December 22, 2014

Google slip accidentally details Play Store gift cards

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Google has let the proverbial cat out of the bag as it pertains to the upcoming announcement of Google Play Store gift cards.  A cached version of the support page has leaked many of the details of the cards, including availability, denominations, and code redemption.  As it appears today, we’re in for $10, $15, $25, and $50 when it debuts first in the United Sates.

Thanks to the guys at AndroidPolice for the legwork on this one, we’re anxious for these cards to get implemented.

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; On the back of