Do you have Google gift cards or promotion codes but you’re not quite sure how to use them? Do you want to purchase apps from the Google Play store but you only have cash or an insufficient account balance? Do you want to surprise your friends and family on their birthday by giving them free Google Play credit? You can now do all of these using Google Play’s latest feature that lets you use gift cards and promotion codes in order to buy stuff from the Play Store.
What Are Google Gift Cards?
Google gift cards are basically coupons or codes that you can use to make purchases from the Google Play store, without using your account balance. These gift cards are available at various retail stores, supermarkets and you can also purchase these through online stores. What this does is that you get a code that you can redeem on the Play Store in order to buy books, apps and music. Aside from that, a lot of companies are giving Google gift cards in promotion schemes or as a bonus for purchasing their products. These gift cards are also a great way to surprise someone who loves content from the Play Store. Using this guide, you can learn how to redeem Google Play gift card options in order to make purchases on the Play Store.
Method 1: Using Your Computer
You can use your PC to redeem Google gift cards through your PC’s web browser. This method is perfect if you are unable to redeem the codes via the Google Play Store app on your Android device or if you don’t currently have an Android device.
Open the Google Play redemption page on your web browser. Sign in with your Google account details and click on the Sign In button. You will now be taken to the Google Wallet redemption page.
Scratch your Google gift card using your nail or a coin to find out the code.
Enter this code in the textbox below Google Play Balance.
After entering the code, click on the REDEEM button. That’s it! You will now get a Congratulations message saying Your code was successfully redeemed. Your account should be credited with your gift card balance and you can use it to make purchases from the Play Store.
Method 2: Using The Google Play Store App
You can also use the Google Play Store app in order to redeem your gift cards and make purchases. This method is simple and you only need to use your Android device. This works the same way as using the redemption website as the gift card balance is instantly credited to your Google Wallet account.
Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.
Tap on the Menu button and press on the Redeem option from the list. After accessing your Google Wallet details, you will be taken to the redemption screen.
On the redemption screen below your Google Play balance, enter the code after scratching the back of your gift card.
Tap on the Redeem button. Your Google Play balance should now be credited with the gift card balance and you can use it to make purchases.
Method 3: While Making A Purchase
This method can be used while making a purchase from the Google Play store and using the gift card code as a payment option. If you only have one gift card and you want it to make a purchase, then this is the perfect way as you don’t have to set anything up in order to credit your Google Wallet balance. You can directly make a purchase using your gift card.
Open the Google Play Store app and go to the app that you want to purchase.
Tap on the price of the app and click the Buy button. You will now get a Payment Options popup.
Select Redeem from the Payment Options.
Enter your gift card code in the textbox and confirm the purchase. That’s it! You have successfully made a purchase through your Google gift card.
Google gift cards are one of the best ways to give someone free credit for purchasing books, music, videos and apps from the Google Play store. Not only is it a good gesture for giving someone a gift who loves stuff on the Google Play store, but it is also a great way to make your own purchases if you don’t have enough balance in your Google Wallet account or if you prefer paying through cash.
Google still hasn’t made these gift cards available in a lot of countries and you cannot use the gift cards for subscription payments. Also, gift cards can only be used in the currency they are bought in, meaning that you cannot use the gift cards bought in one country while travelling to another country. You also won’t be able to use the gift cards in the device section of the Play Store for purchasing tablets, smartphones or other accessories. However, you can use these gift cards to purchase most of the content such as music, books and apps from the Play Store. Let us know if you have any questions about how to redeem Google Play gift cards.