I was wondering if I were to join a party pay get $5 first month then $25 each additional month would I still be eligible for the current $200 gift card promtion?
There are a few more strings attached. You will need to port your number from one of the eligible carriers, set up your SIM and activate, need to complete 3 full months of service payments. See this link for the details:
The $200 gift card promo is only if you purchase certain phones. The advertising makes it out like you get it just for joining. At least some people I know have assumed that.