Promo Codes - What's their expiry Period?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by razorianfly, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Hey guys,

    Ok so recently I along with a few other people have been looking into giving away free copies of App Store applications, through promo codes, in contests.
    We contact the developers, they send us some codes, they get free advertising, we get traffic, and everyone's happy.

    But we've hit a snag. Apparently promo codes expire? - New to me, and quite naive of me to think they wouldn't, but apparently they do.

    If there are any dev's out there, are you able to tell me if this expiry period is a set amount of time controlled by Apple,
    or, as a developer can you choose the expiry period of your promo codes for certain situations?

    [Edit] - By expiry time I mean the length of time you can possess a promo code, without redeeming it, before it expires.
    I realise the codes are only good for one use.

    Any help is greatly appreciated,

  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    4 weeks from the date it is issued to the developer. (Dictated by Apple)
  3. razorianfly thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Thank you. :cool:

  4. markvdb macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    Rselling iTunes codes to promote my iTunes app

    This is my first question to this forum, so go easy on me if this has been answered already.
    I am working on an iPhone app, and dreaming up ways to promote it at specific events. I know Apple provides 50 free Promo codes to developers. I understand those must be given away free, not sold. This is perfect, but I will need more than 50 promo codes.
    My question:
    Will apple sell me more promo codes, which i can then resell ? (or some similar workflow ?)
    ie. Can a developer promote an iTunes app by reselling voucher codes?
    When I become a developer, I want to purchase extra codes and sell them by printing them on scratch cards.
    Will apple have a problem with this way of promoting/selling my iPhone app?
    I figure Apple will get there cut when I buy the vouchers from apple. But will Apple have an official problem with me reselling those codes?
    Thanks so much for this fantastic forum.
  5. Zincous macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Yeah like previously stated. It's 28 days from when the dev gets the promo code....
  6. hboon macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009

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