24 hour activation wait on itunes card?

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  1. Mintchris macrumors newbie

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    So I just bought an itunes card at a Metro grocery store here in Canada. After I paid for it the lady told me I had to wait 24 hours before I could redeem it and that was the way it is now with itunes cards. Also on the receipt it says if I try to redeem it before 24 hours that it would invalidate the card.
    Is that true? Is this the new policy for itunes cards? I have bought lots before and never had to wait to use them!

    Hope this thread is in the right place!
     
  2. Fuzzy.Dunlop macrumors regular

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    Not in the UK, I bought one yesterday and redeemed it as soon as I got home
     
  3. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I too have purchased iTunes cards recently and was able to use them as soon as I got home. That was within 30 minutes.
     
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    What the OP is describing is probably something particular to the retailer and not to iTunes cards as a whole. Not all retailers activate cards immediately after purchase - it depends on the retailer's policies.

    Sounds like the store is implementing some changes to thwart fraud or something.
     
  5. Mintchris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies guys!
    Yeah I think it must be retailer specific. I'm not gonna chance it and will wait until later today!
     
  6. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    If it says on the receipt to wait 24 hours, you better wait 24 hours.
     

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