Promotions and discounts guide №156

The New Year is very close, which means it's time to sum up some results. Including the results of the sales. Well, or to hold the final sales of the year - in the hope that buyers still have some money left or they print egg capsules in order to please relatives and friends on holidays. Let's take a quick look at the range of promotional offers that rolled out major federal electronics retailers. I note right away that some of the promotions were already described in the previous issue of the Promotions Guide, since a considerable number of stores decided to announce pre-New Year sales from the beginning of December, or even at the end of November.

M.Video

The New Year sale in M.Video started on November 30th, so only a few additions were launched closer to the New Year. The biggest ones were TV Super Prices and Your New Year with Huawei. In general, already from the names it becomes clear what is about what. But still, let's clarify. Discounts on TVs will be until January 10, bonus rubles are fully available on the loyalty card, and purchases on credit are possible. In addition to the TVs themselves, from which you can choose both budget solutions from little-known brands, and top models from the recognized grandees of the TV industry for hundreds of thousands of rubles, you can purchase various accessories (set-top boxes, etc.), as well as musical goods ( acoustics, etc.). A promotion from Huawei is a broadcast of a brand offer, that is, it makes sense to watch these products with the same discount level at all official retailers and in the Huawei branded store. The offer is valid until December 31, you can choose from the entire range of Huawei products, but not all models received a discount.

Promotional offers from MSI and Sony have also been added. MSI offers a discount up to 46 thousand rubles for their laptops. Of course, this is a systematic reduction in the price tag as the models become obsolete. The treasured 46 thousand will be when buying models of the MSI Creator series with a price tag of more than 200 thousand rubles. The promotion will run until January 9th. Sony has another iteration of the endless soundbar story. For a change, a 100% discount is given, that is, the soundbar comes as a gift when buying a TV. The soundbar model depends on the selected TV model. The degree of profitability of the offer is very different, since the maximum price tag for a soundbar is about 42 thousand rubles, and for TVs it reaches 5 million. The promotion is valid until January 10 or until the supply of TVs and soundbars is exhausted. By the way, the one that costs 4,999,999 rubles is already alone, hurry up!

Beeline

A new campaign "New Year sets with Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones" has started in Beeline stores and online store. It is stated that thanks to it, the buyer can benefit up to 50%. The offer does not provide for a direct discount, but it is assumed that you can save money due to the fact that the standard price of a smartphone will include communication services or “Comprehensive Protection”, as well as accessories.Several dozen devices from Samsung and Xiaomi are participating in the promotion, to which they can be added: the Comprehensive Protection service for a smartphone for two years, a SIM card with a balance of 2,000 to 18,000 rubles (the amount will depend on the selected smartphone model) and accessories from the list. On account of the balance on the SIM card, you can activate the tariffs "Close people" / "Close people +", "Maximum" / "Maximum +", "Your decision", "SuperCity" (for Moscow and the Moscow region). Existing Beeline subscribers can insure a smartphone for the same amount as part of the promotion - from 2,000 to 18,000 rubles. The kit also includes a subscription to the START video service for a period of six months, access to which is provided by Beeline TV. The action "Christmas bundles with Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones" is valid until December 31, 2021.

Eldorado

Closer to the New Year, the range of shares of M.Video and Eldorado began to converge again. The main sales in these stores are identical, as is the expansion of the assortment. Eldorado also has a sale on TVs, discounts on Huawei products, and you can get a Sony soundbar as a gift when you buy a Sony TV. There are no significant differences in terms and conditions, but as the goods are exhausted, the stock catalogs may vary slightly.

In addition to these promotions, Eldorado is promoting several more. Until the end of the week, you can find Digma brand products with big discounts. It is generally stated up to 60%, but in fact the discount level is more likely to reach 30-40%, no more. There are even symbolic discounts of 100-300 rubles, the maximum savings will be when buying laptops and electric scooters. In addition to Huawei, there is a sale from Honor. The offer applies to laptops, smartphones and wearable devices. They promise a discount of up to 10 thousand rubles, but it is available for one laptop, in other cases the discount is much smaller. A small promotion was also rolled out Samsung, offering a discount on their smart watches and TWS headphones until the New Year. The discount is very different, but in general, now this is the minimum price tag on the market.

And last but not least, discounts on gaming products in the EldoPLAY section. Again, a discount of up to 60% is announced, but this is on sales of games to which Eldorado is indirectly related. More interestingly, quite good prices for different gaming peripherals such as the same headsets.

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MTS has also updated its catalog of promotional offers, and at once it is quite large-scale and not bad in terms of the profitability of the offers. For starters, there was an offer with deferred bonuses. Until December 31, for any purchase in the amount of 2,990 rubles or more in MTS stores or online store, you will receive a promotional code for a discount of 1,000 rubles on your next purchase. The restrictions are the following. The second purchase must be made before January 31, 2022, its amount must be at least 2,990 rubles, and it must be made directly in the MTS communication salon. Plus, it will not apply (like any other) to goods from the stop list. In general, MTS is trying to spur the attendance of its stores in the "off season". To help you figure out what to buy at MTS to receive this promotional code, here is a list of new promotions.

Until January 16, when purchasing realme series 8 smartphones, realme Buds Air 2 TWS headphones will be offered as a gift. You can choose from black or white options (subject to availability). If you choose a GT series smartphone, then the realme Watch 2 Pro will be a gift, which can also be selected by color.

Until December 31, buyers of Samsung Galaxy Watch4 LTE smart watches will receive a tariff with the “Go-Smart. For Watches” with 100% discount on the monthly fee for 12 months. The offer is available only when buying in the salon or choosing courier delivery. If you pay attention to the catalog, it becomes clear that this is not a new promotion, but an extension of the long-running promotional offer for communication as a gift for buyers of children's smart watches. Previously, the "Adults" promotion only had Geozone watches for seniors in this promotion. With the addition of Samsung watches to the catalog, the offer begins to look much more interesting.

An alternative to it will be an offer for buyers of Huawei smart watches. There will be no connection as a gift, but a Hauwei Band 6 fitness bracelet as a gift. The promotion applies only to buyers of smartwatches of the Watch GT line. Valid until December 31, you can choose the color of the bracelet. The offer is valid for the online store.

Citylink

In Citilink, the main discount section was predictably updated, where the catalog of goods was once again shaken up, removing items that were out of stock and adding new, just as relevant ones. However, let's be fair, we added other products that received a planned discount from their brands. Not to say that some great variety has come, but if you are not limited to technology, then it is quite possible to look in New Year's decorations, etc. But be careful, read the size of the discount written in small print - for some items it will be even less than 100 rubles.

As for more relevant offers, the maximum promotional price tags will be for laptops:

  • until December 31 10% off Gigabyte models with a promo code, but only a few top gaming laptops to choose from; up to 11,200 rubles. No promo code is required, besides, this is the same promotion for Huawei laptops as in other networks, Citilink just found the model with the highest price tag and indicated a discount from it;
  • And with Huawei MateBook X Pro there is not only a discount, but also Huawei Freebuds 4 headphones as a gift. Valid until January 17;
  • until December 31st, the discount will be on MSI laptops. The size of the discount is up to 20 thousand rubles, in the assortment of the model up to 100,000 rubles;
  • Also, until December 31, a 10% discount will be on Acer laptops. Many different models, promo code required;
  • the same conditions for HP laptops, but the promo code, of course, will be different, and you can only choose among the budget class;
  • with their own 10% discount and their own promotional code, several inexpensive Lenovo models will be sold. Also valid until December 31.

There are a couple of promotions in Citilink for TVs. Until January 10, discounts of up to 30% of the original cost are possible when buying Hyundai smart TVs, provided that this is a model based on the Salyut TV platform from Sberbank. The range of prices is within the entire model range of this brand. No promo code required. You don't need a promo code to get discounts on LG TVs either. But here in the catalog there are only two models with a discount of 2,000 and 7,000 rubles. Perhaps in other cities the situation is more interesting, but in Moscow the action clearly actually took place, despite the deadline until January 10.

If we talk about promotions for smartphones, then there is little choice. It is stated that there is a promotion on the model Samsung, but a discount of 30 thousand rubles is not news. This is a reduction in the price of the model range from the moment it enters the market, so that in fact everyone is already selling devices at the same price that Citilink shows as promotional. Accordingly, only a “gift” remains, which includes the CITY Mobile Basic service package and 3 months of subscription to Yandex services. The package of services assumes that a store employee will help activate the smartphone and install a number of “very necessary” applications on it. I can’t say the reason why you won’t be able to install AIMP or Angry Birds yourself, and also why there is an antivirus on your smartphone. More interesting is the offer from TCL, which cooperates with Citilink on an exclusive basis, offering two new products: TCL 20 Pro 5G and TCL 20B, to which it gives its TWS- headphones. The profitability of the promotion depends solely on your attitude to the TCL brand, these models are not yet available in other federal chains.

There is also a discount for Samsung tablets - a discount of up to 8,000 rubles can be received if purchased before January 9th. The discount for a tablet Nokia T20 in 3/32 GB version has the same period. But the discount is smaller - only 1 thousand rubles. There is also an offer for a fitness bracelet as a gift for smartwatch Huawei, which is no different from other stores. From those that I have not met in other stores - an offer from Edifier. Until January 9, up to 20% discount on headphones. There are Blutooth and TWS models in the assortment, but the discount in absolute terms is small, since all models are of a budget level.

MegaFon

MegaFon also has a promotion from Huawei running in other networks, timed to coincide with the release of smart watches Watch 3 GT. Just like everywhere else, you can get a Huawei Band 6 fitness bracelet as a gift. The conditions are no different from other stores. There are also discounts on smartphones realme, but no gifts are included, only a discount on smart watches, which must be purchased separately. Until the end of the year, promotional prices will be on models Xiaomi both entry-level and top-level.

Exclusive promotion is offer from Samsung. Until January 9, MegaFon stores will have a special offer for the Galaxy A22s 5G. The most affordable 5G smartphone is offered for 19,990 rubles, while the kit will also include a JBL T115 TWS headset and 600 rubles for communication. Of course, there are a number of reservations regarding the transfer of these 600 rubles. They can be credited only if the tariff implies the presence of such an option (i.e. refers to the current line, archived ones disappear immediately), and they cannot be spent at once - you will receive 200 rubles for communication services within 3 months. If 5G networks worked for us, then this would probably be the most interesting proposal, but alas.

The JBL brand, owned by Samsung, also has its share in MegaFon stores. Until December 31, the price tag for the speaker JBL Link Portable is set at 5,555 rubles. This is probably the most budgetary Bluetooth speaker that has good sound and has a built-in voice assistant (Alice from Yandex).

But for Apple smartphones, the discount is not so big, if you look at the percentages. 2% discount can be obtained if you buy iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max with online payment. The discount will be applied automatically if the device is in stock and you do it before January 9 inclusive. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts, but if you do not have enough funds, then MegaFon is ready to provide you with an "installment plan".

Promotions and discounts guide №156

The New Year is very close, which means it's time to sum up some results. Including the results of the sales. Well, or to hold the final sales of the year - in the hope that buyers still have some money left or they print egg capsules in order to please relatives and friends on holidays. Let's take a quick look at the range of promotional offers that rolled out major federal electronics retailers. I note right away that some of the promotions were already described in the previous issue of the Promotions Guide, since a considerable number of stores decided to announce pre-New Year sales from the beginning of December, or even at the end of November.

M.Video

The New Year sale in M.Video started on November 30, so only a few additions were launched closer to the New Year itself. The biggest ones were Super Prices on TV and Your New Year with Huawei. In general, already from the names it becomes clear what is about what. But still, let's clarify. Discounts on TVs will be available until January 10, bonus rubles are fully available on the loyalty card, and purchases on credit are possible. In addition to the TVs themselves, from which you can choose from budget solutions from little-known brands, as well as top models from the recognized grandees of the TV industry for hundreds of thousands of rubles, you can purchase various accessories (set-top boxes, etc.), as well as musical goods ( acoustics, etc.). A promotion from Huawei is a broadcast of a brand offer, that is, it makes sense to watch these products with the same discount level at all official retailers and in the Huawei branded store. The offer is valid until December 31, you can choose from the entire range of Huawei products, but not all models received a discount.

Promotional offers from MSI and Sony have also been added. MSI offers a discount up to 46 thousand rubles for their laptops. Of course, this is a systematic reduction in the price tag as the models become obsolete. The treasured 46 thousand will be when buying models of the MSI Creator series with a price tag of more than 200 thousand rubles. The promotion will run until January 9th. Sony has another iteration of the endless soundbar story. For a change, a 100% discount is given, that is, the soundbar comes as a gift when buying a TV. The soundbar model depends on the selected TV model. The degree of profitability of the offer is very different, since the maximum price tag for a soundbar is about 42 thousand rubles, and for TVs it reaches 5 million. The promotion is valid until January 10 or until the supply of TVs and soundbars is exhausted. By the way, the one that costs 4,999,999 rubles is already alone, hurry up!

Beeline

A new campaign "New Year sets with Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones" has started in Beeline stores and online store. It is stated that thanks to it, the buyer can benefit up to 50%. The offer does not provide for a direct discount, but it is assumed that you can save money due to the fact that the standard price of a smartphone will include communication services or “Comprehensive Protection”, as well as accessories.Several dozen devices from Samsung and Xiaomi are participating in the promotion, to which they can be added: the Comprehensive Protection service for a smartphone for two years, a SIM card with a balance of 2,000 to 18,000 rubles (the amount will depend on the selected smartphone model) and accessories from the list. On account of the balance on the SIM card, you can activate the tariffs "Close people" / "Close people +", "Maximum" / "Maximum +", "Your decision", "SuperCity" (for Moscow and the Moscow region). Existing Beeline subscribers can insure a smartphone for the same amount as part of the promotion - from 2,000 to 18,000 rubles. The kit also includes a subscription to the START video service for a period of six months, access to which is provided by Beeline TV. The promotion "Christmas bundles with Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones" is valid until December 31, 2021.

Eldorado

Closer to the New Year, the range of shares of M.Video and Eldorado began to converge again. The main sales in these stores are identical, as is the expansion of the assortment. Eldorado also has a sale on TVs, discounts on Huawei products, and you can get a Sony soundbar as a gift when you buy a Sony TV. There are no significant differences in terms and conditions, but as the goods are exhausted, the stock catalogs may vary slightly.

In addition to these promotions, Eldorado is promoting several more. Until the end of the week, you can find Digma brand products with big discounts. It is generally stated up to 60%, but in fact the discount level is more likely to reach 30-40%, no more. There are even symbolic discounts of 100-300 rubles, the maximum savings will be when buying laptops and electric scooters. In addition to Huawei, there is a sale from Honor. The offer applies to laptops, smartphones and wearable devices. They promise a discount of up to 10 thousand rubles, but it is available for one laptop, in other cases the discount is much smaller. A small promotion was also rolled out Samsung, offering a discount on their smart watches and TWS headphones until the New Year. The discount is very different, but in general, now this is the minimum price tag on the market.

And last but not least, discounts on gaming products in the EldoPLAY section. Again, a discount of up to 60% is announced, but this is on sales of games to which Eldorado is indirectly related. More interestingly, quite good prices for different gaming peripherals such as the same headsets.

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MTS has also updated its catalog of promotional offers, and at once it is quite large-scale and not bad in terms of the profitability of the offers. For starters, there was an offer with deferred bonuses. Until December 31, for any purchase in the amount of 2,990 rubles or more in MTS stores or online store, you will receive a promotional code for a discount of 1,000 rubles on your next purchase. The restrictions are the following. The second purchase must be made before January 31, 2022, its amount must be at least 2,990 rubles, and it must be made directly in the MTS communication salon. Plus, it will not apply (like any other) to goods from the stop list. In general, MTS is trying to spur the attendance of its stores in the "off season". To help you figure out what to buy at MTS to receive this promotional code, here is a list of new promotions.

Until January 16, when purchasing realme series 8 smartphones, realme Buds Air 2 TWS headphones will be offered as a gift. You can choose from black or white options (subject to availability). If you choose a GT series smartphone, then the realme Watch 2 Pro will be a gift, which can also be selected by color.

Until December 31, buyers of Samsung Galaxy Watch4 LTE smart watches will receive a tariff with the “Go-Smart. For Watches” with 100% discount on the monthly fee for 12 months. The offer is available only when buying in the salon or choosing courier delivery. If you pay attention to the catalog, it becomes clear that this is not a new promotion, but an extension of the long-running promotional offer for communication as a gift for buyers of children's smart watches. Previously, the "Adults" promotion only had Geozone watches for seniors in this promotion. With the addition of Samsung watches to the catalog, the offer begins to look much more interesting.

An alternative to it will be an offer for buyers of Huawei smart watches. There will be no connection as a gift, but a Hauwei Band 6 fitness bracelet as a gift. The promotion applies only to buyers of smartwatches of the Watch GT line. Valid until December 31, you can choose the color of the bracelet. The offer is valid for the online store.

Citylink

In Citilink, the main discount section was predictably updated, where the catalog of goods was once again shaken up, removing items that were out of stock and adding new, just as relevant ones. However, let's be fair, we added other products that received a planned discount from their brands. Not to say that some great variety has come, but if you are not limited to technology, then it is quite possible to look in New Year's decorations, etc. But be careful, read the size of the discount written in small print - for some items it will be even less than 100 rubles.

As for more relevant offers, the maximum promotional price tags will be for laptops:

  • until December 31 10% off Gigabyte models with a promo code, but only a few top gaming laptops to choose from; up to 11,200 rubles. No promo code is required, besides, this is the same promotion for Huawei laptops as in other networks, Citilink just found the model with the highest price tag and indicated a discount from it;
  • And with Huawei MateBook X Pro there is not only a discount, but also Huawei Freebuds 4 headphones as a gift. Valid until January 17;
  • until December 31st, the discount will be on MSI laptops. The size of the discount is up to 20 thousand rubles, in the assortment of the model up to 100,000 rubles;
  • Also, until December 31, a 10% discount will be on Acer laptops. Many different models, promo code required;
  • the same conditions for HP laptops, but the promo code, of course, will be different, and you can only choose among the budget class;
  • with their own 10% discount and their own promotional code, several inexpensive Lenovo models will be sold. Also valid until December 31.

There are a couple of promotions in Citilink for TVs. Until January 10, discounts of up to 30% of the original cost are possible when buying Hyundai smart TVs, provided that this is a model based on the Salyut TV platform from Sberbank. The price range is within the entire model range of this brand. No promo code required. No promo code is required to get discounts on LG TVs. But here in the catalog there are only two models with a discount of 2,000 and 7,000 rubles. Perhaps in other cities the situation is more interesting, but in Moscow the action clearly actually took place, despite the deadline until January 10.

If we talk about promotions for smartphones, then there is little choice. It is stated that there is a promotion on the model Samsung, but a discount of 30 thousand rubles is not news. This is a reduction in the price of the model range from the moment it enters the market, so that in fact everyone is already selling devices at the same price that Citilink shows as promotional. Accordingly, only a “gift” remains, which includes the CITY Mobile Basic service package and 3 months of subscription to Yandex services. The package of services assumes that a store employee will help activate the smartphone and install a number of “very necessary” applications on it. I can’t say the reason why you won’t be able to install AIMP or Angry Birds yourself, and also why there is an antivirus on your smartphone. More interesting is the offer from TCL, which cooperates with Citilink on an exclusive basis, offering two new products: TCL 20 Pro 5G and TCL 20B, to which it gives its TWS- headphones. The profitability of the promotion depends solely on your attitude to the TCL brand, these models are not yet available in other federal chains.

There is also a discount for Samsung tablets - a discount of up to 8,000 rubles can be received if purchased before January 9th. The discount for a tablet Nokia T20 in 3/32 GB version has the same period. But the discount is smaller - only 1 thousand rubles. There is also an offer for a fitness bracelet as a gift for smartwatch Huawei, which is no different from other stores. Of those that I have not met in other stores - an offer from Edifier. Until January 9, up to 20% discount on headphones. There are Blutooth and TWS models in the assortment, but the discount in absolute terms is small, since all models are of a budget level.

MegaFon

MegaFon also has a promotion from Huawei running in other networks, timed to coincide with the release of smart watches Watch 3 GT. Just like everywhere else, you can get a Huawei Band 6 fitness bracelet as a gift. The conditions are no different from other stores. There are also discounts on smartphones realme, but no gifts are included, only a discount on smart watches, which must be purchased separately. Until the end of the year, promotional prices will also be on models Xiaomi both entry-level and top-level.

Exclusive promotion is offer from Samsung. Until January 9, MegaFon stores will have a special offer for the Galaxy A22s 5G. The most affordable 5G smartphone is offered for 19,990 rubles, while the kit will also include a JBL T115 TWS headset and 600 rubles for communication. Of course, there are a number of reservations regarding the transfer of these 600 rubles. They can be credited only if the tariff implies the presence of such an option (i.e. refers to the current line, archived ones disappear immediately), and they cannot be spent at once - you will receive 200 rubles for communication services within 3 months. If 5G networks worked for us, then this would probably be the most interesting proposal, but alas.

The JBL brand, owned by Samsung, also has its share in MegaFon stores. Until December 31, the price tag for the speaker JBL Link Portable is set at 5,555 rubles. This is probably the most budgetary Bluetooth speaker that has good sound and has a built-in voice assistant (Alice from Yandex).

But for Apple smartphones, the discount is not so big, if you look at the percentages. 2% discount can be obtained if you buy iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max with online payment. The discount will be applied automatically if the device is in stock and you do it before January 9 inclusive. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts, but if you do not have enough funds, then MegaFon is ready to provide you with an "installment plan".

Promotions and discounts guide №156

The New Year is very close, which means it's time to sum up some results. Including the results of the sales. Well, or to hold the final sales of the year - in the hope that buyers still have some money left or they print egg capsules in order to please relatives and friends on holidays. Let's take a quick look at the range of promotional offers that rolled out major federal electronics retailers. I note right away that some of the promotions were already described in the previous issue of the Promotions Guide, since a considerable number of stores decided to announce pre-New Year sales from the beginning of December, or even at the end of November.

M.Video

The New Year sale in M.Video started on November 30th, so only a few additions were launched closer to the New Year. The biggest ones were TV Super Prices and Your New Year with Huawei. In general, already from the names it becomes clear what is about what. But still, let's clarify. Discounts on TVs will be until January 10, bonus rubles are fully available on the loyalty card, and purchases on credit are possible. In addition to the TVs themselves, from which you can choose both budget solutions from little-known brands, and top models from the recognized grandees of the TV industry for hundreds of thousands of rubles, you can purchase various accessories (set-top boxes, etc.), as well as musical goods ( acoustics, etc.). A promotion from Huawei is a broadcast of a brand offer, that is, it makes sense to watch these products with the same discount level at all official retailers and in the Huawei branded store. The offer is valid until December 31, you can choose from the entire range of Huawei products, but not all models received a discount.

Promotional offers from MSI and Sony have also been added. MSI offers a discount up to 46 thousand rubles for their laptops. Of course, this is a systematic reduction in the price tag as the models become obsolete. The treasured 46 thousand will be when buying models of the MSI Creator series with a price tag of more than 200 thousand rubles. The promotion will run until January 9th. Sony has another iteration of the endless soundbar story. For a change, a 100% discount is given, that is, the soundbar comes as a gift when buying a TV. The soundbar model depends on the selected TV model. The degree of profitability of the offer is very different, since the maximum price tag for a soundbar is about 42 thousand rubles, and for TVs it reaches 5 million. The promotion is valid until January 10 or until the supply of TVs and soundbars is exhausted. By the way, the one that costs 4,999,999 rubles is already alone, hurry up!

Beeline

A new campaign "New Year sets with Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones" has started in Beeline stores and online store. It is stated that thanks to it, the buyer can benefit up to 50%. The offer does not provide for a direct discount, but it is assumed that you can save money due to the fact that the standard price of a smartphone will include communication services or “Comprehensive Protection”, as well as accessories.Several dozen devices from Samsung and Xiaomi are participating in the promotion, to which they can be added: the Comprehensive Protection service for a smartphone for two years, a SIM card with a balance of 2,000 to 18,000 rubles (the amount will depend on the selected smartphone model) and accessories from the list. On account of the balance on the SIM card, you can activate the tariffs "Close people" / "Close people +", "Maximum" / "Maximum +", "Your decision", "SuperCity" (for Moscow and the Moscow region). Existing Beeline subscribers can insure a smartphone for the same amount as part of the promotion - from 2,000 to 18,000 rubles. The kit also includes a subscription to the START video service for a period of six months, access to which is provided by Beeline TV. The action "Christmas bundles with Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones" is valid until December 31, 2021.

Eldorado

Closer to the New Year, the range of shares of M.Video and Eldorado began to converge again. The main sales in these stores are identical, as is the expansion of the range. Eldorado also has a TV sale, discounts on Huawei products, and you can get a Sony soundbar as a gift when you buy a Sony TV. There are no significant differences in terms and conditions, but as the goods are exhausted, the stock catalogs may vary slightly.

In addition to these promotions, Eldorado is promoting several more. Until the end of the week, you can find Digma brand products with big discounts. It is generally stated up to 60%, but in fact the discount level is more likely to reach 30-40%, no more. There are even symbolic discounts of 100-300 rubles, the maximum savings will be when buying laptops and electric scooters. In addition to Huawei, there is a sale from Honor. The offer applies to laptops, smartphones and wearable devices. They promise a discount of up to 10 thousand rubles, but it is available for one laptop, in other cases the discount is much smaller. A small promotion was also rolled out Samsung, offering a discount on their smart watches and TWS headphones until the New Year. The discount is very different, but in general, now this is the minimum price tag on the market.

And last but not least, discounts on gaming products in the EldoPLAY section. Again, a discount of up to 60% is announced, but this is on sales of games to which Eldorado is indirectly related. More interestingly, quite good prices for different gaming peripherals such as the same headsets.

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Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks Bullmastiff Dogs & Puppies in Ethiopia like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

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MTS has also updated its catalog of promotional offers, and at once it is quite large-scale and not bad in terms of the profitability of the offers. For starters, there was an offer with deferred bonuses. Until December 31, for any purchase in the amount of 2,990 rubles or more in MTS stores or online store, you will receive a promotional code for a discount of 1,000 rubles on your next purchase. The restrictions are the following. The second purchase must be made before January 31, 2022, its amount must be at least 2,990 rubles, and it must be made directly in the MTS communication salon. Plus, it will not apply (like any other) to goods from the stop list. In general, MTS is trying to spur the attendance of its stores in the "off season". To help you figure out what to buy at MTS to receive this promotional code, here is a list of new promotions.

Until January 16, when purchasing realme series 8 smartphones, realme Buds Air 2 TWS headphones will be offered as a gift. You can choose from black or white options (subject to availability). If you choose a GT series smartphone, then the realme Watch 2 Pro will be a gift, which can also be selected by color.

Until December 31, buyers of Samsung Galaxy Watch4 LTE smart watches will receive a tariff with the “Go-Smart. For Watches” with 100% discount on the monthly fee for 12 months. The offer is available only when buying in the salon or choosing courier delivery. If you pay attention to the catalog, it becomes clear that this is not a new promotion, but an extension of the long-running promotional offer for communication as a gift for buyers of children's smart watches. Previously, the "Adults" promotion only had Geozone watches for seniors in this promotion. With the addition of Samsung watches to the catalog, the offer begins to look much more interesting.

An alternative to it will be an offer for buyers of Huawei smart watches. There will be no connection as a gift, but a Hauwei Band 6 fitness bracelet as a gift. The promotion applies only to buyers of smartwatches of the Watch GT line. Valid until December 31, you can choose the color of the bracelet. The offer is valid for the online store.

There are a couple of promotions in Citilink for TVs. Until January 10, discounts of up to 30% of the original cost are possible when buying Hyundai smart TVs, provided that this is a model based on the Salyut TV platform from Sberbank. The range of prices is within the entire model range of this brand. No promo code required. You don't need a promo code to get discounts on LG TVs either. But here in the catalog there are only two models with a discount of 2,000 and 7,000 rubles. Perhaps in other cities the situation is more interesting, but in Moscow the action clearly actually took place, despite the deadline until January 10.

If we talk about promotions for smartphones, then there is little choice. It is stated that there is a promotion on the model Samsung, but a discount of 30 thousand rubles is not news. This is a reduction in the price of the model range from the moment it enters the market, so that in fact everyone is already selling devices at the same price that Citilink shows as promotional. Accordingly, only a “gift” remains, which includes the CITY Mobile Basic service package and 3 months of subscription to Yandex services. The package of services assumes that a store employee will help activate the smartphone and install a number of “very necessary” applications on it. I can’t say the reason why you won’t be able to install AIMP or Angry Birds yourself, and also why there is an antivirus on your smartphone. More interesting is the offer from TCL, which cooperates with Citilink on an exclusive basis, offering two new products: TCL 20 Pro 5G and TCL 20B, to which it gives its TWS- headphones. The profitability of the promotion depends solely on your attitude to the TCL brand, these models are not yet available in other federal chains.

There is also a discount for Samsung tablets - a discount of up to 8,000 rubles can be received if purchased before January 9th. The discount for a tablet Nokia T20 in 3/32 GB version has the same period. But the discount is smaller - only 1 thousand rubles. There is also an offer for a fitness bracelet as a gift for smartwatch Huawei, which is no different from other stores. From those that I have not met in other stores - an offer from Edifier. Until January 9, up to 20% discount on headphones. There are Blutooth and TWS models in the assortment, but the discount in absolute terms is small, since all models are of a budget level.

MegaFon

MegaFon also has a promotion from Huawei running in other networks, timed to coincide with the release of smart watches Watch 3 GT. Just like everywhere else, you can get a Huawei Band 6 fitness bracelet as a gift. The conditions are no different from other stores. There are also discounts on smartphones realme, but no gifts are included, only a discount on smart watches, which must be purchased separately. Until the end of the year, promotional prices will be on models Xiaomi both entry-level and top-level.

Exclusive promotion is offer from Samsung. Until January 9, MegaFon stores will have a special offer for the Galaxy A22s 5G. The most affordable 5G smartphone is offered for 19,990 rubles, while the kit will also include a JBL T115 TWS headset and 600 rubles for communication. Of course, there are a number of reservations regarding the transfer of these 600 rubles. They can be credited only if the tariff implies the presence of such an option (i.e. refers to the current line, archived ones disappear immediately), and they cannot be spent at once - you will receive 200 rubles for communication services within 3 months. If 5G networks worked for us, then this would probably be the most interesting proposal, but alas.

The JBL brand, owned by Samsung, also has its share in MegaFon stores. Until December 31, the price tag for the speaker JBL Link Portable is set at 5,555 rubles. This is probably the most budgetary Bluetooth speaker that has good sound and has a built-in voice assistant (Alice from Yandex).

But for Apple smartphones, the discount is not so big, if you look at the percentages. 2% discount can be obtained if you buy iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max with online payment. The discount will be applied automatically if the device is in stock and you do it before January 9 inclusive. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts, but if you do not have enough funds, then MegaFon is ready to provide you with an "installment plan".

Promotions and discounts guide №156

The New Year is very close, which means it's time to sum up some results. Including the results of the sales. Well, or to hold the final sales of the year - in the hope that buyers still have some money left or they print egg capsules in order to please relatives and friends on holidays. Let's take a quick look at the range of promotional offers that rolled out major federal electronics retailers. I note right away that some of the promotions were already described in the previous issue of the Promotions Guide, since a considerable number of stores decided to announce pre-New Year sales from the beginning of December, or even at the end of November.

M.Video

The New Year sale in M.Video started on November 30, so only a few additions were launched closer to the New Year itself. The largest of them were “Super Prices on TV” and “Your New Year with Huawei”. In general, already from the names it becomes clear what is about what. But still, let's clarify. Discounts on TVs will be available until January 10, bonus rubles are fully available on the loyalty card, and purchases on credit are possible. In addition to the TVs themselves, from which you can choose from budget solutions from little-known brands, as well as top models from the recognized grandees of the TV industry for hundreds of thousands of rubles, you can purchase various accessories (set-top boxes, etc.), as well as musical goods ( acoustics, etc.). A promotion from Huawei is a broadcast of a brand offer, that is, it makes sense to watch these products with the same discount level at all official retailers and in the Huawei branded store. The offer is valid until December 31, you can choose from the entire range of Huawei products, but not all models received a discount.

Promotional offers from MSI and Sony have also been added. MSI is offering a discount of up to 46,000 rubles on its laptops. Of course, this is a systematic reduction in the price tag as the models become obsolete. The treasured 46 thousand will be when buying models of the MSI Creator series with a price tag of more than 200 thousand rubles. The promotion will run until January 9th. Sony has another iteration of the endless story with soundbars. For a change, a 100% discount is given, that is, the soundbar comes as a gift when buying a TV. The soundbar model depends on the selected TV model. The degree of profitability of the offer is very different, since the maximum price tag for a soundbar is about 42 thousand rubles, and for TVs it reaches 5 million. The promotion is valid until January 10 or until the supply of TVs and soundbars is exhausted. By the way, the one that costs 4,999,999 rubles is already alone, hurry up!

Beeline

A new campaign "New Year sets with Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones" has started in Beeline stores and online store. It is stated that thanks to it, the buyer can benefit up to 50%. The offer does not provide for a direct discount, but it is assumed that you can save money due to the fact that the standard price of a smartphone will include communication services or “Comprehensive Protection”, as well as accessories. Several dozen devices from Samsung and Xiaomi are participating in the promotion, to which they can be added: the Comprehensive Protection service for a smartphone for two years, a SIM card with a balance of 2,000 to 18,000 rubles (the amount will depend on the selected smartphone model) and accessories from the list.On account of the balance on the SIM card, you can activate the tariffs "Close people" / "Close people +", "Maximum" / "Maximum +", "Your decision", "SuperCity" (for Moscow and the Moscow region). Existing Beeline subscribers can insure a smartphone for the same amount as part of the promotion - from 2,000 to 18,000 rubles. The kit also includes a subscription to the START video service for a period of six months, access to which is provided by Beeline TV. The action "Christmas bundles with Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones" is valid until December 31, 2021.

Eldorado

Closer to the New Year, the range of shares of M.Video and Eldorado began to converge again. The main sales in these stores are identical, as is the expansion of the range. Eldorado also has a TV sale, discounts on Huawei products, and you can get a Sony soundbar as a gift when you buy a Sony TV. There are no significant differences in terms and conditions, but as the goods are exhausted, the stock catalogs may vary slightly.

In addition to these promotions, Eldorado is promoting several more. Until the end of the week, you can find Digma brand products with big discounts. It is generally stated up to 60%, but in fact the discount level is more likely to reach 30-40%, no more. There are even symbolic discounts of 100-300 rubles, the maximum savings will be when buying laptops and electric scooters. In addition to Huawei, there is also a sale from Honor. The offer applies to laptops, smartphones and wearable devices. They promise a discount of up to 10 thousand rubles, but it is available for one laptop, in other cases the discount is much smaller. Samsung also rolled out a small promotion, offering a discount on its smart watches and TWS headphones before the New Year. The discount is very different, but in general, now this is the minimum price tag on the market.

And last but not least, discounts on gaming products in the EldoPLAY section. Again, a discount of up to 60% is announced, but this is on sales of games to which Eldorado is indirectly related. More interestingly, quite good prices for different gaming peripherals such as the same headsets.

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Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced sedans and liftbacks of the compact class Bullmastiff Dogs & Puppies in Ethiopia like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks. Bullmastiff Dogs & Puppies in Ethiopia Bullmastiff Dogs & Puppies in Ethiopia like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left in our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

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Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

MTS has also updated its catalog of promotional offers, and at once it is quite large-scale and not bad in terms of the profitability of the offers. For starters, there was an offer with deferred bonuses. Until December 31, for any purchase in the amount of 2,990 rubles or more in MTS stores or online store, you will receive a promotional code for a discount of 1,000 rubles on your next purchase. The restrictions are the following. The second purchase must be made before January 31, 2022, its amount must be at least 2,990 rubles, and it must be made directly in the MTS communication salon. Plus, it will not apply (like any other) to goods from the stop list. In general, MTS is trying to spur the attendance of its stores in the "off season". To help you figure out what to buy at MTS to receive this promotional code, here is a list of new promotions.

Until January 16, purchases of realme 8 Series smartphones will receive realme Buds Air 2 TWS headphones as a gift. You can choose from black or white options (subject to availability). If you choose a GT series smartphone, then the realme Watch 2 Pro will be a gift, which can also be selected by color.

Until December 31, buyers of Samsung Galaxy Watch4 LTE smart watches will receive a tariff with the “Go-Smart. For Watches” with 100% discount on the monthly fee for 12 months. The offer is available only when buying in the salon or choosing courier delivery. If you pay attention to the catalog, it becomes clear that this is not a new promotion, but an extension of the long-running promotional offer for communication as a gift for buyers of children's smart watches. Previously, the "Adults" promotion only had Geozone watches for seniors in this promotion. With the addition of Samsung watches to the catalog, the offer begins to look much more interesting.

An alternative to it will be an offer for buyers of Huawei smart watches. There will be no connection as a gift, but a Hauwei Band 6 fitness bracelet as a gift. The promotion applies only to buyers of smartwatches of the Watch GT line. Valid until December 31, you can choose the color of the bracelet. The offer is valid for the online store.

Citylink

In Citilink, the main discount section was predictably updated, where the catalog of goods was once again shaken up, removing items that were out of stock and adding new, just as relevant ones. However, let's be fair, we added other products that received a planned discount from their brands. Not to say that some great variety has come, but if you are not limited to technology, then it is quite possible to look in New Year's decorations, etc. But be careful, read the size of the discount written in small print - for some items it will be even less than 100 rubles.

As for more relevant offers, the maximum promotional price tags will be for laptops:

  • until December 31, 10% off Gigabyte models with a promo code, but only a few top gaming laptops to choose from; up to 11,200 rubles. No promo code is required, besides, this is the same promotion for Huawei laptops as in other networks, Citilink just found the model with the highest price tag and indicated a discount from it;
  • And with the Huawei MateBook X Pro model, there is not only a discount, but also Huawei Freebuds 4 headphones as a gift. Valid until January 17;
  • until December 31, the discount will be on MSI laptops. The size of the discount is up to 20 thousand rubles, in the assortment of the model up to 100,000 rubles;
  • also until December 31, a 10% discount will be on Acer laptops. Many different models, promo code required;
  • the same conditions for HP laptops, but the promo code, of course, will be different, and you can only choose among the budget class;
  • With their own 10% discount and their own promotional code, several low-cost Lenovo models will be sold. Also valid until December 31.

There are a couple of promotions in Citilink for TVs. Until January 10, discounts of up to 30% of the original cost are possible when purchasing Hyundai smart TVs, provided that this is a model based on the Salyut TV platform from Sberbank. The range of prices is within the entire model range of this brand. No promo code required. No promo code is required to receive a discount on LG TVs. But here in the catalog there are only two models with a discount of 2,000 and 7,000 rubles. Perhaps in other cities the situation is more interesting, but in Moscow the action clearly actually took place, despite the deadline until January 10.

If we talk about promotions for smartphones, then there is little choice. It is stated that there is a promotion for Samsung models, but a discount of 30 thousand rubles is not news. This is a reduction in the price of the model range from the moment it enters the market, so that in fact everyone is already selling devices at the same price that Citilink shows as promotional. Accordingly, only a “gift” remains, which includes the CITY Mobile Basic service package and 3 months of subscription to Yandex services. The package of services assumes that a store employee will help activate the smartphone and install a number of “very necessary” applications on it. I can’t say the reason why you won’t be able to install AIMP or Angry Birds yourself, and also why there is an antivirus on your smartphone. A more interesting offer is from TCL, which cooperates with Citilink on an exclusive basis, offering two new products: TCL 20 Pro 5G and TCL 20B, to which it gives its TWS headphones as a gift. The profitability of the promotion depends solely on your attitude to the TCL brand, these models are not yet available in other federal chains.

There is also a discount for Samsung tablets - a discount of up to 8,000 rubles can be received if purchased before January 9th. The discount period for the Nokia T20 tablet in 3/32 GB version is the same. But the discount is smaller - only 1 thousand rubles. There is also an offer for a fitness bracelet as a gift for Huawei smart watches, which is no different from other stores. Of those that I have not met in other stores - an offer from Edifier. Until January 9, up to 20% discount on headphones. There are Blutooth and TWS models in the assortment, but the discount in absolute terms is small, since all models are of a budget level.

MegaFon

MegaFon also has a promotion from Huawei running in other networks, timed to coincide with the release of Watch 3 GT smart watches. Just like everywhere else, you can get a Huawei Band 6 fitness bracelet as a gift. The conditions are no different from other stores. There are also discounts on realme smartphones, but no gifts are included with them, only a discount on smartwatches, which should be purchased separately. Until the end of the year, promotional prices will be on Xiaomi models, both entry-level and top-level.

An exclusive promotion is an offer from Samsung. Until January 9, MegaFon stores will have a special offer for the Galaxy A22s 5G. The most affordable 5G smartphone is offered for 19,990 rubles, while the kit will also include a JBL T115 TWS headset and 600 rubles for communication. Of course, there are a number of reservations regarding the transfer of these 600 rubles. They can be credited only if the tariff implies the presence of such an option (i.e. refers to the current line, archived ones disappear immediately), and they cannot be spent at once - you will receive 200 rubles for communication services within 3 months. If 5G networks worked for us, then this would probably be the most interesting proposal, but alas.

The JBL brand, owned by Samsung, also has its share in MegaFon stores. Until December 31, the price tag for the JBL Link Portable speaker is set at 5,555 rubles. This is probably the most budgetary Bluetooth speaker that has good sound and has a built-in voice assistant (Alice from Yandex).

But for Apple smartphones, the discount is not so big, if you look at the percentages. 2% discount can be obtained if you buy iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max with online payment. The discount will be applied automatically if the device is in stock and you do it before January 9 inclusive. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts, but if you do not have enough funds, then MegaFon is ready to provide you with an "installment plan".