Can I Use Google Play Gift Card on Google Pay?
Google Play gift cards are a popular way to purchase and redeem various apps, games, movies, and other digital content from the Google Play Store. Many users may wonder if they can also use these gift cards on Google Pay, the digital wallet and online payment system developed by Google.
The short answer is yes, you can use your Google Play gift card on Google Pay. However, there are some important details that you need to know in order to successfully use your gift card on Google’s payment platform.
How to add your Google Play gift card to Google Pay?
If you have a Google Play gift card and want to use it to make purchases through Google Pay, you will first need to add the gift card to your Google Pay account. Here’s how:
- Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.
- Tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner of the screen.
- Select “Payment Methods” from the list of options.
- Tap on “Redeem” and enter the code on your gift card.
- Once the gift card has been added, you can use it to make purchases through Google Pay.
Note: If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can still add your Google Play gift card to Google Pay by following the above steps through the Google Play Store website.
What can I use my Google Play gift card for on Google Pay?
Once your gift card has been added to your Google Pay account, you can use it to make purchases at various merchants that accept Google Pay as a payment method. This includes online purchases through websites and apps, and in-store purchases through contactless payment.
It’s important to note that you may not be able to use your gift card for all purchases on Google Pay. For example, if you are trying to purchase a non-digital item, such as a physical product or service, you may not be able to use your gift card.
You also cannot transfer funds from your Google Play gift card to your Google Pay balance. Any unused funds from the gift card will remain on the card and can only be used for future purchases on Google Play.
Can I combine my Google Play gift card with another payment method on Google Pay?
Yes, you can use your Google Play gift card in combination with another payment method on Google Pay. For example, if you want to purchase an item that costs more than the amount on your gift card, you can use the gift card for a portion of the payment and use another payment method, such as a credit or debit card, for the rest.
However, it’s important to note that not all merchants accept multiple payment methods on Google Pay. Therefore, you may need to check with the specific merchant before making your purchase.