Do you have a gift card for the Mac App Store? Are you wondering how to use it?

The Mac App Store is a paradise of high-quality applications and games. Just like the iOS App Store or iTunes, you can use gift cards or promo codes to get apps and games on your Mac. You can use the same iTunes gift card in the iOS App Store or the Mac App Store. A Mac promo code can only be redeemed in the Mac App Store and an iOS promo code can be redeemed on an iPhone or iPad, or in iTunes.

If you have received a promo code for a Mac app or game or an iTunes Gift Card, you can use it to get great content right on your Apple desktop or laptop computer. Here’s how.

How to redeem an iTunes Gift Card or Mac promo code in the Mac App Store.

  1. Click on the Apple Icon () in the upper left corner of the menu bar on your Mac.
  2. Select App Store… from the dropdown menu.

  3. Click on Featured section in the Mac App Store.
  4. Select Redeem on the far right of the Mac App Store window, under the Quick Links section.

  5. Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted.
  6. Click Sign In.
  7. If you have a physical iTunes Gift Card, peel or scratch off the label on the back of the card to reveal the hidden code.
  8. Click on Use Camera.
  9. Hold the iTunes Gift Card up to your Mac’s camera. It will automatically capture the code.
  10. Or, enter the code manually. Promo codes must be entered manually.
  11. Click Redeem.

You will then see a notification that you have successfully redeemed your code.

How to find your iTunes Gift Card balance in the Mac App Store

An iTunes Gift Card covers all Apple stores that are connected using the same Apple ID, including iTunes, the iOS App Store, the Mac App Store, and the Apple TV App Store. You can see your balance by viewing your account.

  1. Click on the Apple Icon () in the upper left corner of the menu bar on your Mac.
  2. Select App Store… from the dropdown menu.

  3. Click on Featured section in the Mac App Store.
  4. Your iTunes Gift Card balance will be displayed next to Account under the Quick Links section.

How to find an app or game you downloaded with a promo code

If you receive a promo code (also called a content code) for an app or game, after you redeem it, it will begin downloading automatically.

  1. Click on the Apple Icon () in the upper left corner of the menu bar on your Mac.
  2. Select App Store… from the dropdown menu.

  3. Click on Purchased section in the Mac App Store.
  4. The app or game you just downloaded will be at the top of the list. If the download is finished, click on Open to open it.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about downloading a gift card or promo code in the Mac App Store? Let us know and we’ll answer them for you.

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