Apple pay and iTunes gift cards

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  1. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I haven't kept a credit card on file with apple. Instead I load iTunes gift cards onto my account to pay for apps and in app purchases with my gift card balance.

    If I add a credit card to apple pay, when I pay for apps or in app purchases can I choose to still use my gift card balance instead of the credit card I add to Apple pay?

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  2. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    I have a credit card on file with Apple and whenever I get iTunes Gift Cards my App, Song or Movie purchases use up the gift cards before using my credit card.
     
  3. Reverend Ozz macrumors newbie

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    Correct. Any items you purchase will first be deducted from any Gift Card balance before it hits your CC.
     
  4. nippyjun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do the itunes gift card balance apply to any purchase, such as something at a supermarket? Or only to itunes purchases?
     
  5. lemieuxfan67 macrumors member

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    Just on the App Store / iTunes. Anything paid for in-store or online via Apple Pay will be deducted from your credit card.
     
  6. nippyjun thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    Note that adding a credit card to Apple Pay is totally different than putting a credit card on file with apple for iTunes. They made an easy way for you to import the card you had on file with iTunes into Apple Pay, but you are not required to have a card on file, nor will adding a card to Apple Pay also add the card to iTunes.
     
  8. nippyjun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good info. Thank you.
     
  9. belifick macrumors newbie

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    So, it means, we are unable to use the gift cards attached to the apple pay for in-store purchases, like walmart, moneygram or western-union,cvs or any such store.
    Please Advise.
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I believe the answer is "no". You cannot use iTunes gift card credit to pay for in-store purchases, like Walmart.
    Apple Pay and iTunes gift card are two distinct thing.
     
  11. belifick macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, Shirasaki !
    So, we have no options to cash out the itunes gift cards !?
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    No option.
    Or there is an option to "cash out" iTunes Card: Don't buy it. ;):p
     
  13. belifick macrumors newbie

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    But, Shirasaki, there are few people ( merchants ) who provides 80-85 % of tha amount out of itunes gift cards. Do you have any idea. ( they deposit the money in your account, the next day itself )
     
  14. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Yeah, there are also local supermarkets in Sydney selling iTunes gift card in a 20% discount in, say, Easter holiday.
    But this is nothing special. You just buy iTunes gift card in a discount price, that is all.
    Uh, if what I describe is the one you are talking about.
     

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