Apple Military Discount, Student Discount and Apple Card Offer
Apple is making it more affordable (and easier) for veterans and military to purchase their products. The retailer offers an Apple military discount, in addition to a student discount, and a way to purchase products interest-free with an Apple Card.
Military members and veterans will now receive discounted pricing on select Apple products year-round. The discount is available both online and in stores.
Officially coined the Veterans and Military Purchase Program, the discount is open to active duty members of the United States Military, National Guard, and Reserve. Immediate family members can also receive the discount as long as they live in the same household.
You can also find the link by scrolling to the bottom of the regular Apple website. Once in the footer, locate a tab titled ‘Government’. You’ll find it in the small print. Then you’ll see the link listed there.
Please note that you will need to verify your military affiliation with ID.Me to have access to military pricing.
The Apple Student Discount
The Education Store discount is for current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.
This is a list of products included as a part of the Apple Education Discount program. Please note that this list contains a smaller subset of all Apple products.
The Apple Student vs Military Discounts
As a service member or veteran, and a possible student, there are many options for you to get a discount using either a military discount at a retailer or by using the same retailer’s student discount. Sometimes, one discount is way better than the other.
Apple offers both an education discount for students, and a military discount for veterans and active military.
If you are interested in either one of these discounts, you might be wondering how the discounts compare to their regular prices. Here is a list of the different products, what the discount would be, and how much the regular price is, based on April 2020 prices.
Student vs Military Discount Breakdown
Breakdown of the Apple Education Program pricing vs the Veterans and Military Purchase Plan.
iPhone 11 Pro
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 3
Apple TV 4K
As you can see, the military discount is about 10% off of the regular prices, and the education discount varies.
You’ll notice the military discount yields greater savings and covers more products. In most cases, you are going to want to use your military discount over the education one. However, it is good to know that it is there.
The Apple Watch and iPhone are not included as a part of this Apple Education discount.
(Please note pricing can change at any time. When ready to purchase please make sure to check the Apple website for current pricing.)
The Veterans and Military Store discount is for current and veteran members of the US military to include the national guard and reserves as well as their immediate family. Go here to start shopping.
Apple Credit Card Interest-Free Offer
Apple is offering interest-free payments on certain apple products purchased with the Apple Credit Card. The Credit card is issued by Goldman Sachs Bank USA and is available to qualifying applicants in the United States.
What Does the Apple Card Offer?
The Apple Credit Card also offers 3% cashback on purchases of their apple products. The 3% cashback does apply to purchases qualifying for the interest-free monthly installment plan and is credited right away.
Annual percentage rates (APR) for the Apple Credit Card vary and can range from 10.99% to 21.995%. These APR rates as of April 1, 2020, per Apple’s website. Depending on your Apple Credit Card’s current APR this could be a great deal on Apple products.
Qualifying Products for Interest Free Offer
6-Month Interest-Free Products
12-Month Interest Free Products
VESA Mount Adapter
Apple Afterburner Card
iPad Cover, Apple Branded
Mac Cover, Apple Branded
Can You Purchase Online?
You can make purchases online or in stores with your Apple Credit Card.
It is important to note that taxes and shipping charges are not interest-free.
If you do not have an Apple Credit Card, you will need to apply for one.
Maintain Minimum Payment
You can pay online or through the Wallet App. Make sure payments are set up to pay the minimum installment payment due, payments below that amount are subject to applicable interest rates. The minimum payment is the amount that needs to be paid each month to keep your account current. If you choose to pay more toward your monthly installment balance, it does not reduce the monthly installment minimum payment for the following month.
If the Apple Credit Card already has an existing balance, pay towards your Apple Credit Card balance as well as your monthly installment payments to avoid increasing interest payments on your existing balance.
You can learn more about Apple Card’s interest-free payment offer here.
Apple is an American multinational technology company that is headquartered in Cupertino, California. They design, develop, and sell consumer electronics, computer software and online services. They are considered one of the “Big Four” of technology along with Amazon, Google, and Facebook.
The iPhone, iPad, and Mac are some of their best selling products.
Founded in 1976, they started as the Apple Computer Company. The company famously began in a garage in Los Altos, California. Their first product was the Apple I computer. The Macintosh computer launched in 1984. The Macintosh was the first personal computer with a programming language.
In 2007, they came out with the iPhone, and in 2010, the iPad. As of today, they have over 500 retail stores in over 40 states, and 24 countries. They offer special pricing to the military.