Deals: Best Buy Kicks Off Huge Apple Sale and Amazon Offers $50 iTunes Gift Card for $42.50

Best Buy today launched a new Apple savings event, marking down iPhones, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads, iPad Pros, and some HomeKit devices. There are numerous notable discounts in the sale that include all-time-low prices, so be sure to check out all of the savings in the list below and head to Best Buy before the event ends on December 8 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

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Specifically, deals worth keeping an eye out for include the 9.7-inch iPad from earlier in 2018 (32GB, Wi-Fi), which is down to $269.99 today. This isn't quite the lowest price ever, but it is currently the best available online and $10 under the discount found just yesterday at eBay. Best Buy's event also has the first discounts found on the 2018 Mac mini in two configurations and lowest-ever prices on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

iPhone and iPad

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR - Save up to $150 with qualified activation on Verizon or Sprint

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - Free $100 gift card with qualified activation on Verizon or Sprint

iPhone X - Save 50 percent with qualified activation on a new line for Sprint

10.5-inch iPad Pro - Save up to $175 on select models / as low as $499.99 for 64GB + Wi-Fi Only

9.7-inch iPad - Save up to $80 on select models / as low as $269.99 for 32GB + Wi-Fi Only


MacBook Air (Mid 2017) - Save up to $200 on select models / as low as $849.99 for 8GB RAM/128GB HD

MacBook Pro (Mix of 2017 and 2018) - Save up to $200 on select models / as low as $1,599.99 for 2018 8GB RAM/256HD

iMac - Save up to $300 / as low as $1,024.99 for 21.5-inch 8GB RAM / 1TB HD

2018 Mac mini - Save up to $100 / as low as $724.99 for 8GB RAM / 128GB HD

Apple Watch and Accessories

Apple Watch Series 3 - Save $50 on select models / as low as $329.00 for GPS + Cellular 38mm Aluminum

Powerbeats3 Wireless in Black - $97.99, down from $199.99

App Store and iTunes Gift Cards - Buy one, get one 20 percent off

iPhone cases - Save up to 70 percent

Apple Watch bands - Save up to 50 percent


Philips Hue Color 3pk Starter Kit with Lightswitch - $139.99, down from $189.99

Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller for Apple HomeKit - $44.99, down from $69.99

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect - $239.99, down from $279.99

Wemo Smart Home products - Save up to 30 percent

Nanoleaf Light Panels Rhythm Edition - $199.99, down from $229.99

Lifx Light Bulbs - Save 25 percent

Ecobee Thermostat - Get a free Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with any Ecobee Thermostat purchase


Pioneer 6.2" Apple CarPlay In-Dash Receiver - $259.99, down from $399.99

Pioneer 7" Android Auto/Apple CarPlay In-Dash Receiver - $299.99, down from $499.99

At Amazon for a limited time, you can save 15 percent on the $50 App Store and iTunes gift card. With this Gold Box deal, the $50 gift card is marked down to $42.50. This deal will expire around 2:00 p.m. CT, or when it is 100 percent claimed by Amazon shoppers, so be sure to place your order soon if you want to add a bit of iTunes credit to your Apple ID.

Our full Deals Roundup is keeping track of all of the best sales and discount events this holiday season, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often.

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