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Rare Nintendo Switch Lite deal: Get a $20 store credit at Amazon, Best Buy or GameStop

Discounts on the handheld-only version of the Switch are as rare as the Shiny Charizard.

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The Nintendo Switch Lite spent so much time out of stock through 2020 that finding it in stock at all seems like something of a minor miracle. That's why it's especially remarkable to find it not just in stock, but accompanied by a $20 promotional credit to boot. Right now at Amazon when you apply promo code 8RLOZI4Z5INC at checkout, you get the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199 along with a $20 credit. All four colors (coral, gray, turquoise and yellow) are available. 

Nintendo's Switch continues to surprise me with how incredibly popular it has become -- it's the little console that could. But keep in mind that while the full-size Switch works both as a fully mobile handheld console and can be plugged into your TV, this model -- the Switch Lite -- can't connect to a display, which is why it's about $100 cheaper. For all the deets, be sure to read CNET's review of the Switch Lite

Amazon isn't the only retailer offering a rare Switch Lite deal. You can get a similar offer from Best Buy. Head over there, and you can get the Switch Lite for $200 and a free $20 Best Buy gift card. You can't apply the gift card to the Switch Lite, but it's some free money for your next purchase. 

Finally. the same deal is available at GameStop: Spend $200 on the Switch Lite and get a $20 GameStop gift card

If you get a Nintendo Switch Lite before the end of March, both Amazon and Best Buy purchases also include a seven-day free trial of Nintendo Switch Online. At the end of the trial, the subscription kicks in at $4 per month, unless you cancel it first. I'm not sure if GameStop includes the Nintendo Switch Lite free trial, because the product page doesn't mention it.

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