While I was in Sydney, I spotted some iTunes Music Cards. I consider them something like gift certificates. It’s a well-designed … uhm … piece of cardboard 😉 , something elegantly created, something you’d expect from a Steve Jobs / Apple company.
iTunes Music Card
A gift that’s music to their ears.
piece of cardboard iTunes Music Card explains how to activate the card (present the piece of cardboard to cashier, pay for it), and then receive a code either printed on the Music Card or issued by the cashier. The code will give you access to iTunes Music Store.
Isn’t that quite an idea? An elegant gift for today’s techie. And it doesn’t require any online purchases by the gift giver. No surfing needed, no credit card required.
G-Cash Gift Cards?
Maybe this is the way for G-Cash gift certificates. Buy it over the counter, get an elegant “gift-able” card that can be physically presented to a loved one.
Alternatively, the G-Cash gift certificate can be sent via mobile, with a special intro or Christmas greeting (or MMS or picture message) from the sender or from Globe.
In essence, the G-Cash gift certificate is similar to the cellphone call cards which were very popular prior to electronic load, circa 1998-2001.
I say, bring back those cards, but package them as gift certificates for Christmas. Send the gift certificate number and the PIN to a loved one and that’s equivalent to giving a G-Cash aguinaldo. This is one way to increase the amount of G-Cash currency in the G-Cash network.
What’s interesting is exploring new ways of cashing-in (convert cash to G-Cash) into the G-Cash network. What we’re searching for is an elegant method of infusing more currency into the G-Cash economy.
The gift certificate idea isn’t new. I’ve written about G-Cash gift certificates last year.
But the iTunes cards ““ ah, gives me the chills: Steve Jobs and I think similarly! Heheheh.
What’s your idea?