Today only: get a $500 free Verizon gift card when you bring your own device

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Some Verizon deals come and go so quickly that, if you blink, you could miss huge wireless savings and even free gift cards if you aren't constantly vigilant. Case in point: today only (April 13th), the carrier is giving away a free $500 gift card (opens in new tab) when you bring your own compatible device.

It's one of those Verizon deals that sounds almost too good to be true. All you need to do is activate the device, sign up for an eligible 5G Unlimited plan, and Verizon will send you a $500 virtual gift card within eight weeks. This Verizon e-gift card can be used to purchase new Verizon phones, accessories, or even just to pay off your Verizon cell phone plan

The promotion is a part of the wireless carrier's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program, which offers huge savings and other goodies when you bring a compatible phone to Verizon. As if the $500 Verizon gift card wasn't enough, the carrier is also sweetening the pot by automatically entering participants into a sweepstakes that could get you free tickets to see your favorite performers live in concert. 

To get the deal of the day and be entered into the sweepstakes, customers must sign up for the 5G Get More Unlimited plan. This premium plan costs $90/month for a single line and comes with loads of features, such as access to Verizon's 5G Ultra-Wideband network and 5GB of premium hotspot data, not to mention unlimited talk, text, and standard data.  

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Today only: Get a FREE $500 virtual gift card when you bring your phone to Verizon (opens in new tab)

Today only: Get a FREE $500 virtual gift card when you bring your phone to Verizon (opens in new tab)

Head to Verizon with your compatible device and sign up for the 5G Get More Unlimited plan, and the wireless carrier will send you a $500 gift card within eight weeks to spend on phones, accessories, and more.

Verizon will also automatically enter you into a sweepstakes to win free tickets to live shows and sporting events. 

If Verizon's plans aren't doing it for you, you can still enjoy access to their widespread coverage and save cash by signing up for an MVNO like Visible. See how the prepaid carrier compares with our Visible vs. Verizon wireless guide. 

Patrick Farmer
Deals and Commerce Writer

Patrick (he/him) is a Deals and Commerce Writer at Android Central. In his past life as a freelancer, he covered everything from book reviews to buying guides, and now he's finally settled down with the goal of saving you money. When he's not writing, Patrick is probably sipping on craft beer, riding his bike, or hanging out with his cat.