Apple's Black Friday Event Launches in the US With Free Gift Cards Up to $150

Apple's annual Black Friday shopping event has kicked off in the United States, with Apple offering customers Apple Store gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of select devices including Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

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Apple is offering gift cards for a range of products, but many newer devices, including the iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3, are not included in the promotion. Gift card amounts by product:

- iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air - $150 gift card
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus - $50 gift card
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - $50 gift card
- Apple Watch Series 1 - $25 gift card
- 5th-generation iPad - $50 gift card
- iPad mini 4 - $50 gift card
- iPad Pro - $100 gift card
- iPhone SE - $25 gift card

The gift card with purchase deal is available both online and in Apple's retail stores. Customers are limited to two gift cards per product category, and as usual, refurbished products and educational store purchases do not quality for a free gift card.

Apple's US Black Friday sale follows the launch of its Black Friday discounts in Australia and New Zealand, which started on Friday morning local time in those countries. Similar one-day deals are also being offered in several other countries in Europe and North America, including Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and more.

Many third-party retailers in the United Stated are offering better discounts than Apple on various iPhone, iPad, and Mac models, so it may be best to shop around before making a purchase. Make sure to check out our Black Friday roundup for all of the best deals we've found on Apple products and accessories.

Top Rated Comments

littyboy Avatar
48 months ago
Apple is rolling in enough dough that it apparently doesn't feel the need to offer any actual Black Friday sale prices on their products anymore.

Oh well, I don't buy anything from them that's not refurbished anyway - so I guess every day I buy from them is like Black Friday!
Not sure what you mean by "anymore." I don't recall Apple having any good BF deals in the past years.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mporcheron Avatar
48 months ago
In the UK it’s a £120 gift card.

Funny how retail prices are converted from USD to GBP by replacing the symbol, by discounts are not.

Also, the usual justification of a higher cost of doing business doesn’t seem to stand here either. Unlike, hardware products, I can’t see how it costs Apple any more to give a gift card away in the UK than the USA.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
48 months ago
Apple is rolling in enough dough that it apparently doesn't feel the need to offer any actual Black Friday sale prices on their products anymore.

Oh well, I don't buy anything from them that's not refurbished anyway - so I guess every day I buy from them is like Black Friday!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jsameds Avatar
48 months ago
Unless she actually wanted a fitbit.
She said 'fitness tracker' and was only looking into Fitbits since they were cheaper. Since Apple Watch does all a Fitbit does and more, she won't be disappointed.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bacillus Avatar
48 months ago
It's just an offer, chill.
You don't have to buy anything, it isn't mandatory.
Thx, I'm saving a fortune - with even 22 more countries where I won't buy a new iPhone.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
obiwan Avatar
48 months ago
In the UK it’s a £120 gift card.

Funny how retail prices are converted from USD to GBP by replacing the symbol, by discounts are not.

Also, the usual justification of a higher cost of doing business doesn’t seem to stand here either. Unlike, hardware products, I can’t see how it costs Apple any more to give a gift card away in the UK than the USA.
Man that's tight! It doesn't surprise me in the least though. They didn't get to be the world's most profitable company by giving stuff away, that's for sure!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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