Want a $25 Apple Watch? You Can Get It — but There Is a Catch

What's Hot


How to Cut the Cable TV Cord in 2017Family

8 Major Freebies and Discounts You Get With Amazon PrimeSave

8 Creative Ways to Clear ClutterAround The House

Study: People Who Curse Are More HonestFamily

This Free Software Brings Old Laptops Back to LifeMore

Pay $2 and Get Unlimited Wendy’s Frosty Treats in 2017Family

The 3 Golden Rules of Lending to Friends and FamilyBorrow

6 Reasons Why Savers Are Sexier Than SpendersCredit & Debt

Resolutions 2017: Save More Money Using 5 Simple TricksCredit & Debt

Porta-Potties for Presidential Inauguration Cause a StinkFamily

Protecting Trump Will Cost Taxpayers $35 MillionFamily

Tax Hacks 2017: Don’t Miss These 16 Often-Overlooked Tax BreaksTaxes

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Pay Off 10 Years From NowCollege

10 Simple Money Moves to Make Before the New YearFamily

If you work for certain employers -- or have life insurance from a certain company -- you might have a shot at a bargain price on an Apple Watch.

If you work for certain employers — or have life insurance from a certain company — you might have a shot at a $25 Apple Watch.

This week the Vitality Group, a company that provides wellness programs, announced a new program that will give eligible workers “the opportunity to earn an Apple Watch simply by being more active.”

The Associated Press reports that means they can buy a $350 Apple Watch for $25 — if they meet exercise goals for two years. Otherwise, they will end having to pay a higher price for the device.

Amgen, DaVita HealthCare Partners and Lockton will be among the first employers in North America to offer this program to their employees. The Vitality Group reports that the program will be made available to consumers later this year through John Hancock Life Insurance Company.

Also this week, UnitedHealthcare announced a new wellness program of its own.

Participants will receive free fitness trackers and will have the opportunity to earn up to $1,460 per year in credits by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.

Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare, says in a news release:

“Employees can improve their health by walking each day and earn financial rewards at the same time, using secure technology that is simple, intuitive and convenient.”

This program is designed for UnitedHealthcare plan participants enrolled in high-deductible health plans and is currently available to employers and their employees in 12 states and Washington, D.C. Additional markets will be added this year.

Would you be willing to wear a device that tracked your fitness habits in exchange for the opportunity to lower your insurance costs? Let us know how you feel about the idea below or on our Facebook page.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!

💰🗣📰

Read Next: 7 Ways a Fitbit Can Make or Save You Money

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,819 more deals!