Yesterday my brother in law gave me an iTunes gift card for my birthday. As you might have read from my previous post, I just got into the whole iTunes thing so I was very excited to redeem my card and start downloading more music, TV shows and movies.
I peeled the card from the cardboard backing. I was expecting to see my redemption code. Instead I found another hurdle between me and my downloadable media. There was a large gray box. Per the instructions on the card, I was to scratch off the gray coating to obtain my code. It suggested that I use a coin. All my coins are in my piggy bank.
What I had was a Steinlager bottle cap. The bottle cap tore through the gray coating a little too well. Not only did it scratch the coating… it scratched off the label that contained the code.