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  • Apple Offering Gift Cards With Major Purchases for Black Friday in U.S. and Canada


    On Black Friday, Apple will be offering gift cards of varying amounts to those that purchase major products in the U.S. and Canada. As predicted just days ago, the free gift cards with major purchases are Apple’s alternative to discounts this holiday season, and could be considered a gimmick to get you to buy even more.

    Apple updated its U.S. and Canada Apple Store Web sites Friday morning with more details on the gift cards. Depending on what your purchase is, the amount of cash that will be loaded onto the gift card will vary.

    Some of the major options include:

    • Buy an iPad Air and receive a $75 Apple Store gift card
    • Buy an iPad Mini and receive a $50 Apple Store gift card
    • Buy an iPad 2 and receive a $50 Apple Store gift card
    • Buy a MacBook Air and receive a $150 Apple Store gift card
    • Buy a MacBook Pro (retina or non-retina) and receive a $150 Apple Store gift card
    • Buy an iMac and receive a $150 Apple Store gift card
    • Buy an iPod touch and receive a $50 Apple Store gift card
    • Buy an iPod Nano and receive a $25 Apple Store gift card
    • Buy an Apple T.V. and receive a $25 Apple Store gift card

    In addition to Apple's own products, there is also a variety of third-party products that Apple sells online that you can also receive a loaded Apple Store gift card by purchasing. You can see the full list of items on Apple's Online Store via this link.

    Notably, these are Apple Store gift cards and not App Store gift cards. This means the money cannot be used in iTunes, iBooks, the App Store, or Mac App Store, but rather can be used for accessories, or for additional devices.

    Sources: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Offering Gift Cards With Major Purchases for Black Friday in U.S. and Canada started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I'd rather take 75 off up front but still a pretty good deal
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I'd rather get a gift card from Walmart or Target that can be used for something other than electronics. Apple or Best Buy are restricted to only tech stuff.
    1. dsjarvis's Avatar
      dsjarvis -
      I guess some ppl are just hard to please
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      can you use an apple store gift card to buy an app/iTunes gift card in the store?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I'd assume you can use it to buy applecare+. You can buy it up to 30 days after so it's an option
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Yeah if you bought a MacBook Pro RD you could purchase Applecare for half the price with the gift card.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      pitiful, a company thats worth so much, gives so little back to the people that made them
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      "and could be considered a gimmick to get you to buy even more."

      Could be??? IS. Hello? They pay you in apple dollars only redeemable in an apple store. You don't make out unless you can sell the card at a discount to someone else.
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      So I assume no one will go back to apple store to buy a new iPhone every huh? Because most of u t complaining about the gift card. I on the other hand would keep it and use it towards an iPhone when I upgrade.
      Small minds.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      hmm, use by date comes to mind
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      Do u know that for a fact? Use by date?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      no, just a thought
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      Well than I do not stand corrected.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      never said i was correcting you it was just a thought
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrLingerLonger View Post
      So I assume no one will go back to apple store to buy a new iPhone every huh? Because most of u t complaining about the gift card. I on the other hand would keep it and use it towards an iPhone when I upgrade.
      Small minds.
      Actually...I've only purchased one iPhone from Apple, out of the seven I've bought. I rarely go into an Apple store because it's always a zoo. All my Apple purchases are from AT&T or Best Buy. So, 'small minds' is a bit presumptuous.
    1. kosher1's Avatar
      kosher1 -
      All of u just SHUT UP
    1. Roadw3's Avatar
      Roadw3 -
      Apple could raise prices on "Black Friday" and people would still buy from them. I think i speak for the majority here when I say, keep your gift cards apple, we don't want them and will pay full price for your products.
    1. elkyelky's Avatar
      elkyelky -
      Hey at least a gift card is better than nothing. Apple gives us nothing but expensive products locked tighter than a nuns poonani.

      If I was already planning on buying from Apple, I'd be happy with a gift card. Although I wouldn't specifically purchase from them just because of their overly generous gift card offerings.