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[Apple] Apple Canada Black Friday Shopping Event - Up to $210 in Gift Cards with Select Devices (November 27-30)

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Newbie
Nov 26, 2020
6 posts
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I bought an iPhone 11 (872.56 tax included). I know in the fine lines (the *) it says you get charged $70 for the gift card, and that was the case for me, so I'm wondering how that equates to getting a $70 gift card as I have the $872.56 and $70 on my credit card balance. Wonder if it gets reversed when I receive the phone.
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Oct 14, 2004
1052 posts
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Victoria
momofatmo wrote: I bought an iPhone 11 (872.56 tax included). I know in the fine lines (the *) it says you get charged $70 for the gift card, and that was the case for me, so I'm wondering how that equates to getting a $70 gift card as I have the $872.56 and $70 on my credit card balance. Wonder if it gets reversed when I receive the phone.
I think you are in a province with 12% tax rate? 872.56 isn't the cost of the iphone with taxes in. That would be:

$849.00
+$0.07 fee of some sort
*1.12
=$950.96

I think what they've done is taken 70 off the price before charging tax.
$849.07
-$70
*1.12
=$872.56

Now they add the $70 tax free for the gift card.
$872.56
+$70
=$942.56

So instead of paying $950.96 and getting a free GC, you are paying $942.56 and getting a free GC. You save the tax on $70 of the iphone cost essentially.
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Oct 4, 2006
2048 posts
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Toronto
Isn’t it cheaper to go with a carrier for an iPhone 11?

Eg. Fido $30 x 24 = $720, zero down
Plans range but can be had for $40/mth.
Jr. Member
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Nov 21, 2014
112 posts
73 upvotes
Finally grabbed a HomePod, it was too hard trying to justify $400 for a smart speaker but when you throw in a $140 giftcard and we got a deal.
Newbie
Nov 27, 2020
2 posts
Other than @quanvon , did anyone else receive the giftcard? I ordered an ipad mini yesterday and I am still waiting for the $70 GC. Will I receive it before the promotion ends?

I chatted with a CSR and he told me that I would receive the GC 24 hours after the item is shipped (Dec 7 for me) ...
Newbie
Jan 25, 2008
84 posts
21 upvotes
scraptoon wrote: Other than @quanvon , did anyone else receive the giftcard? I ordered an ipad mini yesterday and I am still waiting for the $70 GC. Will I receive it before the promotion ends?

I chatted with a CSR and he told me that I would receive the GC 24 hours after the item is shipped (Dec 7 for me) ...
No gift cards yet. Ordered two SEs yesterday afternoon and status still shows as being processed. Slightly over 24hrs now. I’m in no rush though.
Sr. Member
Oct 16, 2007
789 posts
33 upvotes
Got the gift card this morning after purchasing an iphone yesterday. Am still thinking how to use it.
Newbie
Jan 25, 2008
84 posts
21 upvotes
Just received my two cards via email. Little more than 24hrs -all good.
Member
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Sep 15, 2019
373 posts
1272 upvotes
High
Make sure to click through drop for 30 points/$ or Aeroplan estore for 2X Aeroplan points
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Jun 3, 2013
571 posts
645 upvotes
Toronto
Babaji01 wrote: Make sure to click through drop for 30 points/$ or Aeroplan estore for 2X Aeroplan points
Interesting. Their site was down Friday morning but I had loaded the affiliate link the night before. It had only said 1x. I’ll be pushing them now for 2x.
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Jun 3, 2013
571 posts
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Toronto
jersey wrote: No gift cards yet. Ordered two SEs yesterday afternoon and status still shows as being processed. Slightly over 24hrs now. I’m in no rush though.
I bought an iPad Friday morning. Nothing yet here either, though it seems like phones are quicker.
Jr. Member
Aug 28, 2011
168 posts
95 upvotes
CALGARY
Bought Apple that and got 70$ gift card pretty much exactly 24 hours. Used that to buy another - but haven’t got it yet.
Newbie
Sep 6, 2008
19 posts
4 upvotes
Richmond
quanvon wrote: Ordered just after midnight and got the gc a few hours ago.

And for those wondering (can’t remember if I read on this thread of another) you CAN use the education portal discount plus get the giftcard
Anyone else got Edu price + Gift Card? ...sounds too good to be true. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Dec 23, 2008
5027 posts
1738 upvotes
Ottawa
blindemboss wrote: Isn’t it cheaper to go with a carrier for an iPhone 11?

Eg. Fido $30 x 24 = $720, zero down
Plans range but can be had for $40/mth.
You forget the $300 Gift card as well, the only bad thing they are only 64gb.
Member
Aug 30, 2018
205 posts
152 upvotes
drpepper1 wrote: Bought Apple that and got 70$ gift card pretty much exactly 24 hours. Used that to buy another - but haven’t got it yet.
Guessing you got the MacBook Air for the $70?

Did you not find that it's cheaper to go with the education pricing? Or did you manage to get both?
Member
Nov 5, 2007
250 posts
69 upvotes
Got iPhone 11 and got GC in less than 24 hours, but damn it, I placed order yesterday while there's 10x airmiles, and Apple processed and shipped everything already, and now there's 15x ;( it seems too much work to cancel and re-order with gc and trade kit all went through...
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Sep 3, 2002
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I have no experience with Air Miles, but I'm going to buy an iPhone 12 Mini which is over $1000. Should I do ebates at 0.05% or Airmiles at 15x? What's the better play?
Member
May 29, 2004
438 posts
94 upvotes
It seems you only get the GC once it is shipped or pickup. I got GC after I pickup the ipad mini. My sister on another hand, haven't got her gc since her ipad pro haven't shipping yet and it is not available for pickup either.
Sr. Member
Nov 9, 2013
522 posts
143 upvotes
Chatted with online support and they told me the gift card can be used for iTunes purchases, but if ordering online the amount of the gift card is deducted from the total cost of the purchase. This doesn't look to be true when I attempt to check out, are they just totally incorrect?

Was hoping to order an Apple TV today and then use the gift card for an Apple Watch, but now I'm worried the GC might not arrive in time before the sale ends?
Member
Oct 22, 2016
227 posts
69 upvotes
What happens to gift card if you return iphone for full refund few weeks later?

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