Tipping & Charity
Perhaps the easiest, most rewarding way to spend your bitcoins is by paying it forward. Use bitcoin to tip article and blog post authors with the click of a button, or donate to any number of worthy causes. You can also buy Reddit Gold with bitcoin, and give it out as gratitude for the user who posts your favorite cat pictures!
Set up charitable donations through our API.
Common Household Items
With over a million products for sale, all available in bitcoin, Overstock.com has you covered.
While we wait for stores like Amazon and BestBuy to accept bitcoin directly, some enterprising folks have found a workaround. Use bitcoin to purchase gift cards from services like eGifter, or Gyft and then redeem them at Amazon, BestBuy, and hundreds of other popular retailers.
Companies like Microsoft, have recently started offering games and other apps for bitcoin. Others like this Minecraft server are actually using the bitcoin network to power their in-game currency!
Download our mobile app for IOS or Android and take your bitcoins with you to any of these Bitcoin Restuarants. Or try a Coffee Shop, including this one in Prague that only accepts bitcoin!
You can pay for a hotel with Expedia or book a flight with CheapAir. Car dealerships are also getting into the swing of things, and while paying for fuel directly with bitcoin hasn’t happened yet, there are machines in the works! Not to be outdone, if you’ve got that kind of bitcoin, Virgin Galactic will take you to Space. And that about covers it! Ok, it doesn’t really, as this is just the tip of the iceberg, and more and more businesses are accepting bitcoin every day. Find out how easy it can be for your business to accept bitcoin here.
How do I spend bitcoin?
In some ways, paying with bitcoin is similar to sending an email, except that instead of sending a message to an email address, you’re sending an amount of money to a bitcoin address.
One of the nice things about paying with bitcoin is that you don’t need to give up as much personal information. You only need to give your name and address if you’re purchasing physical goods. If it’s a digital item, then your email will usually suffice, and if you’re making a donation, you may not need to provide any information at all.
After you provide the required information, rather than asking for a credit card number, the website will display the bitcoin payment information which will consist of at least one of the following:
- A link to “Sign in to Coinbase”
- A QR Code
- A Bitcoin address
At this stage, the process may differ slightly depending on the type of bitcoin wallet you’re using.
Pay with your Coinbase Wallet
If the merchant you’re paying is using Coinbase to accept bitcoin payments and you also have a funded Coinbase account, you can complete the checkout by simply signing in to your Coinbase account and confirming the order. Once you confirm the order, the process is finished and the merchant will be notified of your payment.