I have a strange scenario. We need an additional ipad as our current one is getting rather slow (original retina ipad) and more importantly we need an additional video source for our kids ( 3 yo twins) for an upcoming vacation/long car ride (Aug 6). It just so happens that an educational course I planned to purchase comes with a $500 apple gift card via email so I planned to use it towards ipad. Well I purchased course last night and only now do they tell you they will email gift card in 4-6 weeks, so after our trip and need for ipad. I'm assuming there is no way to retroactively apply a gift card? Assuming no would it be legit to purchase right before we go and then return and re-buy assuming the card comes within the 14 day return window? Any other advice? I'm not planning to buy any other apple products in the very near future.