As you can see, in this message, Roblox states, “Starting in April 2023, when you redeem a gift card purchased in your local currency you will recieve the equivalent amount of Roblox credit denominated in your local currency.”
Personally, I’ve never really noticed any visual difference through Roblox Gift Card redemptions. A $15 Gift Card is still a $15 Gift Card.
However, I’m assuming this is some change in the background. I’m guessing this means $100 USD was equivalent to some amount of Robux whereas it might have actually been a lower amount in CAD (Canadian Currency), perhaps due to the conversions from USD to CAD. (It’s not only these two currencies; this change may affect all currencies … pounds, dinars, rupees, krona, etc).
With that said, I ask you … do you believe this going to be a benifitial or damaging change to Roblox Gift Cards? Let me know below!
Basically, what Roblox means if that you bought a let’s say £20 gift card when you redeemed it you’d get around 30 dollars. But after April, £1 of gift card credit = £1 Roblox credit, meaning redeeming a £20 gift card after April will give you £20 in Roblox credit.
If you had any remaining Roblox credit in dollars after April, it will convert into £ based on current conversion rates, which isn’t looking good at the moment….
Also, you can only redeem a Roblox gift card from the country you are in, so if you get a card from France, for example, it will not redeem when you are in the UK. Only in France.
So, what are your thoughts on this, do you like it being converted to £ or do you oppose this update? Let me know!
This part over here is a dissapointing change to see from Roblox … what’s the point of “gift cards” when that gifting has just become more limited?
If this change remains, gifting Roblox cards will only be worth it if it were done domestically, because now internationally giftings these cards won’t really be worth it as you may not even be able to redeem it.
This doesn’t make sense to me, in my opinion there was nothing severely wrong with the previous redemption system.
Can anyone help me understand the last line of the below roblox announcement ?
Hello! This is a reminder that beginning the week of April 24, 2023, when you redeem a gift card purchased in your local currency you will receive the equivalent amount of Roblox credit denominated in your local currency - it will no longer be denominated in U.S. Dollars (the date is subject to change and we will notify you of any such change). This means that $1AUD will be redeemable for $1AUD in Roblox credit. This credit will be redeemable for Robux or Robux Premium Subscriptions based on the price of such items in your local currency at the time of redemption (current pricing information can be found at Roblox). Also, any Roblox credit in your account at the time of the change will be converted from U.S. Dollars to the equivalent value of your local currency based on current exchange rates. Please note that the availability and price of Robux and Premium Subscriptions are subject to change.
We also wanted to let you know that as part of the change in our redemption process you will only be able to redeem a gift card that is denominated in the same currency as the country where your Roblox account is registered.
Are they region locking roblox gift cards ? Roblox gift cards are available in few locations only so does that mean that after 24th april the rest of the world cannot redeem gift cards ? If someone gives me a gift card in USD then I cant redeem it in India ?
After reading this topic and the official roblox devforum, Some people said that Roblox makes this change because they don’t want deal with fluctuate exchange rates.
I have a better solution rather than change gift card redemptions process. I will take a look at New Zealand for an example.
So whenever you redeem 10NZ$ Roblox Gift Card in any account (any roblox account registered country), you will get 10$ in Roblox credit. This seems unfair to Roblox, Because they got less profit due to the currency exchange rates when convert back to USD.