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Here's How to Get a Free iPhone 4S 16GB at Target

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For a limited time, Target will offer up to $200 of in-store credit for the iPhone 4.

Retail chain Target, or rather Tar-shay if you're feeling a little sophisticated, is kicking off an awesome iPhone promotion starting this Sunday, February 26.

For a limited time, customers can bring in their iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 to receive up to $200 of in-store credit that can be used on any in-store purchase. That could almost buy you the new Sony PlayStation Vita (if you're feeling adventurous), Amazon's Kindle Fire, Nintendo's 3DS handheld or possibly get Apple's new iPhone 4S featuring that sexy built-in Siri and 16 GB of storage for free. Say w00t, please.

According to Target, consumers will receive up $200 when trading in the iPhone 4, up to $150 for the iPhone 3GS, and up to $100 for the 3G despite the phone's storage capacity. Notice the "up to" term which means the credit depends on the condition of the phone. You didn't think Target would actually hand over $200 worth of in-store credit for a phone flattened by a car, did you?

Of course, there's also another catch: customers will need to sign a new two-year contract. Those who walk in through the door with a trade-in will need to be in a position to upgrade and renew, or coming off the contract of another carrier, wanting to switch teams.

Target's promotion ends Saturday, March 3rd. Typically the iPhone 4S, with a new contract, costs $199 for the 16 GB version, $299 for the 32 GB version, and $399 for the 64 GB version. All three are available for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon networks.

So far there's no indication that the promotion is locked to one specific carrier, so check your Sunday paper for additional details.

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    azathoth , February 24, 2012 9:17 PM
    "consumers will receive up $200 when trading in the iPhone 4, up to $150 for the iPhone 3GS, and up to $100 for the 3G"

    Misleading title is misleading.
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    builder4 , February 24, 2012 9:52 PM
    This is the most ridiculous article I've read on here for a while. This is clearly a paid advertisement targeted at idiots who don't understand the concept of having to pay for a two year contract.

    Also, I'm pretty sure old iPhones go for more than $100-$200 on ebay anyway.
  • 21 Hide
    fb39ca4 , February 24, 2012 9:19 PM
    how much did target pay tom?
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  • 23 Hide
    azathoth , February 24, 2012 9:17 PM
    "consumers will receive up $200 when trading in the iPhone 4, up to $150 for the iPhone 3GS, and up to $100 for the 3G"

    Misleading title is misleading.
  • 21 Hide
    fb39ca4 , February 24, 2012 9:19 PM
    how much did target pay tom?
  • 11 Hide
    frozonic , February 24, 2012 9:42 PM
    NOTHING is free...renember that.
  • 21 Hide
    builder4 , February 24, 2012 9:52 PM
    This is the most ridiculous article I've read on here for a while. This is clearly a paid advertisement targeted at idiots who don't understand the concept of having to pay for a two year contract.

    Also, I'm pretty sure old iPhones go for more than $100-$200 on ebay anyway.
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    Anonymous , February 24, 2012 9:59 PM
    Very misleading article. This is basically saying you can sell your old iPhone for a MUCH MUCH lower price to Target and then use that credit towards an iPhone (or really, just any phone). Btw, $150 for an iPhone 4? WOW you want to rip people off don't you toms? People are willing to pay $200 for a BROKEN iPhone 3s on eBay. A BROKEN iPhone 4 sell for (with people actually bidding) as much as $300 on eBay. How much is Target paying you for this ad?
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    flyflinger , February 24, 2012 10:00 PM
    Sure sign that 4G/LTE iPhone 5 is around the corner.
  • 14 Hide
    CaedenV , February 24, 2012 10:34 PM
    frozonicNOTHING is free...renember that.

    especially apple products.
  • 12 Hide
    jahrasta311 , February 25, 2012 12:28 AM
    I love how the article is titled: "Here's How to Get a Free iPhone 4S 16GB at Target"

    Then the article goes on to say nothing about a free iPhone.
  • 13 Hide
    JOSHSKORN , February 25, 2012 1:14 AM
    Title should read "Here's how to get readers on Tomshardware" and the Article should read "Here at Toms' hardware, we spit out articles as quickly as we can, bypassing the proofreading stage. Additionally, we occasionally come up with misleading titles, such as, 'Here's how to get a free iPhone 4s 16GB at Target', instead of something along the lines of 'Target: Store Credit for Your iPhone'."
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    v1ze , February 25, 2012 1:27 AM
    New article title: Kevin Parrish is a three-eyed fish born inside Tom's Mother's breast milk.
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    AznCracker , February 25, 2012 2:38 AM
    Here's how to really get a free iPhone 4:
  • 7 Hide
    Anonymous , February 25, 2012 2:41 AM
    Yeah, iphone 4s are $300 up to $400 on eBay. Target, what a deal! Just like that Gazelle scam.
  • 6 Hide
    The-Darkening , February 25, 2012 2:49 AM
    Here's how to waste 3 minutes of my time with this crap.
  • 6 Hide
    Anonymous , February 25, 2012 2:52 AM
    Very disappointing article Kevin Parrish.
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    Anonymous , February 25, 2012 3:35 AM
    Alright that does it. Toms your bookmark is deleted and I'm never coming back. Someone has to say enough of this BS. Good riddance
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    englandr753 , February 25, 2012 3:41 AM
    I just upgraded from an iphone 3g to an iphone 4 as my friend offered it to me for a great deal, 250.00. He couldve gotten more on ebay but I had cash in hand and he didn't want to mess with it.

    I absolutely loved going into the local service location to activate my phone without a freaking contract. The manager was shocked and impressed with my deal and to an extend disappointed I wasn't there to sign up for another 2 year contract.

    There's never been nor will there ever be a good enough promotion offered by any carrier to get me to sign up for another contract, period.
  • 4 Hide
    monsta , February 25, 2012 5:29 AM
    A free iphone.....thanks but no thanks!
  • 6 Hide
    jaksun5 , February 25, 2012 6:35 AM
    Or you could just ebay your phone for up to double that if you aren't THAT lazy.

    C'mon Kevin, your stories are usually so much better!
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    doive1231 , February 25, 2012 6:49 AM
    Thought they just delivered stuff.
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    Anonymous , February 25, 2012 11:32 AM
    You can use incentive networks to get free apple products. It's a pity there not widely used, because otherwise it would be a hell of a lot easier! Some of the best networks have been featured on The Gadget Show, T3, BBC News, and CNN.

    Check out http://www.ipaidnothing.co.uk for more!
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