[Koodo] Koodo SIIx $100-$100GC+$150Tab
Nov 26: the BB website now has this deal listed as expiring Dec 13/12. The $100GC offer has appeared and disappeared a couple of times but it's there as of 12:09pm Nov 26 EST
The BB page for generating a referral is here: https://www.bestbuyrewardzone.ca/en/referAFriend.jspx For me, it's ad #2 in the rotating banner ads.
Note that FS has this deal until Nov 29. But BB has better bonuses through RZ. [Added Nov 26: FS flyer (p4) has this phone for $100-$100GC+$150Tab but listing on FS website is $150-$100GC+$150Tab. YMMV.
[Added Nov 24: Here's another tip I forgot: when you activate in-store, ask the sales person to disable data on the account. I was worried that if I accidentally accessed data, I'd get hit for the first tier on the Flex Data plan. It probably wouldn't happen but I was nervous. If for some reason they wouldn't do it, I'd have pulled the SIM as soon as I left the store or even sooner (with data disabled I waited until I got home)]
Since it will come up later, note:
Cheapest unlocking code is from mobilexpresscanada.com ($15)
Some people buy an unlock service on eBay for less, it involves giving remote access to your PC
When unlocked, this phone will work on: Telus/Koodo, Bell/Virgin, Rogers/Fido, Wind, Mobilicity, Vidéotron, TMobile US (not LTE, for those networks with LTE). It also works on networks using those carriers, e.g. 7-11 Speakout, PetroCanada, etc.
New flyer is up now. Page 5. It's $99.99 plus $150 on the Tab. $100 GC makes this $150 net (plus tax, plus however many days service you have to pay, seems to be about 5). If you need and get a 403 area code, I think you'll pay only 5% GST on the Tab and on the service (local tax on the $100 out the door).
Get a referral for BB RewardZone and get a $25 credit. And $5 RZ credit for new activations.
Or try and price match to WalMart or Loblaws if you don't want BB credit.
Finally, looks like FS has the same deal until Nov 29 ($100-$100GC+$150Tab+a few days service).