This Apple gift card deal is the perfect last-minute Christmas buy

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Apple Gift Card (Image credit: Apple)

Looking for a last-minute gift for someone on your list? An Apple gift card is always a good idea since the recipient can choose to spend it on physical products at the Apple Store or on Apple's digital stores. Right now, you can even earn yourself $10 free Amazon credit (opens in new tab) when buying a $100 Apple gift card at Amazon.

All you have to do is enter coupon code APPLEDIGITAL during checkout to get in on the deal. Since you can spend that Amazon credit on pretty much anything Amazon sells, it's almost as good as getting $10 in cash. Whether you keep the Apple gift card for yourself or have it emailed to friend or family member, the $10 credit is the next best thing to getting a 10% discount.

Since Apple moved to its unified gift card that can be used in both its digital and physical stores, Apple gift card deals have been seriously hard to find, but this one at Amazon today is definitely worth snagging, especially given the incredible timing ahead of the holidays.

Free money

The deal applies to Apple's digital gift card so you'll receive it via email shortly after you make your purchase. The Amazon credit will be applied to your account within a few days of your order and remains valid until February 11 giving you plenty of time to spend it.

If the Apple gift card is not for you, this deal could help you check someone off your gift list in time for the big day. The digital card can be sent to someone else's email address if you want and you can even schedule that delivery for Christmas Day. You'll still benefit from the Amazon credit yourself and no one has to know.

Though the Apple gift card isn't being discounted directly, the $10 credit is essentially free cash to use on your next Amazon purchase. Since holiday sales are still ongoing, it's likely that you'll find a use for it soon enough.

Apple used to offer different gift cards for the Apple Store and the App Store, but finally brought everything together and now offers a recently changed unified gift card that is good for making purchases on anything Apple. The funds get added to the recipient's Apple Account Balance and can be used to buy something at the Apple Store, purchase an app through the App Store, or even cover the cost of a subscription such as Apple Music, Apple Arcade, or Apple TV+.

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.