Apple Stores reportedly treating Apple TV buyers to $25 iTunes Gift Cards

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 28, 2014

Fueling rumors of a potential Apple TV hardware refresh next month, Apple has apparently instructed its retail employees to start treating Apple TV buyers to $25 iTunes Gift Cards, basically bringing the price of the $99 media-streaming box down to $74.

Of course, you’re still paying the full price for the Apple TV hardware, Apple is just throwing in a $25 iTunes Gift Card with every new purchase. The credit can be redeemed against any content purchase in the company’s many online stores.

So in a nutshell, you’re getting a $25 iTunes credit for apps, books, movies, music and more, free of charge. The offer is valid through March 5, 2014… Read More

 

Starbucks now lets you use your iPhone’s camera to redeem Pick of the Week cards

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 3, 2014

Starbucks, a Seattle-based global coffee company and coffeehouse chain and Apple’s longtime marketing partner, started offering ‘Pick of the Week’ promotion via its recently Passbook-enabled App Store app back in 2011. The tie-in allows Starbucks customers to download paid iOS applications for free as they sip on their beverage of choice.

The company has now upgraded its backend system to allow folks to scan these redemption codes using their iPhone’s iSight camera, a feature Apple added to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices as part of its iOS 7 software release in September 2013… Read More

 

Get a $100 iTunes gift card for only $85

By Sébastien Page on Dec 3, 2013

Best Buy is having a pretty good deal on App Store and iTunes gift cards at the moment. They’re offering a $100 gift card for only $85, essentially giving you 15% off your iTunes purchases.

As far as discounts on apps, music, movies and books from iTunes go, this is pretty much as good as it gets. iTunes gift cards can be used to purchase anything from iTunes, including books, songs, apps, etc… In short, an iTunes gift card isn’t limited to music but let’s you purchase anything from iTunes, the App Store, and the Mac App Store… Read More

 

You can now buy iTunes vouchers through PayPal

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 3, 2013

The online payment giant PayPal today announced an interesting new service which allows U.S. PayPal account holders to buy Apple’s iTunes Gift Cards or gift them to loved ones.

This is especially useful if you live outside the United States yet have a U.S. iTunes Store account for instant access to all of the best apps, movies, TV shows and other content that’s often unavailable in local iTunes Stores due to regional restrictions.

Previously, you had to wire cash to someone in the United States who’s willing enough to buy an iTunes Gift Cards from the Online Apple Store or directly from the iTunes Store, on your behalf… Read More

 

Get a free app and the chance to win one of three $100 iTunes gift cards

By Sébastien Page on Aug 15, 2013

If there is one thing we love at iDB is to reward our readers with some awesome giveaways. We run those on a regular basis, and from time to time, we have one big giveaway that is sure to go down in iDB history. Today, we are announcing one of these.

We partnered with our friends at Big Fish Games to not only give you a free copy of their hit game Fairway Solitaire, but we also give you a chance to win one of three $100 iTunes gift card… Read More

 

New in iOS 7: redeem iTunes cards with your iPhone’s iSight camera

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 13, 2013

Last November’s release of iTunes 11 has brought out a handy new feature which lets you redeem a code found on iTunes Gift Cards by scanning the printed card with your Mac’s FaceTime camera. In iOS 7, Apple is taking iTunes card scanning to any compatible iOS device outfitted with a back camera.

Not only that, Apple states that new iOS 7 APIs for developers include barcode scanning as standard… Read More

 

Tip: turn your coinage into iTunes credits with Coinstar vending machines

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 17, 2013

The popular coin-counting service, Coinstar, is great for people who just want to get rid of their spare change in return for a cash back minus a small fee.

The company operates vending machines at supermarkets such as Walmart where people frequent for shopping.

What you may not have known, although Coinstar has been doing this for several years now, is that its machines can take your loose coins and spill out a receipt with an iTunes redemption code that you can use to refill your iTunes balance… Read More

 

Best Buy (again) has $100 iTunes gift card for $80

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 18, 2013

Retailer Best Buy is known for discounting iTunes Gift Cards from time to time, with their last offering dating back to December 2012. Today, it started selling the $100 iTunes gift card for $80, a cool twenty percent discount. Lower-denominated iTunes Cards still go for their usual prices so this promotion only applies if you’re willing to add a hundred bucks worth of iTunes credits for $80 and save $20 doing so. You can order the card at one of Best Buy’s outlets, place an order via Best Buy’s web store or have it delivered directly to your home… Read More

 

Apple releases OS X 10.8.3

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 14, 2013

Just a few moments ago, Apple released an update to Mountain Lion — OS X 10.8.3. The update, which has been in beta since December of 2012, brings quite a few new changes into the fold.

The main people that will be happy with this update are Boot Camp users. First of all, Windows 8 is now supported with Boot Camp, which is obviously a big deal for those of you who dual boot your Macs. Secondly, Boot Camp now supports Macs with a 3TB drive. Check inside for more details on the release… Read More

 

Best Buy taking 20% off all iTunes gift cards today

By Cody Lee on Dec 22, 2012

Believe it or not, Christmas is this Tuesday, meaning you have less than 72 hours to finish up your last-minute holiday shopping. Unfortunately, it’s too late to order gifts like the iPad mini or iPhone 5, as they won’t ship on time.

But there’s still plenty of time, though, to pick up an iTunes gift card. And wouldn’t you know it, national electronics retailer Best Buy is having a sale on them today, knocking 20% off all denominations between $15 and $100… Read More

 

Walmart selling $50 iTunes Gift Cards for $40 with instant email delivery

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 19, 2012

Here’s a nice last minute holiday gift idea: if your loved ones use Apple products, give them iTunes Gift Cards that can be used to add credits to their iTunes account. Usually these things are delivered physically, but Walmart is having a sale where it’s offering a $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40, an instant $10 saving.

Additionally, you card gets delivered through email right after purchase, depending on your credit card issuer’s rules. Walmart is no stranger to such promotions. Back in August, the retailer was selling $100 iTunes cards for $80Read More

 

iTunes Gift Cards now available in custom $15-$500 denominations

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 30, 2012

This is interesting. If a new report is anything to go by, Apple has added an interesting option for retailers carrying physical iTunes Gift Cards. As you know, iTunes Gift Cards are normally offered in $15, 25, $50 or $100 denominations. The new cards provide for custom denominations ranging from $15 to $500.

These give customers a much-needed flexibility to load their iTunes account with a custom credit of their choosing rather than having to choose between Apple’s four preloaded amounts. Apparently one supermarket chain and at least one retailer are rolling these out as we speak… Read More

 

Starbucks and Apple launch new (RED) gift card

By Cody Lee on Nov 29, 2012

This is kind of cool: Apple and Starbucks have teamed up to offer the Starbucks iTunes (RED) eGift basket, a joint gift card that offers credit for both Starbucks and iTunes purchases. And, as you might have guessed, the (RED) moniker means that a percentage of the profits made from the eGift basket will go towards AIDS research… Read More

 

New in iTunes 11: redeem giftcards with your Mac’s FaceTime camera

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 29, 2012

As we’re sorting through all of the major changes in iTunes 11, the Interwebs is starting to light up with reports of the little things and nice-to-haves that Apple did not include in the full changelog for iTunes 11. One of such features that I know will be hugely popular with parents and people who buy iTunes Gift Cards is the ability to redeem any such card with your Mac’s camera, without typing in a single character, just like that. It’s just one of those little things that make life more easier and enjoyable. Here’s how it works… Read More

 

You can now buy iTunes credits on Facebook

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 26, 2012

This just in: Apple and Facebook have agreed to make digital iTunes gift cards available on Facebook via the social networking giant’s Gifts platform. It’s pretty straightforward: simply select a desired iTunes Digital Gift Card and Facebook will charge the amount using the credit card on file. You can then choose a Facebook friend to send the card to. An e-commerce initiative involving Facebook and Apple: now, that’s something to write home about, isn’t it?

Be that as it may, it certainly blows my mind that Apple agreed to give up some of the revenue from these cards. And how could it not to: Facebook handles these transactions rather than the iTunes Store. By the way, the iTunes Gift Card is a $2 billion business annually… Read More