Apple's new military discount leaves past deals in the dust

Elizabeth Howe
December 05, 2018 - 7:46 am

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Apple unveiled its new military discount online portal just in time for the holidays — and it's one of the best deals available from the trillion dollar company.

All you have to do is visit Apple's Veterans and Military online store and agree to some terms and conditions. Then you have access to the whole range of Apple products — at a ten percent discount. 

The new deal tops all other prominent purchase plans the company has offered in the past. For example, the federal government purchase plan offered a 6 percent discount to military personnel. But, similar to the education discount, the products available were mainly limited to laptops and computers — no phones, watches, T.V.'s, or accessories. Apple also offered an in-store discount to military personnel with the same caveat of limited products.

The new military online portal has all those products and more. And, because you don't have to go in to an Apple store to get the discount, it makes all these products more accessible to disabled veterans. 

There are strict purchasing limits — because Apple figures if you need to buy more than three computers a year you might not be only buying them for yourself. But there are no eligibility hoops to jump through before you can use the discount.  

And don't worry about family members coming to you trying to mooch off your discount because immediate family members living in the same household can take advantage of the discount themselves. For all the specifics, check out the program agreement from Apple.

If you've already purchased your Apple product for someone else (or yourself), don't worry. If it's within 14 days of purchase, you can take your receipt to the store or call customer service to recieve credit in the amount of the discount.

"At Apple we are deeply grateful to the men and women of our armed forces," Apple said in a press statement. "We're proud to offer active military and veterans a new dedicated online store with special pricing as an expression of our gratitude for their brave service."

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