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How to save money on AppleCare extended warranty when buying a new Mac  

From time-to-time, Apple resellers will hold promotions offering exceptional discounts to Apple's retail pricing for hardware, software and services. Currently, Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is running a Buy Together And Save promotion that offers over 50% off AppleCare 3-year extended warranty plans (normally $249 to $349) when purchased alongside a new Mac. Since B&H also offers hefty discounts on new Macs themselves, the promotion will in most cases save you hundreds of dollars over buying from Apple's online store or retail shops. To sweeten the pot, B&H will also throw in your choice of 1) a free copy of Parallel's 8 Desktop (for running Windows on a Mac), or 2) FileMaker 4 Bento personal database software. Net-net, these are the lowest prices we've seen anywhere for Mac+AppleCare bundles.

 

Instructions: in order to receive these discounted AppleCare prices, follow these steps to make sure the properly discounted pricing appears in your shopping cart:

 

Step 1: Choose your new Mac model by using the links in the table (below):
 
The price guide below compares B&H's price for each of Apple's new MacBook models with 3-years of AppleCare to Apple's pricing for the same bundle, as well as MacMall's. Lowest prices are in bold:

MacBook Pro
MacBook Air
Apple
MacMall
B&H Photo & Video
Discount
 
11" Air (1.70GHz/4GB,/64GB) $1,248.00 $218.06
11" Air (1.70GHz/4GB/128GB) $1,348.00 $222.03
13" Air (1.80GHz/4GB/128GB) $1,448.00 $258.01
13" Air (1.80GHz/8GB/128GB) $1,548.00 $188.02
11" Air (2.00GHz 8GB/128GB) $1,598.00 $159.01
13" Air (1.80GHz/4GB/256GB) $1,748.00 $338.02
11" Air (2.00GHz /4GB/256GB) $1,798.00 $259.01
11" Air (2.00GHz/8GB/256GB) $1,948.00 $298.02
MB Pro
13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro (without Retina display)
2.5GHz 13" (4GB/500GB HDD) $1,448.00 $269.01
2.9GHz 13" (8GB/750GB HDD) $1,748.00 $260.01
2.9GHz 13" (8GB/1TB HDD) $1,848.00 $199.01
2.9GHz 13" (8GB/256GB SSD) $2,148.00 $260.00
2.3GHz 15" (4GB/500GB HDD) $2,148.00 $327.00
2.3GHz 15" (4/750/ANTI-GLARE) $2,498.00
n/a
$227.00
2.6GHz 15" (8GB/750GB HDD) $2,548.00 $427.00
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13-inch MacBook Pro (MBP) with Retina display
2.5GHz 13" MBP (8GB,128GB) $1,948.00 $410.05
2.6GHz 13" MBP (8GB,256GB) $1,948.00 $179.01
2.5GHz 13" MBP (8GB,256GB) $2,248.00 $638.02
2.9GHz 13" MBP (8GB,256GB) $2,448.00 $599.05
2.5GHz 13" MBP (8GB,512GB) $2,748.00 $459.01
2.9GHz 13" MBP (8GB,512GB) $2,948.00 $710.52
2.5GHz 13" MBP (8GB,768GB) $3,248.00 $865.02
2.9GHz 13" MBP (8GB,768GB) $3,448.00 $819.52
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15-inch MacBook Pro (MBP) with Retina display
2.3GHz 15" MBP (8GB, 256GB) $2,548.00 $482.00
2.4GHz 15" MBP (8GB, 256GB) $2,548.00 $297.00
2.3GHz 15" MBP (16GB, 256GB) $2,748.00 $427.00
2.6GHz 15" MBP (8GB, 512GB) $3,148.00 $697.00
2.7GHz 15" MBP (16GB, 512GB) $3,148.00 $232.00
2.7GHz 15" MBP (8GB, 512GB) $3,398.00 $677.00
2.6GHz 15" MBP (16GB, 768GB) $3,848.00 $726.05
2.7GHz 15" MBP (8GB, 768GB) $3,898.00 $877.00
2.7GHz 15" MBP (16GB, 768GB) $,4098.00 $693.52
Mac mini
2.50GHz dualCore i5 Mac mini $748.00 $131.20
2.30GHz quad Core i7 Mac mini $948.00 $117.00
2.30GHz quad Core i7 mini Server $1,148.00 $147.00
iMac
iMac
21.5" iMac (2.7GHz/8GB/1TB) $1,468.00 $113.00
21.5" iMac (2.9GHz/8GB/1TB) $1,659.00 $100.00
21.5" iMac (2.9GHz/8GB/1TB) $1,659.00 $113.00
27.0" iMac (2.9GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion) $1,909.00 $101.00
27.0" iMac (2.9GHz/8GB/1TB) $1,968.00 $108.00
21.5" iMac (3.1GHz/16GB/1TB) $2,068.00 $108.00
27.0" iMac (2.9GHz/8GB/1TB Fusion) $2,109.00 $99.00
27.0" iMac (3.2GHz/8GB/1TB) $2,168.00 $108.00
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
3.20GHz 4-Core Mac Pro $2,748.00 $374.66
2.40GHz 12-Core Mac Pro $4,048.00 $331.00
3.20GHz 4-Core Mac Pro Server $3,248.00 $446.93
 
 
 
 
Deeper discounts are also listed for most of Apple's 2011 MacBook models in the Previous Generation Mac Price Guide. Supplies on these models are limited.  

 

 

Step 2: Now add the Mac to your B&H shopping cart by clicking the blue ADD TO CART button:
 
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Step 3: Buy Together and Save window will pop up after you add the Mac to your cart.
 
a) First select between the two pieces of free software B&H offers with each new Mac by clicking the Select Item button next to your selection:
 
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b) Then click the COMPUTER ACCESSORIES option from the menu on the lower left:
 
 
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c) Now add the discounted AppleCare Protection Plan for your Mac your selected items list by clicking the Select Item button.
 
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d) You should now see the software you selected from Step 3a, as well as the AppleCare Protection Plan you selected from Step 3c, in your list of selected items along with your new Mac. Click the ADD SELECTED TO CART button to add all three items to your shopping cart.
 
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Step 4: You should now see a small window similar to the one below, confirming that you've added the new Mac, free software selection, and AppleCare extended warranty to your cart. 
 
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Step 5: To complete your purchase, simply hit the View Cart button. You should then see an order summary with your discounted bundle pricing. Simply complete the checkout process to finalize your order:
 
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