Twitch may be free, but it offers plenty of excuses for you to spend some cash. Now there’s a new way to grab some Twitch bucks as the streaming platform just launched its own gift cards.
As the Twitch blog explains, “Sending one of our brand new Twitch gift cards is a great way to help the Twitch fans in your life meet fans like them, support their favorite streamers, and be part of the next big thing right as it’s happening.” There’s multiple “special designs” to choose from, covering graduations and birthdays, as well as more general messages such as congratulations, thank you, and happy holidays.
For now, the Twitch gift cards are only available in digital form and can be loaded with $25, $50, $100, or $200 of credit. In the near future, physical versions of the cards will be made available through Best Buy and GameStop, with a $15 card also available there. We need the pandemic restrictions to lift and those stores to re-open before they appear, though.
As to what gift cards can be used for, Twitch highlights Bits, which class as a virtual good used to Cheer on Twitch. It’s a way to support streamers as well as amplifying your voice in a stream chat. The gift cards can also be redeemed against recurring channel subscriptions, or used to purchase a gift subscription for someone else. If you receive a Twitch gift card, redeeming it is as simple as entering a code (assuming you have a Twitch account). The gift card amount will then appear in your Twitch Wallet and never expires as long as your account remains active.