So I have "2 Credits" showing on the top right of the iTunes Store screen. I've purchased music, but that hasn't changed the number of credits. Are the credits specifically to be used for certain items, if so how do I know what items?

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From https://discussions.apple.com/message/11510256#11510256

It means that your next two purchases of that type won't be charged to a credit card or count against a gift card balance. They are sometimes granted by the iTunes Store staff.

Screenshot: screenshot From https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100207142341AA3Kh6k

It means you can get one[in your case 2] song download using that credit.


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From http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/itunes-is-displaying-5-credits-next-to-my-email-address-in-store-what-does-it-mean.1478823/

5[in your case 2] free downloads. Did you report any problems with a purchase to them recently? They give them out for that kind of thing sometimes.

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  • This does not tell me how I know what I can use them for... do I just have to go buy every type of media to figure it out?
    – CJT3
    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 17:10
  • @CharlesJohnThompsonIII Try clicking on it. What does it say then?
    – airsquared
    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 17:11
  • Nothing, it's not a button.
    – CJT3
    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 17:11
  • Re: your edit, no it does not mean I can get one song. As I said in the details of my question, I've tried purchasing songs from the iTunes Store and it charges my card, the number of credits does not change.
    – CJT3
    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 17:19

I clicked on Account at the bottom of the page and it took me to a page and under Apple ID Summary, it says Apple ID Balance: 1 Movie Rental. I think this credit is only good for rental maybe?

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