A new Apple discount announced this week gives veterans, military members and their immediate families 10 percent off iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and accessories through a recently released online portal.
In the past, military members could receive up to a 6 percent discount on products through the company’s federal government purchase program. And some Apple products are sold through the base exchange system, where shoppers don’t have to pay sales tax.
But the new discount program, which started Dec. 3, kicks it up a notch, extending a blanket 10 percent discount on items bought directly through the company’s online military and veteran store homepage.
For example, the iPhone Xs is available starting at $979 through the federal program, but is priced starting at $899 on the military site. And AirPod headphones, which go for $159 in the company’s stores or at other retail locations, are $143 on the military site.
To use the discount, military members and veterans simply need to shop through the online portal. The company does not require any proof of eligibility. It does, however, require shoppers to agree to a series of terms and conditions before entering the site. Those include agreeing that “by submitting your order, you … confirm that you are an eligible person, of at least 18 years of age, to participate in this program.”
Shoppers using the program are given strict purchase limits for all categories each year, including a limit of three computer systems, iPads, unlocked iPhones, Apple Watches, Homepods, Apple TV and AirPods. Users can see all the restrictions on Apple’s site.
The discount can be used online through the Apple military page or in stores via an online purchase kiosk.