iMac/Macbook Student Discount Question.


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 15, 2007
Alright I'm trying to figure this out.

I just bought an iMac and got an iPod with it on my student discount.

Now my sister is going to buy a Macbook on my student discount as well since this is allowed with the One desktop per Academic year and One Laptop per Academic year.

So could I use the iPod discount again and get a free iPod Nano with the purchase of the Macbook?

I don't know how this all works. I don't know if this is "beating the system" if this is "against the rules" or what because I didn't look into the fine print.

Any insight would be helpful



macrumors 6502a
Jul 24, 2002
The Great White North Eh
I believe so, one ipod rebate per invoice/cpu, so 2 invoices/cpus 2 ipods. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

yep I was right:
You must purchase a qualifying Mac and a qualifying iPod on the same sales receipt or invoice from June 5, 2007 through September 16, 2007 using Apple’s Education Individual discount.
You must purchase the qualifying products from the online Apple Store for Education Individuals, an Apple Retail Store, Apple Telesales, or an Apple Authorized Campus Store located in Canada (or USA).
You must submit your claim, postmarked within 30 days of your purchase date. For online Apple Store or Apple Telesales purchases, claim must be postmarked within 30 days of the last product shipment date.


macrumors 604
May 21, 2007
I looked on the terms and conditions, and I couldn't find anything. I think that means you're clear. However, when you fill out the rebate form online, make sure it all works out. Be sure to keep your Nano unopened, because if it doesn't work, you'll be able to return it.


macrumors regular
May 16, 2007
Seattle, WA
Thanks guys. The Nano will make a nice little addition to my sister's system.
Call Apple and ask them. I say this because they require you to send in the actual Nano UPC - and without that barcode, you can't return the product to the Apple store.

Edit: NM, I think I mis-read your post. If you are only using the rebate on the Nano - then you are fine. You can buy as many iPods/nanos/Apple TV's as you want with the student discount per academic year. They only limit you on desktops (1) laptops (1) and pieces of software (2). So if you are just wanting to claim the rebate on your sister's Nano - you're fine. If you are wanting to claim more than one rebate, I'd call them first before taking off the UPC.