9to5 Mac reports that Apple is offering an $99-per-year Apple Music membership via 12-month Apple Music gift cards, bringing down the monthly membership fee to $8.25, or 18% off the usual price of $9.99 per month. Or, to look at it another way, 2 months free Apple Music per year.
The gift card is currently only available at Apple retail stores, and not at Apple’s online stores as yet. The card is also not yet available in all Apple retail stores, so it’s a good idea to check with your local store first rather than risk a wasted trip.
The gift card is also not yet available via subscription settings on iOS, even on iOS 10 beta.
The Apple Music gift card is, however, available online from PayPal’s eBay storefront and from Walmart online.
The news comes just ahead of Apple’s forthcoming redesign of its Music app, which will be arriving with iOS 10.
Source: Apple Music gains discounted $99/year membership through new gift cards, effectively $8.25/month