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You may have received a $10 store gift card from Microsoft and not even realized it. The company has been hiding them behind special links in emails during the holiday season, the same ones you may have sent to the trash bin without knowing there was anything more to the email than an advertisement to shop at the Microsoft Store. Whether you can still redeem the gift card is another matter (more on that in a minute). However, it's worth digging in your inbox and/or digital trash bin, as it only takes a few seconds to find out. Apparently there are multiple emails with hidden gift card links, too. A user on Reddit brought it to widespread attention by posting a copy of his email, with instructions... Read more...
From a consumer's perspective, free radio is rad, provided you're willing to put up with ads and arbitrary restrictions. But on the other side of the equation, the real money is in subscriptions. To help encourage music lovers to open up their wallets, streaming music provider Spotify is now selling gift cards, though you can only purchase one at Target. "Cards are redeemable for new and current Spotify Premium subscribers to enjoy access to millions of tracks, off-line playback, no ads, full mobile access and much more," Spotify said in a blog post. Spotify gift cards are available in $10, $30, and $60 denominations. Premium accounts run $9.99 per month and include full mobile support, an offline... Read more...
Android fans will be thrilled to learn that Google is finally getting on the ball with Google Play cards, which you'll soon be able to purchase in $10, $25, and $50 denominations. These are exactly as rumored last week, and now confirmed by Google. "Over the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out Google Play gift cards in stores across the U.S. We’ve teamed up with Target, GameStop and RadioShack to offer $10, $25 and $50 Google Play gift cards, and Walmart.com will start offering them later this month," Google announced on its Google+ page. Android users can redeem Google Play gift card currency to purchase music, movies, books, apps, games and more (as stated right on the bottom of... Read more...