So about 7 or 8 months ago my mom attended a trade show (or conference--or something like that). They were giving away door prizes and she won one of them. She won an iPad!!!
So, it sat on her desk at work for 8 months still in the box and plastic wrapper. Everyone who walked by just shook thier head and laughed that she hadn't started using this AMAZING device yet. Mom decided to just go ahead and give it to me so I can use it...I am a Mac/Apple girl. That is all I use at home...but never broke down to buy the iPad yet. She knows I wanted to have one for myself and for the girls to play with.
Well, fast foward to this weekend.....Target was running an ad that you can bring in your iPad and trade it for up to $350 towards the iPad 2. Since this one was brand new (unopened) we figured we would for sure get the full $350. But, we also had a gift card and reward bucks to Best Buy so we went by there first to see if they would offer the same deal.
Well, turns out that Best Buy does have a "trade up" program. They just needed to see it and make sure it qualified. So, I went out to the car to get it. I took it to the counter and the employee looked at it and said "This is an iPad 2"
How funny is that!! So no trade up needed. We used the gift card and rewards bucks to buy a case and screen protector.