Apple Launches 2021 Back to School Promotion: Free AirPods With Eligible Mac or iPad Purchase

Apple today launched its seasonal back-to-school sale for the upcoming school year in the United States and Canada, offering students free AirPods alongside purchases of select Macs and iPad models.

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Similar to last year's promotion, this year's offer includes free AirPods alongside the purchase of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, the new 24-inch iMac, the Mac Pro, Mac mini, and the new M1-powered iPad Pro and the iPad Air. Alongside the free AirPods, qualifying students and educators can get 20% off AppleCare+ with their purchases.

During checkout, customers can upgrade their AirPods to include wireless charging for just $40 or upgrade to the AirPods Pro for $90. The promotion seems to only be live in the United States and Canada at the time.

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Top Rated Comments

ensee Avatar
39 months ago
So no new MacBook Pro until this promo is over?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thefourthpope Avatar
39 months ago
The day after school ended (in Maryland) and it’s already back-to-school season.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Weed Avatar
39 months ago

I literally bought a macbook air on the education store yesterday. Do you think if I called they'd give me the deal? The laptop is still in the box so I could return it.
Yes. Just got them to honor the offer on an iPad Pro I bought last week.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ouimetnick Avatar
39 months ago

So no new MacBook Pro until this promo is over?
Not necessarily, but it would be excluded as new models have been in the past.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Chewbacca Avatar
39 months ago

I literally bought a macbook air on the education store yesterday. Do you think if I called they'd give me the deal? The laptop is still in the box so I could return it.
Yes. they will usually do this. Especially if it is still in the full return period. Worst case, return and re-buy but they know you are going to do that so it's way easier to just send you the air pods. Just be nice when you call, be the kind of customer someone wants to help.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
39 months ago

You know, the MacBook Air is really a good deal considering the alternatives. For $999 you get top performance and the great experience of Apple products. The only real competitor is Microsoft Surface laptop, and that costs even more than $999. The other alternatives (Chromebooks, cheap Lenovo etc) are just urgh - poor quality and the designs are so outdated. With educational pricing and free AirPods it's a no brainer.
Don't forget the privacy differences between. Apple wins for the price, integration, and privacy, in my opinion.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)