Amazing Deal: New iPad Air 128GB W/ AT&T LTE For $499

Written by Charlie

I know that there are a lot of travelers out there that love to have a tablet for day-to-day use. It certainly simplifies many things! I have used many tablets and, while I actually prefer many things about Android tablets, I am kind of stuck in the Apple web since I have other Apple devices and they just work together so seamlessly. 🙂 Anyway, if there are any of you that like Apple devices, you may find this deal to be pretty good.

I had actually come here to write a post about a different deal I spotted on this unit and went to check other vendors for price comparison. I was surprised to see that Best Buy actually had this at a much better price – $499 for a brand new tablet! This is the previous version Air, but for a 128GB tablet with LTE, this is a phenomenal deal! Strangely enough, it is actually cheaper than the Verizon 64GB version on contract! This one does not come with a contract so this is out-the-door pricing.

iPad Air

Great price for the top-end iPad Air!

In fact, if you buy the WiFi only version of this model (same color), it will cost you $150 more than this model with LTE. This sale price is only valid on the silver.

Best Buy Link iPad Air 128GB w/AT&T LTE

To make this deal even better, sign-up for Best Buy’s Reward Zone membership and you will get $10 in reward certificates to spend later. You can also go through a shopping portal to earn another point or two with your purchase (Ultimate Reward portal is at 1 point per dollar). Finally, one extra step to save a little more – head over to eBay and purchase a 10% mover’s coupon for about $2.99. This will take another 10% off of your price.

EDIT: for those interested, the other deal I was going to post is at B&H and is for the unlocked LTE version. It is $529 and tax is only charged for NY. Here is the link. If you get the 10% off for the Best Buy version (and live in NY), then going with Best Buy is the better option, but now you have more options! This deal at B&H ends today.

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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.


  • Hey Charles, good find. I was super excited and was about to jump all over either one, but I realized after some time of checking into each variant that both of the old model. Definitely my fault and still a good deal. But people should be careful if like me, you definitely want the latest one which is quite a bit better in weight, speed, and having the ID touch.

    • Thanks, Andy. I had mentioned that in the post but I should have made it more noticeable. You are right, the new has a slimmer profile and the Touch ID is pretty great!

      • Yeah exactly… I know you did mention it but it was the “New Ipad air” in the title that got me and I didn’t fully read the post OR the full details of the websites.

        In any case, I like your blog and please keep it up, I appreciate it. 🙂

  • I thought the Ipad Air only came in 16GB and 32GB. Are you sure there isn’t an error in the specs?