Normally, the process of redeeming an iTunes code can be a bit of a pain for those of us with the best decoding eyes, but with the recent overhaul of iTunes, Apple has made this much easier. As long as you have a recently produced iTunes card that has a box across the code, when you go to redeem the code on a Mac or PC, you can scan it via webcam and it's as simple as this:
Super cool! It hadn't even occurred to me until I saw it while blog surfing that this new feature is actually assistive technology...it has been mentioned that this new code-scanning element will be of great assistance to the visually impaired and those with dyslexia.
So, be sure to update to iTunes 11, which is important software to have on your computer in case anything goes wrong with your iPad, and I still prefer it as a way to back up my devices rather than buying more iCloud space. Here's a nice tutorial.
Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday break!