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August 22, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Apple's 2022 Back to School

Apple (News - Alert)'s 2022 Back to School promotion generally runs till Monday, 26 September in the US and Canada. Every year, Apple gives a free product when consumers purchase an eligible Apple product. However, the gift in 2022 is switched to a gift card rather than any Beats headphones or AirPods.

The promotion is available for almost everyone in the education industry, including students attending or accepted to a higher-education institution, faculty, staff of higher education institutions, parents buying products for their eligible children, and employees of K-12 institutions.

In 2022, students can get a gift card up to $150 when buying the following eligible products. The gift cards can be used to purchase Apple products, accessories, App Store apps, Apple Music service, and more. A $150 gift card is available for a MacBook Air, 13-inch, 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro or a 24-inch iMac.

MacBook Air

  • Whether it's the newest MacBook Air with the powerful M2 chip or the hot-selling MacBook Air with the M1 chip, qualifying students can get a student discount. For example, a MacBook Air with M1 chip is available for $899 (normally $999). The completely redesigned MacBook Air with M2 chip is as little as $1099 and will be available in July.

MacBook Pro 

  • You can get a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip for $1199 (normally $1299).
  • The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip costs $1849 for students.


  • Students can get a 24-inch full-size iMac with a 4.5K Retina display from $1249.

Students can also save on iPad with the discount and get a free $100 Apple gift card.

iPad Air

  • The 10.9-inch iPad Air with the powerful M1 chip and 64GB storage is only $549 for students.

iPad Pro

  • If you want to get the ultimate experience of an iPad, iPad Pro is your best choice with the M1 chip, the professional camera system, and 5g network. The 11-inch iPad Pro is available for students for $749 while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is only $999.

Students purchasing items included in the Back to School promotion can enjoy an extra 20% discount on AppleCare+ during Apple’s 2022 Back to School promotion. Other devices not covered by the promotion are not eligible for the AppleCare+ discount.

Except for the products listed above, in the Back to School 2022, half-price apple music is also available for students. Pay $4.99 a month then students can get Apple TV+ for a limited time. Outside the Back To School sale, Apple also offers educational pricing on its hardware such as iPad, iPad mini, Mac mini, and Mac Pro.


  • If you are passionate about the portable device to enjoy a better lecture note, gaming, and online-surfing experience, student discounts for iPad will meet your needs. The 10.2-inch iPad with 64 GB storage is normally $329 and only costs $309 for students.

iPad Mini

  • If you want to have a smaller size tablet, try the 8.3-inch iPad mini with an A15 Bionic chip. It’s as little as $449 for students.

Mac mini

  • The Mac mini with 8GB unified memory and 256GB SSD storage is only $649 for students.

Mac Pro

  • The Mac Pro is available for $5,599 which is normally $5,999 for consumers.

Apple’s education store is not the only place for shoppers to save on their favorite apple products. Many Apple resellers also offer student discounts or limited-time deals for students.


Amazon Prime Student is a cheaper version of Amazon Prime for college students. Students are entitled to a free six-month membership of Amazon Prime, after which students can get Amazon Prime for half the cost. Prime Student offers an abundance of deals including Apple products.

B&H EDU Advantage

B&H offered big discounts on thousands of items for both students and teachers. Students and teachers are free to join the program. It also offers great deals on the best MacBook. Students can even save on tax with B&H Photo's Payboo Card. In 2021, students can save $250 on Apple's Intel (News - Alert) MacBook Air.

Best Buy

Best Buy also has a free program for students to join which offers deals and runs during the Back to School season each year. In 2021, students can save up to $150 on M1 MacBook Air and up to $205 on the M1 MacBook Pro.

If you are not a college student or teacher, you shall pay more attention to the reseller’s discounts since some of the deals they offer don’t need a student identity, and sometimes their discounts even beat Apple’s own promotion. Resellers like Amazon, Walmart, BestBuy, and HSN now offer big discounts on Apple’s products.

  • Get A New AirPods Pro costs $174 with 30% Off at Amazon.
  • Save $70 Off on New Apple Watch Series 7 at Amazon 
  • Get $50 Off on the 2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop at Amazon
  • Save $100 off on the 2020 Apple 10.9-inch iPad Air at Walmart 
  • Take an Extra 10% Off on Apple Products at Best Buy
  • Get an Extra $40 Off on Apple Products From HSN

Besides, some of the money-saving tools are also conducive to helping you save money and the searching time for discounts on your favorite Apple products. Those money-saving tools like Honey, RetailMeNot, and CouponBirds are free browser extensions that will automatically find coupon codes for you when you are shopping for Apple products online and apply the best discount to help you get the best price when you check out. 

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