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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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).

    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:

    Photos from @applecultist
    Update 2: Photo of Back to School brochure:

    Photo from @applecultist

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

    Apr 26, 2011
    BUT I JUST GOT OUT OF SCHOOL. Back to school already?!
  3. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Already saw it on, 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!
  4. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Would have been nice if the new rMBPs were available
  5. dpcontardi macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cue whiny commentards complaining about not getting a free iPod again this year...
  6. blue22 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2010
    sounds good...

    Now Apple just has to release the Haswell rMBP by September to make this circle complete. :D
  7. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    East Coast

    I'm in the same boat...who at Apple did you call?
  8. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Exactly, I think that will happen. Or it will be shortly after in October.
  9. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    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.
  10. mmberry1 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2012
    This deal expires September 6th so you know the iPhone 5s launch is a week later.:cool:
  11. CJM macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2005
    How far does $100 get you on App store software these days, anyway?

    I was so ready to buy a new Retina, too.
  12. PeteJames macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2010
    Does this mean new macs likely in September when it ends?
  13. iPhisch macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    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.
  14. ricartedor macrumors member

    May 12, 2008
    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. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    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.
  16. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    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?
  17. thebrobrah macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    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 call in guys :)
  18. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    No proof needed.

    The deal applies to everyone smart enough to go here:
  19. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    I would be going to a retail location, so it wouldn't be that easy I think...
  20. izyreal macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2012
    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.
  21. troop231, Jul 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013

    troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    That could be a problem, so use the online store instead :)
  22. jadam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2002
    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!
  23. enfanteribl macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2009
    Can the Gift Card be used against other pieces of hardware?
  24. HabSonic macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2011
  25. enfanteribl macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2009
    Thanks for the quicl reply.

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

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