Over time, there has been an incline in the number of people making use of gift cards for payment purposes as a money alternative. Googleplay gift card in this case, which infact was listed as one of the best gift cards to buy for valentine, is not left out, as more people now switch from using their credit card to using gift card to make purchases on play store. This begs for a lot of questions, some of which will be addressed herein.
WHAT IS GOOGLEPLAY GIFT CARD?
This is a type of gift card provided primarily by google for customers to make purchases on playstore. It can be used to pay for apps, music, and more. It can be purchased at dozens of different retailers, both physical and digital, including Walmart and Amazon.
FORMS OF GOOGLE PLAY GIFT CARDS?
This card comes in different forms. It can be a physical card, ecode, or printed voucher.
Physical: This is physically purchased in a retail store. It can be gotten from supermarkets and even pharmacy stores. The picture above is a physical card.
Ecode: This is purchased online and the code is sent to user’s email. No physical interaction is required. This general has a lower rate (compared to physical cards) when selling it off in the market.
Printed Voucher: This is in-between physical card and ecode. You have to physically make the purchase, but you get a code-on-paper delivery, as opposed to the normal gift card pack.
It is also available in a lot of countries that go beyond a list. However, prominent availability based on consumer usage can be linked to the USA, UK, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, SWITZERLAND (CHF).
WHAT IS GOOGLE PLAY CARD USED FOR?
You can use them to make purchases like movies, books, apps, magazines e.t.c on Playstore. As long as the amount on the card is enough to make the purchase. You will need to redeem the card on your account to make use of it. And it can only be used for this purpose. To redeem a google play card is simple:
- Open Playstore on any android device
- Tap the redeem button in the menu
- Enter the gift card code in the field provided
- Tap ‘redeem’ to complete the process.
- The balance on the card will then be added to your play store wallet.
HOW TO CHECK GOOGLE PLAY GIFT CARD BALANCE (IF CARD IS GOOD OR BAD)
Go to the play store OR open the app on your android, on the left panel menu, click on redeem. Enter the card code in the field provided. For a good card, you will get a popup that shows the balance. For a bad card, you will get an error that says “Already redeemed to another account”.
HOW TO SELL GOOGLE CARD ONLINE ON PRESTMIT
Of all sites to sell gift cards, Prestmit has been declared one of the most reliable platforms. If you have a card you do not need, it’s easy to exchange it for Naira within 5 minutes and get paid instantly.
How it works:
- Click here to create an account on Prestmit and proceed to login.
- Proceed to the sell gift cards trade page and select Googleplay as the category.
- You can further specify more details relating to your card in the gift card field.
- Enter the amount of the card you are willing to trade.
- Upload the card picture or write out the code where necessary.
- The trade details will be received by the admin. You are to wait for around 5-15 minutes to get the payment. You will receive an email notification once the transaction is done.
HOW MUCH IS $100 GOOGLEPLAY GIFT CARD RATE?
Considering the fact that gift card rates are not constant, they vary based on various factors including availability of partners and general market trend. But you should expect around 30,000 naira to 40,000 Naira for a $100 google play card. Ecodes have less rate, same with printed vouchers. Google play generally has a considerably high rate, as it’s one of the gift cards with the best rates.
HOW WILL YOU GET YOUR PAYMENT?
Once the transaction is completed, payment will be added to your Naira wallet. You can then choose to withdraw this to your bank account (which you must have added on the wallet page). You can withdraw at any time, any day, and withdrawals are processed instantly and automatically.
WHAT IS GOOGLE PLAY “WE NEED MORE INFO TO REDEEM YOUR GIFT CARD” ERROR?
This is a very common error particularly to google play cards. Playstore is yet to give an official reason for this error, which leaves everyone to speculations. The error does not mean your gift card is already used, but at the same time, the card cannot be redeemed successfully.
We’ve seen situations where customers go back to the store of purchase and get the card replaced, however, 80% of the time, the store may choose not to replace it.
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