updated 01:33 am EDT, Tue July 8, 2014
Joins other retailers in Back-to-School offer bandwagon
US retail chain Target is now offering gift cards with the purchase of any of a selected range of iOS devices, including the iPod touch, the iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, or the iPhone 5s or 5c. In addition to the gift card, Target REDcard users receive an additional five percent off the normal price. Buyers of the iPad (in any variety or capacity) will be given a $100 Target gift card, while those opting for the 32GB iPod touch will get a $30 gift card. The retailer has discounted the 16GB iPhones to $100, and buyers also get a $20 gift card.
The sale is set to run through July 12. As reported earlier, T-Mobile is about to launch a Back-to-School promotion that offers a $100 gift card rebate to buyers who purchase both an iPhone and iPad from the carrier. Apple is also offering its own Back-to-School promotion, which likewise offers gift cards as rewards for purchasing iPhones, iPads or Macs.
For Mac buyers, however, the best deal might be available from electronics chain Best Buy's website, which is still taking $120 off the retail price of all current-model iMac units (on top of an additional discount of $150 if buyers have an .edu email address), as reported in our Friday Deals column.