Apple Back to School Promo Starts Tomorrow with iTunes Gift Cards: $100 for Macs, $50 for iPad


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Apr 12, 2001

MacRumors has learned that Apple will be launching its annual Back to School promotion tomorrow in the United States and likely a number of other countries. As in previous years, Apple will be offering iTunes Store gift cards to educational customers purchasing qualifying products.

The major new addition to the program this year is the iPad, with purchasers receiving a $50 iTunes Store gift card with the purchase of a new iPad. The Mac aspect of the program appears to be the same as in previous years, with qualified purchases earning a $100 gift card. We have not yet confirmed exactly which Mac systems will qualify for the program, but in past years the Mac mini has not been eligible for the promotion.

As with previous years, the cards should be valid across Apple's digital stores, including the iTunes Store, iOS App Store, Mac App Store, and iBookstore.

Article Link: Apple Back to School Promo Starts Tomorrow with iTunes Gift Cards: $100 for Macs, $50 for iPad


macrumors 65816
Mar 17, 2009
Didn't the back to school promo at one time give you $100 off a Mac, not an iTunes gift card?


macrumors 68000
Apr 21, 2011
$100...if I'm buying a $4k MBPro...I better get more then a $100 gift card. :)


macrumors 68000
Jul 30, 2011
this BTS2012 promo is a joke (2 years running now) for the consumer, but genius for apple. i applaud them for getting away with it for 2 years in a row and for everyone who will defend apple for doing so (blindly i might add). i can count on that statement being quoted dozens of times by people who are against me: "if you don't like it, then don't buy it".... "apple doesn't care about 1 pissed off customer"...."be happy with that b/c what makes you feel you are entitled to anything with your purchase" . all valid points i will admit, but we are in a forum so my opinion has been stated. oh well.

i understand that the Touch is a more expensive device now so they don't want to give that away, but what about the Nano? heck, apple could have given away a Shuffle which would be perfect for college students. i would take a $49 Shuffle over a $100 iTunes card and i'm an engineering grad student (the shuffle would have been perfect). no Shuffle? fine...but at least give me the option to buy a Shuffle with the $100 card. most of the software that apple wants me to purchase i get free through my university student software program (part of the tech fee they make you pay). almost all college-bound students either in undergrad or grad school receive this perk but many don't care to take advantage of it. if you're in high school, then usually have to purchase your own software for your home computer

Didn't the back to school promo at one time give you $100 off a Mac, not an iTunes gift card?
you still get $50-$200 off the purchase of a Mac computer (depending on the model) for being a student. their student purchase policy is really liberal. basically you just need to be able to name a school and you get it
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macrumors 68000
Feb 24, 2009
So does that mean i have to wait till tomorrow to purchase? Was hoping it would launch in line with the mac release. They better not have shipping delays if i wait till tomrorow


macrumors 6502a
May 25, 2011
Dundee, UK
As a student :D you get a certain discount off ur mac, which is standard and now you get the gift card too:D

Doesnt work for the ipad though that is the student discount, tried it for both iphone and ipad :rolleyes:
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