Consolidating Apple gift cards

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  1. dbrewer80221, Feb 19, 2016
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    dbrewer80221 macrumors regular

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    My credit card rewards me with physical Apple gift cards in $25 increments. In the past 10 months I have accumulated twelve $25 gift cards. I've been saving them for a new iPad.

    The problem is that Apple only lets you use 8 gift cards in one transaction. I thought it would be good to combine the cards into one large gift card, but I'm not sure this can be done. I thought I would be clever and add them to my Passbook, but it added them as individual $25 cards.

    So the only thing I can think of, if possible, is to use eight of the gift cards to buy one $200 gift card. Will Apple let me do this if I go down to the Apple Store? I've never tried to buy gift cards with gift cards, lol.

    EDIT: I was successful in purchasing one $200 gift card with eight $25 gift cards.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't know, try it and report back. The worst that could happen is that they say no.
     
  3. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Doesn't matter - you CAN'T use iTunes Gift Cards to purchase hardware.
     
  4. dbrewer80221 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but I didn't say they were iTunes gift cards. I clearly stated they're APPLE gift cards.
     
  5. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Well dang it, I want my family to start giving me some of those.
     
  6. dbrewer80221 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Get the Barclays Apple Rewards credit card. 3% back on Apple/iTunes purchases, 2% on restaurants, 1% everywhere else. As long as you don't mind getting your rewards in gift cards (some people prefer cashback, or a points program) it's a good card.

    Plus they have 0% financing offers all the time. I used it to buy two iPhone 6S'.
     
  7. dbrewer80221 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went to the Apple store on Monday and asked if it could be done. They said yes!

    I basically bought one $200 gift card and paid for it using eight $25 gift cards.
     

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