How to get $500 for buying our favorite Android phone

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Review
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Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, so the Black Friday tech deals are nearing an all time high. Just about every retailer under the sun is competing for your business, which means a couple of the less-flashy deals might slip under your radar if you aren't vigilant. This offer from Walmart, for example, will give you a free $500 e-gift card (opens in new tab) when you activate a Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus through their site. 

It works like this. Pick up the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and activate it through Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile by following Walmart's instructions, and the retailer will email you a $500 virtual gift card within 20 days of your purchase. That's all there is to it, no trade-in required. That 500 bucks can be used to buy anything on Walmart's website, and as you know, they have a lot of stuff to choose from. Although it's not a straight discount, it's one of the simpler Black Friday S22 deals that we've seen in a while, so it's worth checking out before the offer expires on December 2nd. 

Samsung Galaxy S22+ 128GB: Get a $500 gift card with qualified activation at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22+ 128GB: Get a $500 gift card with qualified activation at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Activate the S22 Plus through Walmart with Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T, and the retailer will hook you up with a free $500 gift card within 20 days of your purchase. The deal expires on December 2nd, so you only have a little over a week to make your move. 

We're pretty big fans of the entire S22 lineup, but Samsung struck a particularly excellent balance with the S22 Plus. This device — which, by the way, we selected as the best Android phone that money can buy — boasts a truly outstanding 6.6-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and a large battery with 45W charging capabilities. It's not necessarily the most powerful phone that Samsung has ever produced, but with a retail price of around $999, it's certainly the best option for most people. 

Now that you've got your hands on an incredible Android phone, protect your investment with one of the best S22 Plus cases.

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.