Can you only use the Education Gift Card for digital items?

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  1. djmoody macrumors regular

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    Basically, could I buy, for example, a mouse from store.apple.com with the $100 gift card?
     
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  3. lsh macrumors 6502

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    It's only for software including apps and iTunes.
     
  4. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    if its an ITunes card it can be used on anything.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Anything in the iTunes or App stores, but nothing in the Apple Store, as the OP is asking.
     
  6. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    not in my experience, I had an Itunes gift card and bought something off the shelf at the local apple store.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Sorry, I'm not buying that lol
     
  8. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    well then you're free to use yours only on apps and Itunes. I'm just trying to help the OP here. Like I said, this assumes the education gift card is an Itunes card and not some app only card.
     
  9. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    Uhh.. What? I just tried to do that today and was turned down...
     
  10. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    "iTunes Gift Cards and Certificates can be redeemed for songs, albums, audiobooks, videos, and games on the iTunes Store. They cannot be used to buy Apple products. To purchase items outside of the iTunes Store, visit the Apple Gift Cards section of online Help."

    http://store.apple.com/us/help/gifting
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    My point is that an iTunes card can't be used in the apple store. You need an apple store giftcard...hence I don't buy your cliam
     
  12. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    And I who wanted to buy a thule messenger bag for my card... Guess I should try and sell it for $80 or something then.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    look into plastic jungle. think they offer better than 80%
     
  14. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    Cool site, but I can only find Apple Store gift cards, not iTunes :(
     
  15. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Not sure about iTunes gift cards though. They're readily available for 30% off from many retailers, might be tough to get over 70% for it.
     
  16. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Would be a better plan to buy from Best Buy and get one of their gift cards, which you can then use to buy an Amazon or Apple store gift card instead if you don't want to use it on iTunes or the App Store (which most people don't).
     
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  18. mikepro macrumors 6502

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    What if you try buying stuff from an Apple store using the Apple Store iphone app? It lets you check out yourself and charged your iTunes account. If you have a gift card balance, maybe it will deduct it from that first?
     
  19. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    when you redeem your itunes card it goes into your account balance, which like I stated would work on anything. The catch is that it has to be through the app.
     

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