MTS has decided to do whatever they have decided to do with the $200 and not pass on the savings...but if you read the original post you would have know that.
The discount/promo is a Samsung one that is available at any participating vendor.
You save a minimum of $200 off on the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Note7, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge when you trade in any mobile device. Offer is open to Canadian residents. Limit of one (1) instant rebate per traded-in product. Offer is available on outright purchases, new activations and contract renewals of either a Samsung Galaxy Note7 in Black Onyx, Blue Coral and Silver Titanium, a Samsung Galaxy S7 in Black Onyx and Titanium Silver or a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in Black Onyx only. Offer is valid from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. To receive the instant rebate of a minimum of $200 off on the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Note7, Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, the customer must bring an old mobile device purchased in Canada, any brand and any model (the old mobile device must be verifiable in accordance with its serial number), to a participating carrier or a Samsung Experience Store location during the offer period. Valid at participating carriers and Samsung Experience Store locations only. While quantities last. No rain checks. Any trade-ins made after September 30, 2016, will not be eligible for the instant rebate. Offer will not be retroactively applied to any pre-orders. All offers are subject to change or cancellation by Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. ("Samsung") without notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise specifically agreed to by Samsung in writing. The instant rebate is eligible for one traded-in mobile device and must be applied towards the purchase of one Samsung Galaxy S7; i.e., two or more traded-in mobile devices cannot be combined towards a higher instant rebate on the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S7. The $200 off will be combined with the value of the traded-in mobile device offered by Samsung, if any. No cash value.
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I contacted Samsung BEFORE talking to MTS and this offer does not require vendor contribution. Samsung offers the promo on all S7 series phones through their participating vendors.
Samsung's suggestion was to check out all authorized vendors, which I did and now am considering which of the other vendors make the best plan to fit my requirements.
I had asked for comments, thoughts and gotchas...but that was also in my original post and you would have know that. I should have asked for helpful comments etc...