New Apple Card applicants get 5% cashback on iPhone, Mac, more

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From now until Christmas Day, users who open up a new Apple Card account will get a 5% Daily Cash payment on purchases from Apple, instead of the normal 3%.




Apple has launched a holiday Apple Card incentive, offering an increased return on Daily Cash, within specific limits. The increased Daily Cash so far only applies to "qualifying purchases" from Apple, either online or in-store.

The increase from 3% to 5% is specifically for new customers. Apple defines that as people opening an Apple Card account and also then using it, between December 1, 2022, and December 25, 2022.

This offer also applies to new Apple Card users who are added to an Apple Card Family account during this period. They can earn 5% back on their own purchases, though there's no increase for the rest of the family.

Apple's new Apple Card promotion
Apple's new Apple Card promotion


Apple also specifies that the 5% applies only when buying qualifying items and paying in full, rather than through installments. Apple is promoting how the new offer lets installment payers get 3% Daily Cash, but that's the same as existing customers get.

In October 2022, Apple announced that Apple Card users can elect to have their Daily Cash payments automatically transfer into a high-yield savings account.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    JP234JP234 Posts: 772member
    Well, isn't that nice for new customers?
    What about us loyal customers who have had Apple Pay and the Apple Card since day one, and made Apple tons of money with them? What do we get for Xmas?

    "Make new friends, but keep the old.
    One is silver and the other gold."
  • Reply 2 of 7
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 3,219member
    JP234 said:
    Well, isn't that nice for new customers?
    What about us loyal customers who have had Apple Pay and the Apple Card since day one
    When will Apple Card be available in Canada? Never? I've been waiting 3-4 years.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    JP234 said:
    Well, isn't that nice for new customers?
    What about us loyal customers who have had Apple Pay and the Apple Card since day one
    When will Apple Card be available in Canada? Never? I've been waiting 3-4 years.
    Yeah, I gave up on it coming to Canada. At this point, I just don’t see it happening.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    JP234JP234 Posts: 772member
    JP234 said:
    Well, isn't that nice for new customers?
    What about us loyal customers who have had Apple Pay and the Apple Card since day one
    When will Apple Card be available in Canada? Never? I've been waiting 3-4 years.
    LOL! Just can't wait to use it at Tim Horton's, eh? Just keep using Apple Pay. You get an extra reward point.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    Yeah, I got the card about a month or two ago because of all the positive reviews. I liked it and made it my default credit card in Wallet. I entered my bank account and activated automatic payment to be done for the card balance at the end of each month. I was surprised yesterday when I checked and found out I am almost at the the limit of my credit and that the auto payment did not go through. I paid manually (pay it now), then called support in the evening. A lady from AppleCard Support at Goldman replied and told me that auto payment was cancelled. When I told her I did not cancel it and this glitch is worrisome because who knows what will malfunction next and what the consequences be, she said to check mu iPhone software and make sure I have the latest update. That was all the solution I was offered. As a result, I switched to another card as my default, waiting on my pending charges on my AppleCard to process, then I will cancel it.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 6 of 7
    JP234JP234 Posts: 772member
    DT36MT said:
    Yeah, I got the card about a month or two ago because of all the positive reviews. I liked it and made it my default credit card in Wallet. I entered my bank account and activated automatic payment to be done for the card balance at the end of each month. I was surprised yesterday when I checked and found out I am almost at the the limit of my credit and that the auto payment did not go through. I paid manually (pay it now), then called support in the evening. A lady from AppleCard Support at Goldman replied and told me that auto payment was cancelled. When I told her I did not cancel it and this glitch is worrisome because who knows what will malfunction next and what the consequences be, she said to check mu iPhone software and make sure I have the latest update. That was all the solution I was offered. As a result, I switched to another card as my default, waiting on my pending charges on my AppleCard to process, then I will cancel it.
    But then you won't have a titanium card! How you gonna impress the Hooters girls? (I guess a large gratuity could accomplish the same thing.)
    I've never had any problem with the autopay, and I've been using it everywhere they don't take ApplePay.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    macguimacgui Posts: 2,259member
    I've had the card since day one and won't whine about newbies getting the 5%. It's been really good to me and I've retired but not closed out my other cards. The Apple Card doesn't offer the cash back amounts that a lot of other cards do.

    Using the tired and true method of offering new members an incentive because they didn't care for the original terms/benefits doesn't bug me a bit. It just would have been better if Apple had been able to collaborate with VISA instead of MC.
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