Apple Offering Free Gift Cards Worth Up to $200 With Select Purchases in Australia and New Zealand Today

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Apple's one-day shopping event is now live in Australia and New Zealand, offering customers free Apple Store gift cards worth up to A$200 or NZ$215 with the purchase of selected Apple products today only.

The offers are available through Apple's website in both countries and at Apple retail store locations in Australia. Each customer is limited to two gift cards per product category. Refurbished products do not qualify.


In Australia, Apple is offering a $35 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone SE, or a $70 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, at full retail price. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models do not appear to qualify.

Australian customers can also get a $140 gift card with the purchase of an iPad Pro, $70 gift card with the purchase of an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4, and a $35 gift card with the purchase of an Apple Watch Series 1 model or fourth-generation Apple TV.

The exact breakdown of Apple's one-day shopping event in Australia:


The exact breakdown of Apple's one-day shopping event in New Zealand:


Apple will be hosting similar one-day shopping events in the United States, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere on Friday.

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satchmo

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I'm not surprised the sale is in the form of gift cards forcing you to spend more in the future.
That said, these gift cards can be given as stocking stuffers.

The exclusion of the new MBP is a bit of a head scratcher. Yes, it's standard product cycle pricing, but given the amount of controversy, I thought Apple might try to make this available to as many people as possible.
 

JaySoul

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Sure that's good for some people, but not much use to me right now.

Better than nothing, though!
 

nwcs

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Very lame. Yes, they didn't have to do anything at all... But this is the next thing to it. I think they forget that generosity pays greater dividends in the long run. Not that they have to do it all the time but sometimes it would be good.

They're concerned with their brand and pricing and that makes sense. However being more generous on occasion only enhances it rather than dilutes it.
 

Speedy Dingo

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You'd think they would include the new MBP in this promotion - you could use the $200 gift card to buy dongles and adapters. I'm not paying out the MBP or Apple - it would make sense for those who are buying it.

Edit: Or at least throw in freebie accessories/adapters for MBP buyers.
 
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twinlight

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Not much of a deal if you're not getting a discount up front, is it?
Well most chains with consumer products raise the prices before black friday and then put up 25% off so they get back to the same price as the week before.

Or they discount old crap to get your attention.
Blow dryer from 2013? 50% off!
10 pack Snickers bar? 50% off!
Newish stovetop, raise the price by 25%, put it in the black friday sale and defend the price increase with that it has been on sale two weeks before and then returned to msrp two days before black friday.

Nothing new here. Im fine with a gift card.
 

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Seems pretty good.

Hopefully the Mac mini will be included in the U.K. offers.
I've just had a look at Apple's New Zealand site and the Mac Mini is seemingly omitted from the gift card offer.

Am surprised given it's now two years old in terms of RTM-if they are planning on launching an updated model in early 2017 you'd think they'd want rid of existing stock?
 
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I'm not surprised the sale is in the form of gift cards forcing you to spend more in the future.
That said, these gift cards can be given as stocking stuffers.

The exclusion of the new MBP is a bit of a head scratcher. Yes, it's standard product cycle pricing, but given the amount of controversy, I thought Apple might try to make this available to as many people as possible.
The gift cards can be used for dongles, stuff one would have to buy anyway.
 
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so, all old stuff? thats sad!
Well most stuff on sale for black friday is old stuff! However They could sell a lot more of it was the new watch and macbook pro too... me for a start... I'll probably wait till the new year now...

They are missing out on impulse buys... I suppose the watch is less of an issue as the chip is the same so it's about the waterproofing and GPS
 
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Speedy Dingo

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Well most chains with consumer products raise the prices before black friday and then put up 25% off so they get back to the same price as the week before.
I don't know where you shop, but having worked retail before that never happens. In fact I'm sure it's illegal if a retailer did that.
That's like saying Apple have upped their retail pricing this morning by the value of what gift card you're getting.
 

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The gift cards can be used for dongles, stuff one would have to buy anyway.
Why do you keep banging on about dongles? If you have to use a cable anyway... just get a new cable. what's the point of putting something inbetween if you don't have to... only a couple of things have fixed cables nowdays.
 
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twinlight

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I don't know where you shop, but having worked retail before that never happens. In fact I'm sure it's illegal if a retailer did that.
That's like saying Apple have upped their retail pricing this morning by the value of what gift card you're getting.
They do it here in norway every week. Prices goes up a bit during december and then drops by the same amout for the sale between chrismas and new year. Sometimes they get fined or at least get a slap on the fingers but they all do it so nothing happens.

I have never seen really good deals in sweden or norway. Unless we're talking a tv for like 50000 kronor, lowered by 10-15000. Sure its a lot cheaper but its still 20000 over what any sane person would pay.