Apple relaunches free iPod Touch with Mac purchase campaign

Every year, Apple launches a promotion in which customers who pick up a new Mac get a free iPod with their purchase, and now that time is here again. Of course, there are always a few catches.

Every year, Apple launches a promotion in which customers who pick up a new Mac get a free iPod with their purchase, and now that time is here again. Of course, there are always a few catches.

The deal is that if you purchase a new computer between now and September 7, you'll be eligible to get a free iPod Touch (8GB version only). The catch is two-fold. First, you have to actually buy the iPod Touch when purchasing the computer (meaning they have to show up together on the receipt), and then submit the receipt within 90 days of purchase for an online refund. The second catch is you have to be eligible for the educational discount to take part in any of this. (Sorry if I crushed your dreams.)

So if you're a student or faculty member and can swing this deal, it's quite the deal. Those savings can equate between $50 off a MacBook up to $200 marked down for a MacBook Pro.

But if you're more concerned with having a better iPod Touch, you might want to wait a few weeks until WWDC 2010 and see if those rumors of a new iPod Touch on the horizon are true.

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