Opinion: Great uses for Apple Cash this holiday season

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Appleosophy | Opinion: Great uses for Apple Cash this holiday season

The holiday season is here and even though many consumers out there are doing everything they can to save money this holiday season, Apple Cash can be a great way to do that.

This would also impact Apple Card users since the Daily Cash that comes from purchases made with Apple Card goes to the Apple Cash card in the Wallet app.

Essentially, Apple Cash and Daily Cash can be seen as “free money,” whether it’s received from an Apple Card purchase or money sent to you from a friend or family member.

For this article’s sake, let’s say that the average user has between $1-50 on it. With that said, that’s still plenty of money to either get yourself, friend, or family member something nice this holiday season.

So what are some ideas regarding this?

  • Movie rentals: Say you are wanting to watch the Jim Carrey version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and not have to subscribe to a dedicated streaming service for it. It can be rented through iTunes or the Apple TV app for just $3.99. Additionally, if there was a movie you wanted to rent the old-fashioned way through your local RedBox kiosk, you could use Apple Cash to pay for that as well.

  • Christmas ornaments: Say you want or need to buy some more ornaments on your Christmas tree this year, as long as the business accepts Apple Pay there, Apple Cash could be used to get that one or multiple ornaments you have in mind on purchasing. Ornaments can be found all over the country at dozens of stores such as Target, Hallmark, and Walgreens stores. On top of that, Hobby Lobby’s app does accept Apple Pay in it so you can order through that too.

  • Books: Call me biased, but reading is one of my favorite hobbies. Doesn’t matter if you’re reading a physical or digital book, I love it all. With that said, retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Half-Price Books do all accept Apple Pay in their stores. Online retailers such as ThriftBooks and PangoBooks do accept it as well, therefore, for both in-store and online, Apple Cash could be used to pay for a book or two you want to purchase this holiday season.

  • Streaming live sporting events: With the holidays around, sporting events are pretty popular to watch live, whether you’re by yourself or with friends and family. Services like Peacock and Paramount+ do have plenty of live sports to stream live such as NFL Sunday Night Football on Peacock, the NFL on CBS and college football on CBS, as well as college basketball. Heck, even ESPN+ can be good for extra college football and basketball games, along with NHL games.

  • Food: This one had to come up at some point. Any place that accepts Apple Pay will also take your Apple Cash. Need a quick burger? Places like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s will be more than able to help. Oh, but you’re at home and don’t want to go out into the cold? Delivery services like DoorDash and UberEats will have you covered.

What are your thoughts on our list and do you see yourself using any of these methods for using your Apple Cash this holiday season? Comment below or let us know on X at @appleosophy.

David Becker
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Shreyash Gupta
Shreyash Gupta
19 days ago

Definitely gonna buy some Chipotle with mine.

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