Apple Offering 10% Bonus iTunes Credit When Adding Funds to Your Apple ID

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Apple has begun offering users the chance to add 10 percent extra credit to their App Store and iTunes accounts this week, similar to past offers from the company. For this deal, you'll have to add money to your Apple ID account from a credit or debit card connected to your account.


To add the funds on your iPhone, visit the App Store, tap your profile picture, and then tap "Add Funds to Apple ID." Here you can choose from $1.00 to $200.00 to add to your account in order to get the 10 percent bonus credit. This means that the most you can get out of the offer is $20 in free iTunes credit when adding $200 to your account.

The promotion will last through Friday, May 10 and is available in the United States as well as other regions, including Japan. With the credit in your iTunes account, you can rent or purchase iTunes movies and TV shows, buy books in Apple Books, pay for your Apple Music or iCloud subscriptions, and much more.

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fmcshan

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I wish you could do this for Apple store gift cards. Then, you could actually put the bonus to good use towards items such as hardware.
 

msama

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Thank you MR! I feel like I'll be taking advantage of these promos every time they come out...
 

caseywagner

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This is a much worse deal than what Costco is currently offering. At Costco, you can pay $168 to get $200 in credit (18% bonus) compared to only 10% with this offer.

If you're looking to buy credit - do it with Costco.
Is that Costco in store?
 

bbeagle

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This is a much worse deal than what Costco is currently offering. At Costco, you can pay $168 to get $200 in credit (18% bonus) compared to only 10% with this offer.

If you're looking to buy credit - do it with Costco.
Not everyone has Costco's around them. I don't. Plus, you have to pay $60+ for a yearly membership there. Nope.

Target has sales where you can buy $200 for $170 with the Target Red Card.
 
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bbeagle

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This is free money for Apple isn’t it? It sounds like how American Express made money with travellers checks. The customer gives them their money and AMEX makes interest on it.
You'll never keep the credits around long enough for Apple to make up 10%. If you buy $200 for $180, then keep it in your Apple account for like 2 years, Apple may come out even.

Apple makes 30% off whatever you buy. So in effect, Apple is now making just 20% off whatever you buy, since they gave you 10%.

So, Apple could offer 29% off and still make money.
 
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zorinlynx

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I like doing this, and also buying discounted gift cards; not only do I save a little but it's nice to not have all those tiny little iTunes store transactions on my credit card statement. Just an occasional $50 or $100 charge.

The money gets spent eventually anyway, as I have Netflix, HBO Now, iCloud storage and a couple app subscriptions going through it...so the discounts are like free money.
 
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Mike MA

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In Germany you regularly (not to say always) receive a 15% discount on your iTunes Gift Card when purchasing them in retail stores. People use this offer mostly to discount their Apple Music membership accordingly. So this seems no bargain.
 

davidg4781

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This is tempting. But I end up spending more when I have money in my account. I figure since I got that money on discount it doesn’t hurt as bad.
 

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Apple has begun offering users the chance to add 10 percent extra credit to their App Store and iTunes accounts this week, similar to past offers from the company. For this deal, you'll have to add money to your Apple ID account from a credit or debit card connected to your account.


To add the funds on your iPhone, visit the App Store, tap your profile picture, and then tap "Add Funds to Apple ID." Here you can choose from $1.00 to $200.00 to add to your account in order to get the 10 percent bonus credit. This means that the most you can get out of the offer is $20 in free iTunes credit when adding $200 to your account.

The promotion will last through Friday, May 10 and is available in the United States as well as other regions, including Japan. With the credit in your iTunes account, you can rent or purchase iTunes movies and TV shows, buy books in Apple Books, pay for your Apple Music or iCloud subscriptions, and much more.

Article Link: Apple Offering 10% Bonus iTunes Credit When Adding Funds to Your Apple ID
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