50% off an iTunes gift card at Australia Post with purchase (take 2)

Last week we posted a special that was advertised on the Lasoo website for Australia Post. Well it turns out the special hadn’t started until today, and ends on the 24th September.

Starting today, if you spend $100 or more on an ONLY 1 Visa Gift Card, you can also get 50% off one iTunes gift card in the same transaction.

Keep in mind though, that you have to pay an activation fee of $5.95 for each Only 1 Visa Gift Card. The_Hawk over at Mactalk had an interesting idea to save money, but I’m not sure if it actually works!

This offer is valid until 24 September and is only applicable with the Only 1 Visa Gift Card $100 and $200 cards. There is a limit of one iTunes card per Only 1 Visa Gift Card purchased.

[Source: Lasoo]

  • Jodac

    This is a terrible deal to be honest,

    Unless you’re buying the visa gift card anyway it is NOT worth purchasing the gift card simply for the 50% off discount since the $100 gift card is about $120 anyways =/

    • Rowan

      Why is the card $120? Do you have to pay extra for the card or something?

  • Ray

    Why is it a terrible deal? You buy a $100 gift card, then simply use the card yourself to do your shopping or something…

  • Jodac

    @ray: as I said this isn’t so bad if you’re going to be purchasing the $100 card for shopping anyways but otherwise it’s a terrible offer

    @Rowan: yep, the gift card costs about 20% more than it’s face value so that Australia post makes a profit from selling it

  • Rowan

    Oh, that sucks.

    Well, the listing might help those who are already purchasing one of these Visa card things.

  • Bee

    According to their website the cards cost:

    How much does it cost to buy a Visa Gift Card?
    Cards with values of $50 and $100 have a purchase fee of $5.95. The $200 Card has a purchase fee of $7.95.

  • Bee

    So an example might be:

    Buy $100 gift card = $105.95
    Buy $100 iTunes = $50

    Therefore the $100 iTunes is really costing $55.95. An effective 44% saving in this instance.

  • Rowan

    Thanks for the clarification Bee!

  • Tristan

    I just went to Post office nth sydney, and they don’t have any info on this deal. :(

  • Rowan

    Pretty sure it’s just Australia Post retail. Was it one of those franchised stores?

  • Tristan

    I actually spoke to the manager, she said there is no suck promotion on official catalogue. can you please provide a link?

  • Rowan

    @Tristan – No, I haven’t seen it in a catalogue. I got the special from Lasoo:

    http://www.lasoo.com.au/offer/itunes-gift-card/12832195687699.html?s_kwcid=89&location=2000,SYDNEY+NSW#

  • Rusty

    I went into my local PO in ACT yesterday to ask about it. They looked it up in their catalogue and the offer doesn’t start until next week.

  • Tristan

    @Rusty, that’s what I suspected. coz the catalogue they showed me finishes 5 Sep.

  • Sir Humphrey

    I just came across this deal, but the Australia Post website suggests it costs $7.95 to purchase a starter pack for the card plus $3.95 to purchase a reload card with an amount to start the card off with:
    http://auspost.com.au/personal/reloadable-prepaid-visa-cards.html

  • Ganesh

    I went into a Post store today and the offer is definitely on. However, I noticed that only the $20 and $30 iTunes gift cards are on the shelf so I’m not sure if it’s as good a deal as it seems… (unless you can buy higher value “cards” from the counter)

  • Ganesh

    I take it back…

    I asked at the PO and they said while they didn’t stock iTunes Gift cards larger than $30 in value the bigger stores would. So I took a walk down to Crows Nest PO and managed to get one.

    Good Deal!

  • Robin

    Just checked out a number of Auspost stores in Melbourne CBD, as well as Apple’s online store, and it looks like there’s no such thing as a $100 iTunes card any more: just $20, $30 & $50. http://store.apple.com/au/browse/home/giftcards/itunes

    Still, this deal works out at about 40% off a $50 card, so that’s not bad at all.

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