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How to Use Google Play Promo Codes and Gift Cards

If you have Google Play promo codes, coupons, and cards ready to spend, here’s how you can redeem them.

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Looking for the latest apps, music and movies? Google Play gift codes and promo codes are easy ways to unlock premium content online. If you have one of these codes and are wondering how to use it, here is a step-by-step guide to help you.

Google Play promotional codes come in the form of single-use codes that are used to fund a Google Play account and can be obtained in a number of ways:

  • You can buy physical and electronic gift cards from online stores like Amazon and offline retailers like Walmart, Target, and others.
  • You can earn Google Play credits through Google Opinion Rewards by completing surveys.
  • You can get promotional/discount codes or Google Play credits by redeeming Google Play points.
  • Google Play often gives out promo codes from time to time for discounted items in the Google Play store. You can find them by going to Profile > Offers and notifications in the Play Store.
  • You can receive e-gift cards from a friend or family member via email.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways you can use or redeem these gift cards or promo codes.

If you’re using your smartphone to redeem a gift card, here’s how:

  1. On your Android device, launch the Google Play Store app.
  2. Make sure you’re signed in to the correct Google account. Press the profile icon in the upper right corner.
  3. From the menu, select Payments and subscriptions > Redeem gift code.
  4. Enter or scan the gift/promo code and press Redeem.
  5. In the pop-up window, tap To confirm to add the amount to your Google Play balance.

If you’re more on a desktop computer, follow the steps below:

  1. In your browser, navigate to the Google Play website.
  2. Make sure you’re signed in to your Google account, then select Redeem in the menu list on the left.
  3. In the pop-up window, enter your promo/gift code and click Redeem.
  4. Click on To confirm to verify your account. After the code is successfully redeemed, a confirmation box will appear with the updated Google Play account balance.


Redeeming Google Play promo codes via desktop

2. Redeem promo/gift code to purchase premium content

Google Play promo codes can be used to purchase digital content such as e-books, movies, music, and apps. You can use these codes to cover the total amount of your purchase or part of it. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. On your smartphone, launch the Play Store and select the content you want to purchase, such as apps, movies, or books.
  2. Hit the payment/purchase button and you should be able to see a list of eligible payment methods. Faucet Continue.
  3. On the payment methods screen, navigate to Add payment methods > Redeem code.
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  4. Enter the code and press To confirm to verify your code and add the gift card amount to your Google Play balance. You can now use the updated balance to unlock content of your choice.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend your Google Opinion Rewards balance or Google Play credits, we have some suggestions for you.

3. Redeem an e-gift card received by email

If you received a gift code by email, here’s how to use it:

  1. On your device, open your inbox and select the email containing your gift or promotional code.
  2. You will be able to see the redemption gift code in the body of the email, which is a 16-digit one-time code.
  3. On your smartphone, open the Play Store and go to Menu > Payments and subscriptions > Redeem gift code.
  4. Copy and enter the code, then press Redeem.
  5. In the pop-up window, tap To confirm to add the amount to your Google Play balance.

Save on apps, content and games

It’s easy to see why so many users want to use Google Play gift cards or promo codes. Simply put, there’s a lot of value to be had. These gift cards make great gifts for friends and family.

And of course, it’s always nice to have a little something hidden for yourself. Free and discounted apps or content purchased through the Google Play Store can easily save you hundreds of dollars a year.


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