Just in time for Christmas, the iTunes Gift Card, valid only on the iTunes Store for South Africa, could be just the gift you were looking to buy a family member, friend or loved one. Available at all South African iStores, Pick n Pay, Makro and DionWired stores, getting your hands on one is pretty simple. Gift card denominations range between R150, R250 and R450 gift cards.
Yesterday I went out and tried out one of these new funky designed cards and was amazed at how simple it was to use.
An iTunes novice myself, I thought that buying, loading and purchasing with the gift card would be quite the feat, but much to my surprise, it was fairly simple.
Rushing off to my nearest Pick n Pay store in Johannesburg, I bought my first iTunes Gift Card to the value of R150 which I found on the racks at the till points right above all the chocolates and sweets.
Admittedly, actually buying the card itself proved to be the biggest hassle for me because of the staff at Pick n Pay who were unsure of how to scan the gift card, whether or not it had to be activated in store or even what the gift card was used for. But once I got this sorted out, I happily walked out of the store, card in hand and ready to make my very first iTunes purchase.
Personally, I don’t own any Apple devices, but fortunately, iTunes is available on Windows too, so using the gift card on a regular PC will work just as well. But if you are an Apple fanatic, the gift card can be redeemed on your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
All it took were five simple steps including:
- Opening iTunes and clicking on the iTunes Store
- Clicking on ‘redeem’
- Peeling off the label and entering the code
- Downloading the content that I wanted and that’s it
I was impressed at the efficiency and simplicity in using the gift card. In my opinion, the iTunes gift cards should be a hit with sky-rocketing sales.
Needless to say, this won’t be my last time trying it out and I definitely recommend it as the perfect gift this Christmas.
*The iTunes gift card in South Africa is distributed by OpenGate.