Discount for Apple app store purchases?

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1. Is there any discount available for app store purchase. I see that US Gift cards don’t work in India. Any other way to get discounts

2. Any virtual CC which works on the store?

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No idea
Even Apple Official store (India) doesn’t have these universal gift cards & the resellers are selling these Indian gift cards for 20/30% premium price

Been years since I used my last iPhone, not sure if the VCCs work

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avgn wrote:

1. Is there any discount available for app store purchase. I see that US Gift cards don’t work in India. Any other way to get discounts

2. Any virtual CC which works on the store?

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None that I am aware of. The only discount that I could ever avail was the app directly going into discount.

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raghupro wrote:

None that I am aware of. The only discount that I could ever avail was the app directly going into discount.

Okay. I don’t want to save my card in the account. Is there an option for that.

Any difference between adding money to wallet first or directly using card for buying

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avgn wrote:

Okay. I don’t want to save my card in the account. Is there an option for that.

Any difference between adding money to wallet first or directly using card for buying

No difference but I had issues redeeming balance of gift card added to my account. It isn’t as seamless as on Google Pay for sure.

Never had any issues even when I added my card to iTunes if you enable password for every purchase. The purchase shall go ahead only when you authenticate it each time with faceID/TouchID/password.

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avgn wrote:

Okay. I don’t want to save my card in the account. Is there an option for that.

Any difference between adding money to wallet first or directly using card for buying

Didn’t understand what are you trying to achieve. What discount you’re looking? iTunes balance or an app?

1. You can use your cc to topup your iTunes account.
2. You can create US appstore ac and use these $ gift cards. I’ve used it for few years and moved back to India Appstore (change country) when appstore purchases were enabled in India. All my purchases are still in the purchase list.
3. You can ask any fri of yours with a credit card to topup your itunes and pay cash?

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rv2012 wrote:

Didn’t understand what are you trying to achieve. What discount you’re looking? iTunes balance or an app?

1. You can use your cc to topup your iTunes account.
2. You can create US appstore ac and use these $ gift cards. I’ve used it for few years and moved back to India Appstore (change country) when appstore purchases were enabled in India. All my purchases are still in the purchase list.
3. You can ask any fri of yours with a credit card to topup your itunes and pay cash?

1. Was looking for some discount but that’s not possible it seems
2. CC is available with me – want to know if we can remove it after purchasing an app.
If not, will prefer to use a virtual CC

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avgn wrote:

1. Was looking for some discount but that’s not possible it seems
2. CC is available with me – want to know if we can remove it after purchasing an app.
If not, will prefer to use a virtual CC

Offcourse you can remove your cc.

For app discounts, follow reddit groups like apphookup or install apps which track appstore sales.

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@avgn
If you have cards which gives good rewards, then add them and use it to add funds to your Apple account.

Say if you have HDFC millennia credit card which gives 2.5% on 2k+ online spends. You can add 2k. Or maybe Infinia/DCB 3.3% (use it to load in multiples of 150₹)
I use Amex MRCC to add to my itunes balance.
Rather than do small 70₹ transactions in few months, I felt its better to add 1k (now it will be 1.5k).

If you want, you can disable the credit card (probably not feasible on Amex, but other cards do support this) for international txns, so it won’t be billed again in iTunes.. unless you enable it again.

App store purchases are in Indian currency, but I have seen disabling international txns makes purchases fail, so I’m not very sure how this exactly works. Maybe they do some kinda checking before billing.

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Seinfeld wrote:

@avgn
If you have cards which gives good rewards, then add them and use it to add funds to your Apple account.

Say if you have HDFC millennia credit card which gives 2.5% on 2k+ online spends. You can add 2k. Or maybe Infinia 3.3% (use it to load in multiples of 150₹)
I use Amex MRCC to add to my itunes balance.
Rather than do small 70₹ transactions in few months, I felt its better to add 1k (now it will be 1.5k).

If you want, you can disable the credit card (probably not feasible on Amex, but other cards do support this) for international txns, so it won’t be billed again in iTunes.. unless you enable it again.

App store purchases are in Indian currency, but I have seen disabling international txns makes purchases fail, so I’m not very sure how this exactly works. Maybe they do some kinda checking before billing.

Good idea, should have done last month for 1000. 1500 is a bit high for me and might not get used soon

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