There’s also a coupon that you can stack with this offer. Through Best Buy’s Student Deals, you can save $100 when you Purchase any iPad, MacBook or iMac with AppleCare. AppleCare itself costs $99, so the discount basically gets you free AppleCare. But you can get the AppleCare price refunded from Apple, which means that you can get the iPad Mini 4 for just $249, or $349 and free AppleCare. The coupon code can only be used once.
Shipping is free if you’re a Best Buy Rewards member or you can select free store pickup.
If you’re a Best Buy Rewards member you also earn 1% as a basic member, 2% as Elite and 2.5% as Elite Plus. Most portals don’t pay out on Apple products.
Make sure you also use a credit card that gives you the most rewards. Some Amex cards have an Amex Offer for one one additional Membership Rewards point for each dollar you spend at BestBuy.com. I would use my Amex Blue for Business card which would earn 3.3x MR points.
Signing up for a Best Buy rewards account and Student Deals is worth it even if you’re not interested in this specific deal. They usually send out coupons for Student Deals time after time and you get rewards with the loyalty program. This is not a reselling opportunity since it can not be scaled, but you can get a cheap iPad Mini for yourself.