It Can Save You Money
There’s another big advantage to Apple’s in-app purchasing system that many people don’t realize, and that’s the fact that you can use Apple Gift Cards and other promotional offers to pay for anything on the App Store, whether it’s your Apple Music subscription or simply Robux in Roblox.
It’s fairly commonplace to see stores like Costco offering discounts of 10% or more on iTunes Store gift cards, and Apple routinely offers its own 10% promotions when you add funds directly to your Apple ID. These offers work by giving you more App Store dollars for your actual money — you’re either paying $90 for a $100 gift card or getting $110 for every $100 you add to your balance — so you’ll spend the same dollar figures in apps and games, but you’ll have paid less to acquire those dollars.
While it’s unclear if these offers will be as frequent with Apple’s transition to its universal gift cards, for now at least you can take advantage of these offers to easily save 10% and sometimes even more on anything you’re buying through an in-app purchase. These offers are always irrespective of any discounts that developers may offer directly, so they can even be stacked on top of those discounts, and the key is that they work anywhere. A discount on V Bucks is only good in Fortnite, a discount on App Store credit is good for anything that Apple sells on the App Store.