Apple Offers 10% Bonus iTunes Credit When Adding Funds to Apple ID

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Apple is once again offering a promotion that provides a 10 percent cash bonus when adding funds directly to an Apple ID account in the United States and other countries from a linked credit or debit card.


Apple is offering the 10 percent bonus for fund additions between $1 and $200, with the maximum bonus credit topping out at $20.

Here's how to add bonus funds:
  1. Open up the App Store app.
  2. Tap on your profile picture.
  3. Tap on Add Funds to Apple ID.
  4. Select an amount.
  5. Tap Next.
  6. Confirm payment with Touch ID or Face ID.
The credit can be used for purchasing iTunes movies and TV shows, buying apps, paying app subscription fees, buying books, paying for iCloud storage, paying for Apple Music, paying for Apple Arcade, and more.

Apple kicked off this promotion earlier in November, and it will be available through December 12, 2019. It's a good way to get a bit of an extra bonus for App Store credit, and this week's Black Friday app deals can ensure that your money goes even further.

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31 Flavas

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so an effective 13% off with Apple Card, I guess. 3% daily cashback on the next day. In addition to the extra 10% added instantly to your purchase.
 
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RowellE

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Does anyone know if this works if I add funds from a gift card? I’m thinking of getting an Apple gift card for $100 with $15 off at Costco or wherever and then adding these funds to my AppleID account hoping to get that bonus.
 
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sir1963nz

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Hey, no surprises here, NOTHING in New Zealand.
And last time I saw iTunes cards discounted was 4-5 years ago. We used to buy these as stocking fillers for the kids but have not done so for this period as we get better deals on other stuff.

Hell we can not even buy home pods in New Zealand.
But here is the funny thing. You CAN buy them in Australia, online direct from Apple.
The New Zealand online store is hosted is Australia, buy something from Apple, it comes from Australia .
New Zealand power/etc regulations etc are pretty much the same as Australia they are generally labeled NZ/AUS xxxxx regulation.

Its just Apple being a prick.
But thats OK, if Apple does not value my money , others do and have benefitted.
 

macfacts

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It's a trap.

There's no point in buying entertainment (movies, books, etc) that locks you into apples ecosystem.
 

eroslws

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so an effective 13% off with Apple Card, I guess. 3% daily cashback on the next day. In addition to the extra 10% added instantly to your purchase.
It’s 11.8% off. You can do better elsewhere. You pay $194 effective for $220.
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It's a trap.

There's no point in buying entertainment (movies, books, etc) that locks you into apples ecosystem.
So if I pay for my family to have Apple Music, iCloud, and TV subs, you think it’s dumb to take % off of that every month by paying in advance? So I assume you pay for amazon prime monthly and not yearly then?
 

woteva

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15% Bonus offer in Australia, about time we got an advantage with the currency exchange rate 😀
 

konqerror

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New Zealand power/etc regulations etc are pretty much the same as Australia they are generally labeled NZ/AUS xxxxx regulation.
The standards are not necessarily the same. On the iPhone regulatory screen for example, it has the RCM mark followed by R-NZ, which means that it was subject to a nonharmonized NZ regulation.
 

31 Flavas

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It's a trap.

There's no point in buying entertainment (movies, books, etc) that locks you into apples ecosystem.
Sure you can shop around and if the movie, book, music you want is less $ elsewhere, rent or buy there. But, if you’re already spending money on a fixed service such as Nextflix, hulu, or such that’s the same regardless of platform then discounted iTunes cards which can be as much as 33% off at times - is an easy way to save. If I want to buy card packs for hearthstone I can save $ buy using discounted itunes giftcards.

Plenty of reasons why you’ll want to “pre-pay”. I mean, you wouldn’t dream of paying cash for anything when you can get “cash back” or points or miles or whatever by using a credit card right?

So makes sense to find discounted iTunes giftcards instead when paying for an App, in-app, or iTunes purchase or rental.
 
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Doctor Q

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Why oh why aren't iTunes balances and Gift Cards in the same pool as Apple Store Gift Cards, so we could buy hardware or subscribe to a service from the same balance? Why do we have to feed two separate accounts, or have to guess which type of gift card a friend or relative would prefer?
 

Jeaz

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Curious to why this isn’t a thing available in more countries. If it’d been US only I would have sort of understand but since it is in numerous countries it’s a bit strange why not the rest.
 

TrenttonY

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Does anyone know if this works if I add funds from a gift card? I’m thinking of getting an Apple gift card for $100 with $15 off at Costco or wherever and then adding these funds to my AppleID account hoping to get that bonus.
No.
 

M.PaulCezanne

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Are “Apple ID Funds” the same as Apple Cash? Can I use the money I deposit to pay my Apple Card balance?
 

Herrpod

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Tomorrow Target will have Buy 1 card get 1 30 percent off. With a red card, that's about 19 percent off each card. Best Buy is doing a straight up 20 percent off sale tomorrow. Costco is currently selling 100 dollar iTunes cards for 79.50. So thanks, Apple, but no thanks.
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It's a trap.

There's no point in buying entertainment (movies, books, etc) that locks you into apples ecosystem.
This is a stupid statement. If I buy iTunes credit and use that credit to pay for Apple TV+, Disney +, Hulu, HBO etc etc it can be viewed on any device that supports those apps regardless of being in Apple's ecosystem.
 

31 Flavas

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Why oh why aren't iTunes balances and Gift Cards in the same pool as Apple Store Gift Cards, so we could buy hardware or subscribe to a service from the same balance? Why do we have to feed two separate accounts, or have to guess which type of gift card a friend or relative would prefer?
I’d be happy if you can just explain why anyone is willing to sell on iTunes gift cards at a loss. I mean, sale prices on products, coupons, or groupon, credit card “cashback” or points, are one thing - they all have margins built in.

But, this is just straight up loss. A $100 gift card cost Apple or CostCo or BestBuy or whoever, $100. And they’re saying, sure give me $80 and I’ll turn it into $100 instead.

The steakhouse near me offers a $10 “reward” for yourself - if you buy a $100 giftcard for someone else. But the $10 “reward” you get can't be used Friday, Saturday, Sunday or towards specials or alcohol. i.e. they’re not just giving me a 10% discount. You have to buy a regularly price meal that has it’s margins built in.

It doesn't surprise me at all that Apple don't want iTunes balance being used to pay for Apple hardware.