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Old Nov 7, 2008, 09:58 AM   #1
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can i use itunes gift card to buy apps?

hi,
i'd like to create an itunes account, without using my cc, looks like i can do it also using a gift card. if i buy a gift card, will i be able to also buy apps for my iphone or just music? i'm in the US.

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Old Nov 7, 2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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hi,
i'd like to create an itunes account, without using my cc, looks like i can do it also using a gift card. if i buy a gift card, will i be able to also buy apps for my iphone or just music? i'm in the US.

thanks.
in the US, yes you can use gift card/iTunes account balance to buy apps.

but it varies depdending on country http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/
e.g. unfortunately in Canada, apps can only be bought with credit card.
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Old Nov 7, 2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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I don't have a cc so thank god u can buy apps with a gift card. I think it's stupid you can't create an account with out signing up for some kind of payment method (cc or gift card). What if someone just wants free apps?
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Old Nov 7, 2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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I seriously suggest you use the Live Cashback method to purchase a $200 gift card on iTunes for ~70 and ~50 USD after cash back.

I don't mean to promote, but I summed it up on my blog:
Here

There is also a long thread in here somewhere. I bought one yesterday from brandee2. I got the code immediately, followed instructions, and it was credited immediately.
Listings for brandee2. These are USA codes.

I hope this gives you some information. Note: I have no affiliation with brandee2.

P.S. You don't need a credit card; Sign up for Paypal with your bank account if you have one.
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Old Nov 8, 2008, 02:58 PM   #5
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Yes, definitely buy the cards from eBay at a significant discount. I just got a $200 gift card for $75 plus Live Search cash back for additional ~$18 something off.
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Old Sep 20, 2009, 04:47 PM   #6
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I don't have a cc so thank god u can buy apps with a gift card. I think it's stupid you can't create an account with out signing up for some kind of payment method (cc or gift card). What if someone just wants free apps?
actually i made an itunes account without using a cc or giftcard, you just go to the app store and find a free app, (probably facebook, its the most common) and click on the install button, then when it asks you to log in, there is an option to "creat a new account", then fill in all the info and where it says payment method there is an option for none (because its a free app) then you have your account.
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