Students and teachers: Buy a Mac, get a free iPod nano from Apple

Students and teachers “when you buy a Mac by September 16, 2006, you can get a free iPod nano after mail-in rebate. Or choose another iPod and enjoy big savings after mail-in rebate. Plus, use your education discount to save even more,” Apple’s “Back to School” promotion page reads. “Buy a qualifying Mac and an iPod from Apple or a participating Apple Authorized Campus Reseller from June 5, 2006, through September 16, 2006, and receive a mail-in rebate up to $179.”

Qualifying Macs:
• iMac 17-inch 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, 20-inch 2GHz Intel Core Duo
• iBook 14-inch 1.42GHz PowerPC G4
• MacBook 13.3-inch 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, 13.3-inch 2GHz Intel Core Duo
• MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, 15.4-inch 2GHz Intel Core Duo, 15.4-inch 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo, 17-inch 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
• PowerBook 12-inch 1.5GHz PowerPC G4
• Power Mac Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
• Dual 2.3GHz PowerPC G5
• Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC G5

Qualifying iPods and rebate amounts:
• 2GB iPod nano: $179
• 4GB iPod nano: $179
• 30GB iPod: $179
• 60GB iPod: $179
• 1GB iPod nano: $129
• 1GB iPod shuffle: $89
• 512MB iPod shuffle: $69

According to Apple, “You must purchase qualifying products with Apple’s Education Individual discount from June 5, 2006, through September 16, 2006. You must be a qualified Apple Education Individual end-user purchaser [and] products must be purchased from the online Apple Store for Education Individuals, a retail Apple Store, Apple Telesales, or an Apple Authorized Campus Reseller located in the United States or District of Columbia.”

More info: Buy a Mac, get a free iPod nano.

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21 Comments

  1. Hmm…doing the math, it appears you would actually get the rebate to cover all but $20 of the iPod nano. Only the 512 MB Shuffle would be fully covered by the rebate:

    iPod 60 GB $399 – $179 = $220
    iPod 30 GB $299 – $179 = $120
    iPod nano 4 GB $249 – $179 = $70
    iPod nano 2 GB $199 – $179 = $20
    iPod nano 1 GB $149 – $129 = $20
    iPod Shuffle 1 GB $99 – $89 = $10
    iPod Shuffle 512 MB $69 – $69 = FREE!!

    Still ain’t a bad deal…although one would only be getting the nano 1GB if their immediate current cashflow was tapped

  2. They did this last summer… Right before they got rid of the iPod mini. Either way, it is a sweet deal. The Student discount on most Apple Computer Models has recently been $200… but for some reason it is only $50 for the macbook (it is $200 for the macbook pro). It would make sense for the macbook discount to be at least $100, seing as it costs more than half as much as the pro. This deal makes the macbook a better deal for students.

    Anyway, I got an iPod photo last summer for $100 using my friend’s rebate (he already had an iPod and I bought my powerbook before the deal started), when the iPod video came out I sold my iPod photo on ebay for $220, and bought the iPod video for $270… as ya’ll can see, this rebate has a trickle-down effect and it allows people to keep buying iPods when otherwise they might not be able to afford them.

  3. MacBook edu discounts follow the same as the iBook discounts – $50 for the low-end and $100 for the standard macbook. This is a fantastic deal for students and teachers because not only are you getting your disounts on the iPod and Mac, you get another $179 off on top of that. So if you were to buy a white MacBook 2.0Ghz – $1299 and a 4GB Nano you will end up paying around $1249 when all is said and done…before tax. Heck, I would just go ahead and bump up to the 30GB with those savings. Good deal, Apple.

  4. Hmmm..decisions, decisions.
    My plan was to wait until Jan. and see what MacWorld had to offer. (Since I really don’t need a new computer.) And then had done our current laptops to my 11 & 9 year old daughters. But now with this deal I may need to reconsider.
    BTW, my wife is a teacher so we can take advantage of the program.

  5. And since PowerMacs have to come out in October/November to meet the Christmas sales…they won´t so then its wait until January to see what Apple has new to offer. Whew! Another 6 month wait.

  6. Hmm…doing the math, it appears you would actually get the rebate to cover all but $20 of the iPod nano. Only the 512 MB Shuffle would be fully covered by the rebate:

    iPod 60 GB $399 – $179 = $220
    iPod 30 GB $299 – $179 = $120
    iPod nano 4 GB $249 – $179 = $70
    iPod nano 2 GB $199 – $179 = $20
    iPod nano 1 GB $149 – $129 = $20
    iPod Shuffle 1 GB $99 – $89 = $10
    iPod Shuffle 512 MB $69 – $69 = FREE!!

    Actually the education pricinig on the 2GB Nano is $179 so it would cover everything below that as well. A 30 GB would end up costing a cool $90 bucks.

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