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.