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Apple Watch SE (2022) Deals: $29 Off, Trade-In Offers and More

Here's how to make Apple's cheapest smartwatch model even cheaper, with free services also available.

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$249 at Apple
Up to $380 off with trade-in
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Up to $360 off with trade-in + free Apple services
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5% RedCard discount + free Apple Fitness Plus
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$180 off with trade-in
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Discounts on the latest Apple devices can be hard to come by. But if you're looking to get your hands on an affordable Apple Watch SE (2022), there are a few offers out there that can help bring down the $249 starting price. You can save a few dollars with a straightforward discount at Amazon, but you'll need to trade-in an old smartwatch or other device to score serious savings. To help you make the most of these bargains before they're gone, we've rounded up the best Apple Watch SE deals available right now below. 

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The latest Apple Watch SE, like its predecessor, strips out many of the bells and whistles of the higher-end models and offers just the essentials. It still includes support for WatchOS 9, including the new workout and sleep-tracking features that arrived with the latest operating system update.

The second-gen Apple Watch SE is cheaper than the previous model, too, starting at $249 for GPS only, with cellular-enabled models retailing for $299. In the past, we've seen the entry-level model go as low as $200, so bear that in mind when considering current pricing. We're keeping tabs on prices across all the major retailers and bringing you the best Apple Watch SE (2022) deals below. 

Best Apple Watch SE (2022) deals

It's slim pickings on 2022 Apple Watch SE deals right now at Amazon. But you can pick up the midnight color variant of the 40mm model for just $220 when you activate the instant coupon, which saves you $29 compared to the Apple Store price

Order your 2022 Apple Watch SE direct at Apple from $249. You'll also score three months of Apple Fitness Plus with your purchase. If you've got an old Apple Watch to trade in, you could get as much as $380 off your Apple Watch SE purchase -- though you'll be looking at between $80 and $110 if you're handing over the previous-gen SE or something like an Apple Watch Series 5 or Series 6. Don't forget to use your Apple Card to get 3% cash back, too.

Best Buy isn't offering any straightforward discounts on the second-gen Apple Watch SE right now, but you can save some cash if you've got an older smartwatch to trade-in. The most advanced models will net you up to $360 in trade-in credit, but you'll most likely be trading in a slightly older model, which will still score you around $100 in savings. You'll also get four free months of Apple Fitness Plus with the purchase, which is a month more than Apple gives new Apple Watch owners.

Target sells the Apple Watch SE in all its various configurations, but it's listed at a dollar over its manufacturer's suggested retail price. And like most other retailers, there aren't any direct discounts you can take advantage of at the moment. However, Target RedCard holders can get 5% off the new SE, which amounts to $12.50 off the entry-level model, along with four free months of Apple Fitness Plus if you've yet to try the service.

Verizon isn't offering any straight discounts right now, but if you trade in your old device, you can knock $180 off the cost of your new Apple Watch SE. Just note that you'll need to have a service plan for this device to get the deal. 

Picking up a new Apple Watch SE from AT&T? You can trade in your old phone, tablet, or wearable to get credits on your bill. Values will depend on what you're trading in and what condition it's in. Though it's also worth noting that AT&T has pretty limited configurations to choose from at the moment. 

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