Apple offers discounted annual Apple Music subscription via $99 gift card

“Apple is now selling 12-month Apple Music gift cards for $99 in the U.S., allowing people willing to commit for that span to save a significant amount on their subscription,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.

“The cards are available at Apple’s retail stores, and from several online retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, and even PayPal’s eBay store,” Fingas reports. “Apple itself isn’t selling 12-month subscriptions online, whether through the Web, iTunes, or iOS.”

Fingas reports, “For an individual listener, Apple Music normally costs about $120 per year at a rate of $9.99 per month.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you don’t yet have Apple Music, jump on this deal! It’s well worth it.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


    1. I don’t know but I just bought one and am good for another year. Apple Music really is great, it’s better than everything I’ve used before. No more Spotify, no more Pandora, and since I keep everything in the cloud and have unlimited data have freed up 19.2 gigabytes of storage on every one of my devices. The interface still needs some work, and the iOS 10 version is markedly better so far in beta albeit with its own issues, but I am a very satisfied customer. It’s definitely worth the money.

      1. I’ve had the family plan for a year now.

        I used to be quite vocal in my opposition to the idea of renting music. The argument made sense: you rent movies (which you watch once, or at most a few times in your life), and you buy music (which you listen to practically every day).

        After one year of Apple Music, I realised that from practically every aspect, for me, and for most people around the world, Apple Music is better. Rather than taking years to build your audio library, you immediately get an unlimited library, with practically all the commercially recorded music of the world available at all times. You can still download any and all tracks/albums that you want (albeit, with DRM), but you don’t have to; you can stream the music at any time, without taking up space on your device.

        For kids, Apple Music is great as their musical taste evolves from year to year. Buying CDs of Serena Gomez, only to be embarrassed by them later, is obviously a waste of money. With Apple Music, they can download those tracks when they like them, and delete them once they are no longer fans. For classical fans (like myself), the ability to hear various recordings of the same piece provides an amazing insight into the piece, as well as into those various performers.

        My CD collection of 300 albums has been collecting dust for a while now, and it looks like they will eventually be moved to storage. What will ultimately happen to them will depend on what my heirs decide to do with their inheritance…

        1. I am also an Apple Music fan and have a Family Membership. I LOVE your summation of Apple Music! Exactly right. So many benefits. So many reasons to have and use it.

        1. Didn’t mean to imply you were sorry. It’s just the bs in my view anyway of 15.00 for four and screw the single membership person. If you can do it for four then the individual cost is overpriced. Apple isn’t the only one

  1. I haven’t tried Apple Music and am still not motivated to do so. I am a Spotify subscriber but don’t really use it much, other than the Discover Weekly playlist, which I enjoy but rarely has tracks I go back and listen to again. I love Pandora and discover much more music I eventually buy there. But still I listen mostly to my existing 26,000 track collection ripped from CD’s. I listen to a lot of obscure stuff, and I do periodically do searches on Apple Music (note: even if you don’t subscribe, if you do a search from the “For You” tab instead of the “My Music” tab it searches Apple Music and not the iTunes Store) to see if they have it, and I can still find much more of what I enjoy but don’t yet own in the Spotify catalog than in Apple Music.

    I do like iTunes Match a lot though. I really hope they keep it around.

  2. Alternately, you can buy a regular $100 iTunes Store e-gift card for $80. Such deals pop up a few times a year. Apple uses your iTunes Store credit first for subscriptions (including other digital subscriptions like Apple TV Netflix). Your $10 per month Apple Music fee is effectively $8.

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