If you are a college student or have been accepted to a college, you can buy a Mac computer or an iPad and receive a gift card with your purchase. You must make your purchase between June 11 and September 21 of this year. With the purchase of a Mac you receive a $100 gift certificate and a $50 gift certificate with an iPad.
With your gift certificate you can purchase apps, books, music, and more. Some of the apps that work for college students are below.
Keynote: gives you graphics and animations for your presentations
Number: provides spreadsheets and charts
iA Writer: provides text editing
Evernote: allows you to save notes and web pages
iCloud: lets you share all your content with any wireless device
Facetime: lets you make free face-to-face calls home
Apple also offers special education pricing. Check this out on the Apple Online Store for Education.