Apple’s Back to School promotion is right around the corner as they usually begin the first part of June.
Historically, Apple has offered a free iPod of some sort or another with a rebate. This is a great way to get an iPod if you’re planning on the extra expense (albeit temporary). Something you need to keep in mind if you’re going to take advantage of this promotion… also historically, Apple has upgraded the iPod line near the end of the promotion. The new iPods are not eligible for this promotion, have new hardware, and usually better in some way or another.
If you want a new iPod for free, go for it. If you’re going to be upset when the new one comes out then just wait for the new model.