App promo codes now available in Canada?

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  1. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    So, I noticed that after the oh-so-fun lag of the App Store earlier in the week (followed, thankfully, by a massive amount of new apps & updates), there is a now a "Redeem" option in the App Store app (at the bottom of the "Featured" page - like this). I've never noticed this before, but maybe I just missed it all this time? (Doubt it, I'm pretty addicted to my Touch!)

    I don't have a promo code to test with, but if anyone does (or if some very kind dev would like to offer me a promo code to test this :D) it'd be great to find out if Canucks can finally offer others a little gift! We are, after all, so damn polite :p
     
  2. BrettArchibald

    BrettArchibald Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm, most interesting... I see it in the UK Store too.
    I wonder if that means we can now use promo-codes too!
    Hoping... :)
     
  3. FilthyCanadian

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    The redeem option has always been on iTunes. It's probably just a more accessible way to redeem iTunes credit.
     
  4. Justinth

    Justinth Well-Known Member

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    Redeem has always been their :(
    I redeemed a canadian gift card a few weeks ago.
     
  5. BrettArchibald

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    #5 BrettArchibald, Jul 31, 2009
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    It has always been on the desktop version of iTunes for purchasing music, but it is a brand new feature on the iPhone-specific App-Store (at least here in the UK).
    As you cannot buy music from the App-Store, I am *assuming* and hoping that we can now redeem promo-codes!

    I may of course be totally wrong though... ;)
     
  6. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, BretttArchibald is right - having a "redeem" button in the *App Store* is new, and would only, presumably, apply to apps!

    C'mon dev's - isn't there some nice friendly Canadian dev that's willing to pony up? IUGO? Trapdoor? Um, others? (I know there are more... stupid memory!)
     
  7. zvnthynn

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    sign up at one of those sites which give promo codes to registered users every 24 hours so you can test. :)
     
  8. FilthyCanadian

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    Did redeem come with 3.0 or was it just recent? You could always redeem from iTunes on your phone. I know the app store one is new though.
     
  9. BrettArchibald

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    One might think it *could* be for gift-cards only, but the description for it (if you click on the link) says:
    "Enter your iTunes Gift Card, Gift Certificate or other iTunes Code."

    Now it's that "other iTunes Code" bit that intrigues me...
     
  10. BrettArchibald

    BrettArchibald Well-Known Member

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    Brand new. Never seen it before today...
     
  11. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    Same.

    The other question would be: Can Canadians (and UK, I guess) now use iTunes gift cards for the App Store? We couldn't before (right?), only for movies & music. Anyone have a card they can try?
     
  12. FilthyCanadian

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    It definetly didn't just come today
     
  13. BrettArchibald

    BrettArchibald Well-Known Member

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    OK, update — I just tried a code on my iPhone and was told "The code you entered was not a valid code". I tried the same code on my desktop-iTunes and was told "This code is only valid for customers of the US store".

    So I'm guessing that Apple has just used one Redeem style button across *ALL* the mobile App-Stores, both US and non-US, and while those in the US can use it for *ALL* codes, those outside the US can still only use it for gift-cards...
     
  14. BrettArchibald

    BrettArchibald Well-Known Member

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    I was answering your question of "Did redeem come with 3.0 or was it just recent?" Whether it came yesterday or the day before, it was certainly a very very recent addition: it did not appear when 3.0 first appeared.
     
  15. FilthyCanadian

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    Canadian law states that gift cards or store credit may not be used to purchase software, so not for Canada.
     
  16. BrettArchibald

    BrettArchibald Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm, interesting... So I guess my theory of "Apple has just used one Redeem style button across *ALL* the mobile App-Stores, both US and non-US" is true then, regardless of whether we can actually use that Redeem feature or not in our current location's App-Store...

    Dumb... :rolleyes:

    I expect it to be "fixed" and removed from certain mobile App-Stores soon in that case...
     
  17. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    Strange. I guess the button is just useless then, and we still can't get anything for free or with the iTunes gift cards likely.

    (Of course, I have an american account for the free stuff, and the stuff you can't get in Canada - like the Skype app!)
     

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