Google gift cards are now officially official; gets yours at Gamestop, RadioShack and Target

Google has finally made their gift cards availability official. While I was able to score a couple of them at my local Target store, I believe that me buying them was more about being a Google fan than anything else. It is also pretty cool that Google is going to bring some competition to Apple’s iTunes cards.

So far, the gift cards will be offered at Gamestop, RadioShack, walmart.com and Target. You will be able to grab $10, $25, $50 or $50 cards depending on your budget. Here is how you can redeem a card:

    1. At play.google.com/redeem
      • On the back of your Google Play gift card,SCRATCH TO REVEAL CODE.
      • Visit play.google.com/redeem and enter the redemption code found under the scratch-off section.
      • Once you’ve entered a valid redemption code, the value of the card will be automatically applied to your Google Play balance, which will appear as a payment method when you go through the purchase flow on Google Play.
    2. While making a purchase on the Google Play website (play.google.com)
      • Ensure you’re signed in to your Google account, and select an item to purchase*.

*Note that Google Play gift cards may not be used to purchase subscriptions or items from the Devices section, including accessories (chargers, covers, etc.).

    • Select the device on which you want to download the content and clickContinue
    • If you don’t already have a Google Wallet account, you’ll be prompted to set one up by entering basic information (name and primary location) – then, under Choose a payment method, select Redeem a Google Play Gift Card, and enter the redemption code found under the scratch-off section of your gift card.
    • If you already have a Google Wallet account, click Redeem gift card to enter the redemption code found under the scratch-off section of your gift card and add that gift card to your Google Play balance.
  1. While making a purchase using the Google Play Store app on your device
    • Open the Google Play Store app on your device, and navigate to the content you’d like to buy
    • Tap on the item to see the details page
    • Tap the blue box that lists the item’s price
    • Tap the gray drop-down arrow to see a list of payment options
    • Select Redeem
    • On the back of your Google Play gift card,SCRATCH TO REVEAL CODE, and enter this code into the Gift card code
    • Tap Redeem
  2. Using the Redeem option on the Google Play Store app on your device
    • Tap the Google Play Store icon to launch Google Play on your device
    • Tap Menu, then Redeem
    • On the back of your Google Play gift card,SCRATCH TO REVEAL CODE, and enter this code into the Gift card code
    • Tap Redeem

Are you planning on getting the Google gift cards?

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Zack has always been a fan of anything with the tag "Gadget" on it, he has had used almost every phone brand except for the Palm and owns a Pixel XL as his daily driver. His favorite camera is the Olympus EM-1 Mark II. He is a full-time father of two great boys and happily married to his wife. Did we mention the Zack loves Video games? Add him to you circles: Google+

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