Apple's Black Friday deals bonanza kicks off in Australia and New Zealand with gift cards of up to $160

Apple’s one-day Black Friday shopping bonanza has already kicked off in Australia and New Zealand, because, well, it’s already Friday there. The offers include free gift cards of up to A$210 in value (~$160) with the purchase of select products from Apple’s online store, as well as from Apple retail stores in both countries.

The following Apple gift cards are available in both Australia and New Zealand:
iPhone 7 / iPhone 6s / iPhone SE – A$70 ($53) gift cardiPad Pro, iPad Mini. iPad 9.7-inch – A$140 ($106) gift cardApple Watch …


iPhone X takes the spotlight in Apple's 2017 holiday gift guide


With the 2017 holiday season just around the corner, Apple
wants you to know that you can find plenty of gifts on its official website.
Thus, the website now features an updated gift section for all potential
customers to check out.

 

Perhaps not surprisingly, the first device that’s presented in this holiday
gift guide is the iPhone X: Apple’s newest, most advanced and most expensive
smartphone to date. Sold for $999 (64 GB model) or $1,149 (256 GB), the iPhone
X can currently be shipped in 2-3 weeks – certainly in time for Christmas. The (also new)
iPhone 8 is also a gift suggestion, …

2017 Holiday season gift guide: Affordable and premium accessories

Turkeys all along the US are already feeling quite uneasy due to the nearing Thanksgiving Day, which means that the Christmas holidays are just around the corner, too. On its own, it means that you should probably get on with your holiday shopping. The time is right, and if you are smart, you will start planning your gifts and shopping as early as possible. You do really want to avoid the hellish shopping nightmare that early December will be.
Well, rest assured we are here to help you get the best available gifts for your loved ones with a dedicated gift …

Walmart’s Black Friday 2017 deals gift a $300 card with an iPhone X or Note 8 plan

Walmart has listed its Black Friday 2017 deals, and for the first time it will feature color-coded sections for different product categories to make the life of holiday shoppers easier in its huge stores easier on Black Friday. You will be able to find the codes on the retailer’s Black Friday circular and store maps. The deals that Walmart announced will be available at 12:01 am EST online on Thanksgiving morning, and at 6 pm local in its stores.

Besides the obligatory best prices on 4K TVs that are a staple for Walmart’s Black Friday rush, the early …

Deal: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now costs $505 (or $549 with a $50 Best Buy gift card included)


About a month after making its US debut, the Sony Xperia XZ1
Compact – one of the world’s first smartphones to run Android 8 Oreo out of the
box – is now almost $100 cheaper.

 

Amazon is currently offering the Xperia XZ1 Compact starting
at $504.99 – $95 off the phone’s launch price ($599.99). Only the black version
of the XZ1 Compact is available for $504.99, while the other three color
verstions – pink, blue, silver – cost $549.99.

 

Best Buy is discounting the Xperia XZ1 Compact, too, selling
the phone for $549.99, regardless of color. Best Buy is throwing in a $50 gift
card …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with free $200 gift cards at Best Buy

If you’re in the market for a new, unlocked high-end Android phone (in the US) and you’re looking for a good deal, Best Buy has something that may interest you. The retailer is currently offering free $200 gift cards with the purchase of an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+.

As you can see by visiting the source link below, Best Buy is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $724.99, and the unlocked S8+ for $824.99, both only in midnight black (folks needing other color variants have to look elsewhere). With the free $200 gift card, you’ll (kind of) end up paying $524.99 and $624.99, …

Buy the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Package and get a $150 Best Buy gift card

Looking for a good deal on a VR system? Best Buy currently has one on the Oculus Rift VR Package. Purchase the device for $500 along with a pair of Oculus Touch controllers for $100. Lay out the $600, and Best Buy will soon send you a $150 Best Buy gift card. While not quite as nifty as receiving a $150 discount, someone interested in the Oculus Rift would probably be able to find something they want for $150 at Best Buy.

Compare this deal with the one being offered by HTC for its VIVE VR system. The latter is available for $749.99, which is a $50 discount. Additionally, purchasers receive …

Father's Day 2017 gift guide: what to buy to show your dad you care

Father’s Day, as Wikipedia puts it, is “a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.” Which is really just a fancy way of saying it’s a holiday designed to show our fathers we care. And what better way to do that than by indulging into unhinged consumerism buying your dad a gift?

And since the day itself – Sunday, June 18 – is fast approaching, it’s about time you stopped procrastinating and actually bought that present. But if you’re like most people, there’s a fair chance you …

Get a free $250 Target gift card with the purchase of an Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

Last week, one of our sources passed along to us in advance, information about a deal Verizon is offering in combination withTarget. With a coupon found on the Cartwheel discount pricing app, T-Mobile subscribers porting over their phone number to Verizon get $300 off the purchase of an Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. This deal runs until June 10th. And thanks to the same source who was right on with that deal, we can exclusively tell you about another deal that starts on June 11th and runs to the 17th.

During the aforementioned dates, head over to Target and purchase the Apple iPhone …

Pre-order the new Apple iPad Pro tablets now from Best Buy and get a free $25 or $50 gift card

Just the other day, Apple unveiled its new 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro, and the updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Now, both tablets can be reserved from big box retailer Best Buy. Fork over the cash to pre-order either model, and Best Buy will reward you with a gift card valued to as high as $50. Here’s a thought. You can use the gift card toward the purchase of an Apple Pencil, or a Smart Keyboard to name a couple of options.

The Wi-Fi version of the 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro is available in  Rose Gold, Silver, Space Gray and Gold. The 64GB model is priced at $649.99 and the 256GB model will …