Google Play Gift Cards
It looks like Google Play Gift Cards are now in the wild, with the Woolworths store, located at Town Hall in George Street, Sydney selling them to Ausdroid reader Beau.

After finding the cards on-sale inside the Woolworths App Beau was able to purchase a $20 Gift Card. The Woolworths App is showing $20, $30 and $50 denominations as available as we reported, if your store has indeed got them in stock but not on display they may actually sell them to you if you show them the listing in the app :

At this stage, Google Australia has not responded with any further information at this stage, their official quote remains :

Google Play gift cards will soon be available in Australia. We’ll have more information to share when they hit shelves.

The fact that the Retail Partner Manager who was in charge of expanding Google Play Gift Cards within Australian retail is based in California at Google headquarters could be an explanation of the lack of information.

Either way, head on over to your local Woolworths and see if they are in-stock, with Big W also carrying the cards, you may wish to try them as well. Let us know how you go.

Thanks: Beau.
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Ray
Ray
7 years ago

I’ve just purchased purchased one from Woolworth’s myself – https://plus.google.com/109605319921439928378/posts/5HMBqKhEtdv

They are definitely out there.

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-
7 years ago

I’m assuming those interested don’t have a debit/credit card? I don’t see the point of going out and purchasing a $20 card for a $2 app.

Alexei Watson
Alexei Watson
Reply to  -
7 years ago

for me, avoiding O/S transaction charges from my HSBC CC.

Alexei Watson
Alexei Watson
Reply to  -
7 years ago

for me, avoiding O/S transaction charges from my HSBC CC.

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7 years ago

I’m assuming those interested don’t have a debit/credit card? I don’t see the point of going out and purchasing a $20 card for a $2 app.

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7 years ago

I’m assuming those interested don’t have a debit/credit card? I don’t see the point of going out and purchasing a $20 card for a $2 app.

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7 years ago

I’m assuming those interested don’t have a debit/credit card? I don’t see the point of going out and purchasing a $20 card for a $2 app.

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7 years ago

I’m assuming those interested don’t have a debit/credit card? I don’t see the point of going out and purchasing a $20 card for a $2 app.

Harry
Harry
7 years ago

I was unsuccessful with purchasing a few from Woolworths in Gordon

Harry
Harry
7 years ago

I was unsuccessful with purchasing a few from Woolworths in Gordon

Harry
Harry
7 years ago

I was unsuccessful with purchasing a few from Woolworths in Gordon

Harry
Harry
7 years ago

I was unsuccessful with purchasing a few from Woolworths in Gordon

Harry
Harry
7 years ago

I was unsuccessful with purchasing a few from Woolworths in Gordon

Sujay Vilash
Sujay Vilash
7 years ago

Confiming Woolworth Endeavour Hills (VIC) has them out on display as of today.

Sujay Vilash
Sujay Vilash
7 years ago

Confiming Woolworth Endeavour Hills (VIC) has them out on display as of today.

Migster1965
Migster1965
7 years ago

But will they be discounted from time to time like the iTunes cards are? I would usually buy iTunes cards when they were 10 to 20% off.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Reply to  Migster1965
7 years ago

I’m hoping for this too. If you pick your times, you can get iTunes cards for 25% off. I’d love it if I could do this with Google content especially if I could use it to pay for my music subscription.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Reply to  Migster1965
7 years ago

I’m hoping for this too. If you pick your times, you can get iTunes cards for 25% off. I’d love it if I could do this with Google content especially if I could use it to pay for my music subscription.

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Paul Walker
7 years ago

As far as I can tell you can’t use Google Play Gift Cards for subscriptions or devices. Not sure if this includes Music subscriptions but the wording is ‘Google Play gift cards cannot be redeemed for Android app subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, or hardware and accessory purchases.’ 🙁

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Paul Walker
7 years ago

As far as I can tell you can’t use Google Play Gift Cards for subscriptions or devices. Not sure if this includes Music subscriptions but the wording is ‘Google Play gift cards cannot be redeemed for Android app subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, or hardware and accessory purchases.’ 🙁

Alexei Watson
Alexei Watson
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
7 years ago

Oh that sucks! My plan was to get them for my Google music all access,my credit card charges me international transactions for nearly every play purchase.

Wish Google would let me use my amex instead.

Alexei Watson
Alexei Watson
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
7 years ago

Oh that sucks! My plan was to get them for my Google music all access,my credit card charges me international transactions for nearly every play purchase.

Wish Google would let me use my amex instead.

ozvic
ozvic
Reply to  Alexei Watson
7 years ago

I have an Amex card attached on wallet.google.com.

ozvic
ozvic
Reply to  Alexei Watson
7 years ago

I have an Amex card attached on wallet.google.com.

Alexei Watson
Alexei Watson
Reply to  ozvic
7 years ago

Same, play won’t let me actually buy anything with it though.

Alexei Watson
Alexei Watson
Reply to  ozvic
7 years ago

Same, play won’t let me actually buy anything with it though.

Migster1965
Migster1965
7 years ago

But will they be discounted from time to time like the iTunes cards are? I would usually buy iTunes cards when they were 10 to 20% off.

Phillip Molly Malone
7 years ago

Sent you guys a photo of the display on G+.

Phillip Molly Malone
7 years ago

Sent you guys a photo of the display on G+.

Anon
Anon
7 years ago

Will check tomorrow at work, North East Woolworths store.

Anon
Anon
Reply to  Anon
7 years ago

They’re there! Greensborough store has them, they’ll be put out on about Monday. They come in $20, $30 & $50 denominations!

Anon
Anon
Reply to  Anon
7 years ago

They’re there! Greensborough store has them, they’ll be put out on about Monday. They come in $20, $30 & $50 denominations!

Anon
Anon
7 years ago

Will check tomorrow at work, North East Woolworths store.

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

Well this will be a kick in the guts to Apple. Combine this with a Chromecast selling anywhere and everywhere they will surely make a dent over Christmas.

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

Well this will be a kick in the guts to Apple. Combine this with a Chromecast selling anywhere and everywhere they will surely make a dent over Christmas.

Carsten Bauer
Carsten Bauer
7 years ago

AVBL in Morley Perth Woolies according to the app.

Carsten Bauer
Carsten Bauer
7 years ago

AVBL in Morley Perth Woolies according to the app.

Daniel Tyson
7 years ago

Got some at Jerrabombera Woolworths near Canberra too for those interested.

GreviousMcG
GreviousMcG
7 years ago

I’m off to check my local Woolworth in Perth. Thanks for the heads up!

Mathai
Mathai
7 years ago

Just so you all know, it is also woolworths petrol selling these, not just big w and supermarket

whispy_snippet
whispy_snippet
7 years ago

I’m really surprised it’s taken this long for Google Play gift cards to appear in Australia. Way behind the eight ball.

Sean Royce
Sean Royce
Reply to  whispy_snippet
7 years ago

I personally think this is a major reason why Android has less application sales. Because gift cards aren’t readily available in many countries whereas iTunes cards are available everywhere.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Reply to  Sean Royce
7 years ago

Despite being an Android fan, I bought my 7yo daughter an iPod last Christmas for exactly this reason. There was no way I was attaching my credit card to a Google account for her. This delay has certainly cost Google sales.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Reply to  Sean Royce
7 years ago

Despite being an Android fan, I bought my 7yo daughter an iPod last Christmas for exactly this reason. There was no way I was attaching my credit card to a Google account for her. This delay has certainly cost Google sales.

Sean Royce
Sean Royce
Reply to  Paul Walker
7 years ago

Exactly. Google really really need to step up their game with the gift cards.

Sean Royce
Sean Royce
Reply to  Paul Walker
7 years ago

Exactly. Google really really need to step up their game with the gift cards.

Sean Royce
Sean Royce
Reply to  Paul Walker
7 years ago

Exactly. Google really really need to step up their game with the gift cards.

Eka
Eka
7 years ago

It is on sale on South Melbourne, Woolworth. I just check it, and it is there, on the giftcard section

OptimusKLP
OptimusKLP
7 years ago

This is fantastic, finally! 🙂