Exclusive student discount: how to get a free Galaxy Z Flip 5 at Samsung today

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Attention students and teachers! I'm here to tell you about a superb back-to-school promotion that's available right now on the shiny new Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 smartphones at the official Samsung Education site.

For a limited time only, TechRadar readers can stack an exclusive $50 discount on top of a huge trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 and an education discount of up to 15% to score a free device. While a little complicated, these steps together can offer incredible value on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 or Galaxy Flip 5, depending on your needs.

According to Samsung, the maximum trade-in of up to $1,000 can be attained with a Galaxy Z Flip 4 or iPhone 14 Pro Max (or better), so you'll need a fairly beefy device ready to hand over to get the full rebate. This alone is enough to get an unlocked Flip 5 for free, but you can supplement that saving even further with the education discount. If, for whatever reason, you're not eligible for the trade, note that you can still get the student discount or the exclusive $50 off as a standalone discount.

Huge student Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 deal

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: $50 off upfront, up to $1,000 off with a trade, and up to 15% off with a student discount at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5: $50 off upfront, up to $1,000 off with a trade, and up to 15% off with a student discount at Samsung
Students and teachers can stack together an education discount of up to 15% off with a massive trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 for an easily attainable foldable device this week at Samsung. Note that TechRadar readers will also get an exclusive $50 off as a nice little side bonus - a deal that again stacks on top of the other savings for some massive discounts. See this same deal on the Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Breaking these Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 deals down in more detail, you have three ways to save on a new foldable, with the trade-in rebate being the most significant. For the education discount, you'll have to prove your eligibility via the Samsung Education portal, but it's relatively easy to do as long as you have an eligible email. 

The additional bonus $50 discount for TechRadar readers is only available via links from our site, so you won't see it listed on the Samsung site unless you click through. The saving here is technically a re-run from the reservation promotion that Samsung ran ahead of pre-orders, however, it isn't stackable if you've already claimed that. 

Want a detailed breakdown of these devices? Check out our new Galaxy Z Fold 5 review and Galaxy Z Flip 5 review for a full run-down on how these excellent foldable stack up. Alternatively, head over to our cell phone deals page for promotions on other leading devices. 

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and seven years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.