And everyone else: if you want to grab your device anywhere else AND you have some proof of your pre-order from Best Buy, you CAN go get that device, cancel the pre-order but still use the proof of pre-order to satisfy the bonus deal.
I did it, it worked, and I was told by the Samsung guy working at Best Buy that it would work out fine. My status was approved in ~45 minutes surprisingly.
Now, it'll take 4-6 weeks to get the gift card mailed (but I think the code they give you works as a card immediately), so by then your original pre-order might actually arrive.
I went to sprint and got my phone today and registered using my best buy pre order receipt. Its Under review now for the headphones, fingers crossed. I will then cancel my best buy order. Sorry best buy you lost out on a sale and my accessories purchase I made at Sprint.
If I had known it would work, I'd have done it the first time it got delayed. But I was told otherwise by Samsung. I'm glad I did it, otherwise I'd still be on my old phone with $1000 less in my pocket for no reason.
Do I called corporate today and discussed my dilemma with this dang preordered. She gave me a case number so that I can pick the phone up from another location. I'm gonna NG to try tomorrow and see if I get it! Fingers crossed! You guys might can try that!