The Mint Mobile special promo is apparently going to continue through the end of the year-- $20 for 3 months. Today, ebates is again doubling their Mint cashback offer to $20, which covers all but taxes. (It's been running at $10, and may or may not stay at that level in the near future.)
(I'm sorry this is late again-- I didn't see it until this evening. The offer is available until close to midnight Pacific time.)
Details copied from the Hot Deals thread when this appeared around Black Friday.
"Mint Mobile 5GB Plan
$20 gets you 3 months of service and the SIM.
"New activation required. Taxes and fees apply. 3 months equal 90 days. May not be combined with other promotions. Must be activated within 45 days of purchase. Limit 4 per order. Offer ends 01/01/2019.
How do I transfer (port) my phone number to Mint Mobile?
To transfer—or port—your phone number during activation, you’ll need to authorize the release of your number to Mint Mobile. To do this, you will need:
Your account number from your former carrier. Your account number can be found on your billing statement, or acquired by contacting your provider’s customer service department.
The corresponding password, pass code or PIN code number.
The zip code associated with the account.
"If anyone is still on the fence about picking up the $20 Mint Mobile SIM offer (scan back thru the last couple of pages), this evening might be the time to go for it....
Ebates has a Cyber Monday promo doubling their recent cashback offers for a lot of stores, including Mint. If you're comfortable with ebates....
The cashback offer is $20 for that $20 SIM. A code for free shipping is included in the Ebates offer. You'll pay taxes and fees (about $3.46 for me) after (hopefully) getting the cash back.
Caveats: This assumes the cash back comes through okay. You must purchase from the link on Ebates after signing up. (Search 'Mint Mobile', & pick the one that says $20 cash back + free shipping-- click on the free shipping coupon to copy it to your clipboard.
And, if you're like me and never got around to the ebates Super Silver offer on CellNuvo, start there. Currently 10,400 silver after you load the ebates app, and make a purchase through the app. If you purchase $25 total, you'll get a $10 cashback bonus from ebates. (I don't think this has to be on a single purchase.) Ebates pays quarterly, so you won't receive cash back until February."
(PS: I did get the ebates cashback approval notice within a day or so, and I know several other forum members did as well.)