1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    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
    2013-11-29 05:30 PM
  2. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
    I'd rather take 75 off up front but still a pretty good deal
    2013-11-29 05:54 PM
  3. thazsar's Avatar
    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.
    2013-11-29 08:00 PM
  4. dsjarvis's Avatar
    I guess some ppl are just hard to please
    2013-11-29 08:10 PM
  5. novadam's Avatar
    can you use an apple store gift card to buy an app/iTunes gift card in the store?
    2013-11-29 10:01 PM
  6. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
    I'd assume you can use it to buy applecare+. You can buy it up to 30 days after so it's an option
    2013-11-29 11:30 PM
  7. steve-z17's Avatar
    Yeah if you bought a MacBook Pro RD you could purchase Applecare for half the price with the gift card.
    2013-11-29 11:39 PM
  8. dsg's Avatar
    pitiful, a company thats worth so much, gives so little back to the people that made them
    Last edited by dsg; 2013-11-30 at 02:13 AM.
    privacy isn't about having something to hide, another view here

    look here all grammar police, indulge me.
    2013-11-30 01:33 AM
  9. exNavy's Avatar
    "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.
    Hmm...
    2013-11-30 01:39 AM
  10. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
    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.
    2013-11-30 03:56 AM
  11. dsg's Avatar
    hmm, use by date comes to mind
    privacy isn't about having something to hide, another view here

    look here all grammar police, indulge me.
    2013-11-30 04:04 AM
  12. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
    Do u know that for a fact? Use by date?
    2013-11-30 04:06 AM
  13. dsg's Avatar
    no, just a thought
    privacy isn't about having something to hide, another view here

    look here all grammar police, indulge me.
    2013-11-30 04:07 AM
  14. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
    Well than I do not stand corrected.
    2013-11-30 04:09 AM
  15. dsg's Avatar
    never said i was correcting you it was just a thought
    privacy isn't about having something to hide, another view here

    look here all grammar police, indulge me.
    2013-11-30 04:12 AM
  16. thazsar's Avatar
    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.
    2013-11-30 07:55 AM
  17. kosher1's Avatar
    All of u just SHUT UP
    2013-12-01 05:13 PM
  18. Roadw3's Avatar
    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.
    2013-12-01 06:54 PM
  19. elkyelky's Avatar
    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.
    2013-12-02 09:23 AM
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