I’ve had a US iTunes account for quite a while now. It’s been thoroughly useful across the years when I’ve needed to test out an app or service that’s only available in the United States app store.
One of the benefits of having an account is that you can also purchase other content — not just apps — movies and TV episodes in particular. I do find that the UK iTunes Store is a little bit limited now and again, whereas there’s quite a wealth of new content to consume on the US Store.
I’ve kept a balance on my iTunes account for quite a while just in case I needed to buy anything to test. But the other day I thought I’d see if I could download the latest episodes of The Walking Dead (Series 2). Quickly I blew $10 of my $20 available balance.
So I set about looking for a reliable way to get iTunes credit on my US account. The problem I have is that I don’t have an American credit card — you ordinarily need that to buy things. Instead a little while ago I bought some iTunes ‘credit’ from some guy online. That’s the fix. The transaction went fine but I wanted a bit more of a service level. A little bit of confidence, really.
So last night I did a search and came across JerryCards.com (affiliate link) and decided to buy a $25 iTunes card. Of course, since it’s online, the only thing I need is the actual code from the back.
And that’s precisely what ‘Jerry’, the chap who runs the site, offers.
He’ll also set you up an iTunes account too — for $4.99 — if you can’t be bothered to do it yourself.
$25 of credit cost me $31.99. Fair enough. I was happy to pay the premium and did so via PayPal.
Jerry then immediately sent me a scanned image of my $25 iTunes gift card with the code helpfully scratched off and ready to type in.
I’ve now been able to purchase and download a lot more content. So if you’re looking for a service that works, do check it out.
I’d also welcome any recommendations for alternative suppliers.