Back-to-School Deals: Where to Buy an iPhone 14 Without Breaking the Bank

Whether you’re an iPhone loyalist or a newbie to Apple’s signature smartphone, every kind of shopper likes a good deal for back to school and beyond. For those of you who are looking for a new iPhone but don’t want to break the bank in the process, we put together a list of places where you can get a new or refurbished iPhone at a discount.

Who has the best iPhone deals? It really depends on your preference. Keep reading for a roundup of retailers such as Walmart, Target and Best Buy where you can pre-order the new iPhone 14, and buy the already released iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and earlier models for cheap.

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro (Pre-order)

Price: $999.99 $free with eligible trade-in

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How to Get an iPhone at Verizon

The iPhone 14 Pro retails for $999 and the Pro Max is $1,099, but Verizon is offering several promo deals that could put money back in your pocket. Customers can receive a free iPhone 14 with eligible trade-in and select 5G Unlimited plans, plus you’ll get $200 when you switch to Verizon. The iPhone 14 is available in deep purple, space black, silver and gold.

Verizon also has financing plans for all phones. Another great deal at Verizon: Get a free iPhone SE with a new smartphone line on select 5G Unlimited plans. Verizon has deals on iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini and pre-owned devices too. You can also find iPhone 13 and other models at Verizon.

How to Get an iPhone at AT&T

AT&T is offering up to $1,000 off iPhone 14 Pro Max, with an eligible trade-in. The iPhone 14 is available in multiple colors at AT&T including red and blue. Want the iPhone 13 instead? Finance it at AT&T for $22 a month (for 36 months). AT&T also has deals on iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone SE (3rd generation) and more.

iPhone 14 (Pre-order)

Price: $799.99 $23/month

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How to Get an iPhone at Walmart

Depending on your carrier, buying an iPhone at Walmart can definitely save you money in the long run. The retailer offers deals on iPhone 13 and older models for AT&T and Verizon phone plans. Click here for iPhone 14.

iPhone 13 Mini (128GB)

Price: $from $16.09/month

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How to Get an iPhone at Best Buy

Not only is Best Buy a great choice for iPhones, you’ll get extra perks such as free subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple News and Apple TV+ for up to six months. Like other major retailers, Best Buy services Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile customers, which means that you can save up to $1,000 on an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, with select wireless plans.

Save up to $450 on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini with qualified activation and trade-in for new and existing T-Mobile customers.


Other Best Buy deals include up to $700 off an iPhone when you buy two phones. Best Buy carries a large selection of renewed iPhones on sale as well.  You can also find iPhone deals directly through T-Mobile. (Eligible customers have the chance to receive a free subscriptions to Apple TV+ for a year.)

iPhone 13 Pro (128GB)

Price: $from $27.77/month

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How to Get an iPhone at Amazon

Of course, the world’s largest online retailer carries more iPhones than you can imagine. For example, this iPhone 13 is $30 a month (or $729 for a one-time payment) with a Cricket Wireless Unlimited plan. Speaking of Cricket Wireless, get a free iPhone SE when you purchase three months of service upfront (usually $60/month). The special offer ends on Sept. 15. (Cricket’s $60 monthly plan also includes free HBO Max).

Interested in refurbished phones? This iPhone 12 is on sale at Amazon for $478, and the iPhone 12 mini is marked down to $399. Apple hasn’t released iPhone 14 on Amazon yet but it should be coming soon.

iPhone 13 (128 GB)

Price: $829

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How to Get an iPhone at Target

Target offers iPhone deals for service with AT&T or Verizon. Choose between new, pre-paid and refurbished iPhones including iPhone 14 (plus, pro and max)iPhone 13 and iPhone 12. Deals include this Total Wireless pre-paid iPhone SE 4G  (2nd Gen) for $150, and this AT&T pre-paid iPhone 7 for $350 (with $50 of air time included).

iPhone 13 Mini (128GB)

Price: $19.44 a month (with AT&T)

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