A new iPad mini Retina deal chops the price of the latest iPad by $100 for students and $50 for anyone, making it the best iPad mini Retina sale you’ll probably see until Black Friday deals and a new iPad mini 3 this fall.
Apple Back to School sales should start in early June, with a $50 gift card for the App Store, but this deal offers $100 off the iPad mini for students with a valid .edu address. If you are a student in need of an iPad mini Retina, this is the deal you need to take advantage of. It is unlikely that we will see many more deals like this in the run up to the school year, and if we do, expect them to meet, but not beat $100 off the iPad mini Retina.
This drops the price of the iPad mini Retina down to $299 with the coupon and deal, This is only valid until June 21st, so you will need to act fast.
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The iPad mini features a 7.9-inch retina display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution that makes photos, videos and apps look wonderful on a small and portable tablet. This uses Apple’s newest processor and is scheduled for a free iOS 8 update this fall which will add new features to the tablet right as school is getting in swing. The iPad mini Retina offers 10 hours of battery life, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 5MP rear facing camera as well as a FaceTime camera on the front of the device. Users can buy the iPad mini Retina in silver or space gray.
Best Buy offers the iPad mini Retina 16GB for $349 before the coupon. Users that need more storage can also save $100 with the sale and coupon when buying the 32GB, 64GB or 128GB models. There are some deals on the LTE iPad mini Retina models, but they require a two-year contract.
Anyone can save $50 on the iPad mini Retina deal by visiting Best Buy stores or ordering online. Students with a .edu address need to sign up for a coupon which Best Buy will email within a few minutes.
Go to the Best Buy College Student deals and enter your school email. Then check your email and click confirm. Best Buy will then send a link to your coupons that you can then use online or in store. The coupons are only good once, so don’t share them with anyone else. There are also coupons for
- $50 off the iPad Air
- $150 off an iMac
- $150 of a MacBook
- and more.
Once you have the coupon you can order the iPad mini Retina and save $100 on your device.
Students can also save $50 on the iPad Air with a separate coupon in the college student deals, but it there is no $100 off combination deal. The iPad Air features a 9.7-inch display with the same Retina resolution, 10 hours of battery life and many of the same features, just with a larger display.
If you are not a student and still want to save more than $50 on the iPad mini Retina you can buy an open box iPad mini Retina from Best Buy for $324.99, which is $75 off the normal price for this tablet.
Apple also sells an iPad mini without a retina display for $299 as the normal price. This is still a good tablet, but with a chance to buy the newest iPad mini Retina for the same price, buyers should jump on this deal.