Apple's OS X Lion Up to Date program which allows qualifying customers to get a free copy of Lion is now active. Customers who purchased a Mac after June 6th can receive a free redemption code for OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.

The program was activated yesterday, but there had been reports that the activation server was having issues resulting in serial numbers being initially rejected.

Requests must be sent in prior to August 19th or 30 days after the purchase of your Mac, whichever is later.

Top Rated Comments

166 months ago
Worked flawlessly for me, just take your time and make sure all the details are correct.
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glasserp Avatar
166 months ago
I was happily surprised to quickly get my redemption code right away and start downloading lion. The whole process was very smooth.
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Athonline Avatar
166 months ago
Now I feel like an idiot, mine didn't work yesterday and I just bought Lion. Oh well, that's $29 wasted for being impatient.
Same here! I sent an email to costumer support and waiting for a reply. I hope we will get refunded. I bought my MBP on 3rd, but wasn't register for Applecare until 9th and didn't know for sure I was eligible or not.
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fishmoose Avatar
166 months ago
Maybe you could write to Customer Service and request a refund?

Yeah I guess I'll try that, thanks for the suggestion!
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cmisener4 Avatar
166 months ago
Worked great both times

Entered my receipt info, got the activation code and redeemed it no problems for my new MBP. I was even able to use it for installation on my 2 year old iMac under the Purchased section of the Mac App Store.
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Eduardo1971 Avatar
166 months ago
Now I feel like an idiot, mine didn't work yesterday and I just bought Lion. Oh well, that's $29 wasted for being impatient.

Maybe you could write to Customer Service and request a refund?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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