iTunes Gift Card Questions and Answers

Can I use a prepaid Visa gift card to open an iTunes account or pay for music on iTunes?

No, you cannot use any bank issued gift card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) to open an iTunes account or pay for music on the iTunes store. To open an iTunes account, you need one of the following: an iTunes gift card, a valid credit card, or a PayPal account. You can however use your prepaid Visa gift card or other bank issued gift card to buy an iTunes gift card from a retail store and use that to purchase music on the iTunes store.

Is a credit card required to purchase music on iTunes?

No, you do not need a credit card to purchase music on iTunes. You can use an iTunes gift card or a PayPal account connected to your bank account.

Can I redeem a US iTunes gift certificate or gift card if I live outside the US?

No, iTunes gift certificates and gift cards are valid for use only in the country in which they were purchased.

Source: and Apple Customer Service

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  • MediaWoB says:

    If you live outside outside the US you can still buy iTunes Gift Certificates for use at the US iTunes Store using a service such as

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  • GiftCardBlogger™ says:

    No, you cannot. You need an Apple Store gift card, which is different from the iTunes gift card.

  • Yolanda says:

    I have a itune account and I have used it before. Now I was given a VISA gift card thru my work can I use it on Itunes??

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  • bossin says:

    can i open an i tunes acount with an i tunes gift card

  • Rosalind says:

    Not true. You can still use US iTunes gift cards from any country. You just have to set the iTunes store to`US´. This is the online store where I usually buy from. The service is fast and efficient.

  • F.T. Wolfe says:

    Quote: …You can however use your prepaid Visa gift card or other bank issued gift card to buy an iTunes gift card from a retail store…

    Why bother? There are thousands of other places to buy MP3 downloads that DON’T tell you what form of payment to use… Maybe Apple will get the message that the customer is always right when enough of their business goes elsewhere.

  • Jack says:

    I think the above said things are cautioned all to be safe in selecting the stores.. i just made the right choice in buying itunes.. I bought my itunes gift card from and they are legit in delivering the giftcards in 2 hours after delivery.. they are reliable and fast in services..

  • Tylergolllem says:

    Use a visa gift card theres a glitch in itunes where u can get anything you wnt you can spend 1000$ on a card you bought for 25$ so go to cvs or some store like that nd spend all the money on it first then use it in itunes

  • Adie Andrews says:

    I think recently there applied some changes and the gift card purchased in US could be used in Canade as well.

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  • Pablo Harris says:

    The best way to get USA iTunes from outside the USA is through TuneZip – – not only do they sell iTunes credit at the best prices, but they can also provide a USA iTunes account for you as well if you are not able to open it by yourself.