Best Apple Black Friday Deal: 20% off everything in iTunes

Best Apple Black Friday Deal: 20% off everything in iTunes

Summary: Apple is notoriously stingy with discounts and they're generally few and far between. Best Buy is offering $100 iTunes gift cards for $80 for Black Friday which is easily one of the best Apple discounts around.

TOPICS: Apple, iPhone, iPad
Best Apple Black Friday Deal: 20% off anything in iTunes Store - Jason O'Grady

While Apple is offering some modest Black Friday deals on hardware for Black Friday, it usually only amounts to 5-10 percent off. The better deal is a $100 iTunes gift card for $80 (PN D6124LL/A), a not-too-shabby 20 percent off -- like Best Buy is offering

Everyone with an iPhone or iPod buys stuff from the iTunes Store eventually, and a gift card allows you to put a credit balance on your account that you can redeem for apps, music, movies and books (Best Buy gift cards are redeemable on the U.S. iTunes Store, the iBookstore, the App Store, and the Mac App Store). iTunes gift cards are also great companion gifts for someone getting a new iPad or iPhone for the holidays.

The Best Buy deal is only available through the end of business Friday, November 23, but it's the lowest price that you'll ever see on iTunes content and the credit never expires once added to your iTunes account. 

I bought iTunes gift cards from Best Buy when they were 15 percent off recently but those were limited to one unit of the $100 denomination. The current deal doesn't appear to have a maximum (I was able to order quantity 3), so this would be a good time to stock up. (iTunes gift card terms and conditions are here.)

$50 iTunes gift cards for only $35 at OfficeMax - Jason O'Grady

Update: My friend Bill Morlitz mentioned that OfficeMax is offering a slightly better deal: $50 iTunes gift cards for only $35 -- which is $15 or 30% off. The only catch is that you have to pick up the cards in person (in the meatspace) at a bricks and mortar location. You can search the OfficeMax store locator here.

Topics: Apple, iPhone, iPad

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  • To which country/ies does this apply?

  • U.S. only I believe

    Since the deal is through the Best Buy U.S. store, I'm assuming that it's for the U.S. iTunes Stores.
    I'm not 100% sure though...

    - JASON
    Jason D. O'Grady
  • Can it be gifted?

    We buy so little from the iTunes store, but know friends/family who do.

    Can this be gifted to someone else? I'm assuming so, but wanted confirmation.

    I did notice elsewhere that sales tax should NOT be charged on gift cards, while recipients who use it will have to pay sales tax on their purchases with the card.
    • Physical iTunes gift cards can be gifted

      Since the offers above are redeemed as physical gift cards, you can gift them to any user of the U.S. stores. I'm not sure, however, if you can redeem them to your iTunes account then gift individual items (apps, songs, books, etc) to other users.

      - Jason
      Jason D. O'Grady
  • Confirm, you can gift from iTunes

    I just confirmed that you can, indeed, redeem an iTunes gift card to your iTunes account, then gift individual apps, books, movies, etc. to anyone that you wish! Which makes a $100 gift card much more appealing because you can (theoretically) gift 100 individual $1 apps - to 100 different people. Great deal and highly recommended!

    - Jason
    Jason D. O'Grady
  • Do people around here not shop in their local stores anymore?

    There are quite a few retailers that have been offering the same deal for pretty much the past year now (though it's been $50 iTunes gift cards for $40 - I guess you could buy two, huh?)

    This deal is commonplace now. So much so that I constantly hear people asking store clerks what the price of their $50 iTunes cards are, and leaving empty handed if the answer is "face value."
    • What Stores?

      No, I do most of my shopping online, So I'm interested. What specific retailers? Where? Not trying to be a snot, I'm seriously interested to learn where I can take advantage of this commonplace deal you mention. 'Specially since I missed the black friday 20% discount.
  • Online Deals!

    Check out this site.Some great online freebies there:

    Happy Holidays!
    Jenny Smith 2
  • Look All the Time for This

    In Canada Walmart and Staples/Business depot occasionally offers $25 cards for $20 bucks. Sears Canada offers the $50 card for 40 at their retail locations. Just check by calling the store because they generally offer the discount as a weekly feature.

    In Canada I know that I definitely could not gift apps with iTunes cards. You need a credit card here unless the policy has changed.

    But I believe you can buy apple merchandise from the Apple Store app with them n'est-ce pas? That would amount to a discount on your next iPurchase. But don't quote me on that.
    Shane Choinard
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