+ Thursday January 30th, 2020


In case you missed it this week at Woolworths Google Play Gift Cards are 20% off. In the Woolworths brochure, we saw an unfamiliar gift card that did not have a specific dollar amount on it leading us to speculate that it was possibly a blank card that could be loaded with a dollar amount of your choosing. Seems we were right.

Today, we have noticed that at various outlets, including Coles and Woolworths, we are seeing these Google Play Gift Cards that can be loaded with custom amounts. Amounts between $20 and $500 can be added to the cards — remember though that the cards can only be used to purchase apps and services such as books, music etc, NOT devices/hardware. How this works with the current sale at Woolworths — considering that these Christmas-themed “load and go” cards were included in the advertisement — we are assuming that if you put $100 on a card it should only cost you $80 (at Woolworths this week).


So head on over to your local supermarket (or wherever you normally buy your Gift Cards from) and check out the new cards. Remember they are on sale this week at Woolworths when you do though. 

Update: At this stage we’ve tried buying these cards in two stores and had mixed luck getting them to load properly. It might be a day or two until all POS systems are updated to handle these new cards.

Does this make a difference to you or are you just happy with the fixed amounts you can already buy?

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

Outside of Ausdroid, Scott's a health care professional and lecturer at a well known Victorian university.

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I just bought this from woolies and couldn’t redeem it straightaway. They told me to try waiting for 24 hrs. There was no little activation docket generated for this one.

Daniel Tyson

If you didn’t run the cards through the EFTPOS machine at point of sale after they processed the sale (They effectively load them with credit here), they are not activated. They are unable to be activated at this time. Go back and get a refund and buy the normal cards for now.


Ah ok thx for the info. maybe the staff didn’t know this yet. I will go back tomorrow (after 24 hrs) and let them know.

Phillip “Molly” Malone
Ausdroid Reader

I’ve been buying the discounted cards as I have Google Play Music (or YouTube Red if you like) Family Subscription, and by having a balance made up of the 20% off cards, its like virtually getting a 20% discount on my already amazing valued subscription! Its a no brainer.

The variable card might be handy to set the value at a level I want so I don’t have to enter too many cards!

Ausdroid Reader

Even better if you buy with a discounted Wish card.

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