Apple Rolling Out New iTunes Gift Cards With Flexible Load Amounts From $15-$500

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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 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.

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    Previously, iTunes Gift Cards could only be purchased in increments of $15, $25, $50, or $100. Apple does sell multi-packs consisting of 4 $10 or $25 cards.

    Purchasing iTunes Gift Cards at discount stores like Sam's Club 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
     
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    xxgilxx

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    I'll take a a couple of $500.00 ones please...Saaantaa!
     
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    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
     
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    This has been available in my local WH Smiths (Jersey, Channel Islands, UK) for about a year.
     
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    Prof.

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    My store has had these gift cards since the beginning of the school year (Late august). This isn't really "News".
     
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    This isn't new my store had these at least three months ago.
     
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    uhm, I've been buying these at Ralphs supermarket and CVS stores for two years now.

    A little late to the party, MacRumors
     
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    I've seen iTunes cards that could have something like $15-$250. I even bought one for my gf. This is nothing new.
     
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    Yup same here. Been selling those at my local CVS for at least a year now.
     
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    Hate to break it to ya man but santas not real... Sad, I know. :/
     
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    Yep, these have been in the stores in LA since the iPhone 5 launch if not more
     
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    You betta watch yo mouth! Santa is real.
     
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    Nothing new about this. We have had it in German Apple Stores for several months.
     
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    These have been out for a loooooooong time. I have 3 of them. ^_^
     
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    Funny, because you'd think that Apple would want people to buy more iTunes credit than they need.
     
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    No, no, no, Satan is real. :D
     
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    Same. I've seen them in the orange package for months.
     
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    lol @ the first several posts - stopped reading after that.
     
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    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.
     
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    This will be nice for giving gifts

    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    What does this mean for stores discounting iTunes cards? Will that stop now?
    I've never seen the variable amount iTunes cards in Australia.
     

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