Best Buy will be offering a pretty incredible deal beginning this Sunday, August 21st -- buy a qualifying Samsung HDTV, and you'll score a free 16GB Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Of course, the big question is: what defines "qualifying" in the mind of Best Buy? In order to snag the free Tab 10.1, you must purchase a Samsung 46" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV, which will set you back around $1500. If 46" just isn't big enough, the deal is also applicable with a 55" Sammy HDTV, which costs a cool $2000.

While I don't expect anyone to run to Best Buy on Sunday to drop $1500-$2000 just to get a free Tab 10.1, this could be the push that some of you need to grab the HDTV you've been eyeballing for the past few months. This offer is only good for one week, so you'll need to make your decision pretty quickly to avoid missing out!

For the full skinny on this offer, check out the press release below.

Best Buy® Offers Samsung Tablet with Big Screen TV Purchase

Perfect Match Promise offer includes Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with purchase of select Samsung HDTVs for one week starting Aug. 21

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18, 2011 - Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), a leading retailer of consumer technology products, today announced the perfect deal for tablet and TV enthusiasts: Starting this Sunday, Aug. 21, Best Buy is including a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the purchase of select Samsung HDTVs. The offer is valid through Saturday, Aug. 27.

This week's Samsung special is the latest offer in Best Buy's Perfect Match Promise, a series of deals to help customers go big and go home happy. This week only, Best Buy's Perfect Match Promise offers customers a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the purchase a Samsung 46" Class LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV all for1 the low price of $1499.99 after savings2. Customers can also step up to a 55" Samsung TV (measured diagonally) with a 3D Starter Kit3 for1 only $1999.99 after savings4.

The critically acclaimed Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered by Android(TM) 3.1 Honeycomb and offers a brilliant 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with an ultra-slim, lightweight design. The Samsung Galaxy is included in a rapidly expanding tablet selection at Best Buy, which is advancing growth of the tablet category by combining the most tablets under one roof5 with a shopping experience that allows customers to easily try and compare devices. In many cases, consumers are using their tablets as a remote for or complementary screen to their television and Best Buy helps individuals to find the device and connections to best fit their needs.

Designed to help customers searching for the TV of their dreams, the Perfect Match Promise promises the most large TVs under one roof6 along and other benefits such as:
- 60-day price drop promise - let us know if the price drops in the next 60 days and the difference will be refunded
- Satisfaction guaranteed - within 30 days if you decide your match is not perfect Best Buy will pick up your TV and take it back for free
- 3-year special financing - pay no interest on home theater purchases of $899 plus if paid in full in 3 years7
- Free-delivery on TVs $899 and above
-          Knowledgeable, passionate people to help you get the perfect TV for your need

For more information about this week's Samsung offer and the Perfect Match Promise, or to check out Best Buy's tablet and big screen TV selection, visit www.BestBuy.com.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jon Garrett

    Already got a 47" and a Tab 10.1 so I'll pass., lol.

  • Immolate

    We got a 40" LG LED 1080p that was a 2010 model early this year for under $600. We've been happy as clams with it. I'd really like a 55" LED for the living room, but $2000 is about $1000 more than I'm going to pay. I'm patient though...

    If they offered a 42" Samsung for $800 with a 10.1 tab, I'd be all over it ;)

  • engineerGA

    Yeah, wow. Those prices are staggering. I didn't realize there was such a huge price disparity between Vizios at Walmart and Samsungs at Best Buy. Dang. I could pick up a much bigger TV at Walmart and save more than enough to just outright buy a Galaxy Tab 10.1.

    • Ed

      You can't compare a Vizio to a Samsung. They are a completely different class of TV. The bad part of this deal is getting the Tab rather than the Transformer. If Sammy wanted to sale TVs they should give away a Transformer tablet. ;-)

  • Ty

    How are they a different class of tv? My 42" vizio, which is on for at least 12 hours a day, outlasted my families 46" samsung and it doesn't go through half the abuse my vizio goes through. The samsung also costed twice as much as the vizio.

  • Eric

    i just bought the 46" at best buy a few days ago. they have a current promotion for $1100 for the tv and 3d bluray and glasses going on for this week. I may have to talk to them this weekend though for this promotion... I alreayd have a samsung tab, but if i could just resell the tab, it would be under $1100. BTW this is the nicest tv ive ever seen. The bezel is so freaking thin. The 55" is honestly the sexiest tv ive ever seen, its almost frameless, even thinner than the 46" that i have. Don't compare it to vizio, this BLOWS IT AWAY!

  • Steve

    We went for the Best Buy deal for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as a bundle with a Samsung 55" TV. Interesting thing to note though - their return policy on tablets is 14 days. Their return policy on TV's is 30 days. Because of the bundle if you return anything you have to return everything (which is fair), but they don't have a policy in place to handle different items in a bundle having different return windows - the right thing would be that all items in a bundle would be returnable at the last return date of any item in the bundle, but they don't have that figured out.

    It gets even weirder when you do a ship to store. They originally emailed me that the tablet was available now (and needed to be picked up before 9/3 or the order would be cancelled), but the TV wouldn't be available until 9/17. That means that by the time I picked up the TV I'd already be on the last day of the return window of the tablet, effectively giving me no return window on the bundle at all. I spoke to the local manager and they had no policy to allow for this - complete fail on Best Buy's part.