As you probably know, Apple is pretty stingy when it comes to coupons and promo codes.
They want to be know as a luxury brand, so if you want to save any money, you’ve got to be in the know.
We reached out to insiders and today we’re revealing Apple’s top secret discounts. Our best advice is to stack several of these tricks for some insane savings!
1. Shop Through Discover & Get 6% Cash-Back
If you have a Discover credit card, you can use their cash-back shopping portal to earn a crazy 6% cash rebate on whatever you spend at the Apple store.
Here’s how this work: You earn your normal 1% cash back for using your Discover card, plus an additional 5% for using the ShopDiscover portal.
If you don’t have a Discover card, you can sign up for one here (it’s a pretty easy credit card to qualify for).
I don’t want you opening cards you don’t need, but if you’re planning a big Apple purchase, then this might be worth it. For example, 6% cash-back on a Macbook Pro could be as much as $150!
And if you’re a college student, Discover will give you an extra $20 for signing up. Here’s a link to that promotion.
2. Buy a Discounted Gift Card & Save 1-2%
They’re just regular gift cards, so you can them either in-store or online.
3. Teacher & Student Discount – Up to $200!
Apple offers incredible discounts to teachers and students. You just need a valid .edu email address. (Hint: Anyone can get an edu email address. Here’s how…)
You can buy through their education portal here. They’re currently offering up to $200 savings on a new Mac and up to $20 on a new iPad.
4. Use Swagbucks
Arguably one of the easiest ways to get free Apple products is with the Swagbucks rewards program. They’ll give you Apple gift cards for using their search engine, answering trivia questions, and watching videos.
It’s not a ton of money, but most people are able to earn about $10 a month in free Apple gift cards.
Plus, they also have a cash back shopping portal that will pay you 1% on your Apple.com purchases. So, if you don’t have a Discover card, I’d recommend using this instead.
5. Buy Refurbished – Up to $450 Off!
Most people don’t realize that Apple has a special section of their site where they offer refurbished Apple products at huge discounts (up to $450 off).
Normally I’d be a little hesitant to buy electronics refurbished, but Apple tests, certifies, and include a 1-year warranty with all of these products.
6. Wait for Black Friday
The Apple store doesn’t usually offer Black Friday savings, but there are a few Apple retailers that do (Target, Walmart, Best Buy, etc.).
Here’s a rundown of some of the best Black Friday deals this year…
Apple iPad Air 16GB With $100 Gift Card for $399 at Target
Apple iPad mini 2 16GB With $100 Gift Card for $299 at Target
Apple iPad Air 2 16GB With $140 Gift Card for $499 at Target
Apple iTunes $100 (4 x $25) Multipack Gift Cards for $79 at Sam’s Club
Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone with $30 gift card for $79 at Target
Apple iPhone 6 16GB Smartphone for $99 at Sam’s Club
Apple MacBook Air Intel Haswell Core i5 1.4GHz 11.6″ Laptop for $780 at Best Buy
Apple MacBook Air Intel Haswell Core i5 1.4GHz 13.3″ Laptop for $1,050 at Best Buy
Apple iMac 21.5″ Core i5 All-in-One Desktop at Best Buy for $900
We hope this list helps you save a ton of money! Good luck Penny Hoarders!