With all of the great deals on Apple gear this fall, it's highly likely that you unwrapped an Apple device of some kind this holiday season. Once you've got all of the Apple tech you need, the next best purchase you can make is an Apple gift card (opens in new tab) so you can load up on apps, games, and subscriptions or essential accessories from Apple.
$100 Apple gift card + $20 Best Buy gift card (opens in new tab)
Best Buy is throwing in a $20 Best Buy gift card when you purchase this $100 Apple gift card at regular price. The Apple gift card can be used at the Apple store or on digital purchases like apps, games, and subscriptions.
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Fortunately for you, Best Buy is running a Christmas Day sale that throws in a $20 Best Buy gift card for free (opens in new tab) when you buy a $100 Apple gift card. The deal applies to both physical (opens in new tab) and digital (opens in new tab) Apple gift cards and you'll also get four months of Apple Music and Apple News+ (worth $80 total).
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 your Apple ID 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+.
Though the Apple gift card isn't being discounted directly, the free $20 credit for Best Buy is as good as cash if you shop there with any regularity, making this one of the best Apple deals of the year for some.
You can choose to purchase the Apple gift card as a digital version, which might be good if you want to email it off to someone or yourself for use today. You can also buy the physical version if you want to mail it off as a gift for someone you forgot about this Christmas. No judgement. The $20 Best Buy gift card, however, will always be emailed to you as the digital version — your reward for being so nice to someone (or yourself).
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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.
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