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Best Buy is offering Free Apple Music for 4 months (new subscribers only) [Digital]

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Oh and you need to have a Best Buy account your get the free offer

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I touched on the "How it works" link to see if I could cancel right away but still have it for 4 months, like Amazon Music, but that just took me to a page with all sorts of stuff about digital downloads. Does anyone know? Plus, do I need an Apple device of does it work with Android?
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It turns out this is a fake offer.

They send you a code and a redemption link to redeem your code but the link just takes you to a page telling you download Itunes. No instructions whatsoever to redeem the code. Downloaded the app and it wants to give you a free 3 month trial for registering but again, no way to redeem the code.

It's not even a hyperlink in the email. Just blue underlined text to make it look like one. Here is the redemption web page apple.co/BBYredeem [apple.co]

Yes it is apple.co not apple.com. Apple.com/BBYredeem takes you to an invalid page

Since you can't redeem the code, you can't make an account, and it required a credit card to get it, this is a set up to charge you after 4 months with no way to cancel.

Update: Tried to download Itunes to my Windows laptop, which I don't want to do as I want it on my phone, to see if I can redeem and immediately cancel but I get an error during the download. Says it is because I don't have Windows set up for updates. I guess they want to install spyware. I download and install all sorts of other programs without having to have Windows updates on.
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Update.

Contacted Best Buy customer service chat. They were very evasive. Said they couldn't find the SKU after giving it to them. Then said they couldn't help.

Suspicious that a first time poster posts a fake deal.
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It turns out this is a fake offer.

They send you a code and a redemption link to redeem your code but the link just takes you to a page telling you download Itunes. No instructions whatsoever to redeem the code. Downloaded the app and it wants to give you a free 3 month trial for registering but again, no way to redeem the code.

It's not even a hyperlink in the email. Just blue underlined text to make it look like one. Here is the redemption web page apple.co/BBYredeem [apple.co]

Yes it is apple.co not apple.com. Apple.com/BBYredeem takes you to an invalid page

Since you can't redeem the code, you can't make an account, and it required a credit card to get it, this is a set up to charge you after 4 months with no way to cancel.

Update: Tried to download Itunes to my Windows laptop, which I don't want to do as I want it on my phone, to see if I can redeem and immediately cancel but I get an error during the download. Says it is because I don't have Windows set up for updates. I guess they want to install spyware. I download and install all sorts of other programs without having to have Windows updates on.
You have Windows updates disabled???

Why?
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Fake Offer to Charge Your Credit Card Forever

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This is a fake offer to charge your credit card. They send you a redemption code with a link but the link just takes you to a page telling you to download Apple Music. Nothing telling you how to redeem the code. Since you can't redeem the code you can't create an account so you can't cancel and they will charge the credit card forever since a credit card was required to get the free offer.
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You have Windows updates disabled???

Why?
Because their updates tend to break stuff. Last update disabled my USB drivers. Most of their updates are done to install more spyware or to justify their job. Went many years before updating Windows XP, never updated Windows 7, and have now disabled Windows 10 updates. Never had any issues.
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Fake Offer to Charge Your Credit Card Forever

Posted 16 hours ago.

This is a fake offer to charge your credit card. They send you a redemption code with a link but the link just takes you to a page telling you to download Apple Music. Nothing telling you how to redeem the code. Since you can't redeem the code you can't create an account so you can't cancel and they will charge the credit card forever since a credit card was required to get the free offer.
Yep. I had to warn others. You're welcome.
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Because their updates tend to break stuff. Last update disabled my USB drivers. Most of their updates are done to install more spyware or to justify their job. Went many years before updating Windows XP, never updated Windows 7, and have now disabled Windows 10 updates. Never had any issues.
that is utterly stupid.

I'm glad apple refused to install itunes.
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Fake Offer to Charge Your Credit Card Forever

Posted 16 hours ago.

This is a fake offer to charge your credit card. They send you a redemption code with a link but the link just takes you to a page telling you to download Apple Music. Nothing telling you how to redeem the code. Since you can't redeem the code you can't create an account so you can't cancel and they will charge the credit card forever since a credit card was required to get the free offer.
how can they charge your card if you can't even sign up?

that reviewer is smoking something.
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I touched on the "How it works" link to see if I could cancel right away but still have it for 4 months, like Amazon Music, but that just took me to a page with all sorts of stuff about digital downloads. Does anyone know? Plus, do I need an Apple device of does it work with Android?
Weird. It worked for me but I used an iPhone. Took me to a page in iTunes for me to enter my code. Appears to still let me cancel too.
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Hmm I doubt it is a scam since it printed on my receipt when I bought an Apple case in store. It came with a unique code.
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that is utterly stupid.

I'm glad apple refused to install itunes.
I know. Windows updates always break stuff. You can do a search and see this plus Microsoft recommending that you don't update.
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how can they charge your card if you can't even sign up?

that reviewer is smoking something.
Why do you have to give a credit card number to Best Buy for a free item?
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Weird. It worked for me but I used an iPhone. Took me to a page in iTunes for me to enter my code. Appears to still let me cancel too.
I tried FireFox and Chrome in Windows 10. I then tried it o a Windows 8 computer with both browsers and same issue. I then tried it with an Opera browser in Android and same issue. At the least they can't make a webpage and at the most it is a scam that targets every few people. Notice how there are only like 7 reviews.
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