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Apple plans to splash out gift cards during Black Friday shopping event

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Apple is running a special shopping event for Black Friday.
Apple is running a special shopping event for Black Friday
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Apple will bundle gift cards of up to $250 with the purchase of certain products during its special shopping event for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The deals on eligible Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and AirPods will stay live for four days, starting on Friday, November 25.

Get a $250 gift card with your Apple purchase this Black Friday

You can head over to the Apple Shopping Event page to get an early look at all the deals, which run through November 29. Apple will hand out a $50 gift card with the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE.

With AirPods Max, you get a $75 gift card, while the AirPods Pro 2 and AirPods 3 will get you a $50 gift card.

Unfortunately, none of Apple’s newest products are a part of the promotion. So you won’t get a gift card with your iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 or M2 iPad Pro purchase.

Below is a breakdown of the gift cards that Apple is bundling with the eligible products:

  • M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros: $250 gift card
  • M2 MacBook Pro: $200 gift card
  • M2 MacBook Air: $150 gift card
  • M1 iMac: $150 gift card
  • M1 Mac mini: $100 gift card
  • AirPods Max: $75 gift card
  • AirPods Pro 2, AirPods 3: $50 gift card
  • Apple Watch SE 2: $50 gift card
  • iPhone 13/mini, iPhone 12, iPhone SE: $50 gift card
  • iPad Air: $50 gift card
  • iPad 9: $30 gift card

The company is also bundling gift cards of up to $50 on selected Beats products and on some iPad and iPhone accessories.

You can use Apple’s gift card toward App Store transactions, an Apple One subscription, iCloud storage space or for buying another Apple product or accessory down the line.

Other retailers could offer a better deal on Apple hardware

Admittedly, you will likely see better deals on almost all Apple products for Black Friday on Amazon and other third-party retailers. You could score a discount of as much as $400 on the 2021 MacBook Pro, for instance, which would be a better deal as you save cash upfront.