OK, there are a couple of ways to save some money:
- Cashback Monitor will tell you click through sites with discounts. Right now Top Cashback is offering an 8% discount if you click through to the App store on a Mac. pretty good.
- Once you click through, you should if you’ve been thinking ahead, you should take advantage of various promotions for buying Apple Gift Cards. For instance at CostCo, you can use your Chase Freedom card (5x multiplier in 4Q2016) to buy $100 worth of iTunes gift cards for 5% off, then you use that.
Total discount would be 11% for Chase Freedom, then 5% then 8%. So you do the math!