Sam’s Club Launching Member Exclusive Event Tomorrow With Discounts on iPad Pro, Apple Watch Series 3, and More

Sam's Club is launching a member exclusive one day event tomorrow, December 16, with discounts and promotions on the iPad Pro, Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 2, iPhone X, and a few Beats by Dre products. To gain access to the deals, you'll need a Sam's Club membership, which start at $45/year.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Sam's Club. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The sale items will be available to purchase in your local Sam's Club store (beginning at 7:00 a.m. ET) as well as online (beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET), but the retailer noted that there are limited quantities on all items. Some products will see discounts only lasting December 16, while others will run through Christmas.

Below are a few of the Apple products and accessories with promotions or deals at Sam's Club tomorrow (note that the Beats Solo 3 deal is already up):

Although $25 off isn't the best deal we've seen for Apple Watch Series 2 models this season, it is one of the first straight cash discounts on Series 3, which as of yet have only received promotions for store credit of some kind, like at Kohl's on Black Friday. This should knock down the non-cellular Aluminum Series 3 devices to about $305 for 38mm and $335 for 42mm. Cellular models in Aluminum will be $375 for 38mm and $405 for 42mm.

Check out the catalog for the December One Day Only event at Sam's Club for a longer list of products, and then head over to our Deals Roundup for more holiday sales.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums

Free Shipping Day 2017: Hundreds of Online Retailers Offering Free U.S. Shipping and Guaranteed Christmas Delivery

In the United States and a select few other countries today is Free Shipping Day, a shopping holiday in which most participating retailers offer free shipping with no minimum purchase required. Although lesser-known than previous shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Free Shipping Day is a great opportunity for last-minute shoppers to get orders in ahead of Christmas, because most retailers joining in on the shopping holiday also guarantee delivery by December 24th.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Over 900 retailers are participating in the event, so chances are there is a store you might be interested in that you can place an order for free shipping today. Some websites require a code and also go beyond free shipping to offer you discounts and other promotions.

Below we've listed a few places joining in on the event:
  • Target - Free shipping on all orders

  • Best Buy - Free shipping on all orders

  • OtterBox - Free 2-day shipping on all orders

  • LifeProof - Free shipping on all LifeProof Protective Cases and accesories, 10 percent off purchase (Code: LPFS17)

  • Speck - Free 2-day shipping on all orders, $15 gift card with purchase of $30 or more

  • Office Depot/OfficeMax - Free shipping on all orders

  • Bose - Free expedited shipping on all orders

  • Belkin - Free ground shipping on all orders

  • Sonos - Free shipping sitewide (Code: FRE2NDYSHP17)

  • Case-Mate - Free sitewide shipping, $10 off order (Code: SHIP10)

  • Brydge - Free shipping on all orders

  • Macy's - Free shipping on all orders

  • JCPenney - Free shipping on all orders (Code: SHIP3)

Although this is a one-day-only shopping event, some stores are stretching their free shipping and guaranteed Christmas delivery policies further into this weekend and early next week, so make sure to read the promotion and delivery promises at each website you visit for more information.

There are also numerous stores taking part in the event that require a minimum purchase to be made for free shipping to be activated. These include Amazon ($25 or more), Walmart ($35 or more), Verizon ($49 or more), GameStop ($50 or more), and others that FreeShippingDay.com has listed on its website (which is loading slowly today, likely due to high traffic).

As a note for Apple.com, the company is offering free next-day delivery on in-stock items ordered by 3 p.m. local time on December 22, so you still have one week from today to get your Apple orders in for Christmas.

Visit our Deals Roundup for more sales and promotional offers that might help you out during your holiday shopping.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums

Apple Pay Offers $5 iTunes Gift Card When You Shop Online at Select Retailers December 14-21

Apple today announced that if you shop at select online retailers using Apple Pay from December 14 through December 21, you'll get a $5 App Store and iTunes Gift card. The offer is only valid for United States residents and while supplies last. Furthermore, Apple stated that there is a limit to one card per retail partner, suggesting you can get additional $5 cards if you shop at multiple online stores under the promotion.

Apple didn't specify if there is a minimum amount of money you have to spend to get the $5 card, but the company advised shoppers to see applicable partner websites for more information as the fine print might change on a retailer-by-retailer basis.

Here is the full list of Apple Pay partners participating in the promotion:


If you don't have Apple Pay set up yet, make sure to visit our guide on How to Set Up Apple Pay and Add Credit Cards. The latest addition to Apple Pay was the debut of Apple Pay Cash, which launched earlier in December and lets you directly pay friends and family members. If you have credit on your Apple Pay Cash Card, you can also use that to shop at the above retailers and get the $5 iTunes card.

For other deals and promotions, visit our full Deals Roundup.

Related Roundups: Apple Pay, Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums

Deals Reminder: Gazelle Has $25 Off All Apple Products and Free Shipping for Christmas Through December 13

This week, popular used electronics seller Gazelle has launched a few promos that will last until tomorrow, December 13, which is also the last date that you can order from the company and receive free shipping that will arrive in time for Christmas. Gazelle is marking down all Apple products by $25, as well as $10 off all other products, allowing you to purchase used iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks at a slight discount.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The offer is applied automatically when you add any Apple product to your cart, and it even applies to Apple devices within Gazelle's clearance tab. We've listed a few of the older Apple products you can purchase on Gazelle down below, but many others have already sold out due to popularity of carrier, color, or storage capacity. Be sure to head over to the company's website to browse its full selection before the discount and Christmas delivery guarantee end tomorrow.

There are a few other notable deals going on this week, including up to $100 in savings on various Sonos speakers over at Amazon. Specifically, the Play:1 is at $147.00, down from $199.99; the Play:3 is at $249.00, down from $299.99; and the Playbar is at $629.00, down from $699.00. There are even a few bundles, where you can get 2 Play:1 speakers for $298.00, down from $398.00, so be sure to check out Sonos' Amazon storefront for all of the deals.


Drone maker DJI has also opened up its holiday sale with up to 30 percent off select drones and other products. These include the Mavic Pro Fly More Combo for $1,149, down from $1,299; as well as the Osmo Mobile for $199, down from $299. If you're specifically looking for the DJI Spark, B&H Photo has the drone for $349 (compared to DJI's $399 sale price), and you get a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card as well.

Check out DJI's Winter Holiday Sale page for the full list of drones, camera gimbals, and other accessories on sale.

If you're thinking about buying Apple accessories for anyone on your holiday shopping list, MacRumors still has its exclusive deals with Nomad and Pad & Quill ongoing through December 18 and December 21, respectively. Visit our Deals Roundup for detailed information on those promo codes and more sales happening this week.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums

Exclusive Offer: Get 15 Percent Off Pad & Quill Accessories for iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch

With holiday shopping in full swing, MacRumors has begun another exclusive partnership, this time with Pad & Quill and focusing on the accessory company's iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch product categories. If you're interested, browse from Pad & Quill's accessories in any of these areas, add items to your cart, and then enter the promo code MR15 during checkout to get 15 percent off your order. The code expires on Thursday, December 21 at midnight.

If multiple items are in your cart, the code will take 15 percent off the total cost of your order for all relevant products. The code excludes items from Pad & Quill's leather bags and wallet & accessories categories (note that this covers any bags and portfolios within the MacBook category).

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Pad & Quill. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Pad & Quill is focused on creating high-quality leather and wooden accessories, many of which MacRumors has reviewed over the years. These include the Classic Apple Watch Band, Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch, Timber Catchall and Timber Nightstand for Apple Watch, and Oxford Case for iPad Pro.

These products and more can now be purchased at a discount with our exclusive offer, so we've listed a few below to give you an idea of the savings you can get if you take advantage of the promo code.

Make sure to visit Pad & Quill and browse these items -- and many more -- to place your order before December 21, when the exclusive promo code will expire. Pad & Quill offers free shipping that typically estimates a delivery window of between 2-4 business days after you place the order, but factors like color combinations for certain products can affect delivery dates.


Also of note is a separate offer from Pad & Quill -- which can not be stacked with our exclusive code -- aimed at anyone thinking about spending over $125 on the company's online store this holiday. If you spend $125 or more on an order at Pad & Quill, the company will email you a $25 special gift code for you to use -- or gift -- on your next order. Purchases over $250 get a $50 code and purchases over $400 get a $100 code. This offer lasts until December 17, and any code you receive has to be redeemed before January 31, 2018.

For other sales and exclusive promotions -- including our ongoing 15 percent discount on full-priced Nomad accessories -- head over to the full MacRumors Deals Roundup.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums

Best Buy Doorbuster Event Day 11: Save Up To $150 on 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Today is Day 11 of Best Buy's ongoing 20 Days of Doorbusters event this December, offering customers new sales on a variety of products every day through December 20. Today is the second Apple-focused day of the event, after Day 2's sale on MacBook Pro, and now the retailer has between $100 and $150 off the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in a variety of storage capacities and colors.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Compared to Amazon, Adorama, and MacMall, Best Buy's limited-time sale on the iPad Pro is the best currently found among these retailers, while the prices are all being matched at B&H Photo. Check out the iPads on sale in the list below, and head over to Best Buy if you're interested as the sale will end tonight at midnight.

12.9-inch iPad Pro from Mid 2017


If you're looking for iPad protection, today's event also has up to 55 percent off select Targus cases for the 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch iPads. You can also get the UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker for $76.99, down from $199.99, but that price point is only available in the "Panther" color. Other color options are between $50 and $76 off the original price point.

Check out Best Buy's deals page for more products on sale during today's doorbusters, which also include savings of $550 on a Samsung Curved LED TV. Next up in the event will be deals on a wireless security camera (December 12), a smart HDTV (December 15), iPhone (December 17), and MacBook (December 19). We'll be covering Best Buy's ongoing event over in our Deals Roundup as well, so be sure to visit the roundup for more information on this sale and many more.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums

Incipio and Incase Offering 15% Off Sitewide Sales on iPhone X Cases, Qi Mats, MacBook Sleeves, and More

Accessory makers Incipio and Incase are offering 15 percent off sales across each of their respective online storefronts, so if you're still on the hunt for holiday tech gifts this could be the right time to make a purchase. Incipio and Incase offer a variety of items, including iPhone X and iPhone 8 cases, wireless chargers, battery packs, MacBook bags and sleeves, Apple Watch bands, and more.

On both sites, enter the promo code AFF151 during checkout to apply the discount to your order. Incipio is offering free USPS shipping on all orders placed within the United States, and Incase has a similar holiday offer with free shipping and returns on all U.S. orders.

We've listed a few ideas below, all of which represent the best prices for each accessory when compared to retailers like Amazon. For many other accessories, Incipio's and Incase's Amazon stores typically have solid deals that could beat out the 15 percent off discount price, depending on the product.

Incipio


Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

iPhone X Cases

Accessories

Incase



iPhone X Cases

Accessories

If you're planning on spending a lot on Apple accessories for the holidays, Pad & Quill has a deal going on through December 17 where you can get gift codes to use on the site after you first make a purchase of over $125. Specifically, purchases over $125 get a $25 special gift code; purchases over $250 get a $50 code; and purchases over $400 get a $100 code. Pad & Quill will automatically email a code to you if your order qualifies for the promotion, and all codes must be redeemed before January 31, 2018.

For those keeping track of ongoing iTunes gift card discounts, the latest is a $50 card for $42.50 over at Amazon. One card is available per customer, and they will be delivered via email -- simply enter the promo code ITUNES during the checkout process. Amazon had a similar deal yesterday, but that one was for the physical version of Apple's App Store & iTunes gift card.

For more on the latest sales, be sure to visit our Deals Roundup.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums

Best Buy Apple Event: Up to $150 Off iPad Pro, $200 Off MacBook and iMac, and BOGO 20% Off iTunes Cards

Best Buy this week launched a new Apple sale event, running concurrently with the retailer's existing 20 Days of Doorbusters event this December. The new sale includes promotions and deals on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Beats by Dre devices, Apple Pencil, and more. We've listed some of the best deals and promotions below, so be sure to check out anything you're interested in before the discounts end on Saturday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m. CT.


Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.
  • iPhone X - Trade in select iPhones towards the purchase of an iPhone X and get a Best Buy gift card worth up to $250


  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus - Save up to $200 when buying and activating with a monthly installment plan


  • iPhone 6s - Save $150 when buying and activating with a monthly installment plan


  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro - Save $100 on 64GB, $125 on 256GB, and $150 on 512GB Wi-Fi models


  • iPad mini 4 - Save $125 on the 128GB model


  • MacBook - Save up to $200 on the latest models of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air


  • iMac - Save up to $200 on the latest 27-inch and 21.5-inch models


  • iTunes Gift Cards - Buy one, get one 20 percent off

In other deals, Amazon's $50 iTunes gift card for $42.50 from this morning is still ongoing, but as of writing it has reached a 49 percent claim rate so it will be ending shortly. Also of note is Day 7 of Best Buy's 20 Days of Doorbusters event, with today's discount focusing on the WD easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $139.99, down from $299.99.

Head over to our Deals Roundup for more of the latest discounts, including savings of up to $850 on Vizio's SmartCast TV set and sound bar bundles.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums

Exclusive Offer: Get 15% Off Any Full-Priced Items From Nomad Through December 18

MacRumors has partnered up with accessory maker Nomad to offer our readers an exclusive promotional code for 15 percent off any full-priced items on the company's website. To receive the promotion, all you have to do is enter the code MRUMORS15 during checkout and any full-priced items will get marked down by 15 percent. Note that this offer excludes any Nomad accessories already on sale.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

If your cart includes both full-priced and sale items, the promo code will automatically apply to the correct items and exclude any that are already discounted. The offer will be live from today through Monday, December 18, which should provide enough time for any items to arrive to your home in time for Christmas. Since this promo code can be used across most of the Nomad storefront, we've rounded up some the company's products to give you a few browsing ideas.

Anyone browsing Nomad's site will also notice that the company has a sitewide 10 percent off coupon that you can obtain by entering your email address, but this will not stack with our exclusive offer. Head over to Nomad to see more of the company's products, and be sure to place any orders before December 18 to take advantage of the promotion.

Check out our Deals Roundup for more sales going on throughout the holidays, this week including a 25 percent off coupon at eBay on select orders in Tech, Home, Fashion, and more totaling $25 and over. Also don't forget about the ongoing Apple TV 4K offer from DirecTV Now, which nets you a free $180 32GB Apple TV 4K when you pay for four months of the over-the-top streaming service upfront at $140. You can find more information on that deal in our blog post here.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals
Tag: Nomad

Discuss this article in our forums

Best Buy Doorbuster Event Day 2: Save $200 on MacBook Pro and $80 on Beats Pill+ Speaker

Today is Day 2 of Best Buy's 20 Days of Doorbusters sale event, which began yesterday and offers customers new deals on a variety of products every day until December 20. For today's sale, you can get $200 off the mid 2017 model of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro in three configurations, which we've listed below. These discounts are mostly hitting between $50 and $100 below the price of similar models at other retailers like B&H Photo and MacMall, so be sure to check them out before the sale prices disappear tonight at midnight.


Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy and Walmart. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

13-inch MacBook Pro


Besides MacBook Pro, Best Buy today also the Beats Pill+ speaker on sale for $149.99, a savings of $80 from its normal price of $229.99. You can buy the Bluetooth speaker in Black, White, or (PRODUCT)RED. If you're looking for other colors, Walmart has the Beats Pill+ at the same $149.99 price point in Asphalt Gray and Turf Green, part of the Beats Neighborhood Collection.

Additionally, there is a collection of MacBook accessories made by Incase available during Day 2 of Best Buy's Doorbuster event. With these discounts you can get up to $35 off select hard shell, cover, and sleeve accessories created for 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air.

Check out Best Buy's deals page for more of Day 2's discounts -- which include an Amazon Fire TV, Lenovo laptop, and Google Pixel 2 -- and remember that all of today's sales will end around midnight tonight. For those planning ahead, the next few notable Doorbuster days include headphones (December 4), Smart 4K TV sets (December 6), iPad (December 11), iPhone (December 17), and another MacBook sale (December 19).

To keep track of even more deals going on this week, make sure to head over to our full Deals Roundup.

Related Roundup: Apple Deals

Discuss this article in our forums