Apple’s annual Back to School sale in Australia and New Zealand has gone live with a promotion for qualifying students to receive Apple Store credit with the purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Similar to last year, the Back to School sale includes the usual education pricing on Macs and iPads, but this year Apple is including Apple Store gift cards rather than App Store gift cards like last year.
Included with a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Pro is a A$100/NZ$125 gift card while an iPhone 6, 5s, or 5c or iPad Air or iPad Air 2 qualifies for a A$50/NZ$65 gift card. For the smaller iPad mini 2 or iPad mini 3, Apple will include a A$25/NZ$30 gift card.
Apple says current university students or students accepted to a university qualify for the discounts and gift card, while parents of university students and teachers and staff also qualify.
The promotion in Australia and New Zealand is similar to the 2014 Back to School promotion in the United States, which usually kicks off around July. Apple similarly offered Apple Store gift cards rather than App Store gift cards in its United States promotion then.