I have a free app with one in app purchase option, and I'd like to offer that IAP for free to some helpful users. In iTunes Connect it appears I can generate promo codes but those codes appear to be for the app itself (which, again, is free so I don't get it.)

Google searching brings up all sorts of claims that Apple doesn't allow you to create promo codes for in app purchases, but those threads are a couple of years old now. Can promo codes be created for IAP or is it just for apps themselves?

  • Couldn't you try and 'hard code it' yourself. I mean create a text input box that takes in a promo code and if code matches what you have stored then do everything that the in app purchase would've done.
    – Racing121
    Mar 13, 2016 at 0:04
  • Yes that's true. Ideally each developer wouldn't have to implement that on each app, but it is a good workaround. Mar 13, 2016 at 0:33

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It's possible since October 28, 2016, see Apple's guide.

iTunes Connect screenshot


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