Apple Launches 2013 'Back to School' Promotion with Gift Cards Up to $100

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    In line with a rumor from yesterday, Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion offering qualified educational purchasers iTunes Store/App Store/iBookstore gift cards of up to $100 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone. The program begins today and runs through September 6.
    As in past years, the Mac mini is excluded from the promotion, while all iPad (fourth-generation, iPad 2, and iPad mini) and iPhone (5, 4S, and 4) are eligible. Full requirements for eligibility are outlined in the terms and conditions (PDF).

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    The offer is available in the following countries, with gift card amounts varying based on local currency: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

    Update: Photos of new window displays for Apple's retail stores:

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    Update 2: Photo of Back to School brochure:

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    Photo from @applecultist

    Article Link: Apple Launches 2013 'Back to School' Promotion with Gift Cards Up to $100
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    BUT I JUST GOT OUT OF SCHOOL. Back to school already?!
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Already saw it on Apple.com, ordered last week. Called Apple this morning and they told me they would give it to me since I called and had not received it yet. It would take about 3 weeks to process, but it would be emailed to me.

    Just wanted to let everyone know! That was easy!
     
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    Would have been nice if the new rMBPs were available
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Cue whiny commentards complaining about not getting a free iPod again this year...
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    sounds good...

    Now Apple just has to release the Haswell rMBP by September to make this circle complete. :D
     
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    I'm in the same boat...who at Apple did you call?
     
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    Exactly, I think that will happen. Or it will be shortly after in October.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    I just called myapple and asked to speak to someone about my order. After I gave it my order number and it gave me tracking info I asked again to speak to someone.

    The lady I got just said she was making sure it was still in transit and then she said she would send it to the back office and I would see it in 3 weeks.
     
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    This deal expires September 6th so you know the iPhone 5s launch is a week later.:cool:
     
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    How far does $100 get you on App store software these days, anyway?

    I was so ready to buy a new Retina, too.
     
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    Does this mean new macs likely in September when it ends?
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    Too band they don't offer the deal to Higher Education Alumni!!!!!
    Seriously though, has anyone ever had Apple check to see if you are actually a student, faculty member or parent? Just curious.
     
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    They're sending your purchase back to them?? Mines in transit to be delivered today and I was told they would just email me a code, didn't need to take back the item, but well see if it suddenly doesn't get delivered today!?
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    No nothing like that. They just wanted to confirm I hadn't received it yet. They are not sending the Mac back to them.

    If FedEx says today you should be ok.
     
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    Dies anyone know if you need to bring some sort of proof? I asked in the previous thread and I got mixed answers. Most were saying that a student card/ID would be accepted; however, I'm entering university this fall and don't have one yet. Would I have to bring in my acceptance letter and photo ID with my name on it?
     
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    i called in to see if i could get this gift card for my air purchased on the 27th of june...

    and yes..they said there would be an email activation for the gift card...so call in guys :)
     
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    No proof needed.

    The deal applies to everyone smart enough to go here: http://store.apple.com/us_edu_112296
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    I would be going to a retail location, so it wouldn't be that easy I think...
     
  20. macrumors member

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    I purchased a macbook pro for school and they verified my student status via my school email address. If you have been accepted to a university, one of the first things you should receive is a school email account.
     
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    That could be a problem, so use the online store instead :)
     
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    I didn't have to provide any verification... However to access the apple education store page for my school I had to log in through a link on my Universities web site using my student log-in that redirected me to the apple store.

    13" MBA with 8GB and 256GB Ordered!
     
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    Can the Gift Card be used against other pieces of hardware?
     
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    No.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    Thanks for the quicl reply.

    I am guessing you are a Habs fan from the name?
     

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