3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2010 8:59 AM by varjak paw
dlee099 Level 1 (0 points)
I read somewhere online that you can't use an iTunes gift card to buy from the App Store on the iPod touch. Is this true? I live in the United States, if that affects the answer to this question in some way.

Also, what's the difference between an iTunes gift card and an App Store gift card? Is the iTunes gift card for purchasing iPod touch software updates, music, and other stuff, and is the App Store gift card only for buying apps for iPod touch, or is it for purchasing iPod touch software updates?

Sorry for asking so many questions, but I'm just curious.

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  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)
    You cannot buy apps with a gift card IN CANADA.

    You can in the U.S.
  • lisamcg Level 1 (0 points)
    This is so stupid!! Why can't I use an iTunes gift card in Canada to purchase apps for my iTouch? Can I somehow exchange the giftcards that I have for App gift cards? Problem is I don't have a credit card to purchase the apps.
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)
    Why can't I use an iTunes gift card in Canada to purchase apps for my iTouch?

    Inquiries to the iTunes Store have yielded only the following explanation:

    "Due to tax laws and commerce restrictions for software in Canada, customers residing in Canada may only purchase games and applications using a credit card."

    What these "laws/restrictions" might be have never been identified.

    Can I somehow exchange the giftcards that I have for App gift cards?

    There are no "app gift cards". Again, you can only use a credit card to purchase software in the Canadian iTunes Store.

    Problem is I don't have a credit card to purchase the apps.

    Perhaps you could obtain one of the "prepaid" credit cards some banks offer. If not, then the only way you'll be able to buy apps is to get someone to allow you to use their credit card.