Of course, existing users benefit from a Setapp gift card in the same way as new users do, no worries about that! However, you might want to know in detail how your current subscription plan will intersect with the subscription plan provided as a gift. 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 from 7 to 14 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 now 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 have a different subscription plan
If you got a gift card with a different subscription plan from what you have now, the gifted period would be recalculated to fit your current plan. We do it to ensure that you have access to all features and devices you love in Setapp.
1-, 3-, or 6-month gift card
If you got a gift card for a 1-, 3-, or 6-month subscription period, then recalculation applies per month cost.
Consider the following example: you have a "Mac + iOS" subscription for $12.49 per month. Your friend sends you a 3-month Wedding gift card for the Mac subscription plan, which costs $9.99 per month, or $29.97 per 3 months. To recalculate the subscription duration, let's find out the cost of your subscription for 3 months: $12.49 * 3 = $37.43. In this case, we remain your "Mac + iOS" subscription plan, but the gift card will be applied for 2 months and 12 days.
12-months gift card
If you got a year gift card, recalculation applies for a year cost regardless of your actual subscription period and cost.
Consider the following example: you have a "Power Plan" subscription for $14.99 per month. Your friend sends a 12-month Birthday gift card for the Mac subscription plan, which costs $107.88 per year. To recalculate the subscription duration, let's find out the yearly cost of your subscription: $14.99 * 12 = $179.88 per year. In this case, we remain "Power Plan" as your subscription plan, but the gift card will be applied for 7 months and 6 days.