How to Get Up to $20 Free iTunes Credit From Apple

Until March 14, Apple is giving users a 10 percent bonus on any credit they add to their Apple ID accounts.

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You can spend this money in either the App Store, iCloud or iTunes, so if you’re a long-term Apple user, you’ll easily get the use out of the additional funds.

You’ll likely already have a credit or debit card linked to your Apple ID from previous purchases, but in case you don’t, you can follow the steps at the bottom of this page.

You can add a maximum of $200 before Apple decides you’ve had enough free credit from them, so that’s an upper limit of $20 extra. It’s a one-time bonus, too, so you can’t get multiple extra doses of cash.

This offer is available to U.S. users, but sadly not for those in the UK.

How to Add Credit to Your Apple ID

To add funds on your iOS device, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings
  2. (Your name)
  3. iTunes and App Store
  4. (your Apple ID)
  5. Apple ID
  6. Add Funds to Apple ID

Then select one of the predetermined amounts, or choose your own with the ‘Other’ option.

Alternatively, you can add credit on the PC or Mac version of iTunes like so:

  1. Account
  2. View My Account
  3. Apple ID Account
  4. Add Funds to Apple ID

Then choose one of the options

Adding a Payment Option

If you need to add a payment method to your Apple ID, follow these steps:

  1. Settings
  2. (Your name)
  3. iTunes and App Store,
  4. (Your Apple ID)
  5. Payment Information

Then add in or change the details accordingly.

On the PC/Mac version of iTunes:

  1. Account
  2. View My Account
  3. Payment Type
  4. Edit

Then enter your details.

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Richard Priday
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Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.