They don't make it "hard"; they make it impossible. I have two gift cards (one with a left-over balance after a one-year subscription started in 2022, plus a new one) which, combined, has more than enough for a one-year subscription. However, Pandora steadfastly refuses to allow two gift cards to be used to pay for a single subscription. Instead, they only let me buy monthly subscriptions (which, of course, are more expensive than a full year's subscription). I'll be sure to tell people to not buy me any more Pandora gift cards because of this policy. It's great for Pandora (more money!) but bad for subscribers (pay us more!).
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