Gift cards, in general, are used to make purchases in different online and physical retail stores. They can come in two major forms; physical card and digital codes( E-codes). Some of the most popular gift cards in the world today include; Amazon, Target, iTunes, eBay, American Express but not limited to Google Play gift cards. It is common knowledge among gift users that the Google Play gift card is used to purchase apps, movies, games, and e-books on the Google Play Store but outside these, there are still some important facts to note about the Google Play gift cards.
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10 Facts About Google Play Gift Cards
1. It can only be used on the Google Play Store:
The Google Play gift cards can only be used to purchase digital content on the Google Play Store for Android devices, this means that the card has been programmed to give access to its users only on the Google Play Store.
2. Google Play gift cards are created in two formats:
Google Play gift cards can either be physical cards or E-codes. The choice depends on the buyer and while the redemption code is hidden on the coated area at the back of the physical card, the redemption code of the Google Play card in E-code format is always sent in through your email address.
3. You can’t buy the Fortnite game with your Google Play gift card:
The Fortnite game was launched on android but Epic Games have decided to evade the Google Play store to avoid the 30% share accrued to the Google Play Store from the revenue. The epic game thought the Fortnite game does not need to be displayed on Google Play Store before it can be a success. Hence, you can’t use your Google Play Card to buy this game.
4. Spotify Premium can’t be accessed with Google Play Gift Card:
You can indeed download the Spotify app on the Google Play Store but using your Google Play gift card to upgrade to the Spotify premium is not possible, it can’t be done through the Google Play Store.
5. It can be used to donate to Charity:
Sometimes you don’t need that app or game but the money on your card can impact lives positively. Android users can use their Google Play gift cards to donate money to charity organizations through the Google Play Store. This is a great way of giving back to society and the less privileged.
6. It is used to buy books and movies:
Are you a movie lover or an avid reader who loves keeping a series of movies or books in your library?
Google Play gift card is used to purchase movies and books on the Google Play Store which are automatically added to your digital library and can be accessed anytime, forever.
7. Used to pay for Netflix:
Netflix platform offers unending entertainment through TV shows, movies, and Netflix’s amazing content. The good news is that you can pay for your Netflix subscription using your Google Play gift card.
8. The Physical card is more valuable than. E-code:
The physical card form of the Google Play gift card has a higher redeeming rate than the E-code format. Some platform gives the rate of 390 for the physical card while they give the rate of 300 for the E-code format.
9. Supports purchasing of Premium apps:
Free apps can be annoying sometimes, given that it always comes with lots of ads which makes them inconvenient to use sometimes. These ads are displayed on the app because that’s how the developers make their revenue from the app. However, to escape the hassles of these ads, you will need the premium version of the apps and you can only do that by buying them with a credit like Google Play gift card.
10. It can be converted to cash or crypto:
Just like every other gift card, the Google Play gift card can be exchanged for cash or crypto if one does not want to redeem it on the Google Play Store. Many platforms in Nigeria such as Prestmit, are in the business of redeeming Google Play gift cards for cash, bitcoin, or USDT.
Before taking the bold step of buying a Google Play gift card, it is crucial to understand and know the reality surrounding the Google Play gift card. This article will help you to realize what you’re delving into and as well, make a good decision.