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The best Black Friday 2016 phone deals at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and more

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Amelia Krales

Smartphones don’t get the kind of eye-popping, fight-in-the-aisles quality deals that TVs do on Black Friday, but stores are still offering plenty of incentives to pick one up this weekend. For the most part, that means bundles on today’s top phones that don’t necessarily lower their price, but do end up giving you more for your money. Here’s the best of what we’ve spotted.

Walmart

Buy “any” Apple or Samsung smartphone on a Verizon or AT&T installment plan, get a $250 Walmart gift card (note that “any” does not include Samsung’s Galaxy J3 or any phone that’s being sold at a discounted price)

Target

Buy an Apple Watch Series 1 for $198, about $70 off the normal retail price.

Buy an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus on a Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint installment plan, get a $250 Target gift card

Buy a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on a Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint installment plan, get a $250 Target gift card and a Gear VR

Costco

Buy a Galaxy S7 on a Verizon or AT&T installment plan, get a $200 Costco gift card (via mail-in rebate), two card mounts, a car charger, and a battery pack

Best Buy

Buy a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on a Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint installment plan, get a $250 Best Buy gift card and a Gear VR

Buy an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus on a Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint installment plan, get a Best Buy gift card ($250 with 256GB model, $100 with 32GB and 128GB models)

Buy an LG G5 on a Verizon or Sprint installment plan, get a $300 Best Buy gift card

Moto Z Droid on a Verizon installment plan discounted to $240

AT&T

Buy a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on an installment plan, get a Gear VR

Buy a Galaxy S6 on an installment plan, get a $200 Visa gift card

Buy any Samsung Galaxy phone on an installment plan, get a Gear S3 for $49.99 (two-year service plan required)

Verizon

Google Pixel or Pixel XL with 32GB of storage for $240 and Pixel or Pixel XL with 128GB of storage for $360 (the catch: you have to pay $649.99 up front; the difference will be deducted from your wireless bill month to month over the next two years)

T-Mobile

T-Mobile is mostly repromoting its existing trade-in deals

Sprint

Buy a Galaxy S7 on an installment plan, get a free Galaxy S7 if you open a new line of service (unlimited service plan also required for at least one phone)

Buy a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, get a free Galaxy Tab E

Buy an LG V20, get a free 43-inch 4K TV from LG (valued at $449)

Buy an LG G5, get a free 32-inch 1080p LED TV from LG (valued at $199.99)

HTC

HTC 10 for $499 (currently $539.99)

HTC One M9 for $300 (currently $379.99)

HTC One A9 for $275 (currently $320)

Motorola / Lenovo

Moto Z Play Droid with Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod or Moto Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod for $457.99 (regularly $707.99)

Moto Z Droid with Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod or Moto Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod for $673.99 (regularly $923.99)

BlackBerry

Priv for $299 (currently $348.99)

DTEK50 for $229 (regularly $299)

Apple

Last year Apple skipped Black Friday altogether and this year it’s doing gift cards. You can get a gift card worth up to $150 when purchasing select products. But don’t get too excited — neither the iPhone 7 nor the new MacBooks are included in the promo.

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