As a Gift
You can give a Gift Card to a friend for them to spend as they want. You can also print out the gift card, which is credit-card sized, and give it physically to them.
To avoid separate charges to your credit card
You can buy yourself a Gift Card, so that you can group separate purchases into one charge on your credit card.
As a corporate promotion, billed-for-usage
Several companies have wanted to give away a "$20 gift certificate" at their conferences, as an incentive for people to come to the conference. We now offer this, and can either give you a list of gift card numbers, or physical, pre-printed cards that you can give away.
Instead of paying for the value of the cards given away, you are only charged for the actual usage of the cards. Since most people will never get around to using the gift card you give them, the actual cost to the company is much lower.
As a Fund-Raising Gift for a Charity
If you run a charity that has gifts for certain donation sizes, or if you auction off donated goods to raise money, talk to us. We can provide you (at no cost to you) with gift cards that will provide an incentive to people to give to your charity.
As a first-time-user co-promotion
If you want to provide your customers with some legal music. For example, if you sell an MP3 player, you could include a gift card in your packaging, so that new users of your device can get started for free.
How this feature works:
Gift cards are created either by:
2) contacting us to make any number of gift cards for you at whatever amount you desire, either paid-ahead-of-time, or we-bill-you-for-usage. We can provide you with pre-printed labels that you can affix to your materials, an excel spreadsheet of the numbers, or pre-printed cards. If we are billing you for the actual usage, you will get an excel spreadsheet from us showing every card you were given, which were used, for how much, and exactly which albums were purchased by which people.
To use a gift card:
1) Gift card status: at the gift cards menu (which you reach from any "buy" page) you can find out the status of your gift card, including how much money is left on the card, as well as a log of all activity on the card.
2) Add to your gift card. Also available from the gift card menu, you can "top up" your gift card to any amount.
3) Lost your gift card? if you gave us your email address on a previous gift card purchase, you can now retrieve your gift card by providing us that email address. Your gift card numbers are then emailed to you.