I bet you never thought you'd read so many rumors about gift cards! Well, if our latest tipster's info is accurate, you won't be hearing them much longer. According to an internal image sent to us, the gift cards should be ready to hit store shelves on August 26th. The leak comes from internal systems at Target which, a certain eagle-eyed commenter has pointed out, would not be the first time we've seen a leak from this company.


According to this information, the gift card displays should have a couple empty slots until the Play Store cards arrive. While it's entirely possible that Google intended to launch them a bit earlier—the code in the Play Store apk and the high number of leaks could raise an eyebrow—it's idle speculation at best. What is clear is they should be arriving sooner rather than later.

Thank, anon!

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Roberto Giunta

    Only in the US of course, eh?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      +1 When is the UK going to see these?

  • kurt hinds

    Yeah of course it's the only place with all the Google play content!

  • http://profiles.google.com/ondrej.vagner Ondřej Vágner

    Wake me in two years when I can buy it in the Czech Republic. Then I'll be interested.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      But can you get Apple giftcards in Prague?

      • http://profiles.google.com/ondrej.vagner Ondřej Vágner

        How should I know? Do I look like an iSheep?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

          No, but I was merely curious my friend. :-)

          • dottore

            you don't need to. appstore has built-in feature of "gifting" viewed app. I just used it yesterday actually (and yes, I'm from Czech Republic). I would love to see similar feature directly in google play though, it would be elegant solution for some christmass gifts ;)

            ps: ondrej, I don't know how you look, your avatar is really small, but beware, little more and you might sound like an iDiot. I own android phone and iPod and both systems have their pros and cons.

    • Kieron Quinn

      Hey, it's two years later and you still can't

  • jani jokela

    when to europe?

  • Jose Marie Maquinay

    I hope that the verification of 'country of origin' is the same as the Play Store, so that the guides available in the Internet to how to have complete Play Store features should also work with redeeming gift cards from outside the US.

  • NemaCystX

    I's got Eagle Eyes :) i've been told I can point out details like that in certain things. Thanks for the shoutout ;)

  • john

    this will encourage more people to buy content from the play store, hopefully you can buy the cards/codes online and input them onto your phone

  • ^_^

    Will this work in the play store globally? I mean, if I order one from the US and use it in the Philippines, will it work?

  • AndroidUser101

    I wish it will arrive son in the philippines