Gift card with rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Drask, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Drask macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Hello there,

    I orderer a rMBP from the US (I'm staying here with family for a couple of weeks), while still waiting on my rMBP to arrive I just noticed that my $100 gift card won't work because my iTunes account is not from here. Is there anything I can do? Thanks in advance.
  2. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
  3. M0esmac macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2012
    Create US account.
    Redeem it.
    Buy Apps.

    Btw, I'm not sure, but I think you can gift apps the same way you can gift Apps from iOS App Store to your friend, so try gift it for yourself.
  4. Drask, Jul 28, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012

    Drask thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    That'd be a great solution, unfortunately I can't find how to do so. Anyone knows if this is possible?

    EDIT: I see now how to gift apps, but it isn't possible to gift apps between countries. :(
  5. ScholarsInk macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    You don't even need to gift apps or anything.

    Just make a US account using your US address (in this case the relatives you're staying with) and enter your card code as the payment source.

    You can simply log into that US account whenever you need to download/update the content. This can be done on iPods, iPads and iPhones, too. I have a couple of different Apple accounts because I live in multiple countries and I haven't had a problem.
  6. Drask thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    So whenever you need to purchase or update you change between accounts? Is it easy to do so on the mac and the iphone? Do i need to provide a US credit card to create it?
  7. ScholarsInk macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    It's very easy. You just scroll to the bottom of the store and sign out/in.

    Oh and you don't. Simply don't add a billing option when making the account and put in the gift card.

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