All iPads Target and 40 dollar gift card on any iPad= Best deal?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by CaneCollegeboy, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2003
    Just glancing this week Target flyer and it says you get a 40 dollar gift card for any iPad. So that would technically for example be 329 - 40 (gift card) = 289 for a new iPad mini (16 gb) right? Or are there any better deals out there?
  2. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    From my experience with Target, don't get your hopes seeing the Mini anytime soon. ;)
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jul 13, 2007
    That'd be a great deal if they actually had the mini
  4. macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Yeah, that's a good deal, and since Target has _everything_, the $40 is almost as good as cash.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2011
    Yeah right, they're usually the best place to go.

    All of my local ones had ample supply of the iPad 3's the morning they came out.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    If I want a iPod Touch 5th gen from Apple, I need to wait 5-7 days shipping. Target has them in store. Target also offers a 30 day return policy. I'd always try Target first if possible.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
  8. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    At several Target's in my area, when the iPad 3 came out it took 3-4 weeks before they had them in stock. They'd get 1 or 2 and they were sold immediately.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    I see the ad, but what does this mean? I should go by the Target store on the 2nd Nov. next week and see if I can score one? I wish they would put more details.
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2003
    Heres the ad

    or just go to

    The key to all of this is if the target near you has the mini/ipad 4 or you can try to get bestbuy to price mach it

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  11. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    You can't use the gift card for that purchase though...its for future purposes.


    Also thats the iPad 3rd gen
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2012
    What he was trying to say is that we all need groceries to live, so that $40 is like cash, or (price of iPad - $40) type of thing.
  13. macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    Apple gave me a free iPad Mini smart cover as a way of pricematching the Target deal. Good customer service.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    Did you just call them up or something?
  15. macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    Are they still doing an additional 5% off with a target card purchase? That might make it even sweeter.
  16. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    That's an every day thing, not a promotion.
  17. macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    Yup. Just gave them a call this evening.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Thanks for letting me know. I just called and they gave me a $45 off coupon! Good until the end of December for a purchase of $300 or more.
  19. macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2012
    Just called Apple and let them know about the deal at Target and they gave me a free smart cover to match the deal. All they did was verify the ad on targets site and they added it to my order.
  20. macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Damn, I struck out three times.... two said no we don't price match promotions like a gift card and the one other said this is for the 3rd generation iPad and Apple is offering it for way cheaper than $499 so that's Apple's deal is better anyways.
  21. blajoie, Oct 28, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    I'm on hold right now hoping to do the same thing.
    If they don't price match or throw in the cover, I'll just try to buy at target and return to apple.
    done deal. Talked to a young lady names Kayla, offered to add the smart cover to resolve my issue.
    Said yes, and it will be here on Nov. 2nd!

    Good deal, thanks OP.
  22. macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
    I just called and was told they will not do anything since it is a new product. She pretty much told me to go ahead and buy it from target if i want and send the other back to apple. The $40 plus my target visa for an additional 5% off would be a pretty big savings.....
  23. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Wow I guess it varies based on who you get...smh!
  24. macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    Just called and got a smart case for free! thanks for the thread :)
  25. macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    You sir are the man.

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