Apple’s Back to School Promotion Now Includes iPads

Apple has started their Back to School Promotion.

There is nothing unusual about that. What is new is that it now includes iPads as well as Macs.

Buy a qualifying Mac and get a $100 gift card to use on apps, books, music and movies. Buy a new iPad and get a $50 gift card.

To qualify for the promotion, you must be an employee, school board member or PTA/PTO executive at a K-12 public or private school or a faculty member, staff member, student, or parent of a student of a institution of higher education.

Qualifying Macs include the iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro. Only the new iPad (3rd generation) qualifies for this promotion.

There is also the Apple Education Pricing for Macs.  The discount varies but I checked the new MacBook Pro with Retina display.  The regular price is $2,199 and the ‘education price’ is $1,999.  This is in addition to, not instead of, the gift card.

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Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at