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Google Play Gift Cards are Now Official – Available at RadioShack, Target, and GameStop

Thank, Buddha. Finally, Google has announced that Google Play gift cards are official. While I understand the importance of them, it still baffles me to think that we spent a week talking about…gift cards. But hey, kids need to shop too, right? This would be the way for those without credit cards to ball out in the Play store.

They will be available at GameStop, RadioShack, and Target in the very near future, if they are not already. Walmart.com should have them by next month. You will be able to purchase them inĀ $10, $15, $25 and $50 denominations.

All of the dirty details can be found at the Google Play gift card landing page. Instructions for using them here.

  • swag

    Honestly who cares

  • Mario Mendez

    Gift Cards aren’t only for kids. Anybody without a credit card will benefit off Gift Cards.

  • moelsen8

    our little android market is all grown up

  • cns2007

    I hope they expand on Retailers soon. Somewhat limited.

  • Can’t speak for anybody else but I’m far more likely to spend money on things like movies or books if it’s money that came from other people, ie a gift card. True I could just ask for cash but a lot of people think giving a gift card is a better and more personal gift than cash.

  • EdLessard

    Everybody see the fine print? “*Google Play gift cards cannot be redeemed for Android app subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, or hardware and accessory purchases. Refer to the Google Play Gift Card”

    • Liderc

      Kind of limits them a bit.

    • Chris Jennings

      This is a huge drawback. Would have loved to redeem the crappy Target gift cards I have lying around for a discount on buying a Nexus 7 or some accessories.

  • Andrew

    w00t! Finally!

  • Kernschatten

    So, this is confirmed that you do not need to have a credit card set up on the account to redeem the gift cards? The Nexus 7 credit required a cc to recieve…

    • From what I’ve read in their terms, you do not need a credit card. You just need to create a Wallet account using the gift card.

    • feztheforeigner

      My Nexus 7 credit still won’t go through. I already had several credit cards put in and even when adding new ones it claims that I must add a credit card to use the credit…

      Advice? I can’t be the only one…

  • I’ve been asking for this from Google for years. Finally!