Apple Offer Codes are a great way to help you acquire, retain, or winback subscribers. You can offer special reduced prices on a subscription or provide free access for a limited time. Here is how to find and configure offer codes in App Store Connect.
1. Login to App Store Connect.
2. Pick your app from the Apps list.
3. Scroll down to ‘Subscriptions’ in the left hand menu.
4. Then pick the Subscription Group your product is located in.
5. Click on the Subscription product you want to add an Offer Code for.
6. Scroll down to ‘Subscription Prices’ and then click ‘View all Subscription Pricing’.
7. Click ‘Offer Codes’.
8. Click ‘Set up Offer Codes’.
9. First, let’s setup a winback offer for Expired Subscribers. To do this, provide a name for your Offer. This name used for reporting and internal management. Then select ‘Expired subscribers’ from the checklist. Decide if you want subscribers to also be eligible for introductory offers with this code. Then click ‘Next’.
10. Then select the countries or regions of availability.
11. Select the Offer Type. For our Winback offer, we will choose Free for 1 Month. But you could also select ‘Pay as you go’ or ‘Pay up front’ for a discounted rate.
12. Confirm your Offer Price and ‘Submit’ to create the Offer.
13. Now that the offer is created, we need to create codes so customers can redeem. To do this, click the name of the new offer.
14. Decide whether you want to create one-time use codes or custom codes.
One-time use codes are perfect for email or SMS marketing and are unique to each customer. One-time codes expire up to 6 months after creation.
Custom codes are memorable codes that can be redeemed by multiple customers. An example would be ‘SPRINGSALE’. Custom codes can be edited to control how many customers redeem it, when it expires, and more.
You can create both one-time use and custom Apple offer codes for the same offer.
15. To create one-time codes, click ‘Create One-Time Use Codes’ from the Offer page.
16. Pick the number of codes to create for this marketing ‘batch’. Need more than 25k? Create multiple batches. However be aware that your app can’t have more than 150,000 codes redeemed in a given quarter, so watch your limits!
Then pick an expiration date for the codes. The codes will automatically expire in 6 months.
Finally, click ‘Create’.
17. You will see a batch of one-time use codes available. Click ‘Download’ to get a .csv file of the codes and the unique redemption URL that can be inserted into your marketing campaigns. Note: it can take up to an hour before the Apple offer codes are available to be redeemed by customers.
18. To create Custom Codes, click ‘Create Custom Codes’ from the offer page.
19. Enter a name for the code. It should be memorable and short, such as ‘SPRING23SALE’. Be careful! This name can’t be edited once you create it and if you want to use it for another code, you must deactivate this code first.
Select the redemption limit for this code. This controls how many users can redeem it and counts against your 150,000 app redemption limit for the quarter.
Then select an expiration date. If you want the code to expire, you must pick a date within the next 6 months. Otherwise you can choose ‘No End Date’ if the code should always exist. Be careful! The expiration date can’t be edited.
Finally, click ‘Create’ to finish. Note: it can take up to an hour before the code is available to be redeemed by customers.
Now you have offer codes created! There are 2 ways to redeem Apple offer codes: direct URL and redemption sheet
The direct URL route is ideal for email or SMS marketing. Grab the Offer Code URL from the top of the offer page and replace ‘CODE’ with either the One-Time Use Code for a particular customer or a Custom code for a promo event. When a user clicks this URL they will be taken to the app store with this code prefilled.
Redemption sheet allows a user to manually type in a code that they’ve received from you at an event, through SMS or push messaging, or from support. Users can either redeem the code through the “Redeem Gift Card or Code” page in their App Store account settings or in your app if you have implemented the
There you have it! All the steps required to setup Apple Offer Codes in 2023.
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