Apple’s Black Friday Promotions Are Gift Cards-Only
The anticipated one-day Apple shopping event is live now in Australia, and as Mark Gurman hinted yesterday it doesn’t include discounts, but instead gift cards. As each year, we can expect the same Black Friday promotion in Canada as well.
The biggest gift card is offered for Mac purchases, and here is what Apple is offering to customers who step into a brick-and-mortar or online Apple Store: If you buy a Mac computer during the shopping event, you’ll get a gift card worth AUS$150 (CAD$144) and it doesn’t seem to matter which model you choose: a MacBook Air, an iMac, or a MacBook Pro.
An iPad Air will get customers a gift card worth AUS$75 (CAD$73), but and iPad mini (the non-Retina model) gets a gift card worth AUS$50 (CAD$48), just like an iPad 2 or iPod Touch or iPod nano purchase.
Customers will also get an Apple Store Gift Card if they opt for an Apple TV (AUS$25, CAD$24) or an AirPort Time Capsule – 2 TB (AUS$50, CAD$48). Third-party accessories such as the Parrot AR, Drone 2.0 or olloclip Telephoto and circular polarizing lens for iPhone 5 will get customers a gift card worth AUS$50 (CAD$48).
These amounts will likely be rounded when the Black Friday promotion goes live in Canada.