DEAL: Galaxy Note 7 Pre-Orders at Sam’s Club Also Include $150 Gift Card on Top of Freebies

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 opened up last night at all of the major carriers, but let’s not forget that various retailers have the phone available now as well. As of this morning, Sam’s Club seems to have the best deal, which includes not only the bonus of a free Gear Fit2 or 256GB SD card, but a $150 gift card as well.

There has been a lot of talk over the past 24 hours about how expensive this new Galaxy Note 7 is and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with the idea that this phone is not exactly the most affordable. With that said, the freebies Samsung and retailers are including is making it quite the deal at the moment.

For one, you get a Gear Fit2 or 256GB SD card, which is basically Samsung giving you a free $170 gift. Then on top of that, Sam’s Club (assuming you are a member), will toss in another $150. That’s not bad!

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Verizon Deal: Get 4 Lines and 16GB Data Per Month for $150

Verizon kicked off a new promotion this week that could land you an extra 8GB of bonus data per month should you switch to the L option on The Verizon plan and keep 4 lines active. The deal includes 8GB of data upfront in the L or Large tier, but then tacks on an extra 2GB per line up to 4 lines to get you to 16GB per month. The price for all of that? $150.  (more…)

DEAL: Amazon has the Refurbished Echo Priced at Just $140

Amazon is currently selling the Amazon Echo for just $139.99 as a “certified refurbished” unit. That’s a good $40 discount off a brand new unit, which Amazon describes as being “refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new.” So in other words, you are basically getting a unit that has had any issues fixed and then made new again.

In case you need a recap on the Echo, you could think of it has a decent room-filling speaker for playing music from from a variety of sources or via Bluetooth. But on top of that, you can ask Alexa (the brains behind Echo) for answers to questions, about the weather, to set timers, control lights and thermostats, read the news, share sports scores, re-purchase products on Amazon, and even order an Uber or pizza. It’s a bit like a home assistant.

Amazon Link

DEAL: Nexus 5X 32GB for $240, Nexus 6 for $280

To head into the weekend, we’ve got a couple of decent deals for you on Nexus devices, assuming you need a good phone on the cheap that actually receives software updates and security patches. You can pick-up last year’s Nexus 5X with 32GB storage for just $239.99 or the previously released Nexus 6 32GB for $279.99.

The Nexus 5X is available at the price ($160 discount) in either white or black as a brand new unit and is shipped to you for free. This is the US model, so it’ll work on all US carriers, including AT&T and Verizon.

As for the Nexus 6, the listing states that it is “new other,” which means it might come in packaging other than its original retail box. It doesn’t say refurbished, so it still should be an unused phone. You can choose from either white or blue models and it too ships for free.

eBay Links:  Nexus 5X ($239.99) | Nexus 6 ($279.99)

DEAL: Ad-Free Moto G4 is Just $150 at Amazon ($50 Off)

The Moto G4, Motorola’s recently introduced budget-friendly phone that still packs a punch, is currently available at Amazon on a special deal for just $149.99 with 16GB of storage and $179.99 with 32GB of storage. Those both weigh in at $50 discounts.

Keep in mind that this is not the Amazon-sponsored one that shows ads on your lock screen. This is the clean, ad-free version that you would buy if you picked one up directly from Motorola. In other words, this is the one you actually want that doesn’t include Amazon ads and apps throughout.  (more…)

DEAL: Best Buy Offering Moto Z DROID for $1, JBL Speaker Tossed in for Free

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force may be up for pre-order today at Verizon and Motorola, but Best Buy appears to have the best deal on the way. Once Best Buy opens up their own pre-orders, they will sell you a Moto Z DROID (review) for just $1 on a 2-year contract extension ($200 off) and toss in the JBL SoundBoost speaker for free ($80 value). According to their promo listing, they will alternately shave $200 off a device payment plan too.

That brings the price to either $1 on a 2-year contract or $17.67 per month with a payment plan. That’s actually a pretty good deal, especially with the free JBL Moto Mod tossed in. As you know from our reviews, the JBL SoundBoost speaker is the one Moto Mod we’d actually recommend.  (more…)