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Walmart Offering Gift Check for BlackBerry Phone Buyers

January 23, 2010
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If you are on the lookout for a hip phone, you may look at high-end Finnish made phones, Japanese mobile phones, or good-old fashioned American made phones like iPhone and BlackBerry. The last two being the current toasts of tech geeks, are devices that offer a lot of cutting edge features and functionality. President Barack Obama, owns a BlackBerry, the wife of Bill Gates wants an iPhone - but for obvious reasons her husband will not allow her to.

Hence, if you have that strong urge to exercise your patriotic sense of duty or you just want to get your hands on cool gadgets in the market right now, you have a choice between an iPhone or Blackberry. If you are having a hard time deciding, Walmart, the biggest retail operator in the country is willing to help you out.

Walmart is currently running a one-week promotion which will start on November where customers will get a $100 gift card for every purchase of Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones. They are hoping that with this promotion people would pay more close attention to BlackBerry phones.

BlackBerry phones are great for people who need to read and send email messages while on the go, and would be a perfect match for busy executives, doctors, promoters, business owners, etc.

One thing to keep in mind though is that BlackBerry phones have existing business tie-ups with telecommunications providers like AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, and all buyers need to enrol in a 2-year mandatory service deal offered by any of these major telecommunications companies.

If your eyes are set at getting that $100 free card, you need to remember that BlackBerry phone purchases are not that simple and do not end when you pay for the unit. If you do not see yourself using the features of this neat phone regularly, it might not be wise for you to get one for the sake of getting that $100 gift card.

However, if you are really serious in owning one, there are a variety of models you can choose from offered by different telecommunication providers. AT&T currently sells the Curve 8310 model. Sprint carries the Curve 8830 phone while T-Mobile has the Blackberry 8520. Verizon Wireless presently sells the flip-style, Storm.

Walmart is set to ramp up store promotions in preparation of the holiday season where people are expected to whip up their wallets and reach out for their cards and cash. This gift card promotion is just one of the many offers, store have in line for this shopping season, which traditionally begins in Thanksgiving.

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  • Larry
    With the Virgin / Barclaycard signature offer, there seems to be some consumer deception or maybe even outright fraud goin on.   I decided to jump on this offer..  read all the info on it..  was approved for their platinum card, paid the fee, then was only awarded 10,000 points instead of the advertised 20,000.   When i inquired about the less than advertised bonus points, Barclaycard claims only Signiture Visa cardmembers get the 20,000..  as a platinum cardholder, you don't qualify for that level of bonus, so you get 10k instead.   Well, in their current ongoing promotions, it states plain as day that....    Applicants approved for the Visa Signature or Platinum Card with $49 annual fee will receive 20,000 Bonus Points awarded to your Virgin America Rewards Account at the close of the first billing statement in which you make your first purchase or balance transfer (that is not returned or rescinded) and have paid the Annual Fee on the account (and such fee is not rescinded). They don't mention anything about a separate program for platinum cardholders..  However, trying to get someone to resolve this issue with either Virgin or Barclaycard seems to be rather impossible.. Seems to me they're simply drawing people in with the fraudulent offer, then simply saying, oh, we're sorry you don't qualify..  but thanks for signing up for our garbage credit card with insane fees..   
  • CreditLandCom
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We have reviewed this offer and you are correct, nowhere it is mentioned that 20,000 Bonus can become a 10,000 Bonus all of a sudden... We will mention this in our review of this card so others can make an informed decision. Another way to get Virgin miles is to get an American Express charge card: The Business Gold Rewards Card® now offers 50,000 Miles, though you do have to spend $5,000 in the first three months of card membership to get it. It also has $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175. http://www.credit-land.com/details/the-business-gold-rewards-card-from-american-express-open.php Premier Rewards Gold Card now offers 25,000 Miles, though you do have to spend $2,000 during your first three months of Card membership. It also has annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $175. http://www.credit-land.com/details/american-express-premier-rewards-gold-card.php While we do not know If any of these offers make sense to you, we are at least sure that you will get advertised bonus in full if you decide to get them... Conversion rates for Virgin America are: 100 Elevate Points = 200 Membership Rewards® Points All the best.
  • Deborah Ellsworth
     would very much like to start a new credit history  by making payments on time I would tohave a credit card that is NOT PREPAYID! I don't need a card with a high limit just something to start a new credit history. Thank You Deborah Ellsworth
  • Deborah Ellsworth
    I would very much like to start a new credit line to get back on track. I DO NOT WANT A PREPAID CARD!! This new credit card if I am approved does not have to hace a high limit just something for me to start over again and prove myself ThankYou. D Ellsworth
  • Miss Edna
    there is a huge problem with the RFIP chip: it is easily compromised. There are already 'readers' in the form of what looks like a cellphone in a case, that scans all the info in the chip by merely walking near a person -- this 'reader' penetrates leather, cloth, spandex, etc. The only thing it will NOT penetrate is METAL. Perhaps one has seen commercials touting metal credit card cases. Here is my hint for a free fix: cut a piece of aluminum foil or use the foil that is used to keep foods fresh, like coffee. Cut it so that when folded once, it forms a sleeve for your credit card. place the credit card in the sleeve, then place the sleeve in your wallet.
  • Robin Parks
    I am looking to apply for the AARP Visa signature card from Chase that offers $100 after spend $500 in first 3 months, no annual fee and 0% interest first year; I don't want to mail in offer because of having to write in Social security #. Can you direct me to the proper on-line site?
  • CreditLandCom
    The Chase bank cards are not currently available at Credit-Land.com, but you can consider applying for the Citi® Dividend Platinum Select® Visa® Card - $100 Cash Back. The cards has similar terms and cash back program.
  • Becky
    This is Becky Now what do I do just waqit for acard to come to me?
  • CreditLandCom
    Once you have applied, you should receive a letter within 10 business days letting you know if you were approved and when your card will arrive. If you did not receive any letter or notification from the issuer, you should contact them directly. Also, you should contact the issuer if you’ve been waiting for your credit card longer than 30 days. Since we are not a bank and don’t issue credit cards, we cannot give you any information about your application or credit card.
  • SavingStar
    Thank you for posting about SavingStar. Just to clarify one sentence in your article, we have over 5 million members (not 500). Thanks, Josh
  • CreditLandCom
    Sorry for the misprint. We’ve corrected the sentence. Thank you for noticing that.
  • Eric
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