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Best Buy Will Beat Apple’s Disappointing Back to School Promo

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In an effort to compete with Apple’s latest Back to School promotion, Best Buy has launched a more attractive promo of its own that will see the retailer throw in a free $100 Best Buy gift card when customers purchase a qualifying Mac.

Apple’s Back to School promo for 2011 has been a huge disappointment to many, after the Cupertino company dropped its traditional iPod touch giveaway and decided instead to offer a $100 gift card to spend on the Mac App Store, the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBookstore.

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If you were hoping to get yourself an iPod or iPad rather than free software and music, however, Best Buy’s promotion may be better suited to you. With a $100 Best Buy gift card, you can put your money towards that iOS device you’ve been after, or anything else in the Best Buy store for that matter.

Best Buy isn’t advertising the promotion, so you’ll have to ask for it in store, according to MacRumors.

If you’re a student, does this change who you’ll be buying your next Mac from?