Day 2 of our week long journey to hand out $25 Google Play gift cards to the Droid Life community! Yesterday, we saw almost 1,000 entries in a short 9 hours, which is a pretty amazing number. Today, though, same deal. We have one gift card to give away, with the winner being chosen later this afternoon. Tomorrow and the rest of the week will be a similar deal. Who’s ready? (more…)
If you follow us on Twitter (you are following us, right?), then you already know that we’re giving away five (5) $25 Google Play gift cards this week (one per day). Each year, as we approach X-mas, we try to give DL readers an opportunity to win a variety of prizes. For example, we gave away a Tegra 2 device a day for two weeks, last year. And while there may be something similar happening again this year, for now, we’re talking gift cards. Five of ‘em. $25 each. One per day. To spend as you please in the Google Play store.
Ready to try and win the first one? (more…)
Struggling to find Google Play gift cards? Yeah, me too. I know they are supposed to be available at Target and Gamestop, but I have yet to see one in the wild here in Oregon. Maybe I’m just not looking hard enough. Thankfully, I no longer have to look if I don’t want to, because Google is allowing you to buy Google Play credit directly from the Play store. Problem half-solved! Unfortunately, until they allow me to buy Google credit and hand it to another user, this is sort of a meaningless move.
If you are interested in loading up a child or friend’s account, know that you can buy anywhere from $5 to $50 worth of Play store credit.
Via: Google (scroll to the bottom)
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 in $10, $15, $25 and $50 denominations.
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. (more…)
A new Google Play store version 3.8.15 started trickling out to handsets yesterday, bringing with it some hidden gems that point to the introduction of gift cards. As you can see in the screenshots above, you will soon have a new option in your Action bar menu for “Redeem” that leads you to an input page for gift card numbers. There is no telling when the Android team will make this all official and activate it, but with pictures of the actual gift cards popping up (pictured below) and $25 and $10 denominations, it certainly seems like it could be at any time. (more…)