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How To Redeem Google Play Gift Cards in Nigeria

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Way before gift cards like Google Play Gift Cards, iTunes gift cards, and other digital gift cards came into existence, gift cards were used to pay for physical items. Gift cards were first invented and sold by Neiman Marcus in 1994. But the American luxury store failed to see the big picture as they didn’t sell to their consumers. Due to this, Blockbuster moved swiftly and created their own brand of gift cards which was the first-ever set to be sold publicly in a store to consumers.

Fast forward to the present day, the gift card industry has become a billion-dollar cash spinning/joy-giving industry. A lot of multinational brands have joined the trend due to the acceptance of the invention by consumers worldwide. Big brands like Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes, Macy’s, etc have jumped on the bandwagon and reaped the wonderful benefits gift cards bring.

One country that has embraced the use of gift cards wholeheartedly is Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. Everyone knows when the Nigerians hop on a trend it’s usually blown out of proportion a.k.a it becomes an even bigger trend. Such has been the case with gift cards. Nigerians use different kinds of gift cards but are one of the most used brands in the Google Play gift cards. Did someone ask why? Of course, curious minds will ask why Nigerians are heavy on Google’s brand of gift cards. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why Nigerians are Google gift card friendly.

Why do Nigerians use Google Play Gift Cards?

1. Android users are a lot in Nigeria

If it’s not an iPhone then you are most definitely using an Android phone if you are in Nigeria. Nigeria has mostly Android phone users. These users will need apps for their phones to function at a maximum. The default app store on Android phones is the Google Play store and guess the only gift card accepted as a means of payment on the store? You are right if you guessed Google Play gift card.

2. For Maximum Entertainment on your Android device

Google Play store offers a variety of entertaining options ranging from books, magazines, games, movies, etc and Google gift cards give Android users access to them.

3. They sell at good rates

Apart from being very useful on Android phones, Nigerians can sell Google Play cards for money. Yes, they are also a good buy business-wise. This is because they sell at good rates. So they are also a good means of making money on the side.

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These are the top three reasons why Nigerians use Google gift cards. It’s mostly because of the Play Store app and what it offers. To be able to use the gift card on the Play Store app the cardholder has to redeem the gift card on their Play Store account. Don’t worry, it’s not difficult to redeem. Let’s take you through the 4 steps of redeeming your Google Play gift card.

4 Steps to Redeem Google Play Gift Cards

Here are the 4 easy steps to receive the wonders of your Google Play gift card.

  1. Step One: Log into the Play Store on an Android device.
  2. Step Two: Go to the Menu option and Click on the Redeem option.
  3. Step Three: You would see a space provided for you to fill in the gift card code. Punch in the code there.
  4. Step Four: After punching in the gift card code click on REDEEM.

Once you follow these steps the amount on the card will reflect on the Play Store wallet and you are good to go. As long as Android phones exist Google Play gift cards will be a thing.


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