Google on Christmas day has quietly announced via its Google Play Google Plus page that its Play Store Gift Cards are available for purchase from a variety of third-party retail partners including Target, GameStop, Radio Shack, Walmart and others. Here’s one such status update on the Google Plus page:
Need a last minute #holiday gift? Get Google Play gift cards, now available at Target, +GameStop, +RadioShack and +Walmart. Find a retailer near you: US-http://goo.gl/KMvvy.
Available in three versions, $10, $25 and $50, the Gift Cards can be used to purchase all kinds of digital content from the Play Store including apps, music tracks, movies and books.
In addition to brick-and-mortar stores, Play Store Gift Cards can also be purchased online from Target and Walmart, so you have plenty of options of offering them to loved ones and friends that are part of the Android Play Store ecosystem.
Unfortunately, the company did not announce similar partnerships with international third-party retailers, so those of you that read this news from outside the U.S. will still have to wait for Google to expand its Gift Cards business to your country.
Have you purchased any Gift Cards from Google’s retail partners? How much did you spend on Play Store content this Christmas?