Friday, August 10th, 2012
If you’re shopping for tech products for back to school, there are some fabulous bonuses that make it a great time to purchase new technology. Here’s a look at the hot deals on laptops and mobile phones that you will want to take advantage of before the school year starts.
The best time to buy new computers for students is now. These deals appear towards the end of the summer and disappear once school begins.
- Apple Computers is offering college students a $100 back to school gift card that can be used on apps, books, music, and movies with the purchase of a Mac. Buy the new iPad and get a $50 gift card. This offer is good on purchases until September 21 and with Apple’s education pricing, students, teachers, school staff, administrators, and even homeschool teachers can save even more. Details on Apple’s back to school pricing can be found here.
- If you’re more of a PC person, students with a valid .edu address can get a free Xbox console when purchasing a PC over $699. To take advantage of this special offer, visit the Microsoft Store site and type in your .edu email address to receive a promotional code with redemption instructions.
Cell phone carriers are offering free, or close to free, phones to new customers with two year contracts. Here’s a rundown of some of the devices being offered:
- AT&T— Samsung Captivate for a 1¢
- T-Mobile — Free Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone
- Verizon— Back to school offers include Pantech Breakout, Pantech Marauder, LG Enlighten, and Pantech Jest 2 for free. Visit the website to learn which offers are online only.
- Sprint— The Samsung Galaxy S II may have just been replaced by the Samsung Galaxy S III but is still an incredible phone. If you want to upgrade your current phone and need one for another family member, Sprint is offering a buy one, get one free deal where customers can get two Samsung Galaxy S II phones for $99. This offer is good until August 18 and more information can be found on Sprint’s website