North American big-box retailer Target is offering a new promotion
in its latest US flyer, offering Target gift cards in varying amounts for the purchase of iOS devices -- including the current iPad models, iPod Touch, Apple TV and iPhone 5. All but the latter are direct rebates in the form of Target gift cards up to $50
, while the iPhone 5 discount can be augmented with a trade-in of a previous handset. In addition, the company is selling the iPhone 5 for $149
with a two-year carrier contract. It isn't clear if the gift card is offered for all configurations of the iOS devices, or just specific models.
For the iPad
, the ad (first spotted by AppleInsider
) specifically mentions the $500 16GB full-size Wi-Fi iPad with Retina display, but infers in the fine print that it applies to any capacity of that model, as well as the iPad 2. "Other Wi-Fi and Cellular models available," the ads says, without specifically saying that they also qualify for the $50 gift card offer. The $330 16GB iPad mini with Wi-Fi qualifies for a $40 Target gift card
The $100 Apple TV unit nets buyers a $10 gift card
, while the latest iPod Touch (16GB) which sells for $229 comes with a $20 gift card
. The gift card produces some of the lowest prices available for new Apple iOS products currently available.
The $150 iPhone 5 (normally $199) refers to the 16GB model, which can be activated on either AT&T, Verizon or Sprint and requires a two-year contract and comes with a $25 Target gift card
. Buyers can also trade-in their old (but working) cell phone and get a rebate on the value of that unit plus a voucher for $25 off the already-discounted iPhone 5 price, which could result in quite substantial savings if the unit being traded in is a recent smartphone model.
Not all Target locations carry the full line of Apple's iOS products, and the flyer refers to stores with a Target Mobile as having all the offered products. Quantities are limited, and no rain checks will be issued in the event of a sellout. The promotion ends on July 13.