I called Medtronic this morning to see whether I could use my $500 credit that I received after trading in my MINIMED 530G for the MiniMed 670G towards a Fitbit watch. To my disappointment they said that it cannot be applied to third vendor party items and can only be applied to Medtronic supply purchases or future pump upgrades.
Thankfully, my insurance has been covering my supplies 100% for the last year hence the credit sitting there for more than 10 months. Not complaining since this is a good problem.
But I find the selection of Medtronic products that the credit can be applied towards very uninspiring. They actually suggested a new belt clip! But I think I will wait for when I need to apply it towards pump supplies.
In light of these limitations towards using the pump trade-in credit, keeping the pump as backup instead might not be such a bad idea after-all.