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Apple Launches 2013 'Back to School' Promotion with Gift Cards Up to $100

In line with a rumor from yesterday, Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion offering qualified educational purchasers iTunes Store/App Store/iBookstore gift cards of up to $100 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone. The program begins today and runs through September 6.
Buy a Mac for college, get a $100 App Store Gift Card - and also save with education pricing. Or buy an iPad or iPhone and get a $50 card.
As in past years, the Mac mini is excluded from the promotion, while all iPad (fourth-generation, iPad 2, and iPad mini) and iPhone (5, 4S, and 4) are eligible. Full requirements for eligibility are outlined in the terms and conditions (PDF).

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The offer is available in the following countries, with gift card amounts varying based on local currency: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

Update: Photos of new window displays for Apple's retail stores:

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Photos from @applecultist

Update 2: Photo of Back to School brochure:

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Photo from @applecultist

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15 months ago
BUT I JUST GOT OUT OF SCHOOL. Back to school already?!
Rating: 15 Votes
15 months ago
Would have been nice if the new rMBPs were available
Rating: 11 Votes
15 months ago
Cue whiny commentards complaining about not getting a free iPod again this year...
Rating: 11 Votes
15 months ago
This deal expires September 6th so you know the iPhone 5s launch is a week later.:cool:
Rating: 10 Votes
15 months ago

Anyone else notice that the student in the ad is wearing a watch? This *had* to be intentional. Seriously - when's the last time you saw a college student wearing a watch?


I'm a 22-yo college student and I wear a watch every day.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago

I know Apple used to give discount, but could Apple become so shady that they give 100 dollar app store card for students? Since they are wealthy...maybe they could of given more discounts and offer more stuff.


How is this shady? First, they give a student discount; second, they are giving $100 in free goods from iTunes/App store.

They don't have to give you anything.

Oprah and the Queen are also very wealthy, perhaps they can each give you $100 towards your new computer..... :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago
Just order my 13" 2013 macbook air i5/8g/128g CANT WAIT TO GET IT WILL BE MY FIRST MAC!!!
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago
Time to search through kijiji/craigslist for these cards at half price :D
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
Already saw it on Apple.com, ordered last week. Called Apple this morning and they told me they would give it to me since I called and had not received it yet. It would take about 3 weeks to process, but it would be emailed to me.

Just wanted to let everyone know! That was easy!
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago

Too band they don't offer the deal to Higher Education Alumni!!!!!
Seriously though, has anyone ever had Apple check to see if you are actually a student, faculty member or parent? Just curious.


Dies anyone know if you need to bring some sort of proof? I asked in the previous thread and I got mixed answers. Most were saying that a student card/ID would be accepted; however, I'm entering university this fall and don't have one yet. Would I have to bring in my acceptance letter and photo ID with my name on it?


No proof needed.

The deal applies to everyone smart enough to go here: http://store.apple.com/us_edu_112296
Rating: 2 Votes

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