize existing phones so
    Samsung can not only drive sales of the Note 9 but it will allow
    them to turn around in 6 months and say to investors, “Hey look how
    great the Note 9 has done!” Or, “Look at its market share compared to
    our previous phones and our competition’s previous models!”
    They very well may also realize they’ve priced it too high.

    I for one can’t wait for an actual good deal like a BOGO or *gasp* an actual discounted price on a single phone, not this monthly credit bullshit.

    • Bklynman

      I was waiting for a price drop Moto Z2,but Tmo never drop below (they did on a one day sale to $300).$375.00.even those Tmo EOL it without saying anything,if I had know Costco took $50.00 off there phones,and gave $25.00 gift card too on certain phones I would of gone there and got it from them. That what I am going to do,either buy Note 8 or buy one+6 from them all depends what model Tmo ends up selling.

  • the martian ambassador

    The wording of these deals can be very confusing. I have 2 existing lines and each has a Note 4. I wanted to upgrade one of them to the Note 9, which according to the offer at T-Mobile could yield a $250.00 statement credit (spread over 24 months) Here’s the problem. I wanted to pay for the device completely on my own credit card because Mastercard will extend the manufacturer’s warranty to 3 years if I do. The fine print on the offer says that one of the conditions of the statement credits is that you purchase the device on an EIP. Since the “credits” are on the device payment, which is separate from your monthly data plan bill. To me, that shouldn’t matter because the EIP is interest free anyhow, so why should it matter how you paid for the device? Anyhow, after a back and forth with the CSR, they thought maybe I could still participate, but that I should check with a local T-Mobile shop. I didn’t actually do that because I’m now considering getting the Tab S4 instead of upgrading to the Note 9, but you really need to read the fine print on these offers.

  • Bklynman

    SMH,Tmo block all big big box stores from offering better deal than they were in the presale,this is the same deal Costco had during the presale of the Note 9. Nothing special about this.

  • Android_God

    How do you figure that your used Note 8 is worth $960?

    • carloslacend

      Samsung still have the Note8 at $860. When I buy the phone cost me $960. To ME is a bad deal. For the people who buy on the street at $500 and want to pay $279.99 + trade a $500 phone to still have to pay $500(50%) for the note9 and thing that is a good deal good for themselves…

      You want to know what a better deal is??? The one Verizon and att have. Buy one (without paying 279.99) and get the second for FREE. Instant $999.99 off. Do the math…

  • Ben Jaimin

    hi, im trying to figure out something.
    costco says it’ll give $680 back on bogo,but the post says $500 back with a minimum of s7 trade in. can you double dip or did costco change the promo?
    or is this post outdated?