Target Discounts Apple Watch Series 1 to $180 While Staples Marks Down 9.7-Inch iPad to $260

Target has kicked off the week with a discount on the Apple Watch Series 1 from 2016, offering the 38mm model for $179.99 and the 42mm model for $209.99. Each device is available in aluminum with a Sport Band in either White or Black.

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The Apple Watch Series 1 typically sells for $250 in 38mm and $280 in 42mm, so today’s sale represents savings of $70 in both case sizes. Target’s sale is a match for the same low prices seen during a pre-Black Friday sale at Macy’s last year, as well during Target’s own Black Friday sale. At the time of writing, all models are available to ship for free, and store pickup is also available depending on stock at your local Target.

Another notable Apple device sale that went live today is at Staples and centers on the 9.7-inch iPad from 2017. In the sale, customers can get $30 off instantly and then an additional $40 off using coupon code “84761”.

This marks the 32GB 9.7-inch iPad down to $259.00, from $329.00, and the 128GB model down to $359.00, from $429.00. As a comparison, retailers like B&H Photo are selling the same models for $299.00 and $399.00, respectively. Color options for the 32GB include Space Gray, Gold, and Silver, while the 128GB is only available in Gold and Silver.



Staples’ sale ends on January 27 and is available on the retailer’s website or by phone order. Additionally, only one coupon code can be used per customer. To apply the coupon code to an order, add one of the iPads to your cart, then click “Add/Edit Coupons” under the Order Summary section of your cart.

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Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker in White Discounted to $116 at Target and Amazon

The Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker has received a notable discount today at two retailers, with the White model specifically getting marked down to one of the lowest price points seen for the device. At both Target and Amazon you can get the Beats Pill+ in White for $116.99, which is over $30 lower than the speaker’s more common sale price of $150. When it first launched in 2015, Apple sold the Beats Pill+ for $230.

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The only other color that appears slightly lowered in price as well is Black, but on Target the color has sold out at the time of writing, and on Amazon every other color option is $149.00 and above (you’ll have to add the speakers to your cart to see how much they are). Elsewhere at retailers like Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart, and Newegg the speaker sits at around a similar $149.00 price point, while Apple still sells it for $179.95.

In other Beats sales, Newegg’s official eBay store has the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones for $197.00, down from $299.00. Colors available include Gloss Black, Gloss White, Rose Gold, and Gold, and there is a limit to three headphones per customer.



The next best prices can be found at Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon, which all have the headphones for about $219.99. Like the Beats Pill+ deal, discounts on the Beats Solo3 headphones at these retailers are mostly focused on one color of the device, this time in Black.

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Deals: Free Four Month Apple Music Subscription, $4 Movie Tickets for T-Mobile Users, VAVA Dash Cam, and More

LivingSocial has brought back a deal centering on Apple Music, which last appeared in November. With the offer, you can get a four month subscription to Apple’s streaming music service for free, adding one extra month onto the existing three month free trial and saving you $9.99.

Like the previous offer, LivingSocial’s deal is only available for new subscribers who sign up for individual membership plans on Apple Music.

In other deals from this week, T-Mobile recently announced a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Film that will allow T-Mobile customers to get discounted tickets to five select movies in 2018. Starting on January 23, users will be able to purchase $4 movie tickets for Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and then later in the year for Red Sparrow, Deadpool 2, Alita: Battle Angel, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The promotion will be housed in the T-Mobile Tuesdays iOS and Android apps, and once the $4 tickets are claimed there, customers can redeem them through the Atom Tickets app [Direct Link].

Additionally, Amazon has a connected dashboard camera — called the VAVA Dash Cam — discounted for $99.99 with promo code VADASH01, down from $149.99. The camera captures 1080p 60fps videos in daytime and nighttime, includes 360-degree swivel coverage, can record in-car audio, and a connected steering wheel remote button lets you take instant snapshots and videos of events as they happen.

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The device is particularly aimed at unexpected accidents, with an iOS app able to save pictures and videos from the VAVA cam and make it easier to share with an insurance company. VAVA’s Amazon promo code will expire on January 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

If you’re looking for a slightly cheaper model, well-known brand Aukey has the Aukey Dash Cam for $64.99, although it lacks certain features like 360-degree view coverage. Aukey’s model also includes a 2-inch LCD screen so you can replay captured videos directly on the device, since it doesn’t support smartphone connectivity.

Finally, at Best Buy four models of the Apple Watch Series 2 have been marked down, focusing on the higher-end stainless steel cases with the Milanese Loop. Apple Watch Series 2 deals began appearing more often following the launch of the Series 3, but the best discounts mostly hit aluminum models. Now, Best Buy’s latest stainless steel sale prices are matching the discounts previously seen during a sale from October 2017.

The retailer also has a special offer for those thinking about trading in their MacBook, with select working models earning up to $450, received in the form of a Best Buy gift card and available in-store only. Coupled with a discount of $150 to $200 off the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, there is potential for significant discounts on one of Apple’s latest laptops.

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Adorama and Best Buy Sales Include Up to $200 Off New MacBook Pros and MacBook Air

Adorama has marked down a collection of MacBooks this week, with instant rebates that start at $150 off Apple’s mid 2017 refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and increase to $200 off the 15-inch model. Adorama’s markdowns on the latest MacBook Pros provide some of the best sale prices for these custom configurations found online, and other retailers like B&H Photo and MacMall are matching discounts in many instances.

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13-inch MacBook Pro from mid 2017

  • 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD – $1,549 at Adorama and B&H Photo, down from $1,699
  • 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $1,749 at Adorama and B&H Photo, down from $1,899
  • Touch Bar, 3.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $2,049 at Adorama and B&H Photo, down from $2,199
  • Touch Bar, 3.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $2,349 at Adorama and B&H Photo, down from $2,499

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar from mid 2017

  • 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD – $2,199 at Adorama, down from $2,399
  • 2.9GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $2,599 at Adorama and MacMall, down from $2,799
  • 2.9GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD – $2,989 at MacMall / $2,999 at Adorama and B&H Photo, down from $3,199
  • 3.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD – $3,199 at Adorama and B&H Photo, down from $3,399

In addition to Adorama’s instant rebates, Best Buy today started a new 2-day sale that will last until tomorrow, January 13 at 11:59 PM CT. Discounts include $200 off the MacBook Air, around $60 off the HP ENVY printer, as well as savings on 4K tvs and various smart home products. We’ve rounded up some of the most notable deals during Best Buy’s 2-day sale in the list below.


If you were interested in T-Mobile’s BOGO iPhone offer announced earlier this week, remember that the carrier’s trio of deals go live today. For more of the latest discounts and sales — including a third-party Rose Gold Milanese Loop for $8 on Amazon — head over to our Deals Roundup.

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T-Mobile Announces BOGO Rebate Offer: Get Up to $700 Off Second iPhone 7, 8, or X

T-Mobile today announced a few new offers that will be activated beginning this Friday, January 12, one of which is focused on Apple’s latest iPhones, including the iPhone X. With the deal, new and existing T-Mobile customers can buy one iPhone and get up to $700 off another iPhone of equal or lesser value, offered in the form of a rebate received via prepaid card.

The BOGO rebate applies to the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X, which must be purchased and activated on one of T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plans. Other qualifications include needing to port in “at least one new line” on a T-Mobile ONE or select Simple Choice Unlimited plan, and trade in one eligible iPhone, LG, or Samsung smartphone.

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T-Mobile broke down the steps for the offer on its website:

– Purchase two new iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, or X devices on equipment installment plans.

– Port in at least one new voice line onto an eligible rate plan to be used with one of the new devices.

– Trade in an eligible device

– Submit a request on the T-Mobile Rebates page (including IMEI entry) using promo code 18Q1APLBOGO within 30 days of second device purchase.

Instead of offering the rebate to customers in the form of monthly bill credits, T-Mobile will send those who complete these steps a prepaid MasterCard card with their rebate amount, around six to eight weeks later. While the new deal is not a straight discount since it still requires a standard payment plan, those who take advantage of the offer could eventually get a notable markdown on a second iPhone X, or even receive a cheaper iPhone for free. The rebate extends to Samsung and LG smartphones, so visit T-Mobile’s page for the offer for more details.

T-Mobile also added the iPhone X to its “#GetOutOfTheRed” program, in which the company pays off customers’ existing Verizon smartphones (up to $650 on a virtual prepaid card) when they choose to switch to T-Mobile ONE or ONE Plus International plans. T-Mobile said that all of the new offers start Friday and can be combined on the same account but not on the same line.

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iMac Pro Gets First Discount With Price Drop of $250 on $5K Configuration

It’s been just under one month since the iMac Pro launched, and Best Buy today has already discounted one configuration of Apple’s high-end desktop computer.

The configuration on sale is the 27-inch 5K iMac Pro with a 3.2GHz 8-core Xeon W processor, 32GB of memory, and 1TB SSD, priced at $4,749.99, down from $4,999.99. The iMac Pro comes with a six month subscription of Webroot Secure Anywhere software to defend against various online threats such as phishing attacks and malware.

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This is the base model of the iMac Pro, and 14-core and 18-core processors are available in customizable configurations that increase the price of the computer to as much as $13,199. If you’re looking for more information regarding the configuration options of Apple’s latest desktop computer, head over to our iMac Pro Roundup.

Other Mac-related sales remain ongoing at B&H Photo this week, including a notable deal on the late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro, with one configuration priced at $1,999, down from $2,799. As a comparison, the same configuration is priced at $2,399 on Adorama and MacMall. We’ve listed this sale below, along with a few other discounts:

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Target’s End-of-the-Year iPad Deals: $250 for 32GB 9.7-inch iPad and $300 for 128GB iPad mini 4

Sales celebrating the end of 2017 are in full swing, and Target this week has priced the 32GB 9.7-inch iPad from early 2017 at $249.99, down from $329.99. Currently, that’s $30 cheaper than another sale on the same iPad that Best Buy is running, so if you’ve been looking to purchase one of the lower-end models of Apple’s iPad lineup this is a great opportunity. As of writing, the Space Gray and Silver models are in stock to ship while Gold models qualify for free order pickup depending on stock near your location.

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Target is also beating many other retailers’ sale prices on the 128GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 4 from 2015, with the tablet priced at $299.99, down from $399.99. Comparatively, the second cheapest options are at Amazon and MacMall where the iPad mini 4 is priced at $357.00 and $369.00, respectively. Both of the Target iPad sales will end around 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, and stock for each appears limited.

A few other nice deals today include $10 off Twelve South’s HiRise 2 and HiRise 2 Deluxe stands on Amazon, as well as savings on multiple Bluetooth speaker brands on Best Buy. These include Ultimate Ears ($20 to $127 off), JBL ($30 to $100 off), and harman/kardon ($300 off).

Additionally, Flexibits recently launched a New Year sale of its own, with discounts hitting all of its apps for macOS and iOS devices. The company said that the savings run through the New Year, and are worth up to 25 percent off the Flexibit Mac apps and up to 50 percent off its iOS apps. Check out each app and how much it’s been discounted in the list below:

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Amazon and PayPal Still Have $100 Digital iTunes Gift Cards at $85 for Last-Minute Shoppers

Although sales on App Store and iTunes gift cards usually end soon after they launch, Amazon and PayPal still have 15 percent discounts on $100 iTunes cards happening in the last few days before Christmas. The ongoing sales make for easy last-minute gift ideas since you can get a code emailed in under 24 hours.

At Amazon, if you purchase $100 or more in iTunes credit you’ll get $15 off once you enter the promo code ITUNES15 during checkout. This will lower the $100 iTunes card to $85, and Amazon’s storefront limits the promotion to one card per customer.

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PayPal’s sale is happening through its Digital Gifts eBay store and is the same as Amazon’s: you can buy the $100 iTunes card for $85, but no promo code is required. You’ll need a PayPal account to complete the purchase, and the card will be valid only on purchases made on the United States App Store. With both sales, you can enter your own email address, or enter the email address of a friend or family member and directly send the code to them.

App Store and iTunes gift cards can be used for a variety of items and services found on Apple devices. You can rent and buy movies on iTunes, subscribe to Apple Music, pay for your monthly iCloud storage, purchase a new app, expand your iBooks collection, and much more. If you’re looking for more specific ideas, MacRumors will be sharing a roundup of apps, games, movies, books, subscriptions, and more that you can buy with any iTunes cards you might get this Christmas, so be sure to check back on Monday for the full list.

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