Apple is known for its premium products and industry-leading innovations. Unlike most of their competitors, Apple typically doesn’t do crazy sales, so it can be a little tough to save. If you know where to look, then finding the best Apple deals won’t be too hard. Below to unlock some of the best savings tips for all Apple products.
1. Buy refurbished products
In Apple’s Certified Refurbished section, you will find a gold mine of previously owned Apple products that have been deemed as “good as new.” From Macbooks to iPads and even Apple TVs, all of the products in the refurbished section are wiped of the previous user’s data, are repaired, and then inspected. All refurbished items are protected by Apple’s one year warranty and are up to 30% off the original cost.
2. Buy previous generations
Most superstores such as Walmart, Target, or Costco offer older generations of Apple products. When the newest generation launches, these items go on sale because most people are searching for the best and newest thing to buy. If you don’t need the latest software update for work or school, opt for an older generation product. It will still get the job done at a fraction of the cost.
That being said, if you can wait a few months after the Apple debut, then you can save anywhere from $60 to $200 products. Once a new generation is launched, the price of the previous generation drastically decreases.
3. Trade in old devices
Whenever you trade in an older model Apple product, you are eligible for instant credit towards your next purchase or for an Apple gift card. The credit you receive is dependent on the model and product you turn in, but typically you can score anywhere between $30 and $3000. If a device isn’t eligible for the trade, then it will be recycled for free. Simply bring your device to your local Apple Store or mail it in with a prepaid shipping label to receive your credit.
4. Shop on Black Friday
Apple itself does not offer discounts on Black Friday, but third-party sellers such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart all have a history of offering some of the best Apple deals around during this time. These deals typically launch on these websites in early November.
5. Sign up for Apple Card
Use your Apple Card to save even more money and get cashback. If you are an Apple lover, then this card is definitely worth the consideration. With the card you will receive 3% back at all Apple retail stores and when you buy online. There are no fees and you will receive unlimited daily cashback that you can use right away. At Uber, Walgreens, and ExxonMobil you will get 3% back and with all other purchases, it will be 2%.
6. Get the Apple student discount
For a limited time, Apple launches a promotion for college students and their parents. This typically begins in June and lasts until mid-September. These deals are not percentage-based but are different for every item. For instance, with some iPad deals, students are eligible for a free set of regular AirPods. Also, students will receive a 20% off AppleCare+ when purchasing a Mac or iPad. When shopping at a local Apple store, students will need a college ID or proof of attendance at their university.
7. Apple teacher discount
Discounts are also available for all teachers and staff. Same as with the student discount, educators need to provide proof of ID. Discounts for teachers can be found on the same website as the student’s discount.
8. Apple education discount
This discount is available to all college students, faculty, staff, and parents of students year-round. This is a virtual store that sells exclusive prices on iPads, Macs, and other educational devices. The education discount is for education affiliates for both K-12 as well as higher education.
9. Military savings
In honor of our veterans and military members, Apple has a Veterans and Military Purchase Program. This program offers a 10% discount with a verified military ID. This deal applies to all current and veteran members of the United States military and National Reserve. It also can be applied to immediate family members who currently live in that household.
10. Apple’s government discount
Apple provides a few small discounts for current and former employees or contractors in governmental work. These deals also apply to their direct family members. Shop at the Apple Store for Government to see all the exclusive deals on iPhones and Macs. This discount also applies to third party products.
11. Become an Apple Partner
Through the Apple Employee Purchase Program, your company can receive numerous discounts for employees. When you become a partner, you can shop for Apple devices that can be utilized for personal use. In order to activate this discount, you need to shop through a unique URL that your employer has. You will need to shop documentation so be sure to speak to an HR rep and find out if your organization is an Apple partner.
12. Free Apple TV+
After you purchase a qualifying device through Apple you are automatically able to get one year of Apple TV+ for free. This deal must be redeemed within 90 days of activating your device. Also, Apple TV+ has a seven day free trial for those who did not recently purchase an Apple product. After this, the subscription is less than $5 per month.
13. Shop through 3rd party websites
Another solution to finding cheap Apple products is shopping through a 3rd party rather than directly off of the Apple website. Sites such as Amazon, eBay, and Facebook all offer used (or even brand new) Apple items that people are looking to sell. You won’t be able to use any discounts, but a majority of the time you can find products that are way cheaper and are still in great shape. Make sure to read all the reviews and that each seller is verified before making a decision.
14. Look for current promotional offers
Every so often throughout the year, Apple will offer limited-time promotional deals. If you have a specific item in mind, make sure to keep checking the current offers page to find a deal you have been searching for. From free music gift cards to Apple accessories, this page is a must-have in your back pocket to find extra bargain deals.
15. Free support on damaged devices
Take your broken or damaged Apple product to the Genius Bar for any hardware repairs or immediate support operations. All support will come from a certified Apple specialist. Genius will inspect your device and fix any problems they find. If the problem needs further attention, Apple will direct you to someone who can provide you with repair options and pricing.
16. Students save 50% on Apple Music
All students enrolled in college are able to join Apple Music at a discounted monthly rate for up to 48 months. With this student subscription, you can also get Apple TV+ for a limited time. This deal will not cover the typical 4 years at a university but is definitely a huge money saver for the time being.
Apple products are considered the cream of the technology crop. Therefore, the prices are going to be expensive, but there are ways around paying fully for an item.
Make sure to do some research on what deals, discounts, and offers you are eligible for before placing an order. Also, be mindful that sometimes the best savings aren’t on the Apple website, but through other sellers.
On the outside, the price may look a little scary, but there are so many ways to save at Apple for any type of person. Don’t miss out on saving hundreds, or even thousands of dollars on products.