Apple Offering 10% Bonus When Adding Funds to Your Account for App Store and iTunes Purchases

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today sent out emails letting App Store and iTunes users know about a new promotion that offers a 10 percent bonus when adding funds to an Apple ID account.

    When you add money directly to your Apple ID from a credit or debit card for making App Store, iTunes, and iCloud purchases, Apple is adding bonus credit.


    Apple says the offer is valid on amounts ranging from $1.00 to $200, so customers who add the maximum $200 in funds to their Apple IDs will receive a total of $220 with the bonus ($20 free).

    Funds can be added to your Apple ID account by opening up the Settings app, tapping on your account name, selecting the iTunes and App Store option, choosing your Apple ID, and then selecting "Add Funds to Apple ID."


    From there, you can see the promotional bonuses available and choose the amount of money you want to add to your account. You can also get to these options in the iTunes Store by tapping on your Apple ID or in the App Store by scrolling to the bottom (or tapping your profile picture) and selecting the Add Funds option. To use this feature, you will need to have a valid payment method added to your Apple ID account.

    The promotion will be available from March 10 through March 14 in the United States, and it is also available in other countries as well, such as Germany, where Apple is offering a 15 percent bonus. No bonus funds are available in the UK, Australia, or Canada, however.

    Article Link: Apple Offering 10% Bonus When Adding Funds to Your Account for App Store and iTunes Purchases
  2. BradWI macrumors member


    Aug 29, 2011
    Not worth it when iTunes cards are frequently available for 15-20% off.
  3. 341328 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2009
  4. Dazzerukuk macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2008
    Actually looks like a spam/phishing mail. No name, just click here to add money!
  5. farewelwilliams macrumors 68020

    Jun 18, 2014
    no thanks, you can get better value from buying iTunes cards from costco.
  6. RPB65 macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2017
    Not in the UK you can't. What a surprise that is. FFS Apple.
  7. JRDNXr macrumors newbie


    Aug 20, 2016
  8. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  9. Bastel macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2019
    In Germany you get 15% Bonus!
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Except, Costco requires a membership, not everybody has a membership to Cosco. So that’s not a feasible situation, when PayPal has 15% as an alternative.
  11. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    No error, it's a total of $220 with the $20 added.
  12. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2012
  13. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Germany for one, I'm not sure about other European countries. If you guys want to let me know, I'll update the post. It's not in the UK or Canada, though, which I've added.
  14. 69Mustang macrumors 604


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Even though I understood what you meant, I think he's criticizing the sentence's structure.
    As written, the sentence basically states: add your $200 and Apple will add $220. In actuality the customer gets a total of $20 from Apple. The original $200 is already theirs.
  15. ersan191 macrumors 65816

    Oct 26, 2013
    Yup, I buy $300 for $240 every year around black friday time and it covers my Apple Music and iCloud subs for the year, plus some extra.
  16. DotCom2 macrumors 601

    Feb 22, 2009
  17. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    I updated the wording, sorry if it was unclear.
  18. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

    Aug 20, 2015
    You can also get to it by opening App Store app → Updates button → click your profile pic upper right → Add Funds to Apple ID
  19. JetTester macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2014
    Not a bad deal, just not the best available. Probably the easiest to take advantage of, though.
  20. dona83 macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2004
    Kelowna, BC
  21. Boardiesboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2013
    Sydney Australia
  22. calzon65, Mar 10, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019

    calzon65 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    Spam Email to drive more Revenue

    I also HATE their constant iTunes pop-up asking me to subscribe. You would think saying No once would stop the harassment ... oh wait Apple doesn't allow a NO answer just a Not Now answer, so slimy of them.
  23. farewelwilliams macrumors 68020

    Jun 18, 2014
    costco isn't the only place that occasionally has 15% or more off of iTunes cards.
  24. sir1963nz macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2012
    Not in New Zealand they are not. iTunes cards have not been discounted for probably 4+ years.
    We used to buy them for Xmas stocking fillers, but don't bother now.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 10, 2019 ---
    Not in New Zealand. Discounted gift cars have not been available for 4+ years.

    Good to see Apple does not discriminate based on nationality ... oh wait, yes they do .
  25. Blackwell macrumors member


    May 10, 2012
    Northern California
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