Apple Launches 2011 Back to School Promotion - $100 App Store Credit

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Apple has finally launched the Back to School promotion for 2011.

When you buy a new qualifying Mac with Apple education pricing* from June 16, 2011, through September 20, 2011, you'll get a $100 Back to School Card to use on the Mac App Store, the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBookstore.

As reported, this year's back to school promotion offers a $100 iTunes/App Store Gift Card with the purchase of a qualifying Mac. The promotion starts today and ends on September 20, 2011. International Apple Stores have also launched their local equivalents (65 British Pounds in UK, 75 Euro in Europe).

You must be a college student, student accepted to college, parent of college student or faculty/staff at any grade level. Qualifying computers include the MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac Pro. Readers should also note that any Mac purchased now will also get OS X Lion for free.

Update: Apple has posted the terms and conditions. When the new MacBook Airs are released, they will also qualify.

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Top Rated Comments

Fliesen Avatar
170 months ago


i dig the 3 featured apps.

productivity, productivity, pro...crastination
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CFoss Avatar
170 months ago
I see people are claiming that students shouldn't be disappointed, as Apple is still giving them something extra which they should be grateful for. I suppose they should grateful... but a $100 voucher is absolutely nothing compared to a $250 iPod Touch that Apple has given out in previous years. It's disappointing to those who were anticipating the same iPod that previous students have received, and it ESPECIALLY hurts when Microsoft has stepped UP their game by giving out a free Xbox 360 with their computers.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr Fusion Avatar
170 months ago
People Here wouldn't be complaining as much if they saw next year's promo:

"2012 Back To School Promotion: Get a free Thank You card from Steve Jobs with the purchase of $2,000 or more."

It looks something like this:

"Thanks."

- Steve

:rolleyes:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daneoni Avatar
170 months ago
Am i the only one who thinks this is paltry? Only $100/£65 and you can't even use it towards hardware. You have to go to one of the stores and feed Apple an extra 30% :rolleyes:

Such stingy, BS marketing. Glad i've never taken this promo seriously anyway.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NutsNGum Avatar
170 months ago
Terrible offer, frankly. I dont care what anyone says. Microsoft are offering a far greater value of product - both in terms of worth and enjoyment - in the xbox, with computers that cost far less than a Mac.

I think it's legitimate to feel somewhat let down by this.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
elhungarian Avatar
170 months ago
Sucks for those hoping for iPods. Oh well better than nothing I guess.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)