Although Summer has just started, Apple is ready for school with their annual Back to School promotion. Like last year, any students, faculty members or staff members will get a $100 Apple Store Gift Card with the purchase of a Mac or a $50 card with the purchase of an iPad or iPhone. In addition, the Apple Education Store sells Macs and iPads at a discount to students, faculty and staff. You can also trade in your current Mac, iPad and iPhone to receive a second discount on your new device.
There’s a few things that you need to know before you consider taking advantage of this promotion. The iPhone 4S and the Mac mini don’t qualify so no gift cards come with them. All purchases must be through the Apple Store website, retail store or over the phone. For example, Walmart is selling the iPhone 5c for $29; while Apple is selling it for $99. You could save extra money by going to Walmart, but you won’t get the gift card. Also, the gift card is for use in the Apple Store only, not the iTunes Store. You can use it towards the purchase of a case for the iPad, the Apple TV, an AirPrint printer, a case for the MacBook, etc. This promotion is aimed towards students; however, if you have recently graduated you can still take an opportunity to use this offer.
The promotion started July 1, 2014 and ends September 9, 2014.