Apple Back To School Promo for 2015: Free Beats Solo2 Headphones with Purchase of a Mac
Apple has started their annual Back To School promotional deal for students and educators looking to purchase a Mac. This year, eligible buyers are able to get a free pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones, valued at $199, with the order of a qualifying Mac.
Permitted Macs include the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro, each of which comes with a small educational discount on the hardware, and the free pair of headphones can be the Beats Solo2 in Gloss Black, Gloss White, Gloss Red, Gloss Blue, Gloss Gray, or Gloss Pink colors.
The promotion is valid now in Apple US Retail Stores and participating Apple Campus Stores (typically the bookstore at the college or university) and runs through September 18.
The online portion of the deal from the online Apple Education Store doesn’t start until August 6th, however. Thus, if you’re looking to jump on the deal now, you’d need to either make the purchase at a local campus store or Apple Store, though it’s possible that an Apple sales rep could complete the eligible purchase online or through a phone call, but your mileage may vary.
Currently, the only mention of the promo on Apple’s website at the moment is here, stating the following:
Receive a pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones at no cost — or upgrade to a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones for $100 — when you buy an eligible Mac with education pricing. Offer starts on July 23, 2015, in Apple Retail Stores and participating Apple Authorized Campus Stores, and on August 6, 2015, on the Apple Online Store and at 1-800-MY-APPLE. Offer ends on September 18, 2015. Terms and conditions apply.
Typically Apple has notable placements in stores and on their website once the deal is active in the respective locations, but for now it’s a fairly subtle promotion.
Those interested can read the full terms and conditions on the Apple website, found here:
PROMOTIONAL PERIODS: This promotion is valid only during the following promotional periods for the Qualifying Locations listed below (the “Promo Period”): U.S. Apple Retail Stores and participating Apple Authorized Campus Stores: July 23, 2015 through September 18, 2015 U.S. Apple Online Store or 1-800-MY-APPLE: August 6, 2015 through September 18, 2015 THE OFFER: Qualified Education Individuals who purchase an Eligible Product (as defined below) during the Promo Period may elect to receive one of the following promotional products (each, a “Promo Product”): • One (1) pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones (Gloss Black, Gloss White, Gloss Red, Gloss Blue, Gloss Gray, or Gloss Pink), for which an instant credit in the amount of $199.95 will be applied to your order, or • One (1) pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones (Space Gray, Silver, or Gold), for which an instant credit in the amount of $199.95 will be applied to your order. The Qualified Education Individual shall be responsible for paying the remaining balance in price ($100), following application of the instant credit to the purchase price. QUALIFYING LOCATIONS: Eligible Products must be purchased from the U.S. Apple Online Store for Education Individuals, a U.S. Apple Retail Store, by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE, or from a participating Apple Authorized Campus Store (each, a “Qualifying Location”). Only purchases and deliveries in the United States and Puerto Rico are eligible. Orders for Eligible Products from the U.S. Apple Online Store for Education Individuals or 1-800-MY-APPLE that are placed during the Promo Period, and ship after the end of the Promo Period, are eligible. EDUCATION INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE QUALIFICATIONS: Those eligible for this promotion include faculty, staff, students, and parents that are individual end users, as follows (each, a “Qualified Education Individual”): K–12 Employees, Board Members and Officers: Any employee of a public or private K–12 institution in the United States or Puerto Rico is eligible. In addition, school board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members are eligible. PTA or PTO executives currently serving as elected or appointed officers are eligible. Higher Education Employees, Students and Parents: Faculty and staff of higher education institutions and students attending or accepted into a higher education institution are eligible. Parents purchasing on behalf of their child, who is a student currently attending or accepted into a public or private higher education institution in the United States or Puerto Rico, are eligible. ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS: iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro, including configure-to-order versions of such products (each, an “Apple Computer”). Mac mini and refurbished Apple Computers are not eligible for this promotion.
PROMOTION RESTRICTIONS: This offer is valid only while supplies last, and Promo Products are
subject to availability. Only one (1) Promo Product per Qualified Education Individual may be
obtained. You must demonstrate you meet the Qualified Education Individual Purchaser
requirements above, prior to your purchase. Resellers, governmental institutions, educational
institutions, nonprofit organizations, enterprise purchasers, and small business purchasers do not
qualify. Election of the offer may require personal setup of your Eligible Product at the time of
purchase. Purchases must be made at the Education Individual price.
FULFILLMENT: When purchasing from a U.S. Apple Retail Store, your Promo Product will be
provided to you with your Apple Computer. When purchasing from the U.S. Apple Online Store for
Education Individuals or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE, your Promo Product, when available, will be
shipped to you; or if you are picking up your U.S. Apple Online Store for Education Individuals
purchase in a U.S. Apple Retail Store, your Promo Product, when available, will be issued when
you pick up your order. This promotional offer expires when the purchase transaction is complete,
and any subsequent requests for Promo Products will not be honored.
PROCEDURES RELATED TO PRODUCT RETURNS AND EXCHANGES: If the eligible Apple
Computer obtained through this promotion is returned for any reason without the Promo Product, or
is exchanged for a product other than an eligible Apple Computer, $199.95 will be deducted from
the exchange or refund of the eligible Apple Computer. If a Promo Product is returned for any
reason and is not exchanged for another Promo Product, the Promo Product must be returned with
the eligible Apple Computer in order to receive a full refund.
GENERAL TERMS: This offer is void where prohibited or restricted by law. This offer may be
combined with other Apple promotions that are directed to individual end-user customers and
offered during the same promotional period in the Qualifying Locations, subject to the terms,
conditions, and limitations applicable to this promotion and such other Apple promotion(s). Apple is
not responsible for an inability to read the terms of this promotion due to the fact that these terms
are displayed in the English language. Apple is also not responsible for any loss, destruction, or
theft of your qualifying Beats product. Apple may use the information provided in accordance with
its privacy policies posted online at www.apple.com/privacy. Apple reserves the right to change
without notice the Terms and Conditions of this promotion or modify or end this promotion
at any time without notice.
Thanks to 9to5mac for first noticing the understated start of the 2015 promotion.
I’m sure this is a very attractive option seen from the stockholder’s perspective: that headphone’s manufacturing cost are quite low.
However, the message to me is: we only care about image. Precisely the thing Apple has always been criticized about.
rather they give me a woman or a new mac pro if i purchase a mac for student promo.
I thought you went to school to learn, not listen to music on headphone.
Good point Mark, nobody should listen to music ever, especially students. The only thing students should listen to, on repeat, with headphones, is your commentary. That will teach the children well.
Hey why not give them guns and booze on the educational discounts, students need some fun in their free time.
Give them guns instead of an education? Is that the 2016 platform for the Republican Party?
jajajajaaaaaaaaaaaaa mucha suerte …..
I wish they still gave away the free iPod Touch, that was a much better deal.
I rather get 50% off a computer then get a crappy headphone for going back to school
The student discount on Macs is usually about 10%, a 50% discount on a Mac would be fantastic. Pretty sure Apple employees only get a once a year 25% discount at best, so unlikely a 50% would happen.