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Apple Back to School Promo Starts Tomorrow with iTunes Gift Cards: $100 for Macs, $50 for iPad

MacRumors has learned that Apple will be launching its annual Back to School promotion tomorrow in the United States and likely a number of other countries. As in previous years, Apple will be offering iTunes Store gift cards to educational customers purchasing qualifying products.


The major new addition to the program this year is the iPad, with purchasers receiving a $50 iTunes Store gift card with the purchase of a new iPad. The Mac aspect of the program appears to be the same as in previous years, with qualified purchases earning a $100 gift card. We have not yet confirmed exactly which Mac systems will qualify for the program, but in past years the Mac mini has not been eligible for the promotion.

As with previous years, the cards should be valid across Apple's digital stores, including the iTunes Store, iOS App Store, Mac App Store, and iBookstore.

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31 months ago
Just in time for NEW products!! Enjoy Students!!
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago
$100...if I'm buying a $4k MBPro...I better get more then a $100 gift card. :)
Rating: 11 Votes
31 months ago

Didn't the back to school promo at one time give you $100 off a Mac, not an iTunes gift card?


Students can still get a $100 discount. The "extra" used to be an iPod Touch.
Rating: 10 Votes
31 months ago

Didn't the back to school promo at one time give you $100 off a Mac, not an iTunes gift card?


Used to be free iPod (up to, IIRC, $250 or something).
Rating: 8 Votes
31 months ago
I miss the free ipod with a mac purchase
Rating: 7 Votes
31 months ago
If I were buying a couple years ago as a student, I would have had a new machine, a student discount, an iPod Touch, and a free printer. Now I get a new machine, a student discount, and a piece of plastic that Apple will see a $30 return on. Awell.
Rating: 7 Votes
31 months ago
Didn't the back to school promo at one time give you $100 off a Mac, not an iTunes gift card?
Rating: 3 Votes
31 months ago

Didn't the back to school promo at one time give you $100 off a Mac, not an iTunes gift card?


It used to be Buy a Mac and get a free iPod, which was a much better deal.
Rating: 3 Votes
31 months ago

So does that mean i have to wait till tomorrow to purchase? Was hoping it would launch in line with the mac release. They better not have shipping delays if i wait till tomrorow


I doubt they will ship anything today anyway.
Rating: 3 Votes
31 months ago
I had a feeling it'd start tomorrow :D

If I get a new Mac this summer, I'll probably go through Best Buy. They match the student discount and give you a $100 Best Buy giftcard as well. This would be much more useful for me than an App Store discount (but that's just me, of course).

Additionally, my credit card gives 5% back, so perhaps that's an option too (but it'd have to be ordered online).

Then again, if I go BTO, Apple.com is my only option. Might go corporate savings though, as it's a tad better than the education discount.
Rating: 2 Votes

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