Want a Samsung TV along with your Samsung smartphone? Best Buy has a new deal for you.
Buy or lease a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or Note 5, and Best Buy will give you a free 32-inch Samsung LED HDTV, a TV that normally retails for $230. Available both online and at Best Buy retail stores, the deal runs through January 2, so postholiday shoppers can also take advantage of it.
With just a couple of days left in the holiday-shopping season, retailers are pushing last-minute deals to lure consumers to their stores and websites. For tardy shoppers, that means potentially big discounts, healthy freebies and other promotions.
As usual, though, your options for purchasing the phone vary by carrier and can be confusing.
At Best Buy, you can purchase an AT&T phone unactivated and contract-free by paying the full retail price upfront or paying it off on a monthly installment basis using AT&T's Next program.
With Verizon you can purchase the phone unactivated and contract-free by paying the full retail price upfront, paying for the device on a subsidized basis via the usual two-year contract, or opting to buy it on a monthly installment plan.
With Sprint you can purchase the phone unactivated and contract-free by paying the full retail price upfront, paying for the gadget on a subsidized basis via the usual two-year contract, opting to buy it on a monthly installment plan, or leasing it through Best Buy's exclusive rate plan.
You'll want to read the fine print on the Samsung TV promotion page to get all the details. But your best bet is to speak with a Best Buy rep to hash out the different options among the three carriers to determine which works best for you. Carrier plans are getting more complicated, so talking to a knowledgeable sales rep is almost a necessity now to help you make the right decision.