Deal alert: Samsung Galaxy S9 for £499 with £100 cashback

This was already a solid deal, then they threw in £100 cashback

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If you're in the market for a bargain Samsung Galaxy S9, then you're in the right place. We've sniffed out a pretty sumptuous SIM-free deal on the flagship Galaxy S handset that includes £100 cashback on the already competitive £499 price tag.

It's worth noting the jaw-dropping £499 price tag will only get you a refurbished Galaxy S9. That's probably not going to be a problem for most people, since certified refurbished devices are in full working order, and most often than not, look like they've never been taken out of the box.

Mobile Phones Direct is selling the SIM-free refurbished Galaxy S9 for £499 – that's a saving of £240 compared to the price when it launched back in March. However, the £100 cashback offer comes directly from Samsung itself.

In a bid to boost sales ahead of Christmas, Samsung has unleashed a very generous offer that includes up to £150 cashback on its selected Galaxy smartphones, smartwatches or tablets bought before December 24.

To claim your cashback from the manufacturer, you'll need to send Samsung the IMEI or serial number of your new phone, tablet or wearable within the first 30 days. Then it's simply a case of sending your bank account details, contact information, and a scanned photograph of your proof of purchase. And that's it.

Samsung will transfer over the money directly into your bank account within 30 days of claim validation. That brings the total cost of the SIM-free handset to £399.

Samsung Galaxy S9 | 64GB | Refurbished | Now £499
If you're looking for a solid deal on the Galaxy S9, this is it. With the £100 cashback available from Samsung on this handset, you'll effectively only be paying £399 for this flagship phone. Bargain.View Deal

That's a serious bargain for this smartphone. In our Galaxy S9 review, T3 praised the flagship handset for its standout, party-piece camera system, as well as its eye-popping Super AMOLED display. Even with the Galaxy S10 looming on the horizon, you really can't go wrong with the Galaxy S9 if you're looking for a brilliant Android all-rounder.

If you don't fancy buying a refurbished Galaxy S9 and don't mind paying a little bit more for a device that has never been touched by human hands, John Lewis is currently offering a brand-new Galaxy S9 for £569

John Lewis is one of the retailers that is eligible for the same £100 cashback offering as before, bringing your total cost down to £469 for the box-fresh handset.  As always, John Lewis is offering it's brilliant 2 year guarantee with the Galaxy S9, superseding the manufacturer's warranty that comes as standard by a whole year.

If you're not a fan of buying SIM-free smartphones and would rather opt for a monthly contract, check out the latest Galaxy S9 prices in our interactive chart ~