Apple is including $25 to $150 gift cards with purchases of iPads, Macbooks and iPods today.
Apple doesn’t call their sale a Black Friday sale. It’s just a “shopping event” that happens to be on a Black Friday :)
According to the release Apple sent out this morning, the gift card bonuses apply to both in-store and online purchases. Online purchases include free shipping as well.
Shoppers buying the new iPad Air from Apple today will receive a $75 gift card with their purchase. Impressive, considering the iPad Air was just released at the beginning of this month. The iPad Air starts at $499 from Apple.
The iPad mini, which has a starting price of $299, comes with a $50 Apple gift card.
The previous generation iPad, the iPad 2, has a starting price of $399 and comes with a $50 gift card.
MacBook buyers will receive the top tier gift card. The MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMacs all come with a $150 Apple gift card.
The iPod touch comes with a $50 gift card.
The iPod nano includes a $25 card.
Apple TV, which cost $99, comes with a $25 card, effectively a 25% bonus.
Other items that come with a $25 gift card include: the Ultimate Ears BOOM wireless speakers, the Anki DRIVE Starter Kit, the Blue Microphones Nessie Adaptive USB, the Philips/Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit, the Apogee JAM Guitar Input, the Dropcam Pro Camera, the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer, the Nike+ FuelBand SE, the Powerbeats by Dr. Dre In-Ear Headphones, the Withings Smart Body Analyzer, and the Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Bike Computer.
Items that include a $50 gift card include: the AirPort Extreme, the 2nd gen Nest Learning Thermostat, the LaCie 3TB d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt hard drive, the 2 TB AirPort Time Capsule, the GoPro HERO3+ Video Camera – Black Edition, the Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Over-Ear Headphones.
The Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay Wireless Music System comes with a $75 gift card.
What do you think of Apple’s Black Friday “shopping event”? Will you be taking advantage of it to get an Apple product today?
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