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Redeem a gift card or promotional code

You can get Google Play gifts by email or a physical gift card. Find where to buy gift cards or digital gifts. When redeemed, these add to your Google Play balance. You can also get Google Play promo codes, which can add to your Google Play balance or give you specific apps and digital content.

Use your gift card or promo code

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Play Store.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand thenRedeem.
  3. Enter your code.
  4. Tap Redeem.

Note: to use a gift card or promotional code, the country of your Google Account must match the country where the gift card or promotional code is offered. If you see a message saying Google Play gift cards are not valid in your country, see the "change your Google Play Account country" section below. 

Redeem using your computer
  1. Visit
  2. Enter your code.
  3. Click Redeem.
Redeem from Google Play gift emails

If you received a Google Play gift via email you can redeem it from the gift email.

  1. Find the email you received from the purchaser of your gift.
  2. Select Redeem Gift.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: If you deleted or can't find the email, contact the purchaser and they can resend the email to you.

Redeem when making a purchase on Google Play
  1. Go through the checkout process until you see the payment method listed. 
  2. Next to the payment method, select the down arrow Down Arrowand thenRedeem.
  3. Enter your code.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Use your gift

Redeemed gifts and some promo codes appear as part of your Google Play balance. This can be used for many purchases on Google Play. 

Change your Google Play account country

To change your home address or home country you need to update the details on your Google Payments account. See instructions on how to edit your address or home country .

Request a refund for a gift

We can only issue a refund to the person who purchased the gift. See more information on refunds for Google Play gifts

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