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Apple Back to School Discounts: AirPods w/ Charging Case + 20% Off AppleCare+ EXPIRED

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Apple via Apple Education Store is offering eligible Students/Educators: AirPods w/ Charging Case and 20% Off AppleCare+ for Free w/ Purchase of Select Apple Products as listed below. Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member NervousCaribou7005 for sharing this deal.

Note, offer is also valid at any participating Apple Stores; you'll need to provide the necessary info that you're a student to receive discount.

Eligible Apple ProductsEligible AirPods
  • AirPods w/ Charging Case Free w/ Eligible Purchase
  • AirPods w/ Wireless Charging Case $40 w/ Eligible Purchase
  • AirPods Pro $90 w/ Eligible Purchase
AppleCare+
  • Most Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary technical support. To extend your coverage further, purchase AppleCare+ or the AppleCare Protection Plan.
  • Price varies depending on the product, more information can be found here.
  • This promotional Apple Education Pricing on AppleCare+ is available for eligible products during the promotional period only and cannot be combined with non-promotional Apple Education Pricing.
Qualified Purchasers (more information)
  • K-12: Any employee of a public or private K-12 institution in the United States is eligible, including homeschool teachers. In addition, school board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members are eligible. PTA or PTO executives or appointed/elected officers are eligible.
  • Higher Education: Faculty and staff of Higher Education institutions in the United States; and students attending, or accepted into a Higher Education institution in the United States are eligible to purchase.
  • Higher Education Parents: Parents purchasing on behalf of their child, who is a student currently attending or accepted into a public or private Higher Education Institution in the United States, are eligible to purchase.
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Apple back to school offer is live
Get a free airpods with the purchase of any macbook air , macbook pro, mac mini , ipad pro, ipad air and mac pro

You can also combine this with target apple gc offer

https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/back-to-school
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geekliberty asked this question on 06-17-2021 at 12:20 PM
06-17-2021 at 04:11 PM
I think it really depends on your use case.

Do you really need the power of the M1 iPad Pro with its XDR display? Are you trying to use it as a laptop replacement or for media consumption?

In my opinion, unless you're using it for your profession, the Air should check the boxes for most.
Are you trying to get both an iPad and then a MBP?
06-17-2021 at 04:50 PM
That's my intention. I'd be using it for Universal Control and Side Car. As far as Pro features are concerned, I'm attracted to the 120hz for sketching, including Lidar for AR features. Procreate 5.2 is going to add painting for CAD files, which their page said would directly take advantage of the M1. I also would like to own this tablet for as long as possible, so M1 might help with extended support. My major is Radio Television and Film, and I'm looking to do the heavy lifting for editing on the M1X Macbook Pro. The Pro might be overkill for me, but center stage and AR seem very practical fot my production design work.
06-18-2021 at 06:47 AM
I was waiting for the MBP too but just bought the Air instead. Who knows how much it'll cost (some rumors say the MBP 13 will remain on th e lower end) and who knows when they will have sufficient volume since TSMC was on low production for the last few months due to the drought (new iphone gets priority on chip production). I would expect the new MBP in August at the earliest and maybe even November if chip shortagfes are as serious as they are for everyone else.

My machine is worth thousands in productivity to me every month so it's worth it in my case to buy a MBA now and sell it at a small loss to get the new MBP whenever it comes out comes out. Your case may be different.
TonyT9182 asked this question on 06-17-2021 at 05:07 PM
06-17-2021 at 05:07 PM
Says one per person.
06-17-2021 at 05:46 PM
Separate transactions yes, same transaction no.
GatorRican asked this question on 06-17-2021 at 05:08 PM
06-17-2021 at 05:08 PM
Regular. But you can pay $40 to upgrade to wireless or more to upgrade to the pro
06-17-2021 at 05:48 PM
$90 to upgrade to the Pros
ohboy10451 asked this question on 06-17-2021 at 05:09 PM
06-17-2021 at 05:09 PM
No, iPad Pro and iPad Air only. iPad 8th gen and iPad mini are excluded from this offer.
flapjabby asked this question on 06-17-2021 at 05:08 PM
06-17-2021 at 05:47 PM
No.
GauchoGSW asked this question on 06-20-2021 at 06:23 PM
06-23-2021 at 09:37 PM
my receipt shows the same... i did installment loan and have installments for both airpods and the ipad, it took the price of the airpods off the ipad... so ill bet if you return to apple they'd see it was part of a promotion but walmart/target/best buy might return without receipt for store credit? waiting for someone to chime in also.... would prefer not to try to sell on craigslist and get scammed/killed as i already have 2 pair of airpods....

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Load up Apple account balance using Apple gift cards from Target at close to 14% discount and wait for Tax free weekends Smilie
But if you have a credit card that gives extra 1-2 years of warranty, why pay with gift cards
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Anyone know how to get the apple music discount? Trying to get it for my son but his school won't let him receive an email from the uniday server to verify.
Do you know what UNIDAY stands for? Your son needs to attend a University or need an University provided email address. Lol.
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Did anyone tried returning the Laptop and had a bit of luck in keeping the AirPods to themselves. Will that even work ???
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But if you have a credit card that gives extra 1-2 years of warranty, why pay with gift cards
Credit card gives 1 year additional warranty. Not all of them need the warranty and are ok to get a discount. My calculations below for a 128GB iPad pro 12.9

Using gift cards I pay $855 vs $999 if paid by credit card. I will save around $145 and if needed I can buy Applecare+ for 2nd year warranty for $120.

If you take into account 3% cashback on credit card, then the difference is only $115. Now if I choose to take Applecare+, I pay only $5 extra compared to 2nd year warranty from credit card which I think is a better option.
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this is not valid on refurbished items, correct?
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When does this promotion end?
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Yup, they told me there's no benefit of returning the AirPods Pro so i just opted to return and just keep the free AirPods.
During tax free weekend, I bought my MacBook Pro and added the AirPods Pros online for $1,289+ $12.32(tax on AirPods pros). I got separate receipts and got charged $1,040 for the MacBook Pro and $262.32 for the AirPods Pro. I went to the apple store to see if I would get $90+tax or the full $262.32 if I returned the AirPods Pro. I got $262.32 refunded so I just returned it. You should try returning it again.
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So I just returned the AirPods for $165 and kept the computer for $740 plus no tax, in addition I traded in my old MacBook for $200 so all in all I upgraded my 2013 MacBook Air to a brand new one with twice the ram and storage for $540 out the door-nice!
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Did anyone tried returning the Laptop and had a bit of luck in keeping the AirPods to themselves. Will that even work ???
No, the trick is returning the AirPods
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So I just returned the AirPods for $165 and kept the computer for $740 plus no tax, in addition I traded in my old MacBook for $200 so all in all I upgraded my 2013 MacBook Air to a brand new one with twice the ram and storage for $540 out the door-nice!
Did you go to the store to return it or did you do it online? I spoke with an online rep and they said I gotta return both… Smh
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Did you go to the store to return it or did you do it online? I spoke with an online rep and they said I gotta return both… Smh
Contact them again and get somebody else
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Contact them again and get somebody else
Thanks. I will do that
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Thanks. I will do that
Any luck retiring the airpods? I am thinking about doing this...
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Curious about returning the AirPods as well. Apple said I could do it, but it would remove the AirPod discount off the Mac as well. Anyone been able to return the AirPods and still keep the $160 off the Mac? If so, did you do this in the store or by returning through the mail? Thanks!
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Anyone have thoughts on buying now with the Apple event scheduled for 9/13? Will they shut down this deal before the event? I would be interested in a 14" Pro but if it's much more ($500+) than the Air, this would work. I might just but the Air Friday the 10th and cancel/return it if a new, reasonably price Pro gets released.
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