#Apple is looking to get a piece of #Black Friday 2016 sales by offering up gift cards to the folks buying their phones, laptops and other select products. With Black Friday becoming a long event, retailers really need to do something to lure the shoppers their way and Apple has set out to do just that with their gift card promotion.
Apple has made certain items eligible for this promotion with an emphasis on some of the older models in this deal. According to Computerworld you won't be offered an Apple gift card with a purchase of an iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 plus, which are the newer models and a hot commodity today. If you buy the older generation, such as the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6S then you get a $50 card with your purchase.
The same goes for the the MacBook Pro Laptops. If you are looking to buy the MacBook Pro Laptop with the Touch Bar, which just came out in October, then your out of luck for the Apple gift card. If you are fine with the MacBook Pro's, which are the models before the Touch Bar line was introduced, then you are eligible for their $150 gift card.
The MacBook Pro 13-inch will set you back $1299 and the 15-inch model is going for $1,999. When you buy either size you will receive a $150 gift card with your purchase. The $150 cards were also offered with the Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook and iMac.
For iPad orders you will get the $100 Apple gift card. If you are in the market for an iPad Mini or iPad Air 2, then you'll get a $50 gift card with your purchase. You can get yourself one of these iPads and use the Apple gift card as a gift this holiday season.
Promos on more Apple products
The $25 dollar gift card is attached to the purchase of an Apple TV, an Apple Watch (series 1) or the iPhone 5SE. This Black Friday Apple gift card promotion is a throwback to what Apple did in 2013. That was the last time it used the Apple gift cards for a Black Friday promo and like this year, back in 2013 the maximum amount of a gift card was $150 with a purchase.
Then in 2014 Apple switched to iTunes gift cards for their Black Friday deals with the cap of $100 on the promotions they gave away. Those iTune cards were for digital purchases only. Now they are back to the Apple gift cards, which can be used for shopping online or in one of their neighborhood stores.