The holiday shopping season is underway, and it’s a good time to pick up gifts for you family and friends (and hey, treat yourself to something nice, too!). The Apple AirTag tracking device is a great gift idea—it’s handy and useful. It’s also reasonably priced, selling for $99 for a pack of 4 AirTags, and a single AirTag is $29, but you can shop around a save a few bucks.
Black Friday AirTag deals from Apple
Apple has a holiday shopping event during Black Friday weekend (starting on 26 November), with gift cards offered instead of actual discounts. Apple is offering a $25 Apple gift card with the $99 AirTag 4 pack, which is the best offer we’ve seen so far.
If you are a member of the military or a veteran, you can shop at the Apple Military Store, where you can get 10 percent off any purchase. You will need to verify your military status using ID.me.
Black Friday 2021: AirTag deals from Amazon
Deals for the AirTag 4 Pack are likely to pop up over Black Friday, but at the moment Amazon is only offering a couple of dollars off. We haven’t seen any significant discounts on the individual AirTag device that’s for sale for $29 each.
Black Friday 2021: AirTag Accessories
Since the AirTag doesn’t have a keyring hole, you’ll need to get an accessory to attach it to a backpack or set of keys. Amazon is selling the AirTag Loop in the Deep Navy color for $20, a savings of $9 over the regular price. Additionally, the Leather Loop in red is $34.50, a savings of $4.50.
A four-pack of the Pelican Protector Series stick-on mounts in four colors (black, orange, lime green, and gray) are on sale for $35 at Amazon, a savings of $15 off the MSRP.
AirTag buying advice
The deals are usually for the AirTag 4 pack ($99) and the single AirTag ($29) rarely goes on sale.
As we pointed out in our AirTag review, the AirTag device doesn’t have a keyring hole, so you may need to buy an accessory for attaching one to a keyring, bag, or other item. Apple sells keyring, luggage tags, and other AirTag accessories, and you can find AirTag accessories from many third-parties on Amazon.
AirTag has a removable CR2032 battery that’s easily replaceable by the user. You won’t need to replace the battery for a while, but if you do notice that the AirTag isn’t working, try replacing the battery.
If you have an Apple Card, use it with Apple Pay. You get 3 percent cash back on purchases made at the Apple Store, and 2 percent back on all other purchases made using Apple Pay. If you use the physical Apple Card, you’ll only get 1 percent back.
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Roman has covered technology since the early 1990s. His career started at MacUser, and he’s worked for MacAddict, Mac|Life, and TechTV.