So we’ve seen a few leaked shots of the upcoming Google Play Store gift cards as well as some documentation outlining when they should be released. We still don’t have anything concrete, but Google flubbed up and we’ve got some more details to share with you. The following information has been extracted from a Google support page that was published a tad bit early.
First of all, the denominations for the gift cards will come in $10, $15, $25 and $50. You can buy as many as you like but your gift card account can only have up to $2000. Also, the gift cards can be used to purchase apps, music, movies, games and books; however using them to get the Nexus 7 (oops) or Nexus Q (what’s that?) is a “no no.”
The supposed release date is August 26th. Fingers crossed.
Google Play gift cards are available in the United States in the amounts of $10, $15, $25, $50. To find a retailer near you, visit play.google.com/about/giftcards. Any gift cards you redeem will appear on your account as part of your Google Play balance. Note that the Google Play balance has a $2000 limit.
How to redeem. You can redeem your Google Play gift card four ways ways: At play.google.com/redeem
On the back of your Google Play gift card, SCRATCH TO REVEAL CODE. Visit play.google.com/redeem and enter the redemption code found under the scratch-off section. Once you’ve entered a valid redemption code, the value of the card will be automatically applied to your Google Play balance, which will appear as a payment method when you go through the purchase flow on Google Play.
While making a purchase on the Google Play website (play.google.com)
Ensure you’re signed in to your Google account, and select an item to purchase*.
*Note that Google Play gift cards may not be used to purchase subscriptions or items from the Devices section, including accessories (chargers, covers, etc.).
While making a purchase using the Google Play Store app on your device. Open the Google Play Store app on your device, and navigate to the content you’d like to buy; Tap on the item to see the details page; Tap the blue box that lists the item’s price; Tap the gray drop-down arrow to see a list of payment options; Select Redeem;