If you buy apps, music or anything else from the iTunes music or app stores, then these offers, flash sales, discounts and deals are a chance to save on both iTunes codes and cards.
I’ll never pay full price for an iTunes card or code. Pretty much every week there’s a way to save, though perhaps only 5%. But if you’re prepared to wait you can sometimes get 20% off codes – however these are much rarer in 2017 than previous years.
Current cheap iTunes voucher offers and gift card deals are (quick links):
- The best iTunes voucher code discounts and deals
- Physical gift card deals – 10% Boots – in store only
- Apple Music offers
Don’t forget to read my Ways to listen to music for less post too for the cheapest ways to stream music or buy MP3s and CDs.
One of the best ways to save is to buy a code which gets emailed to you almost immediately.
You can frequently save through Zeek, Quidco and CDKeys. Tesco and Paypal don’t have deals right now, but they often do from time to time, and I’ll update when they do.
Here is my pick of current iTunes code discounts.
If you’ve not used cashback sites Quidco or Topcashback before, new users can get a bonus back to their account when they shop at thousands of retailers – including iTunes. For Quidco (min spend £5) you’ll get a bonus £10. For Topcashback it’s also a £10 bonus but with a £10 min spend.
You’ll also get an extra 7% off the total spend.
Zeek is a clever website/app where people can buy and sell unwanted gift vouchers. There are usually iTunes codes and cards reduced here, though it’s pot luck what’s available when you check in.
Discounts go up and down so you need to check to see the latest price cut. You can currently get 5% off £25 and 6% off £50 or £100 codes, which is an OK discount. Usually the rate is 8% or 12% off, and I’ve seen it go as high as 20%.
Also, first-time users of Zeek can save even more. Use the code CLEVERCASH to get £5 credit on your first order. There’s a minimum spend of £45 here, though you can use this on muiitple cards. Just go via the link below to download the app or use the website.
This is a bit of a weird one. If you have a phone with O2 you can buy iTunes codes via “Charge to Mobile”. This basically puts the payment on your monthly bill.
Now, if you subscribe to iTunes codes and buy between £10 and £30 of iTunes code this way for three months, you’ll get the fourth month free. This works out as 25% off the total cost.
Your subscription needs to be the same amount every month for those three months. You can cancel the subscription at any time.
You need to either have a monthly O2 contract or a pay as you go SIM.
CDKeys used to be a fantastic place to save on digital iTunes codes, however there is rarely any stock nowadays, and the discounts are very low.
If there is stock, then you can claim 5% off your first order by liking the retailer on Facebook. However I think you’re better off using Zeek above.
The current discounts before applying the 5% code are:
- £50 for £49.49
- £25 for £24.79
- £15 for £14.90
To get the full discount you must “like” CD Keys on Facebook. Then come back here and click through to shop.
They also sell cheaper codes for Google Play, XboxLive, Playstation Network, Facebook and Steam.
*Use Nectar points
If you’re frustrated with places to use your Nectar points, you can now cash them out for iTunes codes. However, the value of the points is the same as if you spend them in Sainsbury’s or elsewhere.
There are less of these deals than their used to be but Boots, WH Smiths, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco will run 10% to 15% off sales a few times a year.
Apple Music is iTunes rival to Spotify. There are plenty of deals out there for Apple Music gift cards, essentially covering the subscription cost. I’ll update here with the latest.
Until last year you could get a £25 iTunes code for £17 with Tesco Clubcard points – but sadly this offer as ended.
However, you can get double value – or even more – on many other exchanges. See my guide for the best uses of clubcard points.