Of course, existing users benefit from a Setapp gift card the same way new users do; no worries! So, how will your current subscription plan intersect with the gift card value? In this article, we'll try to cover all existing scenarios, but you're always welcome to contact our support team to get more information.
You use Setapp on trial
Usually, the trial period lasts 7 days. If you got a Setapp gift card during the trial period, you don't have to wait until the free days expire. You can activate the card right away, and we'll add the days left from your trial to the gifted period. In other words, all your free days stay with you.
You use a specific subscription plan
Setapp recalculates the gift card value to fit your current plan. We do it to ensure you have access to all features and devices you love in Setapp. To find out the period you get, divide the gift card value on your plan value.
$9.99 or $27.97 worth
If you got a $9.99 or $27.97 gift card, then recalculation applies per monthly cost.
Consider the following example: you have a "Mac + iOS" subscription that costs $12.49 per month. Your friend sends you a $27.97 gift card. To recalculate the subscription duration, we must do the following calculation: $27.97 / $12.49 = 2.24 months = 2 months and 8 days. In this case, Setapp will apply the gift card for 2 months and 8 days of your "Mac + iOS" subscription plan.
If you got a year gift card, recalculation applies for a year's cost regardless of your current subscription period and subscription plan.
Consider the following example: you have a "Power Plan" subscription at cost $14.99 per month. Your friend sends a $107.88 Setapp gift card for your Birthday. To recalculate the subscription duration, let's find out the yearly cost of your subscription: $14.99 * 12 = $179.88 per year. Then we execute the dividing: $107.88 / $179.88 = 0.6 year = 7 months and 7 days. In this case, we remain a monthly "Power Plan" as your subscription plan, but Setapp will apply the gift card for 7 months and 7 days.
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