Apple’s Black Friday deals offer up to $150 gift cards with purchases

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As a premium brand, Apple’s not exactly known for its discounts or plethora of special offers. This year’s Black Friday is no different if you’ve been holding out for 50 percent reductions on the cost of a new iMac, or a buy-1-get-1-free deal on new Apple Watches.

That doesn’t mean Apple skipping out on a spending holiday altogether, though. In a “one day” shopping deal, Apple is handing out gift cards to anyone who buys certain products.

Check out the details below.

The biggest prizes are, understandably, reserved for those who buy the biggest ticket items. If you pick up a MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, or iMac, you can get a gift card worth $150.

If you meanwhile shell out for the next tier down of products, such as the 12.9-inch or 10.5-inch iPad Pro, you’ll receive a $100. Folks who pick up a 9.7-inch or 7.9-inch iPad mini 4, or an iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, or 6s Plus will receive a $50 card. Finally, those who buy an Apple Watch Series 1 will receive $25.

There is a limit of two Apple Store Gift Cards per tier, and (somewhat predictably) the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus are not included in the sale.

It’s worth noting that the deals that Apple is offering aren’t close to those being offered by other retailers today — even on Apple’s own products. If you really, absolutely need to get hold of one of the aforementioned devices today, you’ll find plenty of places selling them cheaper.

A good place to start? Cult of Mac’s very own blog, where we’ve been diligently compiling a list of the very best Black Friday offers available right now.