Feel free to rep if you have benefitted from this deal! I'm not very well blessed with reputation..! :)
Apple run this deal most years, and it's a very good one.
If you are a student, at school, college or university, or a lecturer, teacher.. anyone involved with education, you qualify for this deal.
Essentially, you buy a qualifying Mac, which are the MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac, with the price discounted by approximately 13% (for university students, this varies), add an iPod to your basket, and add the HP PhotoSmart Printer to your basket too.
Apple will refund you, via a new rebate process which requires no sending forms off (this is what I have heard) just simply filling in a form online with the codes from your items when you receive them, £130 against the cost of the iPod (you can order one more expensive than this, and receive the £130 discount) and £70 against the cost of the printer (which is it's total cost - again, you could choose a nicer printer, and get a £70 discount).
For a quick example, let's choose the basic MacBook Pro, starting at £999:
So a normal customer pays £999.
£999 mins 13% discount: £869.13, already a handy discount.
Free iPod for value £130, let's say you could sell that for £100 if you wanted, and take off against the value of the computer.. £769.13.. and free printer for value £70, let's say you could sell that for £50 if you wanted.. £729.13.
That puts the saving off of list value at ~£270.. more than 25%! With the selling example I am just trying to give a monetary value for the saving you're getting here.
Ask me if you have any questions, but this is a very hot deal for a new Mac, which usually isn't discounted at all.
EDIT: As an educational deal, Apple also offer AppleCare, the 3 year extended warranty plan, for much much less.. check it out on the educational Apple Store.
EDIT 2: Printer rebate expires today! Free iPod deal will continue until September 7th 2010, but free printer deal only applied TODAY.
3-Year hardware warranty is usually included with all educational purchases, and you can add full Applecare cheaply to top up that hardware warranty to include telephone support. See http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/8352/1352/store.apple.com/Catalog/uk/Images/salespolicies_individualHE.html#topic-10
"10.1.1 All Apple-branded desktop and portable computer products sold after October 1st 2005 within the framework of the HE National Agreement shall be subject to a 36 calendar month warranty period (the HE National Agreement Warranty) commencing from the date of delivery."
this deal is not valid with quidco!