Best spring sales on tablets and smartphones
New mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are almost always big purchases. Sure, with more and more devices hitting the market all the time, there are deals to be had, but the best deals can often be found by searching for sales.
With Spring in full gear, retailers often roll out sales that make mobile devices more affordable, and keeping an eye out for them can save you tons of money. With holidays such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Day nearly upon us, it’s a great time to watch for the device you want to hit rock-bottom prices.
Be the first with The First
Right now, the next big Android device launch is that of the HTC First, which is the first device pre-loaded with the new Facebook Home app that gives unprecedented connectivity between your smartphone and the social network. AT&T is offering the device for $199, and pre-ordering it can also net you as much as $100 cash back. You can also get the HTC First through Best Buy, where you can get as much as 2 percent cash back.
Start a contract, get a phone
Among some of the other best smartphone sales out there right now are the ones that get you great new devices for free – so long as you’re willing to sign up for a two-year contract. If that fits your life, AT&T can hook you up, and RadioShack is offering free phones with new contracts, as well as 3 percent cash back.
RadioShack also offers a number of quality 4G LTE phones you can get without a contract, which can save you quite a bit of money over the course of a year.
Watch for the right sale
As far as other devices are concerned, the next few months are often great times to upgrade your devices or grab a new tablet. Watching the weekly ads at Walmart, Target and Best Buy is often a great way to save money – plus, each offers 2 percent cash back. As holidays get close, your favorite retailers, from Office Depot (3 percent cash back) to Sprint ($50 cash back) will all be competing for your mobile device dollar – so spend some time finding the best deals for you.