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Google Play Gift Cards get one step closer to UK availability

Following yesterday's discovery of a redeem page on the Google Play website for Gift Card codes in the UK, we took that to mean that the Gift Cards were on their way to British shores. Today we have further reason to believe that their arrival may well be imminent.

Tucked away in the menu in our UK Play Store apps is a "Redeem" option which brings up the page we see here. Google Play balance is in the correct currency, and besides linking to redeeming your codes, there's also a link to the Gift Card TOS page. We've still not seen any UK currency gift cards in the wild as yet, but with Christmas just around the corner, these would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone who uses an Android device. 

  • A big fat WARNING to anyone considering a purchase of a Google Play Gift Card: the cards do NOT allow you to purchase everything for sale in the Google Play Store! Most notably, you can not buy hardware with Google Play Gift Cards. Thinking about using that $100 card your grandma gave you towards a shiny new Nexus 4? Denied! I found this out the hard way, now I'm going to spend the next few months cursing as I slowly, painfully dribble out my Play Store balance on apps. :(
  • Can't believe these aren't available yet - 6 days Til Xmas people! Oh well, my hard earned cash is going to have to go on some other present...
  • HOY GOOGLE! Wake up guys! Tick Tock Tick Tock. I mean, I would love to NOT buy iTunes vouchers, but you guys need to shine up.