You can often find iTunes gift cards on sale, generally discounted by third party vendors. What’s rare is Apple itself offering any kind of incentive for adding balance to your account.
An email sent out to a number of Apple customers today is promoting a bonus 10% when you add funds to your Apple ID.
The offer, valid through March 14, 2019, applies when adding funds between $1 and $200. The bonus can only be applied once, so the maximum “free credit ” you can get is $20 (by adding a balance of $200).
If you didn’t get the email, never fear! You can still take advantage of the offer. To claim your bonus 10%:
- Open Settings on your iOS device
- Scroll down to iTunes & App Store
- Tap your Apple ID at the top and choose “View Apple ID”
- Sign in (or use Touch ID/Face ID to log in)
- Select “Add Funds to Apple ID”
- Choose the amount to add (or select other) and hit next
- Use Touch ID or Face ID to confirm your purchase
That’s all there is to it! Now you can use that credit for purchases of movies, music, subscriptions, or even your Apple Music and iCloud Storage recurring bills. To understand more about how to redeem iTunes gift card and what you can buy with the funds, we published a guide.
Adding funds to your Apple ID is a great way to budget your spending, and if you’re going to spend money with Apple, why not get more credit for your dollar?
The offer is limited to the U.S. and select other countries. Known exclusions include U.K., Australia, and Canada. MacRumors is also reporting that Apple IDs registered in the German store can snag a 15% bonus. Ausgezeichnet!