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

Monday November 4, 2013 1:09 PM PST by Juli Clover
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: 14 months 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 Votes
Posted: 14 months 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 Votes
Posted: 14 months 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 Votes
Posted: 14 months 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 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
there are almost no mobility stores
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months 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 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

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.


Trade in cards can't be used for partial payment on target.com. So what you have to do is buy a $200 e-gift card. Wait for the gift card email.(can take a long time) Then buy with the gift card and your CC/paypal as the rest of the payment.

To buy the egift card, you use your trade in card as a Visa/MC like you mentioned. Scratch off the card number and use the last four digits that are already exposed. Then your expiry. Something like 01/22. For the CVC number enter the last three of the 6 digit number at the bottom. I put "target" as my name. I don't think it matters.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
No issue in Chicago suburbs. I traded in my original wi-fi 32gb and got the $200 card. I could have left but used it to pick up an original mini for $299+tax and also got a $25 gift card. So essentially got a 16gb mini for my kids for $95 inc. tax ($320-200-25).

Seems like a pretty good deal. Thanks Target!
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
Glad you were finally successful, sishaw.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
I successfully traded in my iPad 1 32GB for a $200 "Electronics Trade-In Card" at the Target in Columbia Heights, DC. Card and documentation handed over without any question about having to buy something. Took less than five minutes. They were out of iPad airs, so I went later to the Target in Rockville, MD. While there, the electronics section staff was explaining to another customer that none of the Targets in Montgomery County were doing the trade-ins. (Haven't verified this with any other stores.) Got an iPad air 16GB for $479 and used the $200 card to pay part of the cost.
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