Free Phone by Trying on Jeans? You read that right. American Eagle and CellStores.com are running a promotion from July 21st to August 3rd, in which you will receive a free Android phone and a $25 American Eagle Gift Card simply for trying on a pair of AE jeans. Sounds too good to be true? Obviously, as you will of course be required to sign up for a 2-year contract on the phone. But this is surely one of the most unique promotions I have seen for smartphones.
Here is an excerpt from the AE Press Release:
And, How it Works:PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced a break-through back-to-school promotion in which every customer who tries on a pair of AE jeans receives a free smartphone after instant discount with a new two-year service plan, from July 21 to August 3. Customers can choose from more than 40 phones from a variety of top brands including BlackBerry® and Android™ smartphones and many others. Every customer who takes advantage of the promotion will also receive a $25 AE “Money Card” redeemable online or in stores.
“American Eagle Outfitters wants to send our customers back-to-school in style with new denim and a new phone,” said Fred Grover, executive vice president of marketing, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. “This promotion adds a level of excitement and fun to our customers’ shopping experience, as well as making a powerful statement about our confidence in the denim collection.”
On the list of free smartphones, you will find the HTC Aria, LG Ally, Motorola Cliq XT, Motorola Blackflip, HTC Droid Eris, and Motorola Devour. Take a look at the full selection here, or check out the snapshot below:
- As customers exit the AE fitting rooms after trying on jeans, they will receive a special card that explains how to select their phone and carrier at www.ae.com/jeans.
- The new phone and $25 AE Money Card is sent to the customer via FedEx.
- Users will be given the opportunity to download an AE logo to their phone deck that acts as a direct link to the AE mobile site.
- Online shoppers will receive the special card in their order shipment with every denim purchase.
So, anyone plan on taking advantage of this promotion? And more importantly, do any of the free phones listed still appeal to you?
Source: BusinessWire, CellStores