Best Buy’s ‘new’ iPad comes with free $25 gift card, trade-ins get you extra savings

It’s launch day for Apple’s (unexciting) new iPad and that swanky (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 special edition, with the company’s own e-store and third-party retailers ready to accept your order before shipping the iterative iDevices next week.

Unlike the competition of course, the Cupertino-based profit machine has no savings to offer or any sort of deals in the pipeline, making Best Buy’s modest $25 gift card freebie bundled with the latest 9.7-inch iPad feel like a godsend.

Even better, if you swing by a BB brick and mortar location between today (technically, Tuesday, March 21) and April 15, you can trade in a working iPad mini 2, mini 3, mini 4, Air, Air 2 or Pro, and get a “minimum” $150 coupon.

Use that towards your “new” iPad purchase, and the $330 starting price with 32GB internal storage and Wi-Fi-only connectivity drops to $180 or lower, plus there’s the additional $25 voucher you can save for future Best Buy shopping. The trade-in program’s conditions look fairly standard, excluding devices that are cracked, water-damaged or that lack power. All things considered, those are some decent discounts on an otherwise unimpressive iPad Air 2 replacement with A9 processing speed.

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).