Help with a Gift Code please

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  1. TheBagwhan

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    Hi everyone, I've been given a Gift Code by a company in the UK for 10 pounds, but it seems it has to be redeemed in the UK iTunes store only. I'm in Australia and my Ipad doesn't seem to give me any options to use this Gift Code. The idea was for me to buy a particular App in the App Store to write a review for this company, so even access to iTunes may not solve the problem. I need the App store.

    So I want to spend/redeem a UK 10 pound (about AUS $15.00) Gift Code in the App store from my Australian-based iPad. Can it be done? The current result is an "invalid" code, I'm guessing because the system knows I'm in Australia.

    Cheers for any help.
     
  2. J. A.

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    Gift certificates purchased on the iTunes Store are valid for use only in the country in which they were purchased.

    You would need to either move your existing account to UK or set up a new account in the UK iTunes Store, either of which would require you to also have a valid UK mailing address.

    You could try to contact Apple Support: https://expresslane.apple.com/Issues.action
    Perhaps they find another solution.
     
  3. Kaykaykay

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    You can create an iTunes account in the UK iTunes store if you think it's worth the effort:

    Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store account without a credit card

    I have accounts with several countries' iTunes stores. I just load apps onto my iDevices and switch stores when I buy or update those specific apps. To switch between accounts (once you've already created them), just sign out of one account and sign in with another.

    I use a random address to create accounts in other countries. Like I used some company's address in the UK, which I googled. It's not like Apple is going to send me mail.
     
  4. michali

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    I am a bit confused about switching from one account to another. I thought I read somewhere that you can only do it once every 90 days or something? I would hate to switch from my UK account to my US account, only to find I cannot get back!! Any advice please?
     
  5. scifan57

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    You would be creating a new account, with a different ID and password, when following KayKayKay's instructions. You wouldn't be changing your account, you'll be adding a new account and keeping your existing account.
     
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  6. michali

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    Thanks! I do have two accounts already but, as I said, tend not to sign in and out as I had read about the restriction. Maybe it refers to some other account switching! Ahh! Maybe the restriction only applies to iMatch?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  7. Kaykaykay

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    I've encountered no such restriction while using iTunes accounts in different countries. I sometimes switch a few times a day among countries, because I usually update apps at the same time.
     
  8. michali

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    Thanks so much!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  9. maxtwo

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    iTunes state you can only change Id every 90 days?
     
  10. scifan57

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    He wouldn't be changing his ID, he would be setting up a completely separate account. The original account and it's associated ID would not be changed in any way.
     

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