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MacBytes
Dec 13, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Doctor Q
Dec 13, 2005, 03:19 PM
It's one of a few promos (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/cps/general/HolidayPromoiTunes-outside) PayPal has going.

CanadaRAM
Dec 13, 2005, 03:31 PM
"Song codes expire May 31, 2006 and are redeemable only on the U.S. iTunes Music Store"

Eidorian
Dec 13, 2005, 03:31 PM
So, Paypal works again with iTunes?

shamino
Dec 13, 2005, 04:00 PM
Nothing like a 50% rebate offer to stimulate sales!

Doctor Q
Dec 13, 2005, 05:26 PM
If you buy a $20 gift certificate, you get $20 in your account plus 10 free songs worth about $10. So you get $30 worth of music for $20, which I'd consider one-third off, not one-half off.

Still a good deal, and you don't even have to drink a lot of Pepsi (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2003/10/20031016151548.shtml).

I don't see mention (at either paypal.com or apple.com) of whether you can buy as many of these as you like. If I wanted to, could I buy two $50 gift certificates and get 50 free songs?

bluebomberman
Dec 13, 2005, 06:32 PM
I don't see mention (at either paypal.com or apple.com) of whether you can buy as many of these as you like. If I wanted to, could I buy two $50 gift certificates and get 50 free songs?

Sure looks that way.

I personally don't think I can stomach buying $100 in gift certificates at once, though...

Doctor Q
Dec 13, 2005, 07:20 PM
I imagine that Pepsi will come through for us again this coming year, in which case that'll supply me with enough new music to keep me happy.

But if Pepsi has other plans, this deal might be worth it to me.

So I'll have to decide soon!

solvs
Dec 14, 2005, 04:21 AM
If you buy a $20 gift certificate, you get $20 in your account plus 10 free songs worth about $10. So you get $30 worth of music for $20, which I'd consider one-third off, not one-half off.
$10 would be 50% more than $20. ;) Think that's what he meant. Where's Katie when you need her to explain math?

I'll bet there's a max though, and I wouldn't want spend another $50 to find out.

Seasought
Dec 14, 2005, 06:49 AM
I think the iTMS gift cards are great (I see them everywhere including some gas stations) and will continue to spur sales, especially around the holidays of course.

shamino
Dec 14, 2005, 09:17 AM
If you buy a $20 gift certificate, you get $20 in your account plus 10 free songs worth about $10. So you get $30 worth of music for $20, which I'd consider one-third off, not one-half off.
I said rebate, not discount.

Please check your vision. You seem to be reading words that weren't written.

$10 would be 50% more than $20. ;) Think that's what he meant. Where's Katie when you need her to explain math?
You spend $20 and get a $10 rebate. That's a 50% rebate.

No different from other rebate offers - like the ones where you spend $20 on an item and get $10 back after filling out some forms and waiting six weeks.

The fact that this rebate pays you in the form of iTunes songs and not cash doesn't change anything.

maestro55
Dec 14, 2005, 09:27 AM
A good deal if you were going to buy the gift certificates anyhow.

But I would rather see Pepsi with their deal again, since I would drink the soda anyhow, so getting some free songs with all the soda I drink is decent.

shamino
Dec 14, 2005, 09:46 AM
But I would rather see Pepsi with their deal again, since I would drink the soda anyhow, so getting some free songs with all the soda I drink is decent.
You might. The last two were introduced at the Superbowl. They may well do another this year.

I'm waiting and hoping :)

solvs
Dec 14, 2005, 11:54 PM
You spend $20 and get a $10 rebate. That's a 50% rebate.
I know, I was agreeing with you. ;)

CanadaRAM
Dec 15, 2005, 12:05 AM
You spend $20 and get a $10 rebate. That's a 50% rebate.

No different from other rebate offers - like the ones where you spend $20 on an item and get $10 back after filling out some forms and waiting six weeks.

The fact that this rebate pays you in the form of iTunes songs and not cash doesn't change anything.
Sure it does - that's a product offer, not a rebate. A rebate is money back. iTunes credit doesn't have cash value.

It's like buying vitamin pills, where you get 90 in the bottle for the price of 60. You wouldn't call that a rebate...

So it's 75 songs for the price of 50, or a 33% discount from normal price.

solvs
Dec 15, 2005, 12:22 AM
So it's 75 songs for the price of 50, or a 33% discount from normal price.
Or 50% more. ;)

Since it's 2 ways to say the same thing, I think we should just agree to... agree.

Doctor Q
Dec 15, 2005, 01:20 AM
How come if I start with a dollar, add 10%, then subtract 10%, I end up with 99 cents instead of a dollar? Obviously, somebody is stealing the penny I lose along the way! ;)

We're all agreeing on the math and saying the same thing different ways. You get 50% more goods than you pay for, which is the same as paying 67% of the full price for what you get. Which is the same as paying 33% off of the full price. You could even think of it as paying the full amount for what you get and getting an up-front rebate of 50%.

A pretty good deal whichever way you look at it.

Doctor Q
Dec 15, 2005, 02:00 PM
I don't see mention (at either paypal.com or apple.com) of whether you can buy as many of these as you like. If I wanted to, could I buy two $50 gift certificates and get 50 free songs?I'll be happy to answer your question, Doctor Q. ;)

I found a statement from Apple today, saying "For every $20 iTunes Music Store gift certificate you purchase, you’ll earn 10 free songs; for every $50 gift certificate, you’ll earn 25 free songs."

The words in bold show that you can spend as much money as you want on this deal.

Sunrunner
Dec 15, 2005, 02:03 PM
How come if I start with a dollar, add 10%, then subtract 10%, I end up with 99 cents instead of a dollar? Obviously, somebody is stealing the penny I lose along the way! ;)

We're all agreeing on the math and saying the same thing different ways. You get 50% more goods than you pay for, which is the same as paying 67% of the full price for what you get. Which is the same as paying 33% off of the full price. You could even think of it as paying the full amount for what you get and getting an up-front rebate of 50%.

A pretty good deal whichever way you look at it.


Dude, you made me dizzy... :p

MattyMac
Jun 30, 2006, 03:34 PM
Wish they had something going on like this now:(

fener
Jul 28, 2009, 10:21 AM
i think you still can find some:

PayPal has 25 free song offer, if you pay iTunes via them. just make your purchase and pay with paypal.

even scarce, there are other free means of getting some giveaway; engadget and gizmodo have occasional giveaways; highqualitymovietrailers.com is giving away 10$ and 20$ certificates , sometime blackberrycool.com has some