By Ed Oswald | Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 9:22 am
Apple launched its annual Back-to-School sale on Wednesday, offering customers a free 8GB iPod Touch with a qualifying Mac purchase after rebate. In order to be eligible, a MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro must be purchased.
Refurbished Macs and the Mac Mini do not qualify. The rebate is not instant: instead the customer fills out a online form to receive it. The purchaser must be either an educator, or a parent of a student or the student at a K-12 or university in order to get the rebate.
Customers can also elect to receive smaller rebates for the iPod classic 120GB, iPod nano 8 or 16GB, or the Shuffle 4GB if they do not want the iPod touch.
The promotion lasts through September 8, and the rebate forms are due by October 8. It is similar to last years, although that rebate was $299 as the iPod Touch 8GB was $299 at that time.