5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2007 8:14 PM by dwhgnbm
Topher Macintosh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Just gave an iTunes gift card to my parents, as they do not use their credit cards on the internet at all. But I've run into a problem... I can't seem to figure out how to purchase music with the gift card. Every time I try to purchase something it asks me to create a new account, and register a credit card to that account.

I could have sworn there was a way to purchase music with a gift card, and no credit card at all. Is there something I am missing here?

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,820 points)
    You cannot use a gift card without creating an account. But you can create an account without needing a credit card. Go to the main iTunes Store page, click the Redeem link on the right side, and enter in the code from the card when requested. You'll be given the opportunity to select "none" when asked for a credit card.
  • dwhgnbm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've had a similar problem except at the other end of the age spectrum. I gave an iTunes card to my 11 year old daughter but she does not have a credit card or an Apple ID. We tried to create an account for her but when we get to the credit card screen there is no "None" option to select andI hesitate to put my card number onto her account and .

    Am I on the wrong screen or is there a different path to follow to get to the same result?

    Dirk
  • Paul Judd Level 6 Level 6 (13,420 points)
    dwhgnbm wrote:
    I've had a similar problem except at the other end of the age spectrum. I gave an iTunes card to my 11 year old daughter but she does not have a credit card or an Apple ID. We tried to create an account for her but when we get to the credit card screen there is no "None" option to select andI hesitate to put my card number onto her account and .

    Am I on the wrong screen or is there a different path to follow to get to the same result?

    Dirk

    Did you redeem the gift card first? You have to have something to set up an account gift card or credit card.
  • dwhgnbm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, we clicked on "redeem" in iTMS and entered the code on the back of the gift card when required. [yes, it was the number under the scratch off.]

    dwhgnbm
  • dwhgnbm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks everyone

    I just logged into her account on this computer and when through the redeeming process again. This time the credit card stuff was at the bottom of the page along with the previously missing "none" option. Maybe the iTunes page didn't render correctly the first time.

    Thanks again for your help

    dwhgnbm