Does Guitar Tricks offer gift certificates for memberships? Yes, they absolutely do, and they're fairly easy to get.
To access your gift certificate options, visit this page: Guitar Tricks gift certificates
On that page you can either purchase or redeem Guitar Tricks gift certificates, which you can see in the following screenshot:
You can "watch" the article with simple bullet points and summary if you don't want to read the whole thing:
What do Guitar Tricks gift certificates cost?
If you're going to purchase a gift certificate to Guitar Tricks, you essentially have three options to choose from:
- Three months for $59
- Six months for $80
- 12 months for $99 (sometimes $179)
This is a totally valid way of getting one year for just $99, which you can usually only do through promotional offers. The price of a one-year Guitar Tricks gift certificate is $99, though can change back to the regular $179 version, depending on how long they stick with this pricing.
You'll need to check the gift certificate link above to see what kind of pricing they are currently running, as it can change throughout the year.
For more information on getting Guitar Tricks for $99, refer to the link below:
Read more: Can I get Guitar Tricks for $99?
Here's a screenshot of the pricing structure:
The three month option comes out to about $20 per month, while the six month option comes out to about to about $13.30 per month. If you go with the year-long package (12 months), you get each month for about $8.25.
Are there other pricing options?
Aside from the $179 yearly subscription, no.
Guitar Tricks only makes these three fixed prices and time periods available for a gift certificate. Though I would argue that you don't really need custom amounts, especially when the pricing either mirrors or is better than the regular price of membership.
Does a gift certificate provide access to the same type of membership with all the content?
Yes. A Guitar Tricks membership obtained as a result of a gift certificate gives you access to the entire site, without any limitations. Note that there is only one type of membership to Guitar Tricks, which allows you access to the entire site and all the content.
Is it "okay" to buy a gift certificate for yourself and then use the code to get the discount?
If you pay for the gift certificate in full, what you do with it is ultimately up to you. Thus, buying the year-long membership - perhaps to get the cheaper $99 price tag - and then using the gift certificate is totally fine. The issue is more so that a lot of people just don't know that Guitar Tricks offers gift certificates.
Can the gift certificate be emailed?
Yes, the gift certificate can easily be sent via email, immediately upon purchase. If you prefer to hand the person a physical gift certificate, this can be printed out as well.
Once you give a gift certificate, the person who received it will need to sign up for an account, go to the gift page, and then "redeem" the gift certificate using the number provided to them. It's a simple and easy way to gift something useful, and a great way to support music education.
If you have additional questions about Guitar Tricks gift certificates, or the program in general, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.
We always answer comments and will be happy to help out as best we can.
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