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MacRumors
Nov 30, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Apple will soon allow customers to custom load their iTunes Gift Cards for any amount between $15 and $500, according to a report (http://9to5mac.com/2012/11/30/apple-introduces-variable-cost-itunes-gift-cards-to-third-party-retailers-for-the-holidays/) by 9to5Mac.

Apple has long offered flexible loading onto its Apple Store gift cards, but has resisted offering that on its iTunes cards. It's possible the company didn't feel the need to set up the infrastructure necessary for stores to report custom load amounts on its iTunes Gift Cards. Apple also still requires set amounts to be applied to iTunes Gift Certificates purchased through the iTunes Store itself. Regardless, it should be a welcome change.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/11/flexgiftcard.jpgRolling out to your favorite supermarket or retail store this holiday season are new Apple iTunes gift cards which can be bought in any denomination between $15 and $500. We're hearing that at least one supermarket chain and one retailler are putting these on the shelves today.

You take these cards to the cashier and choose how much to put on them. When the cashier validates the card, the amount paid is tied to the number/code.Previously, iTunes Gift Cards could only be purchased (http://store.apple.com/us/personalize/itunes) in increments of $15, $25, $50, or $100 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iTunes-Gift-Cards/iTunes-Cards/abcat0201007.c?id=abcat0201007). Apple does sell multi-packs consisting of 4 $10 or $25 cards.

Purchasing iTunes Gift Cards at discount stores like Sam's Club (http://www.samsclub.com/sams/itunes-100-gift-card-multipack-4-25/prod1405414.ip) can sometimes allow customers to save money on iTunes and App Store purchases.

Article Link: Apple Rolling Out New iTunes Gift Cards With Flexible Load Amounts From $15-$500 (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/30/apple-rolling-out-new-itunes-gift-cards-with-flexible-load-amounts-from-15-500/)



xxgilxx
Nov 30, 2012, 11:02 AM
I'll take a a couple of $500.00 ones please...Saaantaa!

bizzaregood
Nov 30, 2012, 11:07 AM
The apple store near me (Northshore) has had this for over a month if not three. I'm not sure why this is new. And I don't mean the apple store gift cards, I do mean the iTunes ones

upyourego
Nov 30, 2012, 11:09 AM
This has been available in my local WH Smiths (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK) for about a year.

Prof.
Nov 30, 2012, 11:19 AM
My store has had these gift cards since the beginning of the school year (Late august). This isn't really "News".

Afbar1114
Nov 30, 2012, 11:25 AM
This isn't new my store had these at least three months ago.

iwbyte
Nov 30, 2012, 12:53 PM
uhm, I've been buying these at Ralphs supermarket and CVS stores for two years now.

A little late to the party, MacRumors

Battlefield Fan
Nov 30, 2012, 01:06 PM
I've seen iTunes cards that could have something like $15-$250. I even bought one for my gf. This is nothing new.

lunaoso
Nov 30, 2012, 01:25 PM
I've seen iTunes cards that could have something like $15-$250. I even bought one for my gf. This is nothing new.

Yup same here. Been selling those at my local CVS for at least a year now.

thelink
Nov 30, 2012, 02:11 PM
I'll take a a couple of $500.00 ones please...Saaantaa!

Hate to break it to ya man but santas not real... Sad, I know. :/

charlituna
Nov 30, 2012, 02:43 PM
The apple store near me (Northshore) has had this for over a month if not three. I'm not sure why this is new. And I don't mean the apple store gift cards, I do mean the iTunes ones

Yep, these have been in the stores in LA since the iPhone 5 launch if not more

Jason Garza
Nov 30, 2012, 02:46 PM
Hate to break it to ya man but santas not real... Sad, I know. :/

You betta watch yo mouth! Santa is real.

ogee
Nov 30, 2012, 03:22 PM
Nothing new about this. We have had it in German Apple Stores for several months.

hoodedwarbler12
Nov 30, 2012, 06:12 PM
These have been at my CVS for a while...

Spontida
Nov 30, 2012, 07:09 PM
These have been out for a loooooooong time. I have 3 of them. ^_^

mrsir2009
Nov 30, 2012, 07:46 PM
Funny, because you'd think that Apple would want people to buy more iTunes credit than they need.

Verbatim Cookie
Nov 30, 2012, 08:39 PM
You betta watch yo mouth! Santa is real.
No, no, no, Satan is real (http://www.allmusic.com/album/satan-is-real-mw0000184474). :D

ERIC273
Nov 30, 2012, 09:00 PM
These have been at my CVS for a while...

Same. I've seen them in the orange package for months.

Spink10
Nov 30, 2012, 09:02 PM
lol @ the first several posts - stopped reading after that.

ArtOfWarfare
Nov 30, 2012, 09:40 PM
I've only spent $35 from a $50 I got for Christmas last year... At this rate, a $500 would keep me good for about 12 years.

TeachMeiOS.com
Nov 30, 2012, 11:08 PM
Whenever I have purchased iTunes gift cards as gifts, it is hard because you are locked in to set amounts. It will be nice to customize this.

kcamfork
Dec 1, 2012, 08:12 AM
I like the prepaid cards that already have dollar values assigned to them. Every couple of months, Target will put them on sale, and you can get 5% more off if using a store credit/debit card to pay. They don't, however, put the flexible amount cards on sale. I hope apple doesn't do away with these fixed amount cards...

JacksMacintosh
Dec 2, 2012, 11:15 PM
So for my sisters birthday, I went to buy her an iTunes gift card. I went to my local CVS because they were the closest place I could think of, and they had these cards that you could load with anything between $15 and (I can't remember what/ if there was a maximum)
This was last March.

the8thark
Dec 3, 2012, 01:19 AM
What does this mean for stores discounting iTunes cards? Will that stop now?
I've never seen the variable amount iTunes cards in Australia.