These are the best Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ deals for those looking to get a new phone. While Samsung’s phones are available everywhere, depending on where you buy one you can save a lot of money. With that in mind, below is our continuously updated list of the best Galaxy S9 deals and discounts. Including $150 off or buy one get one Galaxy S9 free.
The Galaxy S9 is available from all major carriers in the United States and around the globe. It’s also for sale at Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club retail stores starting March 16th. Not to mention Samsung’s own website with the lowest price around.
Before we begin, it’s worth noting that Samsung isn’t offering any crazy incentives like prior years. You can’t get a free Gear VR or a free microSD card, but we still found some lucrative discounts. Savings up to $450 if you buy it from the right store, or trade-in an older phone. Pricing is different everywhere, so it’s extremely important that you know when and where to buy the Galaxy S9.
Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals
Hands down, the best deal right now is simply buying the Galaxy S9 from Wal-Mart. As crazy as it sounds, they’re knocking $150 off the phone when you sign a new installment plan on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. Instead of spending over $900 on the Galaxy S9+, Wal-Mart will only charge you $764. This is available in-store only.
Seriously, but the phone from Wal-Mart, or from Samsung.com as they’re the only two places that aren’t price gouging. Additionally, you can save around $500 by switching to Verizon or AT&T. However, only a select few buyers will want to switch carriers. For everyone else, Best Buy or Wallyworld is your best bet.
Honestly, the best place to buy the Galaxy S9 is from Samsung themselves. That’s because carriers are charging more for no reason. Jacking up the price by over $100 more than Samsung.com. Furthermore, Samsung will give you a better deal on trade-ins too, which you’ll get instantly.
For starters, the Galaxy S9 is only $719 from Samsung, while carriers like Verizon want $799. So you’ll instantly save $80. That said, you can get the Galaxy S9 for as low as $370 with a qualifying trade-in on Samsung.com. They’re asking $839 for the S9+, compared to $930 at Verizon and $940 at AT&T. That’s ridiculous.
The current deal from Samsung’s website gives you up to $350 for trading in a qualifying smartphone. Keep in mind you’ll need to trade in a relatively new phone like a Galaxy S8 or new iPhone to get the maximum trade-in value. If you do though, you can get an S9 for $370 or an S9+ for $490. Trade-in a Pixel 2, LG V30, iPhone 7 or similar devices for $300 off.
You instantly get the $350 off, making your payment or financing easier to manage. Just send in your old phone within 15 days.
Best Buy Galaxy S9 Deals
Another option is getting the Galaxy S9 from Best Buy instead. They’re matching the pricing and promotions of every carrier (except T-Mobile) and they’ll give you $100 just for buying the phone from them instead of your carrier.
Basically, on March 2nd only, Best Buy will give you $100 off the Galaxy S9, then they’re offering the same deal as Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. From March 3rd and beyond that deal is “up to $100 off” but we’re not sure what changes with that deal.
However, you can always get your phone with 24-month interest-free financing using your Best Buy credit card. Keep that in mind.
T-Mobile Galaxy S9 Deals
The next best place to buy this phone is from T-Mobile. That’s because they’re matching Samsung’s pricing, not increasing it, and are running a 50% off promotion for a limited time. It’s not actually 50% off, but if you trade-in an old phone you get a pretty big discount. It’s nothing different from other carriers, they’re just asking less so you’ll pay less.
With T-Mobile, the Galaxy S9 is only $719 outright or $30 a month on an equipment installment plan. You’ll pay $839 for the S9+ or the same $30 a month after putting $120 down up-front.
The only actual “Galaxy S9 deal” from T-Mobile is once you trade-in a qualifying phone you can get up to $360 off. Those savings aren’t instant (like Samsung’s website) and instead will come in the form of credit off your monthly bill over the life of the Galaxy S9 monthly payment plan. Basically, you’ll pay less each month until you get $360 off.
AT&T Galaxy S9 Deals
We’re seeing a pretty decent 50% off deal from AT&T for the Galaxy S9. However, this only applies to the smaller Galaxy S9, and not the Galaxy S9+. You can still get a decent discount, it’s just not 50% off.
More information is available right here. As expected, it’s not as exciting as it sounds. You must add a new line or be a new customer to qualify for the 50% off deal. This is available for a limited time only when you get the S9 on AT&T Next, set up auto-pay, and have paperless billing. Yes, you have to do all of that to qualify.
Verizon Galaxy S9 Deals
Verizon is offering a pretty similar $350 trade-in as everyone else. However, if you’re a new customer they’ll add a $150 Mastercard gift card, saving you $500 off the S9 or S9+. Then, just announced on March 16th, they’re running a buy one get one promotion.
Verizon’s Galaxy S9 is $33.33 a month for $24 months or $800 outright. The bigger S9+ is $38.74 a month for 24 months or $930 outright. Yes, that’s $100 more than Samsung is asking for the unlocked model.
With Verizon (and most carriers) here’s how the trade-in deals work. Get $350 off if you trade in a Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Active, iPhone X, iPhone 8, etc. Then, you’ll get $300 for a Galaxy S7, LG G6, LG V30, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and similar devices. Then, these drop to $200 for even older devices.
So, trade in your old Galaxy S7 and come from a different carrier, and you’ll save $450. This makes the Galaxy S9 only $450. Or, if none of that applies to you just get the buy one get one.
Sprint Galaxy S9 Deals
Sprint recently announced a buy one get one free deal for the Galaxy S9. Or lease one, get one free, basically. Click here for more information. Lease on Galaxy S9 or S9+ on Sprint Flex, and you’ll get a second one for free. You won’t have that monthly $33 payment, as Sprint pays it for you on the second device.
Then, just like Verizon and AT&T, Sprint will give you a Galaxy for up to $500 off with a qualifying trade-in and when you switch from another carrier. Again, most people aren’t jumping from a carrier to Sprint, but it’s an option if you need it.
Otherwise, the phones cost about the same, and trade-in deals are all identical across the board.
With Sprint, you’ll get the Galaxy S9 for $33 a month with a Flex Lease, or pay $792 outright. So at least it’s cheaper than Verizon or AT&T. The S9+ is $38 a month on lease or $912 full price. Take advantage of the buy one get one while it’s still available.
So far, Sprint doesn’t have a full list of devices eligible for the full $350 trade-in, but we’re assuming it’s the same as everyone else. Then, new customers porting over a number will get an addition $150 VISA gift card, making the Galaxy S9 cost less than $500 all said and done.
Right now it doesn’t look like there are any real “Galaxy S9 deals” unless you buy it at Wal-Mart. However, we’re expecting some lucrative deals in the coming days or weeks, discounts at Best Buy, and further savings later in March or early April.
Another option is to buy the Galaxy S8 or S8+ at heavily discounted prices. We’ll continuously monitor the best Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 deals, and update this list with anything worth considering. Once you get your phone, snag a case from the slideshow below.