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Getting The Most Points When Buying The iPhone 6

Written by Charlie

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For Apple fans, tomorrow is a very big days it is the day to pre-order the new iPhones. For the first time, Apple has released two phones that have different sizes so the pre-order rush may not be as intense as it was for the 5s given the fact that many consumers may want to hold both phones to help them with their decisions. But, if you are one of those who plan on pre-ordering one of the new iPhones, you might as well maximize the points you can earn buying it!

Getting the Most Points When Buying the iPhone 6

iPhone 6

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

I am not going to speak to the technical aspects of the phone that much since you probably already know all you need to about the phone if you plan on buying it! If you do not, just search for “iPhone 6” and read any of the stories from the tech blogs to get the information you are looking for.

What I will write about is what stores will be accepting pre-orders and how to maximize the points you can earn with them.

Prices

Before we break down the various retail outlets that you can purchase the phones through, here is a list showing the prices for the various models of the new iPhones.

iPhone 6 4.7″

  • 16gb – $199
  • 64gb – $299
  • 128gb – $399

The T-Mobile edition comes with no contract and is available at the following prices:

  • 16g – $649
  • 64gb – $749
  • 128gb – $849

iPhone 6 Plus 5.5″

  • 16gb – $299
  • 64gb – $399
  • 128gb – $499

The T-Mobile edition for this also comes with no contract and is available at the following pries:

  • 16gb – $749
  • 64gb – $849
  • 128gb – $949

iPhone

Apple

AT&T

If you are making a new account, the airline portals below will give you the miles mentioned. Upgrades may not earn the miles.

  • Pre-orders start at 12:01AM (PST)
  • American Airlines – 4,300 miles
  • BigCrumbs – up to $60 cash back
  • Delta Airlines – 2,800 miles
  • Hawaiian Airlines – 6,517 miles
  • Southwest Airlines – 3,600 points
  • US Airways – 2,800 miles
  • United Airlines – 2,600 miles
  • If you have them charge the price of the phone to your bill (or use their NEXT plan), you can pay for the bill with your Chase Ink Bold/Plus and earn 5X points as a telecommunications purchase. Reports vary (but mostly no) whether you will receive the 5X points if purchasing the phone directly.

Sprint

If you are making a new account, the airline portals below will give you the miles mentioned. Upgrades may not earn the miles.

  • Pre-orders start at 12:00AM (PST)
  • American Airlines – 3,300 miles
  • BigCrumbs – up to $45 cash back
  • Delta Airlines – 2,100 miles
  • Southwest Airlines – 2,700 points
  • US Airways – 2,100 miles
  • United Airlines – 1,900 miles
  • If you have them charge the price of the phone to your bill, you can pay for the bill with your Chase Ink Bold/Plus and earn 5X points as a telecommunications purchase. Reports vary (but mostly no) whether you will receive the 5X points if purchasing the phone directly.

T-Mobile

If you are making a new account, the airline portals below will give you the miles mentioned. Upgrades most likely will not earn the miles.

  • Pre-orders start at 12:01AM (PST)
  • American Airlines – 3,300 miles
  • BigCrumbs – up to $45 cash back
  • Delta Airlines – 2,100 miles
  • Southwest Airlines – 2,700 points
  • US Airways – 2,100 miles
  • United Airlines – 1,900 miles
  • If you have them charge the price of the phone to your bill, you can pay for the bill with your Chase Ink Bold/Plus and earn 5X points as a telecommunications purchase. Reports vary (but mostly no) whether you will receive the 5X points if purchasing the phone directly.

Verizon

If you are making a new account, the airline portals below will give you the miles mentioned. Upgrades most likely will not earn the miles.

  • Pre-orders start at 12:01AM (PST)
  • American Airlines – 2,800 miles
  • BigCrumbs – up to $45 back
  • Delta Airlines – 1,800 miles
  • Southwest Airlines – 2,300 points
  • US Airways – 1,800 miles
  • United Airlines – 1,700 miles
  • If you have them charge the price of the phone to your bill, you can pay for the bill with your Chase Ink Bold/Plus and earn 5X points as a telecommunications purchase. Reports vary (but mostly no) whether you will receive the 5X points if purchasing the phone directly.

Retail Store

Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Target, and Wal-Mart all are offering pre-orders but they are in-store only. They will be accepting those pre-orders tomorrow. The best way to get points on those purchases would be to purchase gift cards for one of those stores at an office supply store (with your Chase Ink card) or at grocery stores (with a card that offers bonus points for a grocery store). Just be aware if you use a gift card, you will not have the warranty protection offered with some credit cards.

Also, Wal-Mart is offering the base models of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with a $20 discount and an additional $15 gift card when you pick up your pre-order. Another option is to pre-order at Sam’s Club where the base models will be $22 off.

Any other deals that you know about for the iPhone 6 phones? 

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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