Ok so I just got this email, and felt very frustrated that they are offering this now, 5 days after I got the Bionic. So I decided to call VZW and explained to them that I just got the Bionic and now just received this email. He told me that since I already bought it, I wasn't eligible for the gift card but offered to credit my account the $25 which I think is great. He also told me the VZW stores themselves can do this. Now we all know how VZW works, depending on who you talk to, you get different replies. Of course I went on and explained how I felt cheated before he offered to credit my account, but I'd say give it a shot, you have nothing to lose and let us know if you get the credit also! NOTE: This does not require buying it online or trading in a dumb phone.