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Target Offering $200 Gift Card for iPad Trade-in, Including First Generation [Updated]

target_logoFrom November 3 to November 9, Target is running an in-store promotion for its trade-in program that provides customers with a gift card worth at least $200 for any iPad, including low value first-generation models. iPads can be brought to any Target mobility store.

The promotion applies to any "previous model working iPad," which means the iPad must be able to power on. Target's rules also require the iPad to have no scratches on the display. Target normally pays $65 for a fully functional 16 GB first -generation iPad and $145 for a 16 GB iPad mini.
Between November 3rd thru 9th visit your local Target Mobility store and trade in any iPad for at least $200*. To take advantage of this offer, simply follow the below steps:

Step 1: Find your local Target mobility store by clicking here and selecting "Target Mobility."

Step 2: Bring your iPad to your local mobility store and visit the mobility kiosk in the electronics department to complete the trade.

Step 3: Payment will be issued in the form of a Target Trade-In Gift Card and is redeemable in any Target store.

*Visit TargetTradeinProgram.com for store hours, locations, and to see if your iPad qualifies for the offer. To be eligible for trade in, the iPad must power on and screen must not be scratched.
Target is offering the iPad Air beginning at $479 for the entry-level 16 GB model, bringing the price down to $279 with the $200 trade-in gift card. Gift cards do not need to be applied to the purchase of an iPad, however, and can be used towards any purchase online or at a Target retail location.

Target's promotion will last until November 9.

Update: Target has changed the wording on its promotional materials to suggest that the $200 received for an old iPad must be used towards the purchase of a new iPad.

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Posted: 24 weeks ago
I really don't want to give up my first gen iPad. It's useless, but... it's also a First Gen iPad.
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 24 weeks ago
Use this link, not the Target mobile page which is inaccurate:

http://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores#?lnk=gnav_findastore

Check the box for Target Mobile.

Even better, just call and ask. The Target phone menus don't even list the mobile section as one you can connect to, so ask for eletronics and have them transfer you.

Did this yesterday myself, and my iPad 1 even had 2 decently dented corners (but no cracks thankfully). All it needs to do is power on and have no cracks. They don't even want your AC adapters, although this is common for safety reasons.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 24 weeks ago
there are almost no mobility stores
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 24 weeks ago

I checked online, and for my 1st Generation WIFI 16GB version, they were going to give me $65. I'd rather just keep my e-reader....


You have to go to the store for the promotion. I just sold my iPad 1 16GB Wifi and got a $200 GC.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 24 weeks ago

I checked online, and for my 1st Generation WIFI 16GB version, they were going to give me $65. I'd rather just keep my e-reader....


yes its 65 dollars if you do it online, but they give you 200 if you do in store. I went with my dad and we traded in his ipad 1 16gb for 200 bucks
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 24 weeks ago
So it looks like there are 5 Target Mobile stores in the entire US. All in NC. What a great deal to appeal to the masses. :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 23 weeks ago

I received an "Electronics Trade-In Card" as well tonight. I went online to order the iPad Air 32GB since they were sold out in the two stores near me. I ran into the same problem you did. The Target website sucks.

I downloaded the Target app on my iPhone to monitor their inventory and just resigned myself that I'll be stalking my local stores until their next shipment.


Called their customer service.

You use it as a MasterCard when purchasing online and the last 3 (of the 6 digit security code) are what you put as the CVV2 if it asks.

Not sure if this is legit or not; but that's what they said.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Traded in my 16GB 1st generation w/3G. Got 200 :)

They didn't try to sell me anything either.

Does anyone know if the "Electronics Trade-In Card" works the same way as a regular target gift card when ordering something from target.com? If not, how do you use it online?

The trade in site has a link (http://www.targettradeinprogram.com/card/) for a page explaining how to use it online, but the link doesn't work. It just brings you to an admin portal.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Went late last night, but the cell phone section closed earlier than the store. Went to another Target today, had to wait almost an hour - two cell phone purchases/upgrades in line ahead of me. When I finally was helped, it took less than 10 minutes. The guy gave me the $200 gift card, no mention of having to use it on an iPad Air. I'll wait and get a look at the new iPad Mini before deciding.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Traded my 16gb 1st gen iPad. It was mint condition. I wasn't using it much and will be getting the mini retina when it comes out. The gift card can be used for anything target sells. Very quick process.
Rating: 1 Positives

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