Apple products usually never go on sale unless a new model comes out so the old version's price is dropped.
My daughter, Tatym, recently graduated highschool and wanted to use her graduation gift money on a new Macbook Pro to take to college. Of course, we searched for the best options to get the best bang for her buck. Combine some or all of the ways below to save on your next Apple purchase.
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6 Ways To Save On Apple Products
1. Teacher And Student Discount
If you go directly to Apple.com, they don't showcase this discount as I'm sure they want you to pay full price. But if you click here (we saved the link for you), you can save up to $200 on a new Mac and up to $20 on a new iPad (Tatym saved $100 on her 3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display).
Education pricing is available to college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade levels.
2. Pay With Discounted Apple Gift Cards
If you are buying your iPhone, iPad, iMac or Macbook directly from Apple.com or an Apple store, first buy Apple gift cards for less. The following site sells gift cards for less than their face value. Check these sites regularly as the inventory changes frequently since people can buy and sell on these sites.
3. Buy Refurbished Apple Products
You can buy “Apple Certified” Mac, iPads and iPods directly from Apple.com. They test and certify all Apple refurbished products to make sure they are “good as new” and all include a 1-year warranty. MacRumor wrote a good guide for buying refurbished Apple products. The followings stores also sell refurbished Apple products:
4. Buy Apple Products Now, Pay Later
If you don't have enough money upfront or would just prefer to make payments (and possibly invest the money saved), several stores that sell Apple products offer deferred billing options.
- Apple.com – No interest is paid in full within promo period (plus earn reward points)
- Home Shopping Network – Use Flex Pay to break your purchase amount into 5 payments with no fees or interest.
- MacMall – No interest of payments for 6 months
5. Get Cash Back On Apple.com Purchases Products
The following websites offer cash back when you shop through their links. They earn a commission on the sale and share that commission with you.
6. Use Credit Card Offering Cash Back
As I mentioned Discover offers cash back, but many Mastercard and Visa credit cards offer rewards on every purchase that may end up being better than cash back. Examples of rewards are air miles and gift cards. But remember, this is only a good deal if you pay off your credit card in a timely manner as paying interest actually increases the price of your purchases.
I hope after reading this, no one has to pay full price for an Apple product again, whether it be an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, iMac or MacBook!