PayPal on eBay Discounting $100 App Store and iTunes Gift Cards to $85

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    If you've been waiting for a new sale on App Store and iTunes gift cards, PayPal on eBay is once again discounting the $100 gift card tier to $85 for United States users. While the sale lasts, anyone with a PayPal account can take advantage of the deal, and you should receive the code for the iTunes credit within a few hours after the purchase.

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    As usual with email delivery sales on iTunes cards, you can either enter your own email address and send the code to yourself, or enter the email of a friend or family member to send it as a gift. The credit will only be valid on purchases made on the United States App and iTunes stores, however. These sales usually last for a few days, so head over to PayPal's Digital Gifts eBay store to place your order before the 15 percent discount expires.

    iTunes gift card sales are a great way to stock up on iTunes credit at a cheaper price, which you can then use to rent and buy movies on iTunes, pay for your Apple Music and iCloud subscriptions, purchase a new app, expand your iBooks collection, and much more. Many people also use the credit to pay for third-party subscriptions, like Netflix and Hulu, essentially discounting the cost of these services thanks to the gift card sales.

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    Also on eBay, the retailer today kicked off another coupon code, this one aimed at preparing for the incoming fall season. With coupon code JUMPINTOFALL, you can save 20 percent on orders placed in categories like home, clothing and shoes, accessories, luggage, vacuums, and more. This means that the code is not a sitewide coupon, but those interested can still use it on orders of $25 or more before it expires Friday, September 14, and the discount will be capped at a max value of $50.

    In other sales, ahead of the Apple event Rakuten has AirPods for $127.46 thanks to its newest sitewide discount code SAVE15. Comparatively, AirPods have been seeing discounts to around $144 (originally priced at $159.99) at retailers like Amazon and Adorama. While a nice discount on the wireless headphones, shoppers should note that upgraded AirPods with "Hey Siri" functionality and a wireless charging case are expected to be announced in two days.

    For more details on this week's sales, head over to our full Deals Roundup.

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  2. PotatoLeekSoup macrumors regular

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    Costco usually has $100 of iTunes cards for $95. Sometimes they discount to $85 (like a few weeks ago). FYI.
     
  3. Goldfrapp, Sep 10, 2018
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    Shell out $85 at once or spend $100, say, over a year

    At the end of the day, it doesn't really feel like you saved $15

    Too insignificant

    According to my purchase history, I spend about $0.99-2.99 per month on apps, rentals, etc.

    This deal is worth it, for example, if you're about to buy a $100 app or rent a $100 movie or buy a $100 album. But how often does that happen?
     
  4. dmk1974 macrumors 68020

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    I usually buy these when they are 15-20% off. Well worth it. We have the family Apple Music Plan so it turns that monthly $14.99 fee into $12.75/mo (at 15% off).
     
  5. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030

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    $85 for a year of Apple Music? (Or a little over $7/month)

    Not a bad idea. Hmm.
     
  6. technole macrumors 6502

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    Totally worth it if you have subs like Apple Music.

    Companies prey on people taking subs because it's harmless monthly payments. When you can save on the backend yearly you are patting yourself on the back.
     
  7. tricil macrumors member

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    Also, upgraded iCloud storage (which might change pricing in a couple of days) as well.
     
  8. goodcow macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes account balances do not cover iCloud storage plans.
     
  9. tricil macrumors member

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    uh yes they do. i use these deals all the time for it and will today.
     
  10. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    Crap, I still have $45 left from the last time I did this.

    It's tempting to buy another one, but I'm not spending enough to really make it worthwhile.
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    Where did you hear iCloud storage would change pricing? As someone getting very close to my 200GB limit, I'm very interested.
     
  11. tricil macrumors member

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    i didn't. just speculating. and in your case if you buy another one you would have spent $170 for $200 worth with $45 still in the bank...
     
  12. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    Too bad these can't be exchanged for Apple Store gift cards. As it stands I'm not interested in any new music and already own all the old stuff I like on CD and LP. Nor have I seen a paid app which interests me. Everything I use is either paid, part of iOS or part of an outside subscription.
     
  13. wigby macrumors 68000

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    Do you subscribe to Apple Music, iCloud, Netflix, Hulu, YoutubeTV or HBO? I subscribe to all of those things so it's as much about convenience as it is a small savings.
     
  14. Klae17 macrumors 65816

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    I spend probably $500 a month on iAP lol. This helps.
     
  15. tricil macrumors member

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    Those Fortnite Skins aren't gonna buy themselves, after all..
     
  16. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    This is the time of year when we should be seeing 20% off.
     
  17. Ronlap macrumors regular

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    The 20% off deals of yore seem to have all but vanished. 15% is still decent when you are paying for Netflix, Hulu and other AppleTV subscriptions.
     
  18. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    I don't think eBay does the 20% off (iTunes) discount any more, do they? I think 15% is the best I've seen in the past 2 years. And I check eBay almost every day.

    Yes, eBay still does occasional 20% OFF discounts on select products, or only for select merchandise brands (e.g. Samsung devices, Amazon tablets, etc).
     
  19. OTACORB macrumors 68000

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    My Apple Music subscription is coming up for renewal.. this is right on time!
     
  20. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Ahh, you can pay Apple Music subscription using iTunes credit? I though that the Apple subscriptions required a credit card (I know that iCloud does).
     
  21. OTACORB macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I have paid it that way since they started the service. It just goes into your account balance and when your renewal comes up if you have a balance they will subtract it from the balance and then charge any remaining balance to your credit card. Since I currently have $154.00 on my account my Apple Music annual sub will be fully covered.
     
  22. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for clarifying.

    My statement that Apple doesn't accept iTunes Store credit for iCloud is outdated. A couple of years ago, I know that they did not. I just checked again today, and it seems that "acceptable payment" for iCloud Storage charges includes iTunes Store credit.

    And this is indeed nice to know that existing iTunes Store credit can be used to pay for these various Apple subscription services! That makes these eBay discount deals even more valuable.
     
  23. sepo01 macrumors newbie

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    My iCloud storage charges to my credit card. This card # is stored in the cloud system preferences and is different than the card for the App Store. Just my humble opinion
     
  24. triton100 macrumors 6502

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    Apple Music is 99£ a year
     
  25. vladobizik macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but that is unless you have some balance on your Apple ID. If you have zero or insufficient balance, it will then charge your card.
     

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