How to redeem a Google Play Store gift card outside of the US

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It has been quite a while since Google introduced the gift card feature in United States and and much more recently, United Kingdom. The company has not introduced the feature to any other region of the world, and does not allow users to redeem gift cards from unsupported geographical regions as well, which is quite frustrating. 

Thankfully, it is quite easy to redeem gift cards if you are living outside the US or U.K. Right now, the solution floating around the Internet is to actually create a new Gmail account using a U.S VPN and then redeem the gift card to that account. However, you can easily redeem a gift card from your existing Google account by following a few steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Head over to Tunnel Bear’s website to download and install their desktop client for your PC. Sign up/sign in, select the US Proxy and toggle the switch to On position.

Step 2: Open a new Incognito window on your browser and head over to wallet.google.com, and click on the Gear icon on the top right of the page.

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Step 3: Google will be displaying your Home address and Country. Edit it, and select United States as your home country. You will need to enter a fake US address along with a phone number for this step. Google around if you cannot come up with a fake address and phone number. Make sure to click on the Save button once you have entered all the details.

Step 4: Similarly, under Payment methods, add a new credit card and use a fake US billing address. After saving the details, make sure to set it as the default card.

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Step 5: Now, proceed to play.google.com and select the ‘Redeem’ option on the left side. Enter the Play Store redeem coupon and you’re done!

Keep in mind that you cannot change your primary address until you spend the Play Store credit balance is nil. If you hit a road block, drop in a comment and we will be happy to help you!

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  • Ignacio Chiappe

    It worked! Actually not necessary to add a credit card number. I just needed to install TunnelBear on my Android, in order to connect the VPN while buying an app. Otherwise it won’t let me use the Play Store credit

    • sabir

      Can you elaborate on your process? I mean the detailed steps?

  • Phage

    The credit has been added to my account, but everytime I try to purchase an app, i receive an error saying ‘We couldn’t start your purchase because of a technical issue.’ and payment method is declined too.

  • darryn

    my credit card wont work at all for it
    any 1 help

  • JACK

    THX ALOT I FINALLY CAN REDEEM MY GOOGLE PLAY GIFT CARD

  • gulam

    if i give fake mobile number then how can i get sms from google account for conformation or veryfaction

  • raj gaudel

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  • satchpangit

    can i just use vpn proxy/softether then relog my current g-mail? the currency changes but i got no idea if it will work