The Apple employee discount has always been pretty sweet, but it has evolved over the years. Today, we’ll talk about all the nuances with the latest updates, as reported by Apple employees themselves.
What is the Apple employee discount?
For employees of Apple (as well as their friends and family) the Apple Employee Discount can offer a percentage off select Apple products, software, Apple store discounts, and more. Tenured employees receive an additional cash bonus to be used towards Apple products every three years. These discounts can be used any day of the year and alongside Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings.
How employees can use the Apple employee discount
Product discounts are applied through a custom URL provided by the employee’s employer and can be used once per year per product category. They can also give friends and family a discount up to 10 times throughout a calendar year. The discounts can only be used on the official online store or in authorized Apple official stores. There are no product exclusions for Apple employees or their friends and family.
For more in-depth details about the Apple employee discount, keep reading.
1. Apple employees get 25% off for themselves.
As an Apple employee, you can get 25% off one of each product in the store every year.
2. Friends & family of Apple employees get 15% off.
Oh, hey. Got a friend that’s an Apple employee? You might wanna cozy up to them because they can give their friends and family members 15% off Apple products, too.
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3. You can use the friends & family discount 10 times per year.
As the Apple employee yourself, you can issue your friends and family discount ten times per year — per item.
That means you could help 10 friends or family members score a deal on an iPad, 10 more get a 15% discount on iPhone, and 10 others get an Apple Watch with your employee discount.
If that sounds generous, that’s because it is!
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4. Apple employees get $500 store credit every 2 years.
On top of the 25% off all the time employee discount, Apple employees also get a $500 store credit every two years. You can use this credit on anything you want — there are no product restrictions.
5. Apple employees can get a free iPhone with this savings hack.
Apple does not give its employees a free iPhone every year. That’s just a pesky rumor.
But if you work your employee discount right, you could get a free one every two years, anyways.
Let’s take a look at the iPhone 13 mini. It sells for $599. With your 25% off employee discount, the price you pay comes down to $449.25.
Pretend you’re on one of those even years of employment where you get your $500 store credit. You can now combine it with your employee discount of 25% off to get a free iPhone 13 mini – with $50.75 in store credit to spare!
6. You have to work at Apple for 90 days before claiming the discount.
You can’t just work at Apple for two days, claim 25% off an iPad, give 15% off to all your buddies, and then quit the next day. That’s not how this employee discount works. Because it’s such a sweet deal, you’ll need to prove you’re in this thing for the long haul.
You will need to log at least 90 days as an employee before you’ll be eligible for 25% off for yourself – or 15% off for ten of your closest family and friends.
TIP: You can stack the Apple employee discount on top of Apple Black Friday sales.
7. You can use the employee discount on anything in the store.
In the past, Apple used to limit its employee discount to certain products or product categories. According to all employee reports available to Krazy Coupon Lady, that is no longer the case.
You should be able to use your employee discount on any physical item in the store. And you should definitely be able to use the biannual $500 certificate on anything your Macintosh heart desires — whether it’s an iPhone or AirPods.