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Google Play Store Gift Cards Already Available and on Display at Some Target Stores

Google Play gift cards, oh what an odd story you are. It’s nice to know that you can already be purchased at stores though, because seeing gift cards as highlights of the Android world multiple times a day is beyond confusing. They are gift cards, people. With that said, some Target stores are already displaying and allowing you to purchase them. So if you need a gift card, think about stopping into your local red-dotted store. 

Cheers Todd!

  • Johnny

    will it come to canada too ??

  • http://twitter.com/belogical2 Be Logical

    How do you activate these? It’s not available in the app yet is it? Can you do it online?

    • http://twitter.com/toddersv Todd Van Laningham

      Android Police has a post on how to redeem. It worked for me :)

  • guest

    My Target has them but they are still in the back and haven’t been put out yet. It should be soon though seeing how they already have them, they usually don’t hold onto things for long

  • Mario Mendez

    Awesome

  • tearminx

    Nice now we can FINALLY buy things in the play store

  • Jonathan Trejo

    Your 16 with your moms debit card

  • Android1997

    I dont about this. There is a reason that there are more free apps on android than iOS. Because since alot of people dont put credit cards on their phone, they but appstore gift cards. Since android didnt have the cards, more games were free (with adds). Now with more ways to buy, more apps will cost money. I dont like this, but at the same time it helps.

  • http://twitter.com/ManiacalMF Mark Faustino

    No dice at Redwood City (CA) Target

  • Knlegend1

    Gifts for the family. Family full of Androids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000372600312 Joseph Pojunis

    I’m 16 with a debit card, and I’m still looking forward to these.

    • AJA0

      Why? To give them to family? So Google will make (more) money?

  • Evan

    Hmmmmm. Wonder if Apple’s sorry ass will sue them for “copying” their businesses model

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Guess it’s good for the youngins who don’t have cards…. and parents who want restrictions . . . For the average adult user…. I’m assuming most of us Use our Debit/Credit cards saved up in Google Wallet heaven.

    • jathak

      Also good for, you know, gifting.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Said that right below this…

      • http://twitter.com/drabgreycubicle drabgreycubicle

        Umm the teens are who you gift them too

        • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

          But you can gift them to adults too.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    In time for the Holidays… when folks feel like they need to buy you ITunes cards lol.

  • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

    This is awesome but too bad they only come in $25 variants, from what I’ve seen.

    • feztheforeigner

      15, 25,and 50 are the leaked variants…

      • JosephMoreno

        I saw $10 and $20 variants too…..

        • feztheforeigner

          The more the merrier! :p

          • JosephMoreno

            I’ll probably be buying a couple $25 and $10 cards over the course of a year. When I get a new phone I will definitely buy at least a $25 card.

          • feztheforeigner

            I’ll still just use my credit card (I don’t see why you wouldn’t) but these will make some great gifts for people!

          • JosephMoreno

            I’m 16, I don’t have a credit card :b

          • feztheforeigner

            Good reason. I’m a developer so I’m hoping to hit a brand new audience of young people without credit cards.

            This should be great for developers and consumers alike!

  • Zane

    BRB. Off to Target.

    • Mack

      Haven’t seen any in my local target yet. :(

      As long as they’re readily available by the holidays so I can finally give my cousins an alternative to iTunes gift cards.

      • michael arazan

        Christmas gifts taken care of now for my friends

  • j__h

    They should sell them for 22.99, then people would more readily buy them and inject money into the app ecosystem. Even if every one was used fully (will not happen) they still make money with their 30% take on content.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I’m confused by the 22.99. What do you mean?

      • j__h

        Dollars, I made it non ambiguous.
        Thanks.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Lol that’s not what I mean… I mean what is significant about $22.99 vs $25?

          • j__h

            Sell something for less than it is “worth” and much more will be sold.

            A big problem for Android is that people tend not to buy apps… with $22.99 people will more readily buy them and use them which will help bolster the developers.

            $22.99 was just pulled as it still leaves profit margin for Google, but really it is not significant, just needs to be somethings at least somewhat lower than $25.

      • JetBlue

        Most likely with tax it’d be around 24 dollars to 25 dollars and also making them cheaper than Apple’s iTunes gift cards.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          That’s any gift card…. there is no Itunes competition… either you have an Android Phone or An Iphone… price of the cards don’t matter.

          • Roberto Elena Ormad

            Yes, because obviously you can’t buy music or rent movies on iTunes if you don’t have an iPhone… can you? /s

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Has nothing to do with how people choose gift cards on different platforms.

          • JetBlue

            Yeah you just have to make an iTunes account and hook up a credit card or gift card (was only credit card) and you could buy stuff. Was once on the wrong side and refuse to return now.

        • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

          These are in dollars so there should be no tax or else you would be double taxed

        • Justin

          Tax isn’t charged on GC’s in most states. The only place you woud pay tax would be on the Play store.