The ink is barely dry on the announcement for Google's brand-new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL mid-range smartphones, but a hot deal has already presented itself. Google revealed the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL priced at $399 and $479 respectively, which is already pretty reasonable pricing for these mid-range Android Pie smartphones.
However, Best Buy is currently running a promotion that gives you a free $100 gift card with the purchase of either smartphone -- even unlocked models with no strings attached to a wireless carrier. If you buy an unlocked Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL, you don't even have to activate the device to get your $100 gift card. However, if you do return the phone for any reason, you do forfeit the gift card (i.e. if you use the gift card before returning the phone, $100 will be deducted from your refund).
When adding either the Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL (Unlocked) to your Best Buy cart, a $100 E-Gift Card is automatically added as well. After your order is confirmed and shipped (or picked up if you choose store pickup), the gift card will be emailed to you.
At $299 and $379 after gift card for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL respectively, this represents quite the bargain for Google's latest Pixel devices and could help to boost the company's smartphone aspirations. That coupled with the fact that the Pixel family is no longer being sold as a Verizon Wireless carrier exclusive also opens up additional opportunities for Google with regards to increasing sales figures.
For more details on the new Pixel 3a family, be sure to check out our launch article. Both phones come packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB and the same selfie and rear cameras from its more expensive Pixel 3 siblings. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a mainly differ in screen size and battery capacity.