Apple is giving (a little) money away
If you’re planning to purchase apps, music, books, movies or anything else from Apple’s digital stores you need to know about this deal – the company is offering you a 10% bonus on any money you transfer into your Apple ID for use across its stores.
We’re all watching movies, right?
I’m thinking this is a well-timed deal, as it seems pretty likely most of us will be avoiding crowds, reading books, watching movies and using apps for a while longer.
That’s why it’s interesting news that Apple will give you 10% extra on up to $200 cash you put into your Apple ID until July 10 – so if you pump $200 into your account you’ll end up with $220. It’s an even better deal in the UK, where the deal extends to £200.
Either way, it can be seen as a free movie for every $50 you spend – or means you can save 10% on the cost of your Apple Music subscription.
How to put the money in
If you are interested in exploiting this deal, the simplest way to exploit it is:
- Open iTunes on your iPad, iPhone or Mac.
- On iPad and iPhone scroll to the bottom of the page and tap on your Apple ID and sign in.
- On Mac, tap Account.
- Look for ‘Add Funds to Apple ID’.
- Select an amount, then tap Next, follow the payment prompts.
- You’ll be shown a screen to let you know payment has been made.
In future when your shop your Apple ID balance will be used for each purchase first until it reaches zero. Want to make even more money on the deal? Lay out the $200 with your Apple Card and you’ll get another few dollars back (3%, so $6) in Apple Pay Cash. That racks up to be $226 for $200. OK, this deal’s only really good if you’ve got money to begin with, but it still sounds like a few free movies to me.