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Apple Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in 2020

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Apple has a history of offering very small – if any – Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts. So the best way to save on Apple products is to shop sales from other stores like these.

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Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart and other top retailers often beat Apple to the punch to sell the brand’s products at discounted prices. Here are some deals from previous years to give you an idea of what to expect.
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Is Apple holding a Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale?

Apple has been known to hold a four-day shopping event over the holiday weekend, though it doesn’t officially call it a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale. Here are some deals that ran last year from Black Friday through Cyber Monday:

  • $25 Apple Store gift card with a purchase of AirPods
  • $50 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of iPhone XR or iPhone 8
  • $25 Apple Store gift card with purchase of an Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Store gift card valued up to $100 with the purchase of Beats by Dre
  • Apple Store gift card valued up to $200 with the purchase of an iMac, iMac Pro, Macbook Pro or Macbook Air

Save on Apple products at Target’s Black Friday sale

Even if Apple doesn’t get in on Black Friday sales, you still might be able to save some cash on expensive tech gifts at Target’s Black Friday sale. Keep in mind the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines that deem shopping in crowded malls in the days around Thanksgiving a high-risk activity for the spread of COVID-19. Shopping online is your best bet to get Target deals without the risk.

The Target REDcard™ Credit Card may just free up more of your holiday budget when you take advantage of these perks:

  • Save 5% on Target and purchases. The Target REDcard™ offers a 5% discount on qualified purchases at Target stores and online. If you’re planning on making a big purchase on Apple products, this could be a sizable discount.
  • Early access to Black Friday deals. Cardholders get access to select deals online on November 27 — a full two days earlier than Black Friday.
  • Free two-day shipping on qualifying orders. Use the Target REDcard™ and spend $35 or more to qualify for free two-day shipping — and let’s be honest, you’ll easily meet that minimum when buying Apple products.
  • 30-day extended returns. Get an extra 30 days on top of the normal return window when you buy with the REDcard. This applies to purchases made at Target locations and
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Will I find deals on the new iPhone?

Apple isn’t offering any direct discounts on the iPhone 12 right now, but you might be able to find deals when you purchase them through other retailers.

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What’s the best credit card for shopping online

If you’re planning on spending hundreds — possibly thousands — of dollars online this holiday season. Here are four top rewards credit cards to get you the most bang for your buck:

Rewards credit cards What you can earn
American Express Cash Magnet® Card Unlimited 1.5% Cash Back Learn more
Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card Unlimited 1.5% Cash Back Learn more
Target REDcard™ Credit Card Save 5% at Target and get free 2-day shipping Learn more
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Earn $300 after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first 6 months Learn more

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How to save on Apple products on Cyber Monday

The Apple Store doesn’t always participate in Cyber Monday sales, so you may have to look elsewhere to save on a new device. Be on the lookout for price cuts on popular Apple phones, laptops, tablets, accessories and more from other retailers, like Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Walmart, Target and Newegg.

In previous years, most retailers that slashed prices on Apple products for Black Friday carried those same deals through the weekend and into Cyber Monday.

How can I save on previous generation of iPhones?

While you might not find huge deals on the latest Apple releases, you can save big on previous models. Here are a few tips for finding older generation iPhones for less on Black Friday and Cyber Monday:

  • Look for refurbished and second-hand iPhones from retailers like eBay, MacMall, Newegg and Best Buy.
  • The iPhone SE is one of the most affordable iPhones available, but you’ll need to get it from a marketplace or other retailer, since the Apple Store no longer carries this model.
  • Check out the iPhone 9 or 10. These models have some of the latest technology and updates, but without the hefty price tag of the newest iPhones.

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    CrisSeptember 12, 2019

    Can education pricing be applied on top of Black Friday discounts, or is it usually a choice between the two?

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      JackieSeptember 13, 2019Staff

      Hi Cris,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Apple typically does not allow two discounts to be applied together on the same order. You’ll likely have to choose the better deal between education pricing and Black Friday deals.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us again.


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    TanujNovember 22, 2018

    Can i place a order i phone from india in black friday in caneda

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      nikkiangcoNovember 23, 2018Staff

      Hi Tanuj,

      Thanks for reaching out! You may certainly order an iPhone and have it delivered to you. Please check the international shipping, returns and policies, and fees of the website you’re buying the gadget from to set expectations.

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.


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