About gift subscriptions

With subscription gifting, you can gift a membership subscription to another Medium user for one year.

Gift a subscription

  1. Access your Medium account and go to medium.com/gift-plans.
  2. Enter the recipient's name, email address, as well as your contact information.
  3. Click Continue to payment and choose your payment information.
  4. Once payment is completed, the gift code will be sent to the recipient's email address at the scheduled time.
Can I gift a subscription for one month?

At this time, gifting is only supported for annual subscription plans.

Can I receive an invoice for my purchase?

Once the gift is purchased, you can generate an invoice from your billing history.

Do you offer group gifts?

If you need more than 11 gift memberships, please submit a ticket with us for further details.

Do gift codes expire?

Gift codes do not expire.

Redeem a subscription code

  1. Go to medium.com/redeem.
  2. Enter your gift code and click Start my membership.
I already have an active membership subscription. Can I use the gift I received?

The gift code can only be claimed by a Medium user without an active membership subscription. If you are already a Medium member, cancel your subscription to be able to redeem your gift code once your current subscription ends.

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  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture and click Settings.
  2. In the Membership and payment section, click Cancel your membership.

Note: If you purchased your membership through iTunes or Google Play Store, you'll need to cancel your subscription directly through that service.

How do I redeem a gift code in the Medium app?
There is no way to redeem your gift code directly in the Medium app. You can open the link medium.com/redeem in a web browser (either on a computer or mobile device) while logged in to your Medium account to redeem your code.
Do I need to connect a credit card to be able to redeem the code?
No. Redeeming a subscription code activates a non-recurring subscription plan for one year, and after that time it will cancel automatically unless you decide to renew it.
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