Monday , May 1 2017

Woolworths confirm Google Play Gift Cards on-sale Monday 26th of August

After yesterday receiving a tip that Google Play Gift Cards would be going on-sale on Monday, Ausdroid has spoken with Woolworths directly about the Gift Cards and received confirmation.

A Woolworths spokesperson confirmed that Google Play Gift Cards in $20, $30 and $50 denominations and would be on-sale at both Woolworths and Big W from Monday the 26th of August. Woolworths will be the exclusive supermarket retailer of Google Play Gift Cards and BIG W will be the exclusive discount department store to carry the Gift Cards.

With regards to selling the gift cards, Woolworths advised :

Customers at Woolworths and BIG W are looking for us to deliver great prices and convenience across all the things they use the most – and increasingly that includes digital media.

With Australians using more phones enabled with Android than any other operating system, being the first to sell the Google Play gift cards gives BIG W’s and Woolies’ customers an easy and simple way to access the many thousands of apps, magazines, books and music titles available.

We’re anticipating Google Play gift cards will be a big seller in the next few weeks reflecting both the increasing popularity of gift cards and the fact they make an ideal choice for Father’s Day.

According to the Google Play Support page, Google Play Gift Cards carry a 2 year expiration either after the date of issue, or the last activity; they are unfortunately not valid for use in purchasing devices from the Google Play store. To view the full terms and conditions of the cards, check out the Google Play support page.

We’ve been checking with Woolworths stores around the country and it appears that some stores do actually have stock, however they are not actually selling them as yet. If you’re lucky enough to find a store that has begun selling them early we’d love to hear about it.


Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.

  • Darren Ferguson

    Dang. I just spend $35 on the play store. Could have gotten these with my employee discount card!

  • James

    About time! I can’t wait to get one. I hate connecting my credit card to websites, so this should make buying things from Play a breeze.

  • Jezz_X

    Bad idea by Google having them with just one retail chain iTunes cards are every where you turn

  • TT

    How about coles? I heavily use flybuys

  • JeniSkunk

    I hope this exclusivity deal with woolworthless comes back to bite Google. Not everyone wants to deal with woolworthless.
    Google should have made the cards available everywhere.

  • Skull

    Screw Woolworths AND Coles, Props to Google for making this available in a market that is almost insignificant to them, BUT Woolworths and Coles on the other hand …….. well………. I’m sure they only have their customers needs and wants in mind????????

  • Sujay Vilash

    Yippee. About time. Unlike others, I don’t care who sells them so long as we can buy them.

  • Side/wishful thought. Wasn’t the 26th of August about the date that peeps thought the Nexus 7 (2013) would be released in Australia?
    Just saying!

  • Side/wishful thought. Wasn’t the 26th of August about the date that peeps thought the Nexus 7 (2013) would be released in Australia?
    Just saying!

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