Microsoft offering trade-in program for Apple (AAPL) iPhones and iPads

You can trade in your old iPhone or iPad for hundreds of dollars in credit at a Microsoft store.

"Bring in your gently used iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and get a minimum of a $200 gift card to the Microsoft store," the website states.

Microsoft is hoping customers to use the gift card to help purchase a Windows Phone or Surface tablet.

According to the website, the offer is valid September 27, 2013 until November 3, 2013 in select Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canada.

To be eligible for trade-in, device should include power cord, if available, and device cannot be password protected. See other rules here: http://content.microsoftstore.com/