December 12, 2011
With iTunes gift cards and certificates your friends and family can pick from a huge selection of music, apps, movies, TV shows, books, and more. The top two Quick Links on the right hand side of the main iTunes Store page on your computer let you buy gifts for others and redeem gifts others have bought for you. The Buy iTunes Gifts link takes you to a page from which you can buy and email or print gift certificates, and also buy gift cards you can have sent directly to yourself or others. You'll also find a link there to a page that tells you how to give specific music, apps, TV shows, movies and audiobooks by using the downward pointing triangle next to the buy buttons throughout the store and choosing the Gift option.
If you've received an iTunes Gift Certificate or Gift Card, use the Redeem link to go to a page where you can enter your code and credit the amount to your account. If you don't already have one, you'll be given a chance to create an account, with or without a credit card number. You can also redeem the codes directly on the iPhone and iPod touch in iTunes with the buttons at the bottom of the New Releases page in Music, and the Movies and TV Shows pages in Videos, and on the bottom of the Featured pages in the App Store and iBookstore. On the iPad, there are redeem buttons at the bottom of the Music, Movies, TV Shows and Audiobooks pages in iTunes and at the bottom of the Featured page in the App Store and iBookstore.