.EDU Stories December 21, 2015

expiredApple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (newest version): $800 or $750 w/ .edu (Reg. $999), more

Best Buy offers Apple’s latest 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (model MJVE2LL/A) for $799.99 with free 2-day shipping. That’s $199.01 below retail and a match from last week’s deal. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can take another $50 off the sale price by grabbing a unique coupon code from this special promo page.

MacBook Air features a 1440 by 900 display, two USB 3.0 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, fifth-generation Intel Core processor, up to 12 hours of battery life and more.

Use your savings to add up to 256GB of semi-permanent flash storage to your new MacBook Air with Transcend’s JetDrive Lite.

Need more power? Best Buy is taking $200 off the 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro. Also, you can still save $100 on Apple Watch and $125 on iPad Air 2. The Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker is down to an all-time low price of $138.

.EDU Stories December 17, 2015

expiredApple 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,700 or $1,650 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,999)

Update (12/17 12:25pm): For 4-hours only, Best Buy is offering Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (MF840LL/A) for $1,199.99 shipped. That’s nearly $300 of the regular price, but you can knock an extra $50 off with access to a .edu email address for a total of $1,149.99 shipped. 

Best Buy is offering Apple’s latest generation 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (MJLQ2LL/A) for $1,699.99 shipped (free 2-day expedited shipping). That’s $299.01 under its regular $1,999 price tag and the current best we can find. Those with access to a .edu email address can knock an extra $50 off. While we have seen this model dip down to as low as $1,550 about a month ago, it was a fairly limited sale on eBay. 

It features 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, Intel Iris Pro graphics, Force Touch trackpad, 720p FaceTime HD camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac WiFi, two Thunderbolt 2 ports and more.

Use your savings to protect your new MacBook with AppleCare: $299 shipped (Reg. $349) via Amazon.

.EDU Stories October 6, 2015

Xbox One Gears of War bundle + 40″ HDTV $470 w/ .EDU, more

Update (10/6 4:00pm): Amazon has now price matched Best Buy on the PlayStation 4 Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle at $349.99 shipped (Reg. $400)

After what appeared to be a leaked official price drop coming for PS4 outed by Target, we are starting to see a number of retailers put the console on sale. Most notably, the Destiny Taken King Limited Edition Bundle is available for $349.99 shipped as part of Best Buy’s Deals of the Day today. That’s the best direct discount on this bundle we have seen. Alternatively, both Amazon and Target are offering this bundle with a $50 gift card for $399 shipped.

It includes everything you would expect along with the main game, a digital voucher for Destiny: The Taken King Digital Collector’s Edition Upgrade, three Legendary gear sets, an Exotic Scout Rifle, a new co-op Strike, and an extra competitive multiplayer map. This version of the game comes with everything that has been released for Destiny thus far.

Best Buy also has an interesting deal today for .EDU email address holders. You can grab the Xbox One Gears of War Ultimate Edition Bundle with a free copy of NBA 2K16 and a Insignia 40-inch Class LED 1080p HDTV for $469.98 shipped (full details on how to redeem the deal can be found on the listing page or below). Combining all of the items in the bundle together, that’s $210 under the total original price of these items and $130 below the current value. If you’re just looking for the console and aren’t interested in the TV, Amazon has this same bundle for $349 shipped right now.

It comes with the console itself, full-game digital download of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Xbox One black wireless controller with a 3.5mm headset jack, early access to the Gears of War 4 Beta, and a physical copy of NBA 2K16. If you’re looking for more space, Amazon is still offering the Xbox One 1TB Madden NFL 16 Bundle with a free copy of NBA 2K16 for $399 shipped ($460 value), but this same bundle is now available at Microsoft Store for the same price with the freebie NBA 2K16 plus Assassin’s Creed Unity and Project Spark.

Be sure to head over to our Games/Apps hub for all the best deals across every platform, every day of the week.

.EDU Stories September 17, 2015

expiredApple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (newest version) $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Today only, as one of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is discounting the current version Apple 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (model MJVP2LL/A) down to $899.99 with free shipping. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50, which brings the total down to just $849.99. It regularly sells for $1,099. We frequently see deals for the 128GB model, but discounts are few and far between for the upgraded 256GB version. Features include 802.11ac wireless, all-flash storage, and a super thin form factor.

Need more power? ElectronicsValley (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.1% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version MF840LL/A) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB for $1,279.99 with free shipping. That’s $219.01 below Apple’s asking price and one of the best deals we’ve seen.

Use your savings to protect your new Mac w/ AppleCare: $199 (Reg. $249) via B&H.

.EDU Stories September 14, 2015

Best Buy is discounting the 256GB and 512GB super thin 12-inch MacBooks in Silver, Gold, or Space Gray by $100. What’s more, anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 by grabbing a unique coupon code from this Best Buy promo page. The 256GB model drops down to $1,149.99 shipped when you take advantage of both discounts. That’s a match for the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Apple’s thinnest and lightest MacBook.

The all-new 12-inch MacBook features an ultra-thin design, Force Touch, Retina display, and a re-engineered keyboard. Not sure the new MacBook is for you? Take a minute to read our review.

Use your savings to outfit your new MacBook with some low-cost USB-C adapters and cables. expand full story

.EDU Stories September 3, 2015

1Password is arguably one of the best password management system around, and certainly one of our favorite. Today, it is on sale at the Mac App Store for $34.99. At regular $50, this is matching the best price we have seen on the Mac App Store and within $7 of a limited promo code deal from over 3 months ago. We haven’t seen it go for less on the Mac App Store in over a year.

However, those with access to a .edu email address can get the Mac app for even less. Over on the official AgileBits shop, 1Password for Mac is just $27.99 using a .edu email address during checkout. That’s matching our previous limited promo price and the best we have seen in over a year. Student and faculty members are eligible for the discounted rate and should checkout using a .edu email. If you don’t have a .edu email, you can checkout with your regular email but you should have an active student/faculty ID available in case you’re contacted by AgileBits

Keep in mind, you will get updates faster purchasing the app directly from Agile, but there is no iCloud syncing like the Mac App Store version. Agile’s purchase does support Dropbox for cross-platforming syncing though (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).

The App Store Best of 2014 winner keeps your accounts safe by storing/creating complicated passwords and logs you in with a single click: expand full story

.EDU Stories July 3, 2015

expiredBest Buy 4-Day Sale: 13″ Retina MacBook Pro 256GB $1,350 & 21″ iMac 1TB $1,150 + extra $100 off w/ .edu

Best Buy has just launched a 4-day sale to celebrate the Fourth of July. It includes HDTVs, laptops, tablets, games, and more. Two of the best deals include Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and 21-inch all-in-one iMac.

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (model MF840LL/A) is on sale for $1,349.99 with free shipping, which is a savings of $150 off its regular price. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $100, knocking the final price down to $1,249.99 (lowest ever). It features a 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of flash storage, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. This is the absolute newest model with Force Touch.

Best Buy also has the latest 21-inch iMac with 2.7GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive (model ME086LL/A) for $1,149.99 shipped. Again, access to a .edu email address will save you another $100, bringing the final price to $1,049.99 (lowest ever).

.EDU Stories April 21, 2015

expired13″ Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,100 or $1,050 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,299)

Best Buy offers the Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (model MF839LL/A) for $1,099.99 with free shipping. Furnish a .edu email address to Best Buy and you can save an additional $50, bringing your total down to $1,049.99 shipped. This is the newest model just released last month with the magical Force Touch trackpad:

This is the first significant discount we’ve seen on this Apple laptop. Full feature list and tech specs are as follows:

.EDU Stories January 11, 2015

expiredApple 13.3″ MacBook Air (newest version) 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB: $850 or $800 w/ .edu (Reg. $999)

Best Buy offers the current generation Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (model MD760LL/B) for $849.99 with free shipping. Anyone with access to a .edu email address sign up for a free coupon code to save an additional $50. This Mac carries a list price of $999, which makes this deal a savings of up to nearly 20% and a match for the best deal we’ve seen.

It features up to 12 hours of battery life, 802.11ac wireless technology, and a super thin 0.68-inch unibody design.

Use your savings to add personality to your new Mac with some creative stickers (just like the commercial) or buy an Apple SuperDrive.

Tech specs include:

.EDU Stories September 14, 2014

expiredApple iPad mini w/ Retina display 16GB $75 off or $125 off w/ .edu email, deals as low as $275 shipped

Best Buy is slashing $75 off 16GB iPad mini with Retina display models. That drops the 16GB WiFi configuration down to $324.99 shipped, which is nearly 19% below retail and a terrific price. This discount is applicable to all 16GB WiFi and WiFi + LTE models. Even better, you can knock the price down to just $274.99 shipped

.EDU Stories September 7, 2014

expiredBest Buy iPad Air sale: $75 off 16GB WiFi or WiFi + cellular models, $125 off w/ .edu e-mail


Update (9/8 10:45am): Best Buy continues to offer the first gen. iPad mini for $200.

Best Buy is offering $75 off all 16GB iPad Air models including WiFi + cellular, starting at $424.99 shipped. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 on any iPad Air or Retina iPad mini. With the extra student discount, your final price for an entry level iPad Air becomes $374.99. To qualify for the .edu savings you must head to this special promo page and submit your email address. Best Buy will then email you a special promo code to access the savings. We are seeing a variety of iPad deals lately, with some up to $130 off the regular price, however this is the best deal we could currently find.

The iPad Air features an ‘impossibly thin’ unibody design, a beautiful 2048 x 1536 Retina display, and blazing fast A7 chip so you can multitask with ease.

.EDU Stories August 1, 2014

expiredBest Buy 2-day sale: iPad Air $400 or $350 w/ .edu email address (Reg. $499), much more

Update (8/1 10:45am): Added meh daily deal below.

Best Buy is starting the month of August off with a 2-day Sale that features a $100 discount on iPad Air.

Only the 16GB WiFi model is eligible for the deal. That drops the pricing down to $399.99, which is a savings of 20% and a match for the best price we have ever seen.

Now here’s where the real fun starts. As we’ve highlighted before, anyone with access to a .edu email address is currently eligible to save an additional $50 on all iPads. With the extra student discount, your final price for an entry level iPad Air becomes $349.99. That’s an amazing price for Apple’s current flagship tablet. To qualify for the .edu savings you must head to this special promo page and submit your email address. Best Buy will then email you a special promo code to access the savings.

Browse the entire 2-day sale. It includes other deals like the first price drop we’ve ever seen on the Pebble Steel smart watch and $120 off iMac.

Update: Today only, Meh has a 16GB iPad Air bundled with a JBL micro speaker dock for $400 or 32GB bundle for $540. Add $5 for shipping. We’ve had the speaker dock on sale for $45 shipped.

.EDU Stories June 19, 2014

expirediPad mini w/ Retina display discounted $100 (w/ .edu), 16GB WiFi model and case for only $300

Best Buy is officially on fire with deals for education customers. Just after recently launching the best MacBook Air sale we’ve ever seen, Best Buy is back with an incredible Retina iPad mini promotion.

Each WiFi model is discounted at least $50 and anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50, which brings the 16GB WiFi configuration down to $299.99. Best Buy will even throw in a free case (automatically added at checkout). That’s 25% below list and the same price Apple charges for the first generation iPad mini (without a Retina display). Simply head to this student promo page and submit a .edu email address to have a unique coupon code emailed to you. We do not know for sure, but we’re assuming this discount is part of the 3-day sale.

It features a 7.9″ 2048×1536 resolution display, A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor, and 802.11n WiFi with MIMO technology.

.EDU Stories June 15, 2014

Throughout this week, Best Buy has made each of the four standard configuration 2014 MacBook Air models available at a $100 discount. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $150, which drops the entry level 11-inch model down to a staggering $650 with free shipping. There’s also an upgraded 11-inch and two 13-inch models starting at $899.99 (or $750 w/ .edu).

All you have to do to take advantage of the .edu discount is head to this special promo page, submit your email address, and then Best Buy will email you a unique promo code. If you don’t have access to a .edu email then we suggest being very nice to your friends that do ;).

Here’s the pricing breakdown by model:

  • 11.6-inch (MD711LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/128GB: $799.99 or $649.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $899)
  • 11.6-inch (MD712LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/256GB: $999.99 or $849.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,099)
  • 13.3-inch (MD760LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/128GB: $899.99 or $749.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $999)
  • 13.3-inch (MD761LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/256GB: $1,099.99 or $949.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,199)

There’s also a $50 iPad discount for .edu customers, which right now yields a Retina iPad mini starting at $329.99. That’s the lowest price we have ever seen for Apple’s newest 7-inch tablet. expand full story

.EDU Stories June 9, 2014

Less than two weeks ago, Apple began offering its education customers modest iPad discounts, but now Best Buy has stepped up and basically made them irrelevant. The new Best Buy student deals that launched yesterday extend a $50 discount to all iPad Air and Retina iPad mini models, which is up to two and a half times as much as Apple’s edu pricing.

You’ll need to furnish a .edu email address to qualify for these Best Buy discounts, but once you receive your unique coupon code you can choose to make your purchase online or at any retail location. Of course, we recommend following us closely to stay up with all the best iPad deals, but if there aren’t any current deals and you’re in desperate need of an iPad, then Best Buy’s edu pricing is likely your best bet.

Other promotions include $150 off Macs and 30% off Incase MacBook accessories.

Check out the full list of our iPad deals we found today. expand full story

.EDU Stories May 23, 2014

expiredSave up to $300 on all current generation iMacs w/.EDU email address ($150 w/o), starting below $1,000 shipped

As part of its 4-day Memorial Day Sale, Best Buy is taking $150 off each of the current generation 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac desktop computers, which brings the entry-level iMac down to $1,149.99 with free shipping. Customers with access to a .edu email address can save an EXTRA $150 by grabbing a unique promo code from this special page. That means you can get one of Apple’s newest desktop computers for under $1,000 with free shipping. Both of these discounts (Memorial Day $150 and .edu $150), can be applied to any of the standard configuration iMacs.

My recommendation? If you don’t have an edu email address just ask around and I’m sure you’ll be able to find a friend, family member, or co-worker who is willing to help you out. You just need the special promo code that Best Buy emails you to receive the extra $150 discount.

Don’t forget you can also use the edu discount to save $150 on the newest version MacBook Airs.

.EDU Stories May 12, 2014

One of the best ways to get a discount on brand new Macs has typically been Apple’s education pricing, but that’s not true this release cycle. Best Buy has been offering customers with .edu email addresses a $150 savings on nearly all MacBooks but until now the brand new April 2014 MacBook Airs were excluded.

Best Buy has lifted the ban on these models so you can use your unique education discount on any of the new MacBook Airs, which will net you the entry-level 11-inch model for just $749.99 with free shipping (17% off). As a pricing comparison, Apple only offers its education customers a $50 discount on this same model. This is currently the best pricing you’ll find on a new condition MacBook Air from the past two years since the EOL deal is now sold out.

To cash in on this deal you must register your .edu email address here, wait to receive a confirmation email from Best Buy, and then apply the promo code from the email during checkout. expand full story

.EDU Stories April 7, 2014


Free Google Chromecast when you purchase a Nexus 7 for .eduBest Buy is offering a Free Google Chromecast when you purchase a Nexus 7 (2nd Gen.) for only $199.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the list price for the 16 GB Nexus 7 and an additional $35 you’re saving with the free Chromecast. The only stipulation:  you must have a .EDU email address to receive the promotional code for this offer.

If you only looking for the Chromecast by itself, It’s available right now for only $30 on Amazon.

With the Nexus 7 Tablet, movies appear in Full HD, and small text looks razor-sharp. “So whether you use this tablet for study or play, you won’t want to put it down.”

The Chromecast makes it easy to enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV — movies, TV shows, music and more from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Google Play Movies & TV and Chrome. Plug Chromecast into an HDTV, connect it to Wi-Fi, then send content from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV. expand full story

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