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A few days ago Stefan asked me why he couldn't redeem a voucher code or promo code in the Mac App Store on his Mac. These codes are usually in order to be able to download a normally paid app for free or to add iTunes credit to your account, which you can then of course also use to shop in the App Store. His question:
Although I can no matter what Mac and no matter whether under Sierra or High Sierra in the Mac App Enter store promo codes – or codes purchased from the Apple VPP (Volume Purchase Program) – the way you normally redeem codes there, but then nothing happens.
A button "Redeem" used to appear, now there is no button and zero happens after entering the code. Do you know of a bug or something similar?
Unfortunately, my answer wasn't very helpful because I didn't know the bug and couldn't recreate it. However, the solution came a few hours later from Stefan himself and should help you here if you are struggling with the same problem:
I've now solved it with a friend! :-)
Somehow there seems to be a small bug in the Mac App Store when you are logged in with your Apple ID ...
The solution was very simple: I signed out of my account via the taskbar at the top of the "Store" tab in the App Store. Then click on the "Redeem" button and log in again with your Apple ID and password.
Then the field appears in which you can enter the promo code or the code from the Apple VPP store. As soon as you enter something in the field, the redeem button appears again immediately and the download of the corresponding app starts after a click.
Thanks for the tip, Stefan! I hope it helps you with problems with coupon codes from the Mac App Store.
If you have more tips and tricks about the Mac App Store, I look forward to your comment. If there are helpful instructions, I would also be happy to make an extra contribution out of them.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.