4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2013 4:21 PM by johndisk0
johndisk0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I would like to buy an album for someone as a birthday gift, but I don't know what their itunes account related email address is.  Can I buy it as a code to give to them so they can redeem and download like a "digital copy" dvd from a store?  I don't want to ask them what their itunes email is because they will know I am buying them a gift and I don't want to get them an itunes gift card because gift cards suck as birthday presents.

 

-jd


Windows 7
  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,070 points)

    iTunes Gift Options  >  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2736

     

    Note:

     

    iTunes Gift Cards are only Valid in Country of Issue.

  • johndisk0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, I knew I would get someone who would give me this link.  I said I don't know their email address that they use for itunes.  Therefore, I cannot risk this option because if I send it to the wrong email address, they may not be able to redeem my gift.  I want to send them a code that they can use to download the album I bought for them.

     

    -jd

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,070 points)

    johndisk0 wrote:

     

    Yeah, I knew I would get someone who would give me this link. 

     

    Very perceptive of you.

     

    johndisk0 wrote:

     

    ... they can use to download the album I bought for them.

     

    If you have already made the purchase using your Apple ID then you cannot transer it to another Apple ID.

  • johndisk0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I really want to thank you for trying to answer my question, but it seems as though I have not asked my question clearly enough, so I am going to try again:

     

    I see an album in the itunes store that I want to give to a friend of mine.  I have not purchased the album.

     

    I do not know the email address they use for itunes, so if I buy it from itunes as a gift, I might send it to the wrong email address and they will not be able to receive it.

     

    I have seen inserts in "dvd and digital copy" movies purchased from a store that have a long code that people use to activate their digital copy so they can take their movie with them on itunes.

     

    I was wondering if it is possible to buy an album as a gift and somehow receive a code that I can email to my friend so they can activate and download the album from their own account.  Does this make sense?

     

    -jd