How To Check If An iTunes Promo Code Is Still Valid Without Using It

Sometimes you come across an iTunes promo or gift card code, but don't know if it's still valid or not. Here's a sneaky way to check.

Normally, the only way to find out is to try and redeem it, but that ruins any chance of letting somebody else use it. Instead, try logging out of iTunes, and if you have a "save password" option, log back in to uncheck the option before logging back out again.

Quit iTunes once to be safe, then reopen it and try to redeem the code without logging in first. If the code has already been used, you'll get a message telling you so, but if it's still redeemable, iTunes will prompt you for your password—which is where you press cancel to keep it that way.

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Comments

    hi matthew, as of 2013 this doesnt work anymore. the newest itunes version forces you to sign into your account before it shows the box to type in the code. bummer!

    Has nobody got an answer to this??? - I think it's typically crappy of Apple not to have a simple check/update page when it's such a very obviously necessary facility - it's not as if they weren't already making enough money;-((( I feel robbed

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