Discover Card AND Back to School?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Matt Phoenix, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Matt Phoenix macrumors regular

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    So, I'm graduating at the end of the summer. I've had my iBook for 3 and a half years and it's still going strong. A while back, I told myself that I'd buy a new MacBook as a reward for getting through school. Now that Apple is offering a 13 inch MacBook Pro + Free iPod Touch + Free Printer, it seems like this is the time to buy.

    Also, Discover typically offers 5% cashback for purchases off the Apple Store's website. However, I was reading the fineprint for the Discover offer and it said "Offer is not valid in combination with any other offers." My interpretation would be that I couldn't use a coupon code or something of the like, and not so much the electronic rebate that Apple offers. Of course, I could be wrong.

    Has anyone had any experience with this? Were you or anyone you know able to get the back to school deal plus the 5% cashback? If that's the case, then I'll buy my new Mac tonight! If not, well, perhaps before the end of the summer.
     
  2. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Only guessing but I think it could work... to DISCOVER it's just like any other purchase you would make from Apple... they wouldn't see the rebate. Nor that you are using a student discount.
     
  3. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing Discover would treat it like any other normal purchase.
     
  4. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    They mean any other offers that THEY may have available.
     
  6. Matt Phoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    *smacks self* Apparently, the most obvious answer is the one I missed. Thanks everyone.

    So, just double checking: if I buy a MBP, I can get the rebate for both the printer AND the iPod Touch?
     
  7. mrj205 macrumors regular

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    sure can
     
  8. Matt Phoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thanks! I placed my order and am rather excited to get my hands on a new Mac!

    It just seemed like such a great deal to get a free iPod Touch. But then they offer a free printer. And to top it all off, Discover is like "Hey, here's free money!" Almost too good to be true. But it is. :cool:
     
  9. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    I am not sure if it works. In order to get the 5% from Discover, you have to use their special referral link to the Online Apple Store, but I am not sure if that referral information moves over to the Online Apple Higher Education Store or not. Might want to call Discover to make sure.
     
  10. eddiehaskell macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know for sure if this works?? Better yet, has anyone got cashback from when purchasing from the edu store?
     
  11. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    I think it should work...i ordered my 13" macbook pro using the discovercard link and I also have the upromise toolbar for my son's 529 plan. so it should work out like this:

    5% Discovercard cashback
    1% Upromise cashback
    Free iPod Touch
    Free Printer

    I don't think there is anyway to get a better deal then that....if there is somebody point it out so other can take advantage.
     
  12. Matt Phoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    It won't show up until after the statement, so not totally sure. If I do get the full 5% back, it'll be one helluva deal.
     
  13. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    You get the promo's everywhere. I'd buy from Amazon and save the 5-9%
    sales taxes depending on where you are. That more than offsets the Discover deal. Also, Discover usually caps the deal to a fixed amount like $50-which means if you spend more than a thousand it isn't nearly as good. ($1000 x .05=$50).
     
  14. eddiehaskell macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on buying the macbook on the back-to-school tax free holiday....getting an extra 5% off would be nice.
     

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