How to Redeem an App Store Promo Code (Mac App Store & iOS App Store)

Mar 17, 2011 - 13 Comments


If you’ve been provided with an App Store promo code, here’s how to redeem it from the Mac App Store client and iOS App Store from iTunes:

Redeem a Promo Code on the Mac App Store:

  • Launch the Mac App Store
  • From the Featured or Top Charts tab, look at the right side under “Quick Links” for “Redeem” and click it
  • Enter the promo code
  • Click on “Redeem” to download the app

Redeem a Promo Code on the iOS App Store:

  • Launch iTunes
  • Click on “iTunes Store” from the left hand sidebar
  • Look on the right side for “Quick Links” and click on “Redeem”
  • Enter your promo code
  • Click on “Redeem” to download the app

Remember, once you have redeemed a code or bought an app, any subsequent downloads of that same app are free.


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Posted by: Jeff Hurst in iTunes, Mac OS


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  1. Jatin Gupta says:

    My Reedam code I have no

  2. Ellie Rialas says:

    I’ve basically redeemed a code on the App Store on my iMac. However I’m trying to buy an app but it’s giving me no option to use the credit I’ve already redeemed :/

  3. Hey, this tips is very helpful. Willingly I also add some different tips with you. May it helps others….

    On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

    1. On your device, tap iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. iTunes Store Gift Card amounts are credited to your Apple ID, so you can use them in any store as long as you sign in to each store with the same Apple ID.

    2. Scroll to the bottom of the Featured section and tap Redeem.
    3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
    4. Tap “You can also enter your code manually.” In some countries, you can redeem gift cards using your built-in camera.
    5. If you have an iTunes Store Gift Card, enter the 16-digit code, which starts with X, from the back of the card.
    If you have a promo or content code, enter the code from the back of the card.
    6. Tap Redeem.
    After you redeem an iTunes Store Gift Card card code, your iTunes account balance automatically updates.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Suresh Kumar says:


    Thanks for it. Very helpful for the first time who want to redeem the gift card.

    Appreciate the help.


  5. kumar says:

    very good

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