I found out a way to get an $100 off extra educational discount without getting that pointless app store giftcard off any mac! Well this was purely all accidental and nothing of this was planned out before but I thought I should share it anyways. I ordered a macbook pro retina on apple.com website using the back to school promotion for a $100 gift card free of charge. So I went ahead and ordered the computer along with the gift card. Since the wait times for the computer is 1-2 weeks, apple doesnt charge for the computer until they ship it. They first charge you $100 for the gift card, and then once the computer is ready to ship, they charge you the price of the computer and subtract $100. Today while I was looking on apple's website I noticed that you can finally upgrade the cpu on the base 2.3ghz macbook pro to 2.6 or 2.7ghz. So I called them today and wanted to change my order to get a 2.6ghz upgrade from the 2.3ghz. However, this was not possible because the computer already shipped and I was charged for the computer minus the $100 gift card. So finally, what they did is this. I told them I was going to return my computer to the apple retail store once received and reorder my computer later on. The guy refunded my $100 gift card and deactivated it. All was good. I was going to return the computer to the apple store once received, but then I thought about it a bit more....... Since my $100 gift card was already refunded, the price of the computer charged on my credit card was the normal price minus the $100 gift card. So I get an additional $100 off on it! So, technically Im not obligated to return my computer back and they would never find out and know that I took an additional $100 off from the computer without getting that stupid app store giftcard!! That is how I received a $100 education macbook pro retina discount without getting the STUPID gift card!