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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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Apple to Launch Annual 'Back to School' Promotion Tomorrow




Apple is gearing up to begin its annual "Back to School" promotion in the United States and other countries on Tuesday, July 1, offering iTunes Store/App Store gift cards to students that purchase a Mac, iPad, or iPhone.

According to a source who spoke to MacRumors, Apple's 2014 Back to School promotion will be similar to the 2013 promotion, providing students with a $100 App Store gift card for the purchase of a new Mac or a $50 App Store gift card with the purchase of an iPad or iPhone.

2013 Back to School Retail Display

In the past, all iPhones, iPads, and Macs have been eligible for the promotion, with the exception of the Mac mini. The 2013 promotion was available in the following countries, with varying gift card amounts, and the 2014 promotion is likely to be similar: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

Apple is expected to decorate its retail stores with new window displays overnight, adjusting signage and other aspects of store layouts, and Apple has indeed scheduled an overnight refresh of its store visuals tonight, as reported by 9to5Mac earlier this month.

Apple's Back to School promotion is held at different times throughout the year in different countries to correspond to various educational calendars, but the summer program is typically the company's largest as it encompasses the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Article Link: Apple to Launch Annual 'Back to School' Promotion Tomorrow
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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Great moment to introduce a Retina MacBook Air.
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:03 PM   #3
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No Portugal?
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:03 PM   #4
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Quick question, If i'm a student (from another country) who'll be in the US during this promotion will I be able to use it? Like will will I need to show to be eligible for this?
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:05 PM   #5
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The problem Apple runs into is that you can buy just about ANY Mac for $100 lower than you can buy it at the Apple Store. In most states you can not pay Tax also, making the savings MUCH better than the Apple retail price.
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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Quick question, If i'm a student (from another country) who'll be in the US during this promotion will I be able to use it? Like will will I need to show to be eligible for this?
Last time we were eligible for it, they only asked for a valid student email address (like one from your university), which both my wife and I had. From there, we were good.

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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:06 PM   #7
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I like that the term "Ramen" appears on the display to the right; Apple is getting you into the proper mindset of post-Mac-purchase life.

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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:06 PM   #8
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Monetary discount > App Store Card
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:07 PM   #9
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Back to school already?

When I was a kid school didn't get out until the last week of June. It's not quite July and we're already starting our back-to-school sales?
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:08 PM   #10
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that phrase i hated when i was a kid.
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:09 PM   #11
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This should help Best Buy continue their discounts.

The $829 iMac last week for 1 day had me pretty close.
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:10 PM   #12
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Mac minis will likely be exempt from this promotion.

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Hit me with this and a Mac mini update, and I'll be your best friend, Apple.
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:12 PM   #13
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$100 off iPhone 6?
Im for sure getting the 128!!
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:14 PM   #14
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You're joking but fyi everyone: this promo will end before a new iPhone is for sale.


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Im for sure getting the 128!!
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:14 PM   #15
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:15 PM   #16
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Ramen Noodles

The fact that they put that on their window is why Apple is the best.

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You're joking but fyi everyone: this promo will end before a new iPhone is for sale.
Joking? Yeah
Wishing? Also, Yeah
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:17 PM   #17
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Oh, yeah, I think I was reading only what I wanted the first time around.
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:17 PM   #18
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This promotion used to be so much better. I got an iPod worth $250 as part of the promotion just 4 years ago. I could have even gotten $100 off a printer.
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A shaped iPod?
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:25 PM   #21
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This promotion used to be so much better. I got an iPod worth $250 as part of the promotion just 4 years ago. I could have even gotten $100 off a printer.
I remember that too! Good times

Also, has there been any more news on when apple will update the retina macbook pros? I've been planning to update this year and I was hoping to get one during the back to school promotion. Are they usually released after the promotion or should I just wait?
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:25 PM   #22
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Given the rather crappy updates this year, how about $100 off as well as a $100 iTunes card? I'm not holding my breath, tho.
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 03:25 PM   #23
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Great. Now give us 10.10 public beta!!
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Great moment to introduce a Retina MacBook Air.
I am afraid they will use this back to school promo to get rid of current gen macbook air stock, then once the promo is over, they will announce the retina macbook air
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Wouldn't that be cool
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