Apple launches Back to School promo: Buy a Mac, get a free iPod touch

Apple Online StoreApple today launched their 2010 Back to School promotion: Buy a Mac and get a free iPod touch.

If you’re a college student or a faculty or staff member at any grade level and you buy a new Mac with Apple education pricing from May 25 through September 7, 2010, you can get a free 8GB iPod touch. No wonder they call these the best years of your life.

How to get your Mac and free 8GB iPod touch:
1. Shop for a Mac at an Apple Retail Store, Apple Authorized Campus Store, or Apple’s Online Store for Education.
2. Buy an iPod touch. Purchase your Mac and iPod touch at the same time to qualify for your online rebate.
3. Submit your rebate. After you receive your Mac and iPod, submit your claim online within 90 days from when your order ships. Once your claim has been submitted, you can check your rebate status at any time.

Those eligible to purchase as Education Individuals include faculty, staff, students, and parents as follows: K–12: Any employee of a public or private K–12 institution in the United States is eligible. In addition, school board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members are eligible. PTA or PTO executives currently serving as elected or appointed officers are eligible. Higher Education: Faculty and staff of higher education institutions; and students attending, or accepted into a higher education institution are eligible. Higher Education Parents: Parents purchasing on behalf of their child, who is a student currently attending or accepted into a public or private higher education institution in the United States, are eligible.

The following Apple computers qualify for this promotion: iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro. Configure-to-order versions of these Macs qualify for this offer. Refurbished Macs do not qualify. Mac mini does not qualify. All iPod models in the table below qualify for this promotion. Refurbished iPod models do not qualify.

The rebate amount, up to US$199, is determined by the following table but will not exceed the list price of the iPod, excluding tax, on the U.S. Apple Online Store.

Apple Macs and qualifying iPod models must be purchased at the same time and on the same receipt. This offer is valid only while supplies last. Up to five (5) rebates per receipt may be claimed based on the number of Mac and iPod models purchased. A maximum of five (5) rebates per household may be claimed.

Full terms and conditions here.


  1. I wonder if best buy will just give it to you off the bat again this year. And I wonder if they’ll take the $199 towards an ipad? I’m not they would but I am getting a new MBP. I’ll be happy with the touch but an ipad would be sweet as hell.

  2. College and university students all over the USA knows this great deal by now as it happens every year same time frame!!!!!!!
    Corporate world be ready for all these “new” experienced Mac savvy users ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    Old virus prone pc get out of the way of “momentum” Mac products!!!!!!!

    Buy AAPL stocks! Whatever Europe!
    It will go Up as Apple continues its $profits!

  3. Go to Fry’s Electronics and you’ll save $100 bucks with no rebates on a 13″ MacBook Pro priced at $995 plus paying full cost for the 8GB iTouch … That’s $104 lower than the Student cost at the Apple Store for the exact spec’ed computer … Congrads to all Grads!

  4. Back-to-school season is always a good time to move the remaining iPod touch inventory, especially the 8GB model that will not be able to do third-pary app multi-tasking under iPhone OS 4.0.

    Now, I wonder what the new iPod touch will look like. Maybe it will look the same as the new shiny black and white iPhones, except with the phone and GPS parts not present. That would make sense, because those new iPhones shown in the “leaked” pictures look more like “iPods” than previous models.

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