Everyone loves free stuff, don’t they? And even more so at this time of year, when your budget might be stretched. All the more reason to take advantage of Apple’s forthcoming 12 Days Of Christmas promotion that will run, as it did last year, from December 26th until January 6th. Each day, the iTunes store will be giving away one free gift, in the form of a music, video, or app download, available for 24 hours.
Details of this year’s gifts are yet to be announced, but the full list of last year’s giveaways is as follows :-
The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name (Music Video)
Derren Brown: Mind Control (TV Show)
Katy Perry – Hot N Cold (Music Video)
Jason Mraz – Video EP (Video)
The Script – We Cry (Music Video)
Kylie Minogue – 2 Hearts (Alan Braxe Remix) (Song)
Lily Allen – The Fear (Music Video)
Creature Comforts – Merry Christmas (TV Show)
Dido – Don’t Believe In Love (Music Video)
Elbow – Grounds For Divorce (Live) (Song)
John Legend – If You’re Out There (Song)
The Smiths – Panic (Music Video)
There are some easy ways for you to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the offers. The first, if you own an iPhone or iPod Touch, is to download the free 12 Days Of Christmas app from the iTunes store, which will notify you via push notifications when each gift becomes available.
The second way is simply to sign up for e-mail alerts at the special 12 Days Of Christmas website at the following link.
Finally, if you’re a Facebook addict, and spend most of your time there, you can become a fan of iTunes (UK), and the free gifts will appear on your news feeds.
Apple are promising the gifts (song, video, tv show or film) will be from some of the biggest performers on iTunes, so let’s hope that there are some excellent choices. I’m hoping for Alan Partridge. A partridge in a pear tree…