Target Wishes You Merry Christmas With $5 iPhone 5c (And Other Deals)


It may have recently fallen out with Beyoncé over her decision to debut her new album on iTunes rather than in brick-and-mortar stores, but Target isn’t above going down the Apple route to grab a pre-Christmas buck either.

Customers searching for perfect last-minute holiday gift ideas can head to Target, which is offering deals on the iPhone 5c, 5s, and iPad Air between now and December 24.

(N.B. The iPhone deals require users to take a two-year contract with Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint.)

Here are the deals Target is offering:

  • iPhone 5C  16GB – $30 plus a $30 Target Gift Card
  • iPhone 5S  16GB – $179.99 plus a $25 Gift Card
  • iPad Air – $470 plus $20 Gift Card
  • iPad mini, first generation – $299 plus $30 Gift Card

Target shoppers can even get an extra $25 in store credit toward the purchase of an iPhone if they trade in their old model smartphone in working condition.

Just to put all that in context, it means that customers could pay as little as $5 for a 16GB iPhone 5c.

About the author

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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