Apple launches Back to School promotion with Gift Cards in US and Canada

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This year, Apple's Back to School promotion in the US and Canada gets buyers a $150 Gift Card with qualifying Macs, and a $100 Gift Card with eligible iPads.

As previously expected, Apple has now begun its latest Back to School promotion. The deals are available now, and come on top of the regular education discounts.

There are limitations on eligible devices as in 2021. The devices included in additional Back to School promotion are:

  • MacBook Air (M1 or M2)

  • MacBook Pro (any size)

  • iPad Air

  • iPad Pro (either size)

For any eligible Mac, a qualifying buyer will get a $150 Apple Gift Card. For any eligible iPad, the Gift Card is $100.

This is significantly different from 2021's offering, and not just in how that year included free AirPods. At present, the cheapest AirPods available are the second generation models, which sell for $129.

There are also differences in terms of what devices it applies to.

Unlike that previous Back to School promotion, the current one does not apply to the Mac mini, or the Mac Pro. It also doesn't include the Mac Studio, which was introduced since 2021's promotion.

There's no difference with the iPad selection offered, meaning that again the iPad mini and the regular iPad are excluded.

Apple is also slowly rolling out Back to School promotions internationally. In several countries, buyers are being offered free second-generation AirPods.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    In years past, I could understand Apple choosing to omit the Mac mini from this promotion — or at least the lower-cost models of the mini. But why are they omitting the Mac Studio this time around? Some of us already have a Mac laptop and would have liked to use this promotion to get a desktop Mac with an M1 Pro or M1 Max.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 3,835member
    So can you buy a Mac, get the gift card, then use the gift card to buy AppleCare?
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