Apple has today launched its Back to School promotion for 2013, offering free iTunes Store gift cards with the purchase of qualifying items by education customers.

Buying a Mac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air will net you an €80 gift card, and an iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini purchase will net you €40 through the Back to School programme.

The promotion is now live in Ireland and the UK, and is sure to expand beyond - the programme actually went live in Australia back in January.

To qualify you need to be a current college/university student, an accepted college/university student, a parent of a qualifying student or a staff/faculty member. And, of course, being an education customer also nets you some great savings on Apple products too.

The promotion runs from today until September 6 – but before heading out to buy, do check the terms and conditions on the our page.