Apple now selling iBooks gift cards

Just in time for the holiday season, Apple is now selling iBooks gift cards. They have been spotted at Apple stores, Target stores, and Best Buy stores. These will pair very nicely with iPad gifts.

There was some confusion as to whether iTunes gift cards could be used to buy iBooks since iBooks are not purchasable on a desktop - they must be bought in the iBooks store on an iPad or iPhone. The answer is yes, you can, but this makes it easy for those who are not sure and want to gift a book.

Anyone planning to pick up some iBooks gift cards for your iPad-weilding family and friends? Whose hoping to receive one as a gift?

[iLounge via TUAW]

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Tim says:

I saw these in a Target store 2 weeks ago. My first thought was, Why not just use a regular iTunes gift card? Can the iBook cards be used for music or apps? I think I would prefer the regular card and the option to choose what I purchase rather than being locked into a book purchase.

Chris says:

@Tim. These will work with anything on the iTunes store. There are iTunes cards out there with TV show and movie designs too. This is more to promote the iBooks store, but like I said, they will work with anything on the sore

Julidia says:

This Holiday Season, buy/sell unwanted gift cards locally using free service at www money4cards com
If you have unused coupons or gift certificates, you can sell them to people you would pay good bucks for it.
Have fun:-)

Crunch says:

The genius Apple marketing machine scores another winner. Just look at the card and packaging. That alone will make people smile. They're just great at this, and so many other things.

hmorris94 says:

Been on sale for a while now.

Debbi says:

Can you purchase ibooks with a itune gift card?

Juanita Harrison says:

Sup thanks for the facts . I 'm constantly trying to look out for bargains too. How long does it usually take to receive these coupons? .

Billy Haque says:

can u use a visa gift card to buy ibooks?

מצברים מצבר למכונית says:

Its such as you read my mind! You appear to understand so much about this, like you wrote the ebook in it or something. I feel that you just could do with some p.c. to pressure the message home a little bit, but other than that, that is wonderful blog. A great read. I'll certainly be back.