Target Launches iTunes Digital Card Sale: Buy One, Get One 20% Off

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    Target this week has launched one of the first notable App Store and iTunes gift card discounts since the holidays, offering shoppers the chance to buy one iTunes card at regular price and get a second one for 20 percent off. While not as good as the straight 15 percent discounts for a single card we've seen over the past few months, this is one of the only iTunes card sales going on right now, so it could be a good opportunity to add some credit to your iTunes account.

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    The offer is valid on $15, $25, $50, and $100 iTunes cards and will be delivered via email. The 20 percent discount will be applied to the lower priced item, so multiple price tiers can be added at once, and after two cards are placed in your cart you'll notice the discount. Target noted that quantities are limited, but the sale is planned to last through Friday, February 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT. We've rounded up a few examples of the savings you can net with Target's new offer below:
    [*]2x $15 iTunes cards: $27, down from $30
    [*]2x $25 iTunes cards: $45, down from $50
    [*]2x $50 iTunes Cards: $90, down from $100 If you're a Costco member, you have a chance to save a bit more money with discounts closer to the 15 percent savings seen in previous iTunes gift card sales. Costco's members-only iTunes sale will end this Saturday, February 10.

    In addition to the iTunes card sales, Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day might be worth checking out for anyone interested in saving money on an older, refurbished iMac. The timed deal has the 21.5-inch iMac from late 2013 (2.9GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HD) priced at $699.99, down from $1,199.99. The iMac is sold by Woot through Amazon, and is said to show limited or no wear and include all original accessories.

    If you're looking for more information on the latest discounts, head over to our full Deals Roundup.

    Article Link: Target Launches iTunes Digital Card Sale: Buy One, Get One 20% Off
     
  2. jettredmont macrumors 68030

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    If you have their "RED" card (not sure why that is always all-caps) you can save another 5%. Comes to $171 for $200 in gift cards (two $100 cards) if you are stocking your account up, just a little under 15% discount (14.5%), which is the general "best discount you'll find" for the past year.
     
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    Ah good point, forgot about that. Makes this a bit better if you have one.
     
  4. neuropsychguy macrumors 65816

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    There are regularly 15% off discounts - they happen usually monthly. If you need cards now, this isn't a bad deal with a $200 purchase but it's not great for smaller amounts (10% for $100, 5% for $50).

    Costco currently has cards 15+% off for members (this goes to $25 but other amounts are 15% off too: https://www.costco.com/$25-App-Store-%26-iTunes-Gift-Code-(E-Delivery).product.100288796.html). Sam's Club had them 15% off last month. There were multiple other deals in December and November and so on.
     
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    For what it is worth, two $15 cards also get the 20% off the second, plus 5% off the result with RED card, for a total of 14.5% off ($25.65 for $30 in gift cards). The percentages are the same no matter which size card you buy. I just stock up on $100 cards when these deals come up so all our iTunes purchases are effectively 15% discounted from the list price.

    Yes, I didn't mean to imply that 14.5% was earth-shattering, but rather that you won't get much above that, if any. I think the largest discount I got in the past year was 18% at Sam's Club (in person). These are very common in the last couple of months of the year of course.

    The last 15% deal I saw outside members-only clubs was from PayPal Digital Gifts just before Christmas, and I think I ignored some card-by-mail offers from Staples.com since then (lost $200 in gift cards from Staples which never arrived here a few years back so I'm never going to order gift cards with physical mail delivery again). Haven't seen any 15%-class deals since then. Costco has shown up several times, but we don't have a membership there (the Costco near us is always overcrowded and painful to shop at).
     
  6. agsystems macrumors 6502a

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    yea - just picked up 3 with the Target Red Card - this is like 'free' money in Apple's world.
     
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    These discounts need to happen for Apple Retail Store gift cards :D ….. not just iTunes Store.
     
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    Was in a Costco store the other day, they had the 4 X $25 iTunes card pack on sale for $84.99. Could have sworn a couple of years ago they were on sale at times for $79.99.

    At either price, it goes towards Costco executive membership rebate and get credit card rewards. In addition, I prefer to do business with companies that treat their employees good and have a good culture, such as Costco.
     
  11. akadafni macrumors regular

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    No. When you go to electronics in the store the cards are discounted.
     
  12. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    The second one 20% off seems to be the lesser one you add in the cart. Like in other other words if you try to add a $15 card, then a $50 card. It doesn’t take 20% off the $50 card. Rather the $15 card. Same if you add a $50 card and a $100 card. It takes 20% from the cheaper card.
     
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    this is generally the case everywhere on any BOGO type of discount....always on the cheapest of the couple you get.
     
  14. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    Oh. First time I’ve done this with gift cards. And I thought I was getting a bargain, till I had seen what they did. lol
     
  15. kculeigna macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Feb 16, 2018 ---
    I just went to Target and placed 2 $25 gift cards in my basket but when I went to check out nothing was deducted. Is there some sort of coupon code needed? I didn't see it in your post.
     

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