I used to have an old account and i used the free trial without entering a credit card (I don't have one) but now I have to enter one before the trial! I just want to listen to soundtracks IN ORDER!! (UnderTale)
As an initial payment you can't use gift cards but you can use them in the future. You have to use either a debit card, a credit card, or a PayPal in order to start the free trial. Afterwards you can purchase Spotify gift cards.
Uhhh @jts4jc may other Stars correct me if I am wrong. But he does not need to input a payment method. He can redeem the gift card at any time. BUT! Once the month is over, he can add the payment method or stay free. Gift Cards are only permitted one per account I believe.
To sign up for Spotify you have to have a valid payment option other than a gift card. After signing up you can use a gift card without your credit card ever being charged, but Spotify does require a valid payment option for verification purposes.
I'm sorry but to sign up in Spotify you do not need a payment method. The payment method is ONLY applied when you want to subscribe to Premium. That's the only moment (I am a premium myself). For the use of a gift card, as far as I remember, it's www.spotify.com/redeem.
The verification purposes is for when you want to apply for a free Spotify Month Trial. Gift Cards do not go through the same processing method I believe. Will contact another Star to confirm this, but I firmly believe you don't require the payment method.
You mixed two things mate: "As an initial payment you can't use gift cards but you can use them in the future. You have to use either a debit card, a credit card, or a PayPal in order to start the free trial. Afterwards you can purchase Spotify gift cards."
Gift Cards are not linked to the Spotify Trial, therefore can be redeemed at any time. That's what I was pointing out.
Want to use Premium Trial? Must apply payment method. Want to redeem Gift Card? You should be able to do it at any time 🙂
Just checking in to make sure you are not frustrated with this post thread. Things kind of went off the skids here over the several different ways to pay for and have access to Premium access on the Spotify service, and different parts of the thread answering questions about Premium access on the Spotify service.
Can you post back please if you might be confused?