What Can I Use Bitcoin For?

Gift Cards for Almost Anything!

Many gift card sites let you buy discount cards to save money while shopping at your favorite retailer or using your favorite service. But they don’t all accept bitcoin and/or other cryptocurrencies.

Bitrefill

Bitrefill is designed to let you “live on crypto.” The site takes payment in Bitcoin as well as Ethereum, Dash, Dogecoin, and Litecoin. You can now also use USD or EUR.

eGifter

eGifter lets you buy gift cards with crypto including BTC, BCH, XRP, ETH, LTC and Dash, as well as PayPal, Venmo, ApplePay, Visa, MC, AmEx and Discover.

Gyft

Gyft lets you purchase with Bitcoin as well as ApplePay, PayPal, Visa, MC, AmEx and Discover. You can buy digital gift cards from over 200 retailers, including Target, Sears, Whole Foods, Sephora, eBay, Best Buy, Walmart, Lowe’s, Domino’s and Southwest Airlines.

MyBitcards / CardCash

These websites are connected, and while the payment methods are limited (just Bitcoin, PayPal or credit card), the reported card selection wins first place. They claim to offer cards for 1100+ retailers, including Target, Home Depot, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, American Airlines, McDonald’s, CVS and many more. But the selection varies depending on what people have sold to the site.

Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces

You can also sometimes buy or sell select gift cards for crypto at peer-to-peer (P2P) exchanges. But this is a lot more challenging to navigate, and you’re dealing directly with the seller, which has pros and cons.

Paxful

Paxful is a well-known P2P exchange, but consider this type of platform a bit of a Wild West. You know … rules don’t apply. “You pays your money and you takes your chances.”

Purse

A new twist on P2P, Purse has one purpose: to trade crypto for Amazon purchases. Yes, just Amazon, and yes, you have to buy with crypto. And yes, you’re buying the item, not the gift card. We’re not sure why, but that’s the model. Purse is basically an Amazon shopping interface with a discounted personal shopper.

Redeeem

Redeeem is basically a P2P version of a standard gift card site … the difference being you are negotiating with the seller directly and not purchasing from Redeeem.

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