Apple Offering Free AirPods With Purchase for Annual 'Back to University' Promo in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Brazil

Apple today launched its annual Back to University program in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Brazil, offering students and teachers free AirPods with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad. The promotion runs from January 6 through March 7.

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Eligible devices include the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, ‌iMac‌ Pro, iPad Pro, and iPad Air. Purchases come with free standard second-generation AirPods, but customers can upgrade to third-generation AirPods or AirPods Pro for an additional fee.

Mac and ‌iPad‌ models are available at discounted educational prices when purchasing through the educational stores for Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Korea. Apple also offers AppleCare+ protection plans at a 20 percent discount.

To get the free AirPods, customers will need to add an eligible Mac or ‌iPad‌ to their carts, where the option to add the AirPods (or upgrade) will come up during the checkout process.

Discounts are available for current and newly accepted university students, parents buying for students, and teachers and staff at all levels. Sign up and enrollment verification through UNiDays is required. Educational discounts will be available for a limited time both online and in Apple retail stores that are open at the current time.

The Back to University program that launches every January is identical to the Back to School promotion that launches in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Europe in the summer months, so expect similar deals when Back to School rolls around in those countries later in 2022.

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sw1tcher Avatar
32 months ago

Wait! Does anyone know what is the expiration date of the promo? I don’t think I see it anywhere.
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* Offer valid on qualifying purchases of eligible Apple products from 6 January 2022 to 7 March 2022 at Apple Store locations, on the Apple Store for Education and by calling 133-622. Subject to full terms and conditions of offer; see apple.com/au/shop/back-to-school/terms-conditions ('https://www.apple.com/au/shop/back-to-school/terms-conditions').


You going to fly to Australia, buy a qualifying Apple product for free AirPods and then fly back to U.S.?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
32 months ago
Pro tip:

Set your MacBook or iPad for delivery (by adding a free gift message). It will force Apple to ship your purchase. But set it so your AirPods are for pick-up.

If you don't pick up your AirPods from the store, you will get the full amount of the AirPods refunded back to your credit card after 10 days.

When this Back to School promo happened in the U.S., Canada, etc, many people did this. It knocks off US$159 from your purchase and you don't need to pawn off your AirPods on Craigslist or Facebook for some cheap price.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
32 months ago
They really need a Back to Work promo. Could do with a pair of these to block-out annoying colleagues (who hate me too, so it’s win-win baha!)
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
32 months ago

Bottom of page reads

* Offer valid on qualifying purchases of eligible Apple products from 6 January 2022 to 7 March 2022 at Apple Store locations, on the Apple Store for Education and by calling 133-622. Subject to full terms and conditions of offer; see apple.com/au/shop/back-to-school/terms-conditions ('https://www.apple.com/au/shop/back-to-school/terms-conditions').


You going to fly to Australia, buy a qualifying Apple product for free AirPods and then fly back to U.S.?
Thank you! I would have if they were limited edition ? but they’re not :(
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entropys Avatar
32 months ago

At least we’d find something to do in Australia to warrant the trip, right? ?? ??
pretty hard to get an aussie visa atm. Basically have to be a politician or sports star to get in, and even then....
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Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
32 months ago

But these AirPods aren't going to block out anything as there's no passive or active noise cancellation since they sit outside the ear.
Confound it!!
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