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5% Cashback at Apple & Apple Education Stores (No Cap, Was 1.5%) @ Cashrewards

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Greetings everyone, I reached out to TA to see if there were any expected increases recently to combine with the current Airpods deal at Apple and he advised of this great offer :)

Another great increase for Apple, and an awesome addition with the inclusion of the education store for further discounts.

Even better is that heaps of SKUs have now been cleared for Cashback, including the M1 Macbook, iPhones, iPads and other items.

If you're looking to purchase multiple items, I'd recommend to make separate purchases and click through CR each time just in case you want to return one.

Education Store Cashrewards Link


Terms:

  • IMPORTANT - These products & services are ineligible for cashback until further notice: AirPods Max, HomePod Mini, 8th generation iPad, updated 27-inch iMac, Mac Pro (console), Pro Display XDR, Bose products, Gift Cards, Gift Wrap, iTunes, Shipping, Apple Developer Programs, AppleCare products purchased individually or after the applicable product has been shipped. (Exclusions updated 22/02/21).

  • Apple sells and ships products to end user customers only; you may not purchase for resale. Eligible only to a customer for up to five (5) units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two (2) units within a thirty-day (30-day) period are eligible.

  • Cashback is ineligible on purchases made via the EPP (Employee Purchase Program).
  • Cashback is eligible on the purchase of Apple refurbished products.
  • Cashback is issued by Cashrewards, not Apple.
  • Cashback tracks to member accounts between 2-7 days after you receive confirmation from Apple that the product has been shipped.
  • Information on Education pricing on Mac computers and selected accessories (for members that are eligible based on Apple's T&Cs): After clicking 'Shop Now', navigate via the Education link in Apple's footer menu before adding items to cart.

This stacks perfectly with Buy a Mac or an iPad for Uni and Get Bonus AirPods 2 (Or Upgrade to Airpods Pro for $150) @ Apple Education Store, some examples of pricing:

Item Price RRP Free Airpods?
13-Inch Macbook Air M1 Chip 256gb $ 1,439.00 $ 1,599.00 Yes
13-Inch Macbook Air M1 Chip 512gb $ 1,789.00 $ 1,949.00 Yes
13-Inch Macbook Pro M1 Chip 256gb $ 1,849.00 $ 1,999.00 Yes
13-Inch Macbook Pro M1 Chip 512gb $ 2,149.00 $ 2,299.00 Yes
iPad Air 10.9-Inch 64gb $ 829.00 $ 899.00 Yes
iPad Air 10.9-Inch 256gb $ 1,059.00 $ 1,129.00 Yes
iPad Pro 11-Inch 128gb $ 1,249.00 $ 1,329.00 Yes
iPad Pro 12.9-Inch 128gb $ 1,479.00 $ 1,649.00 Yes

As always, enjoy :)

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closed Comments

    • +2 votes

      Probably best to get the iphone on a separate transaction.

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        Seems safest option. Will likely do that, thanks

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    Can I buy under Uni offer though I am not Uni. It is taking directly to payment option and not asked for any id

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      I believe you can.

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        Thank you. I will place an order

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    Hi,

    Has anyone bought the MacBook with the education software bundle and know how much storage space the software used in the hard drive? I’m think of getting the base model with 256GB. Just worried that the software bundle with used up most of the available storage space.

    • +1 vote

      Looks like 80gb+ for all the libraries for logic pro or around 14gb+ for just the software. You can legit just go to the site and look at the system requirements and look at the room used its not hard man.

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    i already have a pair of airpods pro. I wonder whether its better to upgrade to the airpods pro to sell, instead of the getting the free regular airpods and selling those.

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      If you could sell them for $150+ then why not?

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    From this deal I now have the Macbook Air and a set of Airpods, I have a separate invoice for the Airpods which shows a $249 purchase (the discount came off the Air).

    Does this mean I could return the Airpods for a $249 refund? I'm guessing they don't really want this to happen but I'm unclear on where in their returns policy I couldn't do this.

    Alternatively if Apple wouldn't play ball on the refund I'm wondering if an AmEx refund guarantee insurance might cover it.

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      Has the Macbook Air been delivered yet?

      My Aipods arrived today and I have a pending $249 charge on my CC. Macbook Air is due next week.

      Have not received an invoice for the Air yet, but one for the Airpods.

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        It hasn't been. I got the airpods first and I have an invoice for them.

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          Mine has shipped, but so far the cash rewards has only tracked the airpods..

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          Hey, I'm in the same boat as you, have you attempted to return the AirPods yet? I'm curious to see how they respond.

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    Thanks OP. Does anyone know if one can use the device for work and claim tax deduction even though the receipt is in spouse’s name? Can’t find the answer anywhere in ATO site or forums.

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      It should not matter who's name the receipt is in as long as you paid for it and have proof of this payment. A joint bank account is also acceptable. Happy to be corrected..
      :)

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    “You may not be eligible for Cashback:
    If a gift card is purchased or used as payment.”

    Does anyone know what this actually means? Is it a standard template used for other stores as well, simply ‘if you pay with a gift card, no cashback for you’, or more relevant to the purchase of a gift card rather than payment with it, as purchases of gift cards are excluded elsewhere in the terms and conditions.

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    Hey guys,

    I chose in store collection for my iPhone order. Do I need to collect the device first before Cashrewards will track the cashback?

    In the past, Cashrewards tracking emails were almost instantaneous even with C&C orders.

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      I just did the same. I expect the payment still needs to be cleared for such a large sum.

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        Update: Ordered today and collected today. Got tracked in 10 hours… iPhone 12 Pro 128GB tracked for $77.23.

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    My airpods were despatched prior to my macbook. Received cashrewards for airpods but nothing for the macbook. Anybody else have any issues with their order being split into 2 seperate payments?

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      Same issue with me, but according to the CR tracking may not happen until 2-7 days after you receive confirmation from Apple that the product has been shipped.

      If nothing happens by then I'd lodge a claim with CR.

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      Just lodged a claim, will see what happens.

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        Will do the same. Still nothing and I received macbook a couple of days ago.

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        Did you end up hearing back from Cashrewards? I'm in a similar situation as you.

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          Yeah, they are fixing it right now. So far they've only given me $54.09 for the MacBook Air (1081.82 - 5% = $54.09) so I've sent them another email saying they need to give another $11.32 for the AirPods ($226.36 - 5% = 11.32)

          Remember as well that the cashback is given on the amount before GST is added.

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    Did anyone else's cashback get f***ed by parts of their order shipping separately? My Airpods shipped first, and cashback ($11.32) initially reflected the value of the AirPods only. Today my $1000 iPad shipped, and instead of adding $45.45 from the iPad to the existing $11.32 for a total cashback of $56.77, they just REPLACED the $11.32 AirPods cashback with the $45.45 iPad cashback. Kinda feelin' like they did me dirty here..

    • +2 votes

      Not sure why you would receive cashback for the airpods if they were free? Sounds perfectly reasonable to me to replace it with the item you paid for.

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        Agree with you. Why would you can cashback on a gift from apple?

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        You seem to have misunderstood me, I paid $1249 for my order (cost of iPad Pro by itself + bonus AirPods). On my invoice, Apple slotted in the free AirPods by first applying a $249 discount on my iPad (technically bringing it down to $1000) then adding the full cost of a set of AirPods ($249) as the second item.

        My AirPods shipped first - $249 deducted from my card, $11.32 cashback (5% of $249) tracked.
        Today my iPad shipped - another $1000 deducted from my card, $11.32 cashback REPLACED with $45.45 (5% of $1000).

        This makes no sense - I ended up receiving only $45.45 cashback on a $1249 order inc. GST, which isn't 5% but closer to 4%. I should have received $11.32 cashback when my $249 AirPods shipped (which I did), but when my $1000 iPad shipped, Cashrewards should've added another $45.45 (5% of $1000) onto the total. Instead I got robbed of $11.32.

        The AirPods are NOT free, they show up as a $249 expense on everyone's invoice. Apple discounts the main item by the cost of the AirPods instead. I should've gotten cashback on both the full price AirPods AND the discounted iPad (which combined together = the full price iPad), instead I only got it on the discounted iPad.

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          Ahh yes I misunderstood, apologies. You might need to get in contact with CR to query why, I'd imagine it's probably Apple doing it that way for some odd reason.

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          Please PM me a screenshot of your Apple invoice and your CR email address. I’d like to investigate this for you and if there’s an issue, I’ll escalate directly with Apple. From the outset, please know that CR does not alter your purchases & cashback. What’s in your account is exactly what Apple reports to us. Thanks.

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            @tightarse: I received email from Cashrewards with this issue as reported above. The email said takes 2 to 7 days which is tomorrow (7th day). Not holding my breath at this stage.

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              @ozstig: Can you please turn on messages in your settings and PM me a screenshot of the email you’re referring to. Thanks!

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                @tightarse: Thanks mate, PM'd

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                  @ozstig: Thanks TA for sorting this out so quick this morning.

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          Looks like Apple is doing some creative accounting to boost the sales of their Airpods line to record figures on the books, especially with the launch of AirPod Max. From an accounting perspective its correct in terms of the cashback you received. Cash Rewards might need to step in and manually correct it and payout and add a note to their own financial statements to accord for the difference lol.

          PS. Congrats on the IPO :P

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            @Sheng: It's not correct because at the end of the day I still spent $1249. I should get 5% on $1249, not 5% on $1000.

            Apple can boast of record sales of AirPods as a result of its Back to School promotion for all I care, but a sale requires a purchase (i.e. mine, for $249), and that purchase should be given cashback - nowhere does it say AirPods are excluded from cashback.

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              @dogsryummy: But that side is on "Cash Rewards" as they only track the largest value item to target in this case being the Ipad. From a tax perspective purely based on the invoice which is what Cash Rewards uses as reference is that the items are $1000 and $249 with GST.