iPhone Early Adopters: How to get your $100 Apple Store credit

If you bought your iPhone before August 22, you may be eligible for an instant $100 electronic credit toward the purchase of products at the Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store. See the terms and conditions below for more details.

To receive your credit, follow these three easy steps.

Step 1: Identify your iPhone: To confirm eligibility, simply enter your phone number and iPhone serial number (iPhone Settings>General>About) in the fields provided.

Step 2: Enter your access code: You will receive an SMS text message on your iPhone containing the access code to redeem your $100 credit. Enter your phone number and your access code in the fields provided to generate an electronic store credit.

Step 3: Get your $100 Apple Store credit: You will receive a $100 electronic store credit to purchase products at the Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store.

This credit is extended to end-customers who own a qualifying iPhone purchased from Apple or AT&T prior to August 22, 2007. To receive a credit, customers must submit requests between September 13, 2007 and November 30, 2007. Requests will not be accepted after November 30, 2007. The program is for a $100 Apple electronic store credit in the form of a numeric code consisting of a credit number and PIN. This program is limited to one $100 Apple electronic store credit per eligible iPhone. Customers should record the numeric codes that are presented electronically through the web browser. Apple will not replace lost or stolen codes. Only iPhones activated through AT&T are eligible to receive a credit.

Some iPhones will not qualify for a credit. They are:
• iPhones purchased from Apple from August 22, 2007, through September 4, 2007, as they are subject to price protection.
• iPhones that have been returned to Apple or AT&T
• iPhones for which a Gift Card, rebate, or other consideration have already been issued
• iPhones that Apple provided to employees, either for personal use or for departmental use
• iPhones provided by Apple for product reviews
• AppleCare Service iPhones
• iPhones registered to customers whose addresses are outside the United States
• iPhones for which Apple or AT&T already has extended price protection under applicable sales terms
• iPhones purchased by corporations or education institutions where Apple has provided alternative accommodation.

More info here.

MacDailyNews Note: For an 8GB iPhone purchased on June 29th, we successfully received a $100 Apple Store credit in under 1 minute.

37 Comments

  1. So if American Express comes through with my $200 credit under the claim they filed for me, looks like the Apple Store credit makes $300 back (x 3 iPhones = $900)!!!

    And I don’t feel bad in the least about double dipping.

  2. Wasn’t expecting or necessarily feeling that this was owed to me. I will take it though. It took a little over a minute start to finish. Now that is how you do things.

    Now what to do……

    Nano?
    Airport Extreme?
    iLife Family Pack? .Mac?
    or save for Leopard?
    Maybe buy the wife one of those 4GB iphones for $199 ($299 – store credit).

  3. Forgive for appearing stupid, but where exactly do I go on the Apple webpage to enter this info? Where do I “simply enter …” and where do I “Enter your access code …”?

    “Step 1: Identify your iPhone: To confirm eligibility, simply enter your phone number and iPhone serial number (iPhone Settings>General>About) in the fields provided.

    Step 2: Enter your access code: You will receive an SMS text message on your iPhone containing the access code to redeem your $100 credit. Enter your phone number and your access code in the fields provided to generate an electronic store credit.”

  4. I figured it out. Nevermind! Got my rebate in 1 minute or less.

    Now, if you can, consider donating the Apple Store Credit you receive to a needy school, pre-school, nursing home or other similar entity that could use new Apple hardware or software.

  5. @MadMac

    According to Apple’s FAQ, you may not be eligible (see #3 below). Although, how will Apple know you already got a rebate?

    “Not Eligible for Store Credit
    (1) iPhones purchased from August 22, 2007 through September 4, 2007 since they qualify for price protection.
    (2) iPhones that have been returned to either AT&T;or Apple.
    (3) iPhones for which a store credit, rebate, or other consideration has already been issued.
    (4) iPhones provided by Apple to its employees for personal or departmental use.
    (5) iPhones provided by Apple for publicity or product reviews.
    (6) iPhones rented to Customers while their iPhone is being repaired.”

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