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How to Buy iTunes Gift Cards and Instant Store Credit

iTunes Gift Cards: How to Buy App Store CreditThere are several options if you are looking to  purchase iTunes gift cards on the internet. Said cards grant the buyer or recipient of the gift credit in the iTunes Store and App Store, with which he or she can buy all sorts of apps and content. They are available online and also in selected retail locations. We will discuss two ways that allow you to get hold of these cards in the below article.

Buying iTunes gift cards online

Whether you want to buy something in the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, Mac App Store or an Apple Music subscription: iTunes gift cards make for a great gift or an alternative way of payment. They also look pretty neat. As they are typically delivered via regular mail, iTunes gift cards can only be redeemed after you or the recipient of the gift actually receive them.


The most obvious way to buy such a gift card is, of course, to purchase them via Apple. Open up the following web address in your browser of choice:

You will then be asked to pick one of the available designs, currently Apple is offering three Apple Music artworks and three colorful Apple Logo motives for you to choose from. Select your preferred amount that goes with the design.

You can select a value out of the following options: $25.00, $50.00 or $100.00 as the largest volume.

select your Apple itunes gift card

In the second step, you may add a gift message to your order. At the bottom of the page, there is also the option to add another card. Most cards ship within one business day, as they are sent in a letter. The actual shipping timeframe will vary depending upon your region or geographic location. Click “Add to Bag” when ready, then complete your order by clicking “Check Out”.

Apple offers several payment options, including VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and PayPal. You can also choose to pay with two debit/credit cards and split the amount, if needed.

PayPal Digital Gifts

Another option that allows you to quickly purchase a gift card for Apple’s content stores is the PayPal digital gifts store. Purchases will be deducted from your PayPal account balance. Visit the following web address in a browser:

Pick a predefined value from the options or enter an amount between $10 and $100, then select to “Buy for Me” if you are purchasing the card for yourself. Or select “Gift” if you want to purchase the card as a present for someone else. The cards available at PayPal are digital and can be redeemed within a couple of hours, as they are delivered purely electronically.

paypal electronic gift

Hint: Make sure to pick the right region, it should correspond to the gift recipient’s country. You can even specify a date of delivery if you want to purchase the gift in advance, or have it sent as soon as possible. Log in with your PayPal credentials and complete the order as usual.

send a gift with paypal