Google Play gift cards are real, give you $10 or $25 worth of Play Store credit

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One of my favorite parts of the iOS App Store – aside from the many great apps – is that I can use just about any payment method I choose, from iTunes gift cards to a credit card to even PayPal. Unfortunately, Google’s Play Store doesn’t currently offer such luxuries: PayPal is not an available option and, as of right now, there are no Google Play gift cards.

However, it seems that Google wants to change that – at least, as far as the gift card situation goes. Up above is a rather blurry picture of $10 and $25 Google Play gift cards. As it says on the bottom, the cards can be used to purchase music, movies, books, apps, and oddly “more,” although what “more” could be isn’t known at this time. Something else that isn’t known at this time is where they’ll be available: hopefully, they’ll be available in every major retailer in every country that has access to the Play Store, but only time will tell.

I love the idea of gift cards for any app store. Adding my payment information to a lot of the stores that I use on a daily basis makes me queasy, but I have no problem entering a code from a little plastic card that I bought for $10 from WalMart. Plus, there are a lot of younger Android users who might not always have access to a credit card, so this should boost Play Store sales by quite a bit.

Just throwing this out there, but wouldn’t a QR code on the back of each card be cool? You could just scan the information with your phone and be credited the amount of money. Yay for saving time!

[Android Central]
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5 thoughts on “Google Play gift cards are real, give you $10 or $25 worth of Play Store credit

  • Avatar of Josiah
    August 16, 2012 at 10:25 am
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    “More” probably includes Play Magazines, Live Wallpapers and other odd ends of the Play Store.

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  • Avatar of Paul E King
    August 16, 2012 at 11:26 am
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    Hoping “more” is credit in Google Wallet as I’m getting tired of gift cards

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  • Avatar of Tony Gross
    August 22, 2012 at 8:45 am
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    I don’t see myself buying a Google Play GC

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  • Avatar of Tony Gross
    August 22, 2012 at 8:45 am
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    But if someone gives it to me as a gift, than maybe!!!

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