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Pay for groceries with bitcoin via eGifter's new Walmart giftcard

Pay for groceries with bitcoin via eGifter's new Walmart giftcard submitted by EmBTC to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Big new brands added to eGifter...get the "maxx" for your bitcoin

Start your holiday shopping early...we are excited to announce we have added about a dozen new brands including T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Marshalls, Adidas, Black Angus Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, Lane Bryant, JiffyLube and more! We are always looking for your feedback so please let us know what other brands or features you would like to see. Thanks!
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Amazon signs deal with eGifter to accept bitcoin for gift cards | News

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BITCOIN LEGACY

Hey /btc,
You gotta few minutes?
I’ve been out of the crypto game for just over 3 years now. Why? I lost everything during the Big Block War and the subsequent Bitfinex hack back in ’16. Subsequently, I climbed out of that rabbit hole, battered and bruised, and well.. jumped right down another. Since then, I’ve been lost in the realm of the decentralized web, you know, IPFS, Swarm, Zeronet, BitTorrent, Dat, etc, etc, (but NO TOR, stayed the fuck away from the dark web shit) until late 2019.
So to start this new year and this new decade, I’m looking to see what’s NEW in crypto. For starters, I see Blockstream WON!! Which is kinda the basis of this post. Perhaps, it’s just time to call Bitcoin what it is, a “Legacy”, and move on. At least, that’s what I think would be the most honorable thing to do.
The promise of Bitcoin, at least to me, was a means of open commerce that couldn’t be censored by private corporations. NOT governments. I never had any interest in those “questionable” activities that would eventually draw attention (and a knock at the door). I just needed to avoid the ToS on the app stores of Amazon, Apple and Google. (a story for another time perhaps)
But from what I see today, I just can’t figure out how Bitcoin will EVER fulfill my wishes. Well.. at least not so long as Blockstream exists.
Sooo, I came up with what I think is pretty damn good plan to COMPLETELY DESTROY THEM. ALL OF THEM!!
No, no, no, this is not THAT kinda post. Just wanted to make sure I had your attention.
All I’m saying is, let’s finally give Bitcoin its “proper" designation. Bitcoin Legacy will live forever!! Well.. at least for as long as the HODLers keep HODLing. Sooo.. you know.. FOREVER!!
(btw, does anyone else view HODLing as akin to collectible trading cards??)
Anyway, I’d like to put forth my TOP5 PICKS for which dirty, filthy alt-coins I think “may” have a shot at continuing MY dream of decentralized commerce:
  1. Liquid (is this considered an alt-coin? or we all stickin’ with “Layer 2” for now?)
  2. Bitcoin Cash (the one you know and love)
  3. Tether (you've met Bitfinex, haven't you?)
  4. USDC (does this coin/token have a cool nickname?)
  5. and Dai (the only decentralized stablecoin, as far as I know)
Liquid
I really don’t know anything about them. I just found out that Liquid is NOT the Lightning Network? ummm? okay? In regards to the LN, regardless of the eloquent speech I recently watched (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4TjfaLgzj4) from Andreas defending the tech, I just ain’t buying it. Don’t know exactly why, but it all feels very wrong to me. All of his points, all of his arguments made perfect sense to me. However, AFTER watching, I still couldn’t help but think to myself, “yeeeaahhhhhbbbuutttttnnnooooooo…”
Maybe this Liquid IS better than LN? I dunno. Certainly not expecting any cheers from the /btc crowd, but one or two “reasonably" unbiased opinions would be absolutely wonderful. Liquid is the one I have the most questions about. Thanks in advance!
Bitcoin Cash
Nothing really to say here that you all don’t already know. I started using BCH (well when I found it in my blockchain.info account) after BitPay started accepting it for deposits, and well.. I haven’t looked back. It just kinda works perfectly. You know? And I think people like that.
I used to love talking to EVERYONE about Bitcoin, especially my Uber drivers, whom I’d usually tip $5 bucks in BTC. I’d routinely carry a stash of Bitcoin Magazine which I’d give out throughout each day. But more recently, I find myself talking to people about “smart contracts” on Ethereum, as their eyes slowly roll to the back of their heads. Why would I give anyone BTC, for what, to fuckin HODL?
My question here is, “what could I tell an Uber driver today about crypto, that would actually make them give a fuck?” WHAT CAN THEY DO WITH IT, PRACTICALLY?? heavy emphasis on the word “practical”. Please, NO ROADMAPS, NO TECHNICAL MUMBO JUMBO, just something of “real use” and/or of “real value”. eg. I used to get pretty good discounts using eGifter back in the day; that was valuable. Any Amazon discounts today? is purse.io “practical”? never actually used it.
Tether
From the same people that “stole” 30% of my money and didn’t give a fuck. I get it though. They were the first stablecoin. So I’m NOT gonna hate on them. But I’m also never gonna use em, EVER!! (ugh, I guess I’m still pretty salty over the whole thing)
USDC
Backed by Coinbase (ewww) and Circle (I thought I heard they left crypto). Its fully regulated in the US, so that’s a good thing, right? I mean, you gotta have options, and I think this IS a reasonable option for people that want to feel “safe” and hold crypto without volatility. Anything else I need to know???
Dai
This is by far my favorite. Sorry BCH. The irony here is that I’ve never actually used it in commerce. So why the love? I just can’t get over their technicals. IMHO, it’s the “perfect” coin for use with smart contracts. Plus, they just went multi-collateral, which I think is pretty f’in awesome. Still, I just don’t actually see this getting used in the "real-world" of commerce. Am I wrong? Also, would something like Dai (a decentralize stablecoin) be possible on BCH’s SLP? Just heard about SLP, like a few days ago.
I'm really looking forward to getting back into crypto for the start of this new decade. Ain’t gonna lie, still pretty salty over 2016, but perhaps it’s time to move on. And in full disclosure, I just started a sub /Telr with the intention of repurposing some of my old tech in this new Bitcoin Legacy world that we live in.
Cheers!
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It's Time to Let Everyone in on Litecoin's Biggest Secret

Fellow Consumers,
It's possible that you might be getting a little upset at the current BTC fees. Please assist me in sending, or editing as you see fit, this drafted outline and email to whichever business you feel would benefit from using Litecoin instead. Or you can make a video, or tweet the link, or 100 other things. Just help in bringing attention to Litecoin in BTC's mempool time of need. It's time they learned Litecoin's biggest secret .... It’s THE BEST payment method out there. Also, please support businesses that currently accept Litecoin. I've put together a list below the draft.
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To whom it may concern,
Has your company ever considered receiving the alternative payment currency Litecoin?
To begin, you may already be accepting bitcoin and Litecoin is very similar to bitcoin. If you're unfamiliar with bitcoin as a currency then Litecoin is a great place to start. They are even built from the same Core coding. A benefit to Litecoin is that it has a 2.5 minute block time instead of bitcoin's 10 minutes. This makes Litecoin's transaction speed four times faster and much less expensive than bitcoin. In layman's terms, this just means payment is confirmed faster and less expensively with Litecoin.
For reference - you can see the average fee of both bitcoin and Litecoin in US Dollars compared here: https://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/transactionfees-btc-ltc.html#1y
This chart shows the average fee for Litecoin is staying around 10 to 20 cents, and bitcoin bouncing between a low of $1.50 and $8.00 recently. This means you would pay less in fees to convert the same total value into fiat or USD in this case.
If you were to compare this to the average credit card transaction fees, of say 2.5%, any transaction over $5.00 would be more profitable through Litecoin.
Reference of fees found here: https://www.cardfellow.com/average-fees-for-credit-card-processing/#Typical
If you've heard of Litecoin, I'm sure you have heard the saying "Litecoin is the silver to bitcoin's gold." But really, Litecoin should really be considered Platinum instead of silver. Platinum is stronger, more durable, and much more ductile. Over 20% of all consumer goods either contain platinum or are produced using platinum. Platinum is truly an enduring metal just as Litecoin is truly an enduring cryptocurrency. It will be 6 years old this October, bitcoin is 8 years old.
A few facts that demonstrate Litecoin's strength, durability, and ductility are listed below:
  1. Litecoin has a large economy and your current bitcoin technology should work on Litecoin with very little changes. If you don't use bitcoin, it is still easy to implement.
  2. Litecoin has the best combination of economic size and technical similarity to bitcoin than any other cryptocurrencies.
  3. Litecoin is capable of eight times as many transactions as bitcoin in a ten minute period.
  4. Litecoin has much faster confirmation times with blocks that are not full.
  5. Litecoin has proven its longevity compared to many other cryptocurrencies that have come and gone.
  6. Also, if changes ever need to be made to Litecoin, it doesn't take years to implement them. Litecoin implemented Segregated Witness before bitcoin, and will most likely run on the lightning network before bitcoin as well. If you don't deal with bitcoin, this all just means Litecoin is a front runner in implementing new technology and features.
  7. Litecoin is a limited supply coin, launched fairly, with no coins premined (no developer is hiding a majority somewhere), nor has it ever hard forked for any special interest groups. It is decentralized and no one person or group controls what happens to it and no one person or group can manipulate the market.
  8. Whole Litecoins are much more affordable than whole bitcoins. This helps eliminate some psychological barriers to entering the market.
In conclusion:
If your company was to accept Litecoin, I would be happy to start conducting my business with you.
If your company accepts bitcoin payments but not Litecoin, I hope I have helped shed some light on the benefits Litecoin could bring to your business.
If your business does not accept bitcoin payments, I hope I have introduced you to an alternative payment option that a large number of people transact with everyday who would love to add you to their list of merchants accepting Litecoin. It really is the currency of the future.
If you have any questions about Litecoin or need help in possibly implementing Litecoin into your business, please let us know. There are many of us here excited to help you transition into accepting Litecoin or to help you further and answer any questions you may have.
We can be found here:
[email protected]
[email protected]
https://www.reddit.com/Litecoin
https://twitter.com/LitecoinCA
http://litecoinalliance.org/
https://twitter.com/ltcfoundation
https://twitter.com/litecoinsupport
A few options of the easiest ways to implement Litecoin payments currently are:
  1. https://shapeshift.io - currently used by Overstock.com - "The Safest, Fastest Asset Exchange on Earth"
  2. https://coinpayments.net/ - Payment gateway for LTC & BTC
  3. https://alfacoins.com/ - an international LTC & BTC payment processor
  4. https://www.asmoney.com/ - an electronic payment system for LTC & BTC
  5. https://www.gocoin.com/ - Enabling merchants to accept BTC & LTC payments
  6. http://cointopay.com/ - Provides merchant services in LTC, BTC, & many others
  7. https://www.cryptowoo.com/ - a decentralized payment plugin to accept LTC, DOGE, & BTC
  8. https://gourl.io/ - an open source crypto-currency payment gateway
  9. https://litepaid.com/ - accept LTC, BTC, & over 25 others fast & easy
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This below is for LTC spending reference. No need to include it in any email. Dots were added in for any mobile users who can't see the formatted lines.
Places to spend Litecoin:
Please feel free to mention any links/sites/businesses you know of - It took me a bit to compile this list or PM me and I will add your business link to whichever category you prefer. Also, please verify with the consumer they still accept Litecoin or are still an active domain before purchasing.
A Bit of Everything:
https://overstock.com - Furniture, Decor, Cars, Pet Adoptions, Jewelry, Clothing
http://bitroadmarket.com/en/ - Electronics , Home and Kitchen
http://shop.btcs.com/ - Jewelry, Coins, Shirts, Collectors Items
https://bitcoingalaxy.us/shop/ - Jewelry, Coins, Shirts, Collectors Items
https://www.all-mints.com/- Gift Cards, PCs, Clothing, Food, Tools, Perfume, Electronics, Bags, Shoes, Gifts, Pet Products
Art & Collectibles:
https://bitographs.com/ - Crypto Posters
https://dogmaportraits.uservoice.com/ - Prints of your uploaded pet photos
http://cryptoart.com/ - Crypto themed art
http://bitcoinsportscards.com/ - Sports Cards
http://aircraft-photos.com/ - Aircraft photos
http://www.juanmiguelsalas.com/blog/ - Art - Blogger
http://www.benzandbeamer.com/ - Luxury Cars
Clothing/Jewelry:
https://Digswag.com - Clothing, Unique Items, Pets, Home and Office
https://Coinpupil.com - Crypto themed clothing
https://allthingsluxury.biz/ - Fine Jewelry
http://www.afkapparel.co.uk/ - Geek/Gamer clothing
http://www.sakamaonline.com/ - Leather and Rugs
https://www.siamsecrets-auz.com/ - Siam clothing
https://cryptocurrencygear.com/ - Crypto gear
https://www.topshelftoker.com/ - Shirt and Hat
https://allthingsdecentral.com/ - Card games, Hardware wallets, clothing, Beginners Box
http://shiresoaps.com/ - Soap
https://5mr.com/ - Baby Wearing
https://www.cryptojeweler.com/ - Jewelry
https://www.cheveux-naturels.com/ - Hair Extensions
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JestersLeather - Leather
http://www.cryptoverge.com/ - Crypto clothing
http://moniebug.com/ - Chlidren's Clothing (Launch Party Sept 30th - Coming Soon)
https://chicagogemshop.com/ - Precious Gems and Crystals
https://litecoinmerch.com/ - Litecoin Merchandise - Donates 25% Back to LTC Foundation!
https://twitter.com/LitecoinMerch
Domains/Hosting/and Other Digital Services:
https://nameselling.com - Domain names
http://www.lovinghosting.com/ - Linux Web Hosting
http://www.lovingdomains.com/ - Domain names
https://www.vps-city.com/ - Virtual Private Servers
https://flokinet.is/en/ - Anonymous Servers
https://coinshost.com/en/ - Web Hosting and DDos Protection
http://www.qhoster.com/ - Hosting, VPS, Servers, Domains
https://briehost.com/ - Hosting, VPS, Servers, Domains
https://www.hostmycode.in/ - Hosting, VPS, Servers, Domains, Wordpress, SSD Reseller
https://www.cinfu.com/ - Shared Hosting, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Domains, SSL Digital Certificates
http://ellenet.com.au/ - Web Hosting, Web Design, Server Maintenance, Web Development
https://247zilla.com/ - Cloud Hosting
https://hosthavoc.com - Game/Minecraft/Voice Servers and Web Hosting
https://www.simrai.com/ - Game/Minecraft/Voice Servers and Web Hosting, Package Deals
https://143vpn.com/ - VPN, DDoS protection
https://torguard.net/ - VPN, Anonymous Email, Anonymous Proxy
https://www.trilightzone.org/ - VPN Services
http://gameservers.today/ - Game and Voice Servers
https://xwebhosting.org/ - Dedicated and Cloud Servers, Web Hosting, Datacenters
http://www.onenetwork.net/ - Servers and VPS
http://instantcpanelhosting.com/ $0.5 Hosting, $4 VPS, Domains, Dedicated Servers, SSL
https://koddos.net/ - DDoS protection, Off shore hosting
http://www.coinrdp.com/
https://axelwebhosting.com - Web Hosting
18+:
http://www.vieci.com/# - Assorted Adult Products
Food and Drinks:
https://tealet.com/litecoin - Assorted Teas, Loose Leaf
https://www.drinkcham.com/ - Award Winning Cold Brew Tea
https://www.cryptomercado.com/ - Coffee, Jerky, Nuts, Snacks
https://crypto-coffee.com/ - Coffee
http://drapis.com/ - Raw Honey
Furniture:
https://distinguishedimports.com/shop/ - Hand Blown Glass, Decor, Vintage Furniture
Game Keys:
https://key4co.in/ - Game Keys
https://www.cjs-cdkeys.com/ - Game Keys and Physical Discs
https://gamerzheat.com/ - Game Keys and Software
Gift cards:
https://www.gyft.com
https://www.cryptodechange.com/
https://www.egifter.com/litecoin/
https://bitcoingiftcards.com.au/
https://www.cryfter.com/
https://giftoff.com/
Gold and Silver:
https://www.coaex.com/ - Gold and Silver Bars
http://www.bitgild.com/ - Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, Accessories
http://www.bitcoinmetals.us/ - Copper, Gold, and Silver Bullions
Law firms:
https://sohovichlaw.com/ - DUI Defense
Miscellaneous:
http://coinmap.org - Map of Local Businesses
https://www.unlockbase.com/ - Unlock iPhone
https://www.custommuzzlebrakes.com/ - Custom Gun/Rifle Parts
http://www.getballistic.com/ - Body boards
http://www.3dp4btc.com/ - 3D Printing
Music:
http://www.shanthagopian.com/
http://www.progmegastore.com/store/ - Memorabilia, Vinyl, and Collectors Items, CDs and DVDs
http://cryptopay.trebaltek.ca/wp/
Other Electronics:
http://www.thermostatenshop.nl/ - Thermostats
http://www.heat4feet.net/nl/ - Floor Heating maps, rugs, thermostats
http://www.opritverwarmingen.eu/ - Heating cables, thermostats, and control systems
https://www.vorstvrij.net/nl/ - Heating cables and thermostats
http://www.keraheat.com/ - Assorted heating products
Pet Supplies:
http://cryptopet.com/ (Out of date site)
Physical Coins:
http://www.lealana.com/ (also sold on bitcointalk.org forum)
Travel:
https://www.cheapair.com - Plane tickets
https://btctrip.com/ - Festivals, Burning Man, Museums, Trips
http://finnatravel.com/ - Travel Agency
https://www.mercadoviagens.com/ - Brazil Travel Agency
http://3s.ee/booking/# - Estonia Hotel
https://www.surfranchnicaragua.com/bitcoins - All Inclusive Nicaragua Resort
Vape Nation:
https://arkansaseliquid.com/ - Vape Shop
https://www.vaposhop.com/ - Vape Shop
https://azarius.net/ - Assorted 'exhalant' supplies
http://btcheadshop.com/- Assorted 'exhalant' supplies
https://www.fogonthetyne.eu/- Vape Shop
https://www.ecigsplus.com/- Vape Shop
https://vapourdepot.com/- Vape Shop
http://www.tobaccoseed.company/ - 'Grow your own' Tobacco Seeds
https://kingpenvapes.com/- Vape Shop
http://www.digitalcloudvapor.com/- Vape Shop
Current Litecoin Developments - For Reference
Litecoin Roadmap - https://litecoincore.org/
Lightning Network
LN - vid by LTC Foundation's Franklyn
ln.network
RSK - Rootstock Sidechains
RSK - vid by LTC Foundation's Franklyn
rsk.co
MAST - Smart Contracts
Inside MAST: The Little-Known Plan to Advance Bitcoin Smart Contracts
Multisig Wallets
Multisig - vid by LTC Foundation's Franklyn
If you find any errors, mistakes, have suggestions of websites, comments on the wording, or what have you, just let me know in the comments or through PM. Also, as a disclaimer: I can not confirm every website above is still active or still accepts LTC, some accept but you have to email them first. I also left all the gambling websites out because those are hard to verify their trustworthiness.
Also, feel free to cross post this anywhere you want on the internet. You can edit and create whatever medium, youtube, twitter, reddit, voat, 4chan, bloomberg post you want. Feel absolutely free to get all that sweet sweet karma for yourself.
EDIT: I'll no longer keep this list up. I'll keep updating https://redd.it/6w0khi over in litecoinmarkets so you can always link to that.
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Master List of Discount Gift Card Retailers

Master List of Discount Gift Card Retailers
This link-packed ebook is intended for people looking for the best-kept secrets on the web for buying bulk Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and other national brand gift cards at the highest discounts—accounting for speed, quality, volume and risk.
Executive Summary
  1. Buy gift cards on marketplaces
  2. Buy gift cards with bitcoin
  3. Fill out online surveys for gift cards
  4. Buy directly with people online
  5. Buy directly with people offline
  6. Arbitrage gift cards on Amazon
  7. Swap other gift cards for Amazon
  8. Buy gift cards from retail stores
  9. Earn gift cards for online work
  10. Daily deals websites
Bonus Knowledge

Executive Summary

This article covers some of the many ways to buy discount gift cards. We focus a lot of attention on Amazon gift cards since they are the largest retailer in the world and has the 2nd most gift cards in circulation. We have either purchased or researched in depth most of the sites on this list to come up with some conclusions about the fastest, safest and cheapest places to buy discount gift cards. Please remember, there is no one best place to find gift cards, the goal is to give you options.
The lowest-risk gift cards with the lowest discounts are directly from that brand and at grocery stores and other retail locations (CVS, Safeway, Walgreens, etc). You will also find these 0% offers from 3rd party e-code generators like eGifter and BitPay. You can usually buy instantly and they are guaranteed forever.
Slightly higher risk are the old-school secondhand gift card exchanges like CardCash, CardPool, Raise and others. They offer very small savings up to 5% off the top brands. You can pay with a credit card and they guarantee the card for up to a full year so you can gift them as gifts much easily.
The highest discounted gift cards are on peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplaces with users from many different countries, like Paxful and LocalBitcoins. This also comes with the most risk and the highest amount of work. These platforms have lower regulation and majority of the trades are conducted in non-USD currency.
Finally, there is an emerging category of crypto gift card exchanges that also use bitcoin to offer the same discounts as peer-to-peer marketplaces, but they have more advanced protections in place for buyers and sellers. Sites like Redeeem and Purse.io fall into this category because they can offer larger discounts on gift cards and other products but they use technology to cut out the negotiating. Cards are guaranteed for minutes, hours or days here, so this isn’t the best for gifting.
Your savings (and profit margins) will depend largely on your risk tolerance, length of time you are willing to get paid, country where you are located, capital available, ability to buy alternative forms of currency (like bitcoin), the ability/willingness to ship physical products, overall time commitment, and many other factors.

1. Buy gift cards on marketplaces

Redeeem. Save 15% or more on bulk Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy gift cards with auction-style pricing buying with bitcoin. They have great support and great reviews.
CardPool. Save 3-5% on hundreds of brands, including Best Buy, Target, iTunes and Lowe’s. They send the card directly to your email inbox or via USPS in 3-7 days.
CardCash. Gift card marketplace that buys unwanted gift cards for less than their value and resells them at a discount to savvy shoppers across the country. Save 3-5% on hundreds of brands, very similar to CardPool.
Gift Card Granny. This is a nice resource because they link to the sites that have the best deals, unfortunately they don’t index many of the bulk discount sites.
Raise. One of the biggest in terms of volume. Discounted gift cards to hundreds of national brands such as Target, Southwest, Uber, Home Depot, etc. However, discounts are minimal here, ranging from 0-3%.
CardCookie. A great site with great potential—currently offering 5-10% discounts but not very high volume yet. Keep them bookmarked.

2. Buy gift cards with bitcoin

Redeeem. Redeeem is a great option for buying Amazon gift cards at 20% discount or higher using bitcoin. Unlike Paxful or LocalBitcoins, they manually validate and guarantee every gift card sold on the platform and have an easier buying experience. But you will have to trade during market hours (they are only open 8 hours a day).
BitPay. Raised over $72 million from investors, they’re the largest bitcoin payment processor. Download the app to buy Amazon e-codes fast at 0% discount.
Paxful. With 300+ currencies to trade, Paxful’s peer-to-peer platform with millions of users in Africa offers likely the best discounts for gift cards, but there are a lot of scammers (and yelling) so be careful. You may find yourself with a lot of stolen/invalid cards and trade disputes with money at risk.
LocalBitcoins. LocalBitcoins lets you buy and sell bitcoin in over 248 countries. Like Paxful, this comes with high risk and high reward. Every trade starts with a listing, similar to Craigslist, and the platform is strictly peer-to-peer.
Purse. Save 10% or more on Amazon when you pay with bitcoin, or dropship products (including gift cards) to people to earn bitcoin.
CardBazaar. An online secondhand gift card marketplace where you can buy and sell unwanted gift cards for cash or bitcoin.
Bidali. A bitcoin payment processor that competes with BitPay and offers full-priced e-codes from Amazon and other retailers.
eGifter. One of the best way to buy eGift cards quickly for friends, family and yourself without hassle. Choose from hundreds of top national brands. You can personalize your gift with an animated greeting card, photo or video greeting.

3. Fill out online surveys for gift cards

Survey Junkie. offers a massive inventory of paid surveys. Each survey is assigned a point value (most between 100-200 points) and estimated completion time. Once you accrue 1,000 points (around $10) you can cash out with a gift card.
Beer Money on Reddit. This a Reddit group dedicated to making some cash on the side. Don’t know much about it.
PointClub Surveys. You can earn points for completing paid online surveys. When you have enough points, you can redeem them for cash or the gift card of your choice. Gift cards can either be digital or real cards sent to you. It's that easy!
OpinionOutpost. You can earn cash and rewards for the time you spend taking online surveys with points you can redeem for cash or gift vouchers to popular brands.

4. Buy directly with people online

Reddit. Reddit is used by a ton of gift card traders, but you have to be familiar with the platform and have some karma on there before using it seriously. Otherwise, your listings will just get filtered out by their algorithms. If you go in there moving quickly without reading their rules carefully you will likely get banned.

5. Buy directly from people offline

Craigslist. As you probably know, you can get anything on Craigslist. But like Paxful and LocalBitcoins, it requires a lot of negotiating and there are scammers galore. The only deals worth doing are small volume with trusted local partners.
Facebook Marketplace. Although this wouldn’t be my first choice due to the randomness, there are a lot of gift cards on Facebook Marketplace—a growing platform.
eBay. Older than time itself, eBay earns millions of dollars a day in gift card volume. They are fairly warm to buying and selling physical gift cards but they are cracking down on e-codes. The downsides here are shipping costs and eBay/PayPal fees which add up to over 10%. There are also a lot of international buyers on eBay taking advantage of currency exchanges, which inflates prices of gift cards above their face value. It’s an expensive place to find gift cards—but always there.

6. Arbitrage gift cards on Amazon

Amazon is unique in a lot of ways. One way in particular is that they let you buy other brands of physical gift cards with your Amazon credit balance—such as Nordstrom, Southwest, Nike, Starbucks, Google Play, iTunes, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sephora, Hotels.com and dozens more.
This opens the door for people to buy gift cards on Amazon and then sell them to CardCash, CardPool, Raise, Paxful, Reddit, LocalBitcoins, Redeeem, etc. The risk, believe it or not, is that Amazon loves shutting down people’s accounts with gift card balances frozen inside. So don't let your balances get too high and try to mimic normal behavior that doesn’t make you look like a large dropshipping business (e.g. ship to yourself, buy other products too, have a real phone number and billing address on file, etc). There are also hard quantity limits on how many gift cards you can buy for each SKU on Amazon.
Your profit margin will depend on how you get Amazon credits, your ability to keep your Amazon accounts in good health, and the rate at which you sell your cards to gift card marketplaces (some let you choose your own rate, others have fixed rates), and the speed and method you want to get paid (check, ACH, bitcoin, PayPal, etc).

7. Swap other gift cards for Amazon

CardCash Amazon Exchange. This is a cool resource that CardCash built alongside Amazon to allow customers to swap out other national brands for Amazon e-codes for a small fee. The rates are comparable to what they have on the main CardCash website and the e-codes are delivered within 24 hours. It’s a cool way to jump from one brand to another if you want Amazon gift cards in particular and have another.

8. Buy gift cards from retail stores

Retail Stores. There are hundreds of physical retail store locations where you can buy physical gift cards in person (the link points to Amazon retail locations). You pay full retail price but it’s fast, safe and reliable—and you can earn 3-5% cash back with certain credit cards like Amazon Prime card.

9. Earn gift cards for online work

Mechanical Turks. Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing marketplace that makes it easier for individuals and businesses to outsource their processes and jobs. This will require a lot of work, but you can get paid in Amazon gift cards.
Swagbucks. You can redeem a Amazon Gift Cards by using the Swagbucks you earn through playing, searching, discovering, answering, watching or shopping on websites that are trying to sell you things. Not very profitable but can be fun.

10. Daily deals websites

Groupon. Although not as popular as when it first launched in 2009, Groupon is still used by millions of people to get discounts on stores, experiences and even gift cards like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. There is also a gift certificate category that has similar offers (sorry, we couldn’t find anything similar on Living Social).
Amazon Daily Deals. Amazon has daily deals on many categories of products as high as 20% discount. On some occasions they will slash prices on gift cards. Amazon Treasure Truck. Amazon has a Treasure Truck that they drive around many of their Whole Foods locations they use to promote Amazon Video shows and offer 10% discount deals on food, clothing and tech.
Gift Cards.me. Simple app, good reviews, worth a try. The discounts aren’t very spectacular, but they claim to have fast gift card delivery.
Nimble Commerce. Not sure how long they’ll be around, but worth a shot.

Bonus Knowledge

On the back of your gift cards, check all the stores where that brand is accepted. For example, gift cards for Gap also work at Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Piper Lime. Walmart gift cards work at Sam’s Club, Amazon gift cards work at Whole Foods, and Albertsons gift cards work at Safeway, Vons and a dozen other grocery store chains in the same family. Make sure you know these sister-company store policies before you buy a brand.
One limitation you may find with many stores like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy is that they have per-product purchase limits. Obviously you can create new accounts or ask friends and family to buy products for you, but some products have gift cards under many different SKU numbers—like a Christmas and Birthday version. There are also limits set for each of these individual items, not the gift card category as a whole.
Finally, based on the U.S. government regulations, the maximum amount of gift cards that can be purchased in a 24 hour period by a single person $10,000. So please keep this in mind when you are out there shopping.
Good luck, be honest, and happy trading!
Bonus Resources

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Beginner's Guide: Where to start & FAQ!

Welcome to /Litecoin!

Whether you're new to cryptocurrency and have no clue what a 'litecoin' is, or a seasoned investor in cryptocurrencies, the resources below will answer all your questions. If you still have questions, feel free to ask below in the comments!
 

What is Litecoin?

Litecoin (LTC or Ł) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Litecoin is one of the largest, oldest, and most used cryptocurrencies in the world. Similar to Bitcoin, Litecoin uses blockchain technology to process transactions.
So what's the difference? To process a block, Litecoin takes 2.5 minutes rather than Bitcoins 10 minutes. This allows for faster processing times. Litecoin also has the capability to produce a total of 84 million units, compared to Bitcoins 21 million. In addition, Litecoin uses scrypt in its proof-of-work algorithm, a sequential memory-hard function requiring asymptotically more memory than an algorithm which is not memory-hard.
Still confused? Take a look at this video!
 

Where can I buy Litecoin?

There are many websites and applications where you can buy and sell Litecoin, but make sure the exchange you are using is trusted and secure. Here are some exchanges that are trusted in the cryptocurrency community:
Exchange
Coinbase
Kraken
247Exchange
Bittrex
Quadrigacx
 

Where can I securely store Litecoin?

Litecoin (and other cryptocurrencies) is stored in a digital wallet. When storing Litecoin, you want to make sure you trust the place you store them. This is why it is best to store them yourself through the electrum wallet. It is highly suggested to not store your Litecoin in an exchange (such as Coinbase, Poloniex, Bittrex, etc.) because you don't control the private keys. If the exchange ever goes offline, or becomes insolvent, your Litecoin essentially disappear.
Some other options are:
Wallet
Electrum Lightweight Wallet
Official Core Wallet
LiteVault Secure Web Wallet
Paper Wallet Generator
 
If you're a fan of mobile devices, then Loafwallet is the wallet for you. Developed by a Litecoin community member, losh11, this mobile wallet works great!
 
Hardware wallets are another great option, in fact, they are said to be the most secure way to store cryptocurrencies. Below is a list of the litecoin flexible hardware wallets.
Wallet
Ledger
Trezor
Keepkey
 

Where can I spend Litecoin?

Litecoin is now the sixth-largest true cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Websites are rapidly adopting Litecoin as a method of payment, if you would like to explore websites that accept Litecoin, head over to /AcceptingLTC.
Here are several of our favorite merchants accepting Litecoin:
Merchant
EGifter
Cheap Air
Bitfly
All Things Luxury
AFK Apparel
Many more!
 

Where can I discuss Litecoin?

The Litecoin community is extremely kind and robust. There are many forums and places where you can discuss Litecoin with others who are interested in the currency. Here are the main ones:
Platform
Reddit
Litecoin Markets Subreddit
Discord
Official Forum
IRC
 

Litecoin Statistics

Find them here
 

Additional Resources and Help

If you have more questions, or are genuinely interested in learning more about Litecoin then be sure to check out the Litecoin Wiki. If you have a specific question that you can't seem to find the answer too, ask below and someone will help you out!
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MLM crypto app, what could go wrong?

A cryptocurrency app is coming in January from Life Leadership, a financial MLM. The only info available is a couple talks they've given, with lots of Crypto Hype but not much detail. Here's an outline of the few specifics:

There's a lot of unanswered questions: How does this work? Who actually holds the crypto? Can you cash out to a real wallet? Is there a crypto service they're using for purchases? What fees are there for purchasing or selling? Who does AML/KYC?
Anyone know of a similar product from another MLM that might give some insight?


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[Reference] Here's a raw list of ~300 retailers that accept BCH via Gyft & eGifter. It's fun to spendl both online & in your neighborhood!

Confused? Scroll to bottom.
Gyft.com:
1-800-Baskets.com 1-800-Flowers.com 1-800-PetSupplies.com Adidas Aerie Aeropostale Allposters.com AMC Theatres American Airlines American Eagle American Frame App Store & iTunes Applebee's Aquarium Restaurants Art.com Athleta Babin's Seafood House Bahama Breeze Banana Republic Barnes & Noble Bass Pro Shops Bath & Body Works Bed Bath & Beyond® Belk Best Buy® Big Fish Seafood Bistro Bloomingdale's Boomerang Grille Brenner's Steakhouse Brinker Restaurants Brookstone Bubba Gump Shrimp Buca di Beppo Buffalo Wild Wings Build-A-Bear Workshop Burger King Burlington buybuy BABY® Cabela's Cadillac Bar California Pizza Kitchen Callaway CanvasPop Captain D's Caribou Coffee Casual Male XL Catherines CB2 Champs Sports CharityChoice Charleston's Restaurant Charley's Crab Chart House Chef'd Cheryl's Cookies Chili's Chipotle Christmas Tree Shops® andThat! Claim Jumper Cold Stone Creamery Columbia Sportswear Cost Plus World Market Crate & Barrel Crutchfield D'Angelo Darden Restaurants Dell Delta Air Lines Destination XL Domino's Dunkin' Donuts eBay EXPRESS Fandango Fish Tales Fisherman's Wharf Foot Locker FragranceNet.com Fruit Bouquet GameStop Gap Factory Gap Gilt.com Go Play Golf by Fairway Rewards Golden Nugget Google Play Great American Days Grotto Groupon Hal Smith Restaurant Hallmark Harlow's Food & Fun Hefner Grill Hollie's Flatiron Steakhouse Hollister HomeGoods Hot Topic Hotels.com Hulu IHOP JCPenney Jo-Ann Stores Kemah Boardwalk Kmart Kohl's L.L.Bean La Griglia Lady Foot Locker Landry's Landry's Seafood Lands' End Lane Bryant Legal Sea Foods Levy Restaurants Lighthouse Buffet Lobster Gram Logan's Roadhouse LongHorn Steakhouse Lord and Taylor Louie's Grill & Bar Lowe's Lucille's BBQ Macy's Magazines.com Maggiano's Little Italy Mahogany Steakhouse Mama Roja Kitchen Marshalls McCormick & Schmicks Microsoft Office 365 Home, 1-year subscription Microsoft Office 365 Personal, 1-year subscription Mitchell's Fish Market Morton's Muer Seafood NASCAR.com NFLShop.com Nike Nintendo Nordstrom Nordstrom Rack Old Navy Olive Garden Omaha Steaks On The Border One Kings Lane Overstock.com Panera Bread Papa Gino's Papa John's Pizza Peohe's Petco Pro Am Golf Rainforest Cafe Red Lobster Red Robin Red Sushi Redrock Canyon Grill Regal Cinemas River Crab/BlueWater Inn Rixty Rochester Big & Tall Romano's Macaroni Grill Rosetta Stone TOTALe Royal Caribbean Saks OFF 5TH Saltgrass Steak House San Jose Earthquakes San Luis Resort Sears Sephora Sheetz Shutterfly Simms Steakhouse SiriusXM Southwest Airlines Spa & Wellness by Spa Week SpaFinder Staples Starbucks Steak 'n Shake Stein Mart Steiner Sports Memorabilia StubHub T-Rex T.J.Maxx Target GiftCard TGI Fridays The Cheesecake Factory The Children's Place The Crab House The Flying Dutchman The Garage The Home Depot® The Oceanaire The Popcorn Factory The Red Door Salon & Spa ThinkGeek Toby Keith's Bar & Grill Tony Roma's Torrid Tower of America Uber - INCLUDING Uber Eats (food delivery from your local takeout restaurants!) Ulta Beauty Under Armour® Unleashed by Petco Uno Chicago Grill Upper Crust Pizza Vic and Anthony's Victoria's Secret Walmart Whole Foods Market Willie G's Wine Country Gift Basket Wine Enthusiast Wine.com Xbox LIVE Yak & Yeti Yard House Zappos.com 
eGifter.com
1-800-Flowers.com Abercrombie & Fitch Acorns Adidas Aerie Aeropostale Alamo Drafthouse AllPosters.com Amazon.com AMC Theaters Amella Caramels American Airlines American Eagle Outfitters American Frame Applebee's Aquarium Restaurants Athleta Babin's Seafood House babyGap Bahama Breeze Banana Republic Bar Toma Barnes & Noble Booksellers Bass Pro Shops Bath & Body Works Bed Bath & Beyond Belk Best Buy® Big Fish Restaurant BJs Restaurants Black Angus Steakhouse Bloomin' Brands Bloomingdale's Bonefish Grill Boscov's Boston Market Boxed Brenner's Steakhouse Bridge Bar Brookstone Bubba Gump Buffalo Wild Wings Build-A-Bear Burger King Burlington Coat Factory buybuy Baby Cabela's Cadillac Bar Cafe Spiaggia California Pizza Kitchen Callaway CanvasPop Captain D's Captain Morgan Club Caribou Coffee Carnival Cruise Lines Carrabbas Italian Grill Casual Male Celebrity Cruises Champs Sports Charity Choice Charleston's Restaurant Charley's Crab Chart House Restaurant Chef'D Children's Music Shop Chili's Chipotle Christmas Tree Shops Cirque du Soleil Claim Jumper Cold Stone Creamery Columbia Sportswear CrossFire Crutchfield CVS/pharmacy D'Angelo Darden Dell Delta Airlines Destination Maternity Destination XL Domino's Pizza Downtown Aquarium Dunkin' Donuts Ebay Express Facebook Game Card Fandango Fish Tales Fisherman's Wharf Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Foot Locker FragranceNet.com Fulton’s Crab House Fulton’s on the River GameStop Gap Gap Options GCodes® AT&T Prepaid Plans GCodes® Verizon Prepaid Plans Gilt Go Play Golf GoCash GolfThere Googie Burger Great American Days Grotto Groupon Guitar Center Gymboree Hal Smith Restaurant Group Harlow's Hefner Grill Hollie’s Flatiron Steakhouse Hollister HomeGoods HOOCHs Hot Topic Hotels.com Hulu IHOP IMVU IndieFlix iTunes JAGEX Jake Melnick's Corner Tap JCPenney Jiffy Lube Jo-Ann Fabric JumpStart School of Dragons Karma Koin Kemah Boardwalk Kingsisle Pirate Kingsisle Wizard Kmart Kohl's Krispy Kreme La Griglia Landry's Landry's Seafood Lands' End Lane Bryant Legal Sea Foods Lobster Gram Logan's Roadhouse Longhorn Steakhouse Lord & Taylor Louie's Grill & Bar Lowe's Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ Macy's Magazines.com Maggiano's Little Italy Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen Marshalls McCormick & Schmick's Microsoft Office 365 Home Microsoft Office 365 Personal MobileLocate Morton's The Steakhouse Muer Seafood Restaurants NASCAR.com Superstore Neopets NetDragon Universal Nike Nintendo eShop Digital Cards Nordstrom Nordstrom Rack O'Charley's Oak Street Beach Food + Drink Old Navy Olive Garden Omaha Steaks On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Outback Steakhouse Overstock.com P.C. Richard and Son Panera Bread Papa Gino's Pizzeria Papa John's Peohe's Petco PetSupplies.com Portobello Princess Cruises ProAm Golf Rainforest Cafe ReallyColor Red Lobster Red Robin Red Sushi Redrock Canyon Grill Regal Entertainment Group REI Rixty ROBLOX Rochester Big & Tall Ruby Tuesday Saks OFF 5th Saltgrass Sears Sephora Sheetz Shutterfly Simms Steakhouse Simply Magazine Sirius XM Skype Sling TV Sony Playstation Southwest Airlines Spa and Wellness by Spa Week Spa Finder Spiaggia Stage Stores Staples Steak 'n Shake Stein Mart Steiner Sports Memorabilia Stitch Fix Stockpile StubHub Studio Movie Grill Swap.com T-Rex T.J.Maxx Target Texas Roadhouse TGI Fridays The Cheesecake Factory The Children's Place The Crab House The Flying Dutchman The Garage The Home Depot The Oceanaire ThinkGeek Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill Tony Roma's Torrid Tower of the Americas Tracer Pix Uber - INCLUDING Uber Eats (food delivery from your local takeout restaurants!) Ulta Unlimited eBooks Uno Upper Crust Wood Fired Pizza Vic & Anthony's Vimbly Walmart Wargaming World of Tanks Wargaming World of Warships Whole Foods Willie G's Wine Country Gift Baskets Wine Enthusiast Wine.com Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe WWE Network XBOX Xbox Live Gold Yak and Yeti Yard House 
For those who don't know, Gyft.com & eGifter.com sell gift cards online (Amazon, iTunes, BedBathBeyond, etc., like you see in the revolving rack at the corner convenience store). Both services accept BitcoinCash (via Bitpay). Instead of a plastic card, they send you a "virtual" card (an activation code). So you can buy stuff from all the stores above with BCH (& then replace your BCH so you don't later feel like you spent $500 on diapers :)
I scraped and massaged the lists from both services for you because I find it easier to refer to than browsing their sites that make you scroll through logos instead.
Many of the retailers are found on both services. Many are unique to one. The superset is probably about 300 (plus thousands of local restaurants that participate with Uber Eats).
There's a lot more than Restaurants, Starbucks & Playstore! You'll find Uber, airlines (Southwest, American, Delta), Hotels.com, XBOX, Playstation, Dell, Microsoft Office, Hulu, Ebay, Wine.com, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, CVS Pharmacy, Marshalls, Panera, Nordstrom Rack, Nike, Adidas, Zappo, Foot Locker... You can literally live on BCH now (if only there were a way to pay utilities and rent/mortgage).
You can have a super smooth experience buying a card while queuing for the register. When you tap to pay in BitcoinCash (or BTC) from the Gyft app, android prompts you to launch your wallet! The amount, fee, and receiving address is already filled in. Simply take a look to confirm and then slide to pay. In seconds (before the next register is open) the new gift card is in your Gyft app "wallet" and ready to be scanned by the cashier. You can also regift/send the gift card to a friend instead of activating/revealing the card's code.
Note that Uber credit is how you pay for Uber Eats, so an Uber gift card can not only get you around town but also bring food to your door from restaurants in your neighborhood.
Feel free to paste the lists into the weekly/monthly or any BCH updates, or to categorize it (i should have but I don't know them all). It's not my data obviously. I don't know how often the two services update the lists.
(Not sure which are limited to regions. I can confirm that Uber gift card was credited when pasted in the Uber app, in Japan, but wasn't usable for rides in Japan. The balance was perfectly usable later, in USA.)
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[PSA] Money saved = money earned? Use bitcoin to save money if you shop on amazon.

I was reading a couple threads on this subreddit and some people are taking a hit when buying gift cards with bitcoin where they only get 80% of the value of the bitcoin transferred to the gift card. People also seem to struggle converting bitcoin to cash. Here's a few things with some referral linkssorry to assist people with these issues.
For starters, egifter and gyft are pretty useful. I use them pretty often for things when I am in a rush and can't find any other options to save using bitcoin to buy things. It's also really handy for gifts for birthdays/christmas for those folks that live far away. If you want to throw me a bone for telling you about egifter, shoot me a pm and I can add you as a referral. The referral program isn't sexy, but egifter does give you points for using bitcoin that can add up to savings on future orders.
If you want to convert bitcoin to fiat, I highly recommend getting a bitpay debit card. Bitpay is fast and easy and comes in pretty handy. You could also consider localbitcoins. Using that site you can charge a small fee for the transaction. Just simply look at the current rates in your area and match it. Match the rate based on the amount you're selling. Example, currently preev has the bitcoin price at $2632 usd per 1 btc and the going rate in my area is roughly $2785. That's a 3-4% fee. You can also transact here in cash with no id. I just recommend meeting somewhere safe.
I also recommend keeping an eye on /BitMarket. I stumble across deals there from time to time. That subreddit is a pretty decent place to sell some stuff for bitcoin if your are interested in that sort of thing. There are a couple of places that I've found online that are auction type sites like ebay for bitcoin, but they are pretty shady in general and I'd rather not be the guy that points people to them. I have gotten some great deals on them, but I play it extremely safe. If it seems to good to be true or the seller has no ratings or feedback, I don't touch them. Same goes for the subreddit here, check the users profile and attempt to use escrow when doing any trades there.
Now, my favorite thing to do when not using bitcoin directly on sites like newegg is to use purse.
referral:
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Purse is a service that offers a 5% discount immediately for shopping on amazon. If you already shop on amazon and aren't using this, you are wasting money.
Purse can save you 10-20% when purchasing if you are patient. Here's how it works. Say you want to buy a new item that cost $100 on amazon. You list the item in a public wishlist, make an offer of say $80 or $85 in bitcoin for the item and you pay purse.io the bitcoin. Purse then acts as an escrow between you and whomever accepts your offer and buys the item.
The item is shipped directly to you and you then notify purse and they release the escrow to the buyer. I usually start out my offers at 20% and if no one bites after 24to 48 hours, I lower it to 15%.
Cool little side hustle here: I have friends and family that I told about this and they don't want the headaches of dealing with bitcoin. So what I do is let them order through me. Say you mom wants that new tablet or whatever. I tell her I can save her 5% and order the item. If I get 15% off I pocket the 10% as profit for the 10 mins of work it took me to do the listing and stuff. It's a decent way to flip btc to usd for fiat and profit.
For example, a recent purchase I did. I ordered the new kindle fire, childproof case, cover, headphones and all for my friend for her daughter. Everything together was like $145. I listed it for $115 (Cause I like round numbers). I put the bid up and it was accepted in under an hour. That usually doesn't happen. But I was able to flip $115 worth of bitcoin out and got back $135 and some stuff from her garden. Not a bad deal for 10 minutes worth of "work"...
What I do is scaled up because I've traded bitcoin since 2012 and I currently have a few mining rigs, so I always have extra bitcoin laying around to do this. But even if it helps someone a few times a month or something it adds up.
Hope this helps, if you have any questions/suggestions let me know.
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4 Things to Buy Using Cryptocurrency

4 Things to Buy Using Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies remain way ahead of their time even after bitcoin’s impact in the financial market grew three folds in 2008. With the right cryptocurrency wallet- Like XcelPay, here are 4 things that you can buy using cryptocurrency:
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1) Coffee
Coffee giants like Starbucks announced that they would partner with Microsoft, to accept a wide range of cryptocurrencies in exchange for your daily coffee. There are multiple other coffee shops around the world that accepts cryptocurrencies, they are essentially located in crypto friendly countries like South Korea, Japan and so on.
2) Home Décor
Are you planning on buying new furniture for your home? Then you might think of buying them from Overstock, the online retailer who sell everything. The online shopping site is now accepting cryptocurrencies in return for products of your choice.
3) Gift Cards
If you love giving your friends and family gift cards? eGifter in an online platform that offers giftcards from 250 brands, you can get your hands on these gift cards by paying for them using cryptocurrencies. This not just makes for a wonderful present, this is also a method to use your cryptocurrency stash.
4) Windows and Xbox Content
Microsoft started accepting Bitcoins in the year of 2014. The company briefly paused transactions in 2018 but the feature was soon restored. You can buy games, apps and many more interesting software using cryptocurrencies on Xbox and Windows.
With an app like XcelPay, you can easily transact on any of these platforms with ease, these transactions will also be secured by the technology of the wallet. Buy using cryptocurrencies with XcelPay.
Download the XcelPay app, available on Android and IOS app stores.
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eGifter and Gyft for a exchange of gifts if you do not know what to give

I was browsing there and I read that now it is possible to make a very useful online gift, like a gift card, paying with cryptocurrencies. eGifter is a company dedicated to this, and allows to buy gift cards from a wide range of options with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, in a simple way. To facilitate the process and inform, they offer support to their users in their Purchase section with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.

Gyft is another website dedicated to providing gift card purchase, delivery and exchange services from any device, and they also accept bitcoin as currency for their transactions.
The procedure is quite simple, for which the user should only access the website, select the gift card of his choice in the wide catalog that includes prices between $ 10 and $ 500, and select bitcoin as his preferred method of payment, and proceed to send the payment through your payment wallet. Again, we emphasize that the procedure will vary a bit depending on the type of wallet
then do not think about it anymore mix the holidays with the adoption gift cards that come from the world of cryptocurrencies.
and have a happy new year
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Subreddit Stats: giftcardexchange top posts from 2011-01-04 to 2019-03-16 04:52 PDT

Period: 2992.96 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 12367
Rate (per day) 0.33 4.13
Unique Redditors 620 3223
Combined Score 7720 17263

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 492 points, 40 submissions: Fishering
    1. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing (63 points, 34 comments)
    2. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing (47 points, 39 comments)
    3. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing (AGAIN) (47 points, 43 comments)
    4. [H] Giveaway Amazon Gift Cards [W] You To Spread Holiday Spirit! (33 points, 47 comments)
    5. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] NOTHING (29 points, 48 comments)
    6. [H] $20 Amazon GC [W] NOTHING (again) (28 points, 147 comments)
    7. [H] Thanksgiving Pachinko Game Day 1 of 5 [W] You to win some of the $2650 in Prizes (23 points, 759 comments)
    8. [H] PayPal/Google Wallet/Square/Bitcoin [W] Gift Cards (22 points, 14 comments)
    9. [H] 5x$5 Amazon GCs [W] You To Have a Merry Little Christmas (11 points, 74 comments)
    10. [H] Lots of $1 Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing! (10 points, 23 comments)
  2. 132 points, 1 submission: luciphora
    1. [H] $10 Amazon GC [W] Your updoots (132 points, 176 comments)
  3. 109 points, 1 submission: Saikou0taku
    1. [H] $1.45 Bestbuy Giftcard [W] Goodwill/upvotes/to brighten your day $0 (Free) (109 points, 2 comments)
  4. 95 points, 6 submissions: yuv9
    1. [PSA] Moderator Account Compromised (25 points, 0 comments)
    2. [PSA] GCXrep Reopened + New flair mods (23 points, 79 comments)
    3. [PSA] Scam Alert (23 points, 40 comments)
    4. [PSA] Scam Alert - Help us by reporting shady accounts (12 points, 45 comments)
    5. [PSA] GCX Rep Maintenance + Reminders (7 points, 19 comments)
    6. [PSA] Free Background checks + reminders + news (5 points, 24 comments)
  5. 78 points, 4 submissions: ChamakhsUglyHaircut
    1. [H] 500th Trade Giveaway! [W] Nothing (51 points, 154 comments)
    2. [H] 500th Trade Giveaway Winners [W] Their Payment Info (13 points, 13 comments)
    3. PSA: Watch out for my Impersonator, ChamakhsUglyHairout (11 points, 5 comments)
    4. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon @ 90% (3 points, 38 comments)
  6. 78 points, 1 submission: Bluboon
    1. [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam (78 points, 55 comments)
  7. 65 points, 6 submissions: PenguinWithRabies
    1. [H] $5 Amazon GC [W] A Voodoo Doll of the Person Who Scammed Me Here Yesterday and/or $4.35 PayPal (27 points, 10 comments)
    2. [H] $3 US Amazon Code [W] Evil lair inside a volcano somewhere on the English countryside or PayPal (14 points, 13 comments)
    3. [H] $3 US Amazon GC [W] Working time machine in fair or better condition OR $2.50 Paypal (10 points, 9 comments)
    4. [H] $20 Uber eGift Card and $5 Amazon GC [W] $16 and $4.25 PayPal or Gene Wilder resurrected as my personal attack zombie for the combo. (7 points, 4 comments)
    5. [H] $5 Amazon GC [W] 4.30 CashApp / Zelle or Tasteful Recent Nudes of the Queen of England (4 points, 5 comments)
    6. [H] $15 Apple App Store / iTunes [W] Square CashApp / Zelle / Painful death of the bot that is going to automatically comment (3 points, 10 comments)
  8. 64 points, 7 submissions: linkandluke
    1. [PSA] My Paypal account got permanently limited because I sent money using "Friends and Family" (22 points, 198 comments)
    2. [PSA] This one is obvious but still linkandlukc is not me (13 points, 3 comments)
    3. [PSA] tkotejebe is on and currently trying to scam! (9 points, 7 comments)
    4. [H] paypal [W] Mcdonalds (6 points, 10 comments)
    5. [H] Paypal / Skrill [W] Amazon and Nintendo Eshop (or anything I can use to buy Eshop)! (5 points, 0 comments)
    6. [PSA] Setting up Google Wallet (GW), linking your bank, Sending/Receiving money and Transferring money! (5 points, 34 comments)
    7. [H] Paypal [W] Steam, Amazon Code(s) and Gamestop/EBGames (4 points, 11 comments)
  9. 53 points, 11 submissions: vyprus2208
    1. [H]$50 AUD PSN [70%]Paypal (9 points, 1 comment)
    2. [H] $50 USA PSN (2×$25) [W]80% Paypal (5 points, 8 comments)
    3. [H]$50 PSN Canada GC [W]80% Paypal (5 points, 5 comments)
    4. [H]$50 USA PSN GC [W]85% Paypal (5 points, 1 comment)
    5. [H]$50 USA PSN GC [W]85% Paypal (5 points, 14 comments)
    6. [H]Paypal [W] 10€ Paysafecard (5 points, 1 comment)
    7. [H]$20 USA PSN Giftcard [W]85% Paypal (4 points, 3 comments)
    8. [H]$25 Canada ITunes GC [W]85% Paypal (4 points, 1 comment)
    9. [H]$25 USA PSN GC [W] 85% Paypal (4 points, 4 comments)
    10. [H]€30 Steam Giftcard [W]85% Paypal (4 points, 1 comment)
  10. 53 points, 5 submissions: BigBen2010
    1. UPDATE: The Scammer List link has been updated to make it easier to recognize scammers (23 points, 11 comments)
    2. [H] Knowledge [W] You to know most things on eBay are 20% off for the next 7 hours (14 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] $1 Paypal [W] $2 Dunkin cards (8 points, 11 comments)
    4. If you have a GCX Beginner flair but have 5 or more trades please leave a comment here (4 points, 275 comments)
    5. [H] $.75 PayPal [W] $2 Dunkin cards (4 points, 17 comments)
  11. 51 points, 6 submissions: aghuman1
    1. 10k subscriber giveaway! (21 points, 70 comments)
    2. aghumon1 is impersonating me (aghuman1), linking to my rep profile (7 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] $100 Starbucks [W] $60 Paypal/$57 Bitcoin (6 points, 2 comments)
    4. [H] $50/$100 Starbucks [W] $30/$60 Paypal or $28/$56 Bitcoin (6 points, 7 comments)
    5. [H] Paypal, BTC [W] Amazon CANADA (6 points, 25 comments)
    6. [H] $1000 Amazon balance [W] Bitcoin/Crypto (5 points, 25 comments)
  12. 50 points, 1 submission: dylanplayspkmn
    1. [PSA] Fellow exchangers! Net Neutrality is up for repeal by the FCC. If it gets voted out, ISPs like Verizon have the right to block websites like Reddit, or charge for other websites like YouTube. (50 points, 6 comments)
  13. 44 points, 3 submissions: mn_sunny
    1. [PSA] Fake GCX Profiles -- Make sure to look at the URL! (30 points, 12 comments)
    2. [H] 90% Paypal [W] $80 Amazon (10 points, 10 comments)
    3. [H] 90% Paypal [W] $80 Amazon GC (4 points, 13 comments)
  14. 42 points, 6 submissions: mangaza
    1. [META] $20 Starbucks eGift Card for $10 via Cashstar Promotion (US only) (17 points, 8 comments)
    2. [PSA] 20% off GameStop, Toys R Us, Whole Foods Market and more Gift Cards (7 points, 10 comments)
    3. [H] $15 Fandango Tickets [W] $7.50 (5 points, 6 comments)
    4. [H] $15 Fandango Tickets [W] $7.50 (5 points, 31 comments)
    5. [H] Lots of $15 Fandango Tickets [W] $7 Google Wallet or $7 Amazon (4 points, 6 comments)
    6. [H] Uber $10 off next ride unique codes [W] $5 (4 points, 1 comment)
  15. 40 points, 8 submissions: CaliSweeper310
    1. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (6 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (6 points, 7 comments)
    3. [H] 2x $25 Domino's Pizza Gift card [W] 85% (5 points, 5 comments)
    4. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (5 points, 5 comments)
    5. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (5 points, 3 comments)
    6. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon & Walmart (5 points, 10 comments)
    7. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (4 points, 3 comments)
    8. [H] 80% PayPal, Google Pay, Square Cash and Zelle [W] Amazon (4 points, 9 comments)
  16. 38 points, 8 submissions: seeldoger47
    1. PSA: $15 off orders of $75 from eBay (7 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] Amazon, Bitcoin, Google Wallet, Paypal, Square Cash, & Venmo [W] Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.fr, B&N, Best Buy, eBay, Gamestop, Gyft, and Target (6 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] BCH, BTC, Circle, Google Wallet, ETH, LTC, Paypal, Skrill, Square, Venmo [W] Apple, Amazon (.ca | .co.uk | .com| .de | .es | .fr | .it), Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, B&H, Dell, Delta, eBay, Gamestop, Google Play, Gyft, Home Depot, Hulu, iTunes, Lowes, Newegg, Target, Verizon, Walmart (6 points, 46 comments)
    4. [H] BTC, Circle Pay, Google Wallet, Ethereum, Paypal, Skrill, Square Cash, Venmo [W] Apple, Amazon (.co.uk | .de | .es |.it), Arrow Films, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, B&H, Dell, Delta, eBay, Google Play, Gyft, Home Depot, HPB, Hulu, iTunes, Lowes, Newegg, Spotify, Target, Verizon, Walmart, Zavvi (5 points, 3 comments)
    5. [H] $75 (3 x $25) Amazon [W] Circle Pay, Google Wallet, Paypal, Square Cash, Venmo (4 points, 6 comments)
    6. [H] $75 (3 x $25) Amazon [W] Circle Pay, Google Wallet, Paypal, Square Cash, Venmo (4 points, 1 comment)
    7. [H] BCH, BTC, Circle, Google Wallet, ETH, LTC, Paypal, Skrill, Square, Venmo [W] Apple, Amazon (.ca | .co.uk | .com| .de | .es | .fr | .it), Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, B&H, Dell, Delta, eBay, Gamestop, Google Play, Gyft, Home Depot, Hulu, iTunes, Lowes, Newegg, Target, Verizon, Walmart (3 points, 20 comments)
    8. [H] BTC, Circle Pay, Google Wallet, Ethereum, Paypal, Skrill, Square Cash, Venmo [W] Apple, Amazon (.ca | .co.uk | .com | .de | .fr | .es |.it), Arrow Films, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, B&H, Dell, eBay, Gyft, HPB, Hulu, Newegg, Target, Verizon, Walmart, Zavvi (3 points, 14 comments)
  17. 37 points, 2 submissions: ProblemHaters
    1. [PSA] Beware of my impersonator! (31 points, 15 comments)
    2. [H]$5 Amazon GC [W] Paypal (6 points, 1 comment)
  18. 36 points, 1 submission: iliketoworkhard
    1. Gentle reminder to people frequently shopping from amazon to use smile.amazon.com. (36 points, 5 comments)
  19. 35 points, 4 submissions: BKLCL
    1. [PSA] How to use GCXBot effectively and trade safely! (13 points, 15 comments)
    2. [Q] BrokeMember and I are thinking of starting a regular thread where we will raise donations for the mods to say thanks for all their hard work. More details are in the post; leave a comment for suggestions/if you are interested. (12 points, 32 comments)
    3. [H] Bot [W] Test Results (5 points, 18 comments)
    4. [PSA] You can use "!check usernames" to manually call the bot to generate user summaries for specific users! Click this post to go to my original bot post that describes how we, as a community, can come closer to eliminating impersonators from this subreddit! (5 points, 1 comment)
  20. 34 points, 3 submissions: undertale1997
    1. [PSA]PayPal now charges a flat fee of 3$/5$ for every transaction if you arent in the same country (17 points, 17 comments)
    2. [H]Giftcard of your choice for 5$ [W]Nothing well your comment anyway (12 points, 44 comments)
    3. [H]League of Legends Riot Points 3x10$ (30$) [W]70% PayPal (5 points, 12 comments)
  21. 33 points, 4 submissions: 555VS66
    1. [H] 1 free rental from redbox [w] nothing (19 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] 1 redbox rental [W] air (7 points, 2 comments)
    3. [H] 1 free rental from redbox [w] nothing (4 points, 3 comments)
    4. [H] 1 free rental from redbox [w] nothing (3 points, 3 comments)
  22. 32 points, 3 submissions: MrAahz
    1. [PSA] Where to Check Gift Card Balances (27 points, 16 comments)
    2. [H] eBay Spotify Riot Points eShop MORE! [W] CashApp Google BTC PayPal more (3 points, 10 comments)
    3. [H] Starbucks, Uber, Whole Foods, Southwest, Nordstrom, Safeway, Albertson's, Sephora, Airbnb, AMC, Regal, DSW [W] Google Pay, Crypto, Zelle or PayPal @ 89% (2 points, 5 comments)
  23. 31 points, 1 submission: Hokily
    1. [PSA] crack_cocaineee is a thief. he does not come through. i lost 20$ to him and am very upset. (31 points, 16 comments)
  24. 31 points, 1 submission: OKNoah
    1. [Q] Scammer is faking post replies and reputation. (31 points, 26 comments)
  25. 30 points, 8 submissions: YvngJxsh
    1. [H] $100 PSN [W] 85% Paypal (4 points, 6 comments)
    2. [H] $150 Itunes GC [W] Paypal (4 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] $150 Itunes GC [W] Paypal or Bitcoin @75% OBO (4 points, 6 comments)
    4. [H] $175 Amazon GC Balance [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 8 comments)
    5. [H] 80% Paypal [W] PSN CARDS (4 points, 6 comments)
    6. [H] PayPal [W] PSN Cards @80% (4 points, 3 comments)
    7. [H] $100 PSN (2 x $50) [W] 85% PayPal (3 points, 1 comment)
    8. [H] $175 Amazon GC Balance [W] Paypal (3 points, 3 comments)
  26. 30 points, 3 submissions: brokemember
    1. [PSA] Venmo - PayPal Alternative for US Traders (12 points, 41 comments)
    2. [Q] Donations for GCX (12 points, 43 comments)
    3. [PSA] Donations for GCX (6 points, 10 comments)
  27. 30 points, 2 submissions: GCXmods
    1. Welcome to /GiftCardExchange! We are currently closed for the holidays and will be back December 27th. Click here for a beginner's guide of how this all works! (17 points, 10 comments)
    2. [PSA] New Rules Regarding Amazon Balance (13 points, 21 comments)
  28. 27 points, 5 submissions: playingghost
    1. [H] $50 HelloFresh, $100 Nakedwines gcs [W] Happiness (7 points, 2 comments)
    2. [H] $75 Bestbuy GCs [W] 88% Paypal (6 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] $75 GameStop gcs [W] 83-85% Paypal (6 points, 1 comment)
    4. [H] $400 Amazon balance [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 6 comments)
    5. [H] $84.72 Bestbuy GCs [W] 88% Paypal (4 points, 2 comments)
  29. 25 points, 5 submissions: transcriptionPigeon
    1. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon | 88% Rate (7 points, 24 comments)
    2. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon GCs | 90% Rate (5 points, 47 comments)
    3. [PSA] Because scammers are impersonating me and other traders so often, here's what I'm thinking of doing... (5 points, 10 comments)
    4. [H] Verified US PayPal [W] Amazon Codes or Balance @ 90% Rate (4 points, 35 comments)
    5. [H] Verified US PayPal [W] Amazon Codes or Balance @ 90% Rate (4 points, 8 comments)
  30. 25 points, 3 submissions: rundmcc
    1. [PSA] Target - 10% Off Gift Cards Today (13 points, 11 comments)
    2. [PSA] Redbox - 35% off $10, 40% off $20 (7 points, 0 comments)
    3. [PSA] $5 Amazon Credit w/ $25 Amazon Gift Card Purchase (5 points, 6 comments)
  31. 25 points, 1 submission: CyberInferno
    1. [PSA] Toys R Us gift cards expire on April 14 (25 points, 1 comment)
  32. 23 points, 4 submissions: hellr4isEr
    1. [GIVEAWAY] $5 Target GC - Details inside (8 points, 41 comments)
    2. [GIVEAWAY] $5 Amazon GC - Details inside (6 points, 18 comments)
    3. [GIVEAWAY] Round 5 - $10 Walmart GC (5 points, 35 comments)
    4. [GIVEAWAY] Round 3 - $10 Target GC (4 points, 34 comments)
  33. 23 points, 3 submissions: mikewhoneedsabike
    1. [H] $1 venmo [W] Google Local Guide Atom Code (9 points, 47 comments)
    2. [H] $1 venmo [W] Google Local Guide Atom Code (9 points, 26 comments)
    3. [H] 50 cents Venmo/Google Wallet [W] T-Mobile Tuesday ATOM code (5 points, 9 comments)
  34. 23 points, 1 submission: shane1027
    1. [META] Can we please create a Confirmed Trade Thread or Sticky somehow? (23 points, 155 comments)
  35. 22 points, 4 submissions: isaihtb11
    1. [H] $9.25 PayPal [W] $1 Amazon (8 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $1 Amazon GC [W] Nothing (5 points, 8 comments)
    3. [H]$50 PSN [W] 75% Google Wallet (5 points, 3 comments)
    4. [H] $110 PSN [W] 70% Google Wallet (4 points, 2 comments)
  36. 22 points, 1 submission: 0neg33k
    1. [Q] WARNING dkim324 a known scammer and is actively PMing people to try to scam them (22 points, 27 comments)
  37. 21 points, 4 submissions: Brooshie
    1. [H] PayPal [W] $20 Amazon.US GC (6 points, 7 comments)
    2. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon.US GC (5 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon.US GC (5 points, 8 comments)
    4. [H] PayPal [W] eBay GC (5 points, 1 comment)
  38. 21 points, 4 submissions: TheTimeMage
    1. [H] 85% PayPal [W] Amazon GC, eBay, Chilis, Chipotle, Dominos, Buffalo Wild Wings (8 points, 20 comments)
    2. [H] 85% PayPal [W] Amazon GC, eBay, Chilis, Chipotle, Dominos, Buffalo Wild Wings (5 points, 15 comments)
    3. [H] 90% PayPal [W] eBay, Amazon GC, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy (5 points, 23 comments)
    4. [H] 85% PayPal [W] eBay Amazon GC (US, JP) Best Buy / GameStop (3 points, 20 comments)
  39. 21 points, 4 submissions: goodtimeshaxor
    1. [H] BTC/Crypto, Paypal, Google Wallet, Chase QuickPay, Zelle, Steam [W] Apple, Wal-Mart, Amazon GC, Target, Dell, Kroger, Clothing/Fashion Stores, Restaurants, MANY OTHER GIFT CARDS + (7 points, 16 comments)
    2. [H] BTC/Crypto, Paypal, Google Wallet, Chase QuickPay, Zelle, Steam [W] Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon GC, Fashion Stores, Restaurants, MANY OTHER GIFT CARDS + (5 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] BTC/Crypto, Paypal, Google Wallet, Steam [W] Apple, Wal-Mart, Amazon GC, Target, Dell, Kroger, Clothing/Fashion Stores, Restauarants, Other+ (5 points, 19 comments)
    4. [H] BTC/Crypto, Paypal, Google Wallet, Chase QuickPay/ Zelle, Steam [W] Costco, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, GameStop, Amazon GC, iTunes, PSN, Target, Fashion Stores, Restaurants, MANY OTHER GIFT CARDS + (4 points, 17 comments)
  40. 21 points, 1 submission: RKFtw
    1. [PSA] eBay- 15% off everything TODAY ONLY (21 points, 30 comments)
  41. 21 points, 1 submission: h3ct1k
    1. [H] $25 Buffalo Wild Wings [W] Naughty America/Brazzers account (21 points, 9 comments)
  42. 20 points, 4 submissions: Bited09
    1. [H] Paypal/Crypto [W] Toys R US(Any Amount) (7 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] $75 Amazon Gift Card [W] BTC (5 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] Crypto/Paypal [W] Amazon,Apple,BestBuy,HomeDepot,Lowe's,Macy's,Newegg,Nike,Nord,Target,Steam,Walmart..etc (5 points, 14 comments)
    4. [H] Paypal/Crypto [W] Amazon,Apple,BestBuy,Walmart,Lowes (3 points, 13 comments)
  43. 20 points, 1 submission: ibanezjerk
    1. [H] $0.19 left on Bed Bath & Beyond GC [W] nothing. Just hate clutter. (20 points, 3 comments)
  44. 19 points, 4 submissions: Entroduction
    1. [H] $30 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Fandango Code/Gift Card [W] $12 Paypal (6 points, 8 comments)
    2. [H] Free Fandango Gift Cards [W] Your Participation (5 points, 50 comments)
    3. [H] $30 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Fandango Code/Gift Card [W] $12 Paypal (4 points, 1 comment)
    4. [H] $30 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Fandango Code/Gift Card [W] $6 Paypal/Bitcoin (4 points, 4 comments)
  45. 19 points, 4 submissions: edsmart123
    1. [H] 4 dunkin donuts gift cards ($2 each), 4X 1 night redbox rental code [W] offers (7 points, 10 comments)
    2. [H] 4 dunkin donuts codes from t mobile [W] offers (4 points, 16 comments)
    3. [H] 4-5 Dunkin Donuts 2 dollar gift cards [W] Paypal (4 points, 16 comments)
    4. [H] t mobile baskin Robbins codes [W] offers (4 points, 2 comments)
  46. 19 points, 4 submissions: summerofsin
    1. [H] $100 Amazon GC [W] Paypal 92% (5 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] $150 Amazon GC [W] 92% Paypal (5 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] $40 Steam [W] Paypal 92% (5 points, 3 comments)
    4. [H] $100 Amazon GC [W] Paypal 92% (4 points, 8 comments)
  47. 19 points, 3 submissions: instantcol
    1. [H] Bitcoin [W] Amazon gift cards at 80% (8 points, 12 comments)
    2. [H] Verified Paypal/Bitcoin [W] Amazon gift card at up to 89% (6 points, 13 comments)
    3. [H] Bitcoin/Paypal [W] Amazon GCs @ up to 89% (5 points, 13 comments)
  48. 19 points, 1 submission: valentin68
    1. [PSA] Warning another impersonator (19 points, 35 comments)
  49. 18 points, 3 submissions: Auracity
    1. [H] $231.39 in different Amazon Gift Cards [W] 90% Paypal (9 points, 18 comments)
    2. [H] Amazon Gift Cards (Canada) [W] 85% Paypal (6 points, 15 comments)
    3. [H] Amazon Gift Cards [W] 88% Paypal (3 points, 25 comments)
  50. 18 points, 3 submissions: PuttPutt7
    1. [H] Verified Paypal @ 85% [W] Amazon Gift Cards / GoP. Anything up to $100! New traders welcome (9 points, 19 comments)
    2. [H] Verified Paypal @ 85% [W] Amazon Gift Cards / GoP any amount! New traders welcome (5 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] Verified Paypal [W] Amazon Gift Cards @ 87%. Anything up to $100! New traders welcome (4 points, 22 comments)
  51. 18 points, 2 submissions: dragonslayer6699
    1. [H] $900 United Airlines flight voucher (no fare restrictions, valid until 1/18/2020) [W] $750 Venmo, PayPal (11 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $900 United Airlines flight voucher (any United flight, no restrictions) [W] $750 Venmo or PayPal (7 points, 13 comments)
  52. 18 points, 1 submission: laylawhitexxx
    1. [H] $961 Amazon GC balance [W] Paypal or Bitcoin (18 points, 42 comments)
  53. 17 points, 4 submissions: World_Chaos
    1. [H] Paypal [W] Amazon GC (5 points, 21 comments)
    2. [H] Verified Paypal [W] Amazon Gift Card Offers (5 points, 24 comments)
    3. [H] $500 Paypal [W] Amazon 85% (4 points, 10 comments)
    4. [H] $700 Paypal [W] Amazon GC (3 points, 13 comments)
  54. 17 points, 3 submissions: evanhuttonfc
    1. [H] 85% PayPal [W] Amazon GC US (6 points, 9 comments)
    2. [H] 85% PayPal [W] Amazon GC US (6 points, 20 comments)
    3. [H] 85% PayPal or CashApp [W] Amazon GC USA or Balance (5 points, 14 comments)
  55. 17 points, 2 submissions: Teeny_Ginger_18
    1. [H] $125 iTunes GC [W] $100 btc, PayPal via Gyft.com, Hotels.com GC via Amazon Balance, or Amazon GC (11 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $125 iTunes Giftcard [W] $110 Amazon GC or Bitcoin (6 points, 3 comments)
  56. 17 points, 2 submissions: X3n0bL4DE
    1. [H] $39 Amazon Balance (x2) [W] $33 Paypal (9 points, 17 comments)
    2. [H] $39 Amazon Balance [W] $32 Paypal (8 points, 14 comments)
  57. 17 points, 1 submission: DapperFisticuffs
    1. [PSA] Active Impersonator: DapperFistcuffs (17 points, 4 comments)
  58. 17 points, 1 submission: arbituser
    1. [PSA] prateck07 is impersonating prateek07 (17 points, 13 comments)
  59. 17 points, 1 submission: cyanletters
    1. [H] $20 Brookstone Gift Card (Expires Today) [W] Nothing (17 points, 2 comments)
  60. 17 points, 1 submission: rdewalt
    1. [Q] DO NOT TRADE WITH ME. Someone has compromised my account and been using it to try and scam you. (details inside) (17 points, 15 comments)
  61. 16 points, 4 submissions: ukfan515
    1. [H] (9) $10 Amazon GC [W] 87.5% Paypal (5 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $60 Amazon GC [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] $91 Amazon GC [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 3 comments)
    4. [H] $95 Amazon GC [W] 90% Paypal (3 points, 3 comments)
  62. 16 points, 3 submissions: HomieGenie
    1. [H] Xbox Live 12 Month Gold [W] $40 PayPal (7 points, 0 comments)
    2. [H] $2 Baskin Robbins Code [W] $1 PayPal (5 points, 1 comment)
    3. [H] 2x $10 iTunes GC [W] 85% PayPal or $10 Amazon GC each (4 points, 7 comments)
  63. 16 points, 3 submissions: MAlpha17
    1. [H] $10 PSN [W] PayPal (6 points, 11 comments)
    2. [H] VRV $10 [W] Paypal (6 points, 1 comment)
    3. [H] $10 PSN [W] Offers (4 points, 22 comments)
  64. 16 points, 2 submissions: Katzuhiki
    1. [PSA] jhon679 is an active scammer who is banned. (10 points, 20 comments)
    2. [QUESTION] How do you ensure that the GC you traded for will be safe and not used right after the completion of the trade? (6 points, 26 comments)
  65. 16 points, 2 submissions: PizzaRatsBrother
    1. [H] $14 Amazon GC [W] 85% Cash App or proof your large dog pooped on a Square executive's doorstep (11 points, 11 comments)
    2. [H] $35 in PlayStation Store ($25 and $10) willin to separately sell [W] Cash App 75% (5 points, 8 comments)
  66. 16 points, 1 submission: beckyvz18
    1. [H]$100 wine voucher[W]Nothing (16 points, 33 comments)
  67. 15 points, 3 submissions: snoopzprodigy
    1. [H] $10 Amazon GC [W] 85% Paypal (7 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] $10 Spotify Gift Card [W] PayPal, Offers (4 points, 2 comments)
    3. [H] $10.50 Venmo [W] Food GCs, Any Offers (4 points, 15 comments)
  68. 15 points, 2 submissions: CodingCore_
    1. [H] $8 Paypal [W] $10 Google Play GC (10 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] 88% Paypal [W] Amazon GC (5 points, 8 comments)
  69. 15 points, 2 submissions: Gizmoiscute
    1. [H] $5 e-codes Your choice [W] PayPal Offers (8 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] 2- AMC Black Movie Tickets, 2 large drinks, 2 large popcorns [W] PayPal $25 (7 points, 1 comment)
  70. 15 points, 2 submissions: Vearax
    1. [H] 85% PayPal [W] US Amazon GC(s) (8 points, 18 comments)
    2. [H] iTunes GC [W] Paypal %85 (7 points, 5 comments)
  71. 15 points, 1 submission: Parasoccer
    1. [H] $50 fitbit coupon [W] NOTHING (15 points, 6 comments)
  72. 14 points, 3 submissions: MonPetitCoeur
    1. [H] $5 Starbucks GC [W] $4 Amazon GC (6 points, 9 comments)
    2. [H] $5 Amazon GC [W] 90% Paypal (4 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] $50 Krispy Kreme GC [W] $43 Paypal (4 points, 3 comments)
  73. 14 points, 3 submissions: XDireInsanityX
    1. [H] 12 nonths Xbox Live Gold [W] $40 PayPal (6 points, 6 comments)
    2. [H] $50 Xbox Gift Card [W] $43 PayPal (4 points, 6 comments)
    3. [H] $50 Xbox Gift card [W] $42.5 PayPal (4 points, 5 comments)
  74. 14 points, 3 submissions: awesomeness2078
    1. [H] 90% PP [W] 10$ Amazon GC (5 points, 1 comment)
    2. [H] 95% PayPal [W] 35$ Amazon GC (US) (5 points, 4 comments)
    3. [H] 93% PP [W] Amazon GCs US (4 points, 4 comments)
  75. 14 points, 2 submissions: CasualObserver89
    1. [H] PayPal [W] To Be Scammed (9 points, 17 comments)
    2. [H] PayPal [W] $20-$99 Amazon GC (5 points, 8 comments)
  76. 14 points, 1 submission: Acefink
    1. [H] $1,500 in steam gift cards [W] Venmo, PayPal, BTC at 82.5% (14 points, 81 comments)
  77. 14 points, 1 submission: Ccj911
    1. [PSA] KaIN7 (I) Impersonating KalN7 (L) (14 points, 8 comments)
  78. 14 points, 1 submission: exaltare
    1. [H] 3 x Six Flags 2019 Gold Season Passes [W] PayPal, Amazon GCs, Best Buy, Microsoft, XBox (14 points, 12 comments)
  79. 13 points, 3 submissions: Jevans223344
    1. [H] 5x $50 google play cards [W] $200 Paypal (5 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] 92% PayPal [W] Ebay giftcards up to $100 (5 points, 5 comments)
    3. [H] $8 PayPal [W] $10 iTunes gift card (3 points, 1 comment)
  80. 13 points, 3 submissions: joq83755
    1. [H] $2000+ Amazon GC (25/50) [W] 90% Cryptocurrency. (5 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] $50 Ticketmaster Ticket Cash Code [W] $25 PayPal or Venmo (4 points, 3 comments)
    3. [H] 15x $5 Microsoft Store Gift Cards [W] 85% PayPal or Venmo (4 points, 5 comments)
  81. 13 points, 3 submissions: nadiahamilton
    1. [H] $86 amazon gc [W] 80% bitcoin (5 points, 2 comments)
    2. [H] $86 amazon gc [W] 80% bitcoin (4 points, 2 comments)
    3. [H] $86 amazon gc [W] 80% bitcoin (4 points, 8 comments)
  82. 13 points, 3 submissions: sketchymidnight
    1. [H] PayPal [W] PSN $10 (5 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H] PayPal [W] Amazon, Nintendo eShop (4 points, 7 comments)
    3. [H] Paypal [W] Origin Gift Card / Credit (4 points, 2 comments)
  83. 13 points, 2 submissions: davidmanedoe
    1. [H] Buffalo Wild Wings $25 GC [W] $20 Venmo (8 points, 14 comments)
    2. [H] $10 Chickfila Card [W] $8 Venmo (5 points, 7 comments)
  84. 13 points, 1 submission: Apocalypse_Gladiator
    1. [PSA] nihilstic_janltor is impersonating nihilistic_janltor (13 points, 15 comments)
  85. 13 points, 1 submission: Hyper-Silence
    1. [H] $656.92 Best Buy Store Credit [W] $550 Verified PayPal, local meetup, Venmo (13 points, 13 comments)
  86. 13 points, 1 submission: RV_123
    1. [H] Suspicious Account [W] Nothing (13 points, 8 comments)
  87. 13 points, 1 submission: Shortbus316
    1. [PSA] Beware of scammers... I received a PM from what seemed like a legit trader. (13 points, 25 comments)
  88. 13 points, 1 submission: Two-Tone-
    1. [H] $15 US Apple gift card [W] A $10-$15 donation to a reputable charity (13 points, 9 comments)
  89. 13 points, 1 submission: glatts
    1. [H] $2500 [W] $3000 in Brookstone gift cards (13 points, 23 comments)
  90. 12 points, 3 submissions: AndreaBeaudin
    1. [H] 90% PayPal [W] Amazon.com GC($20,$30,$40,$50) (6 points, 21 comments)
    2. [H] 90% PayPal [W] Amazon.com GC (4 points, 40 comments)
    3. [H] PayPal 90% [W] Amazon.com GC (2 points, 18 comments)
  91. 12 points, 3 submissions: vorter
    1. [H] 75% Zelle/Paypal/Venmo/GooglePay/ApplePay [W] iTunes/AppStore GCs (Amazon GCs @80% & Steam/UbeLyft/Nintendo/Xbox/FoodDelivery too at rates 60-65%) (5 points, 5 comments)
    2. [H] 80% Zelle/Paypal/Venmo/GooglePay/ApplePay [W] iTunes/AppStore & Amazon GCs (Steam/UbeLyft too but at lower rates) (4 points, 27 comments)
    3. [H] 80% Zelle/Paypal/Venmo/GooglePay/ApplePay or BTC/Crypto at 5% less [W] iTunes/AppStore GCs (Amazon GCs 80% & Steam/UbeLyft/Nintendo/FoodDelivery too at rates 60-65%) (3 points, 17 comments)
  92. 12 points, 3 submissions: weebae
    1. [H] Verified PayPal [W] Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Gift of Prime (5 points, 11 comments)
    2. [PSA] Office Depot offering $20 off purchases of $100 Gift Cards (In-store only / YMMV) (4 points, 9 comments)
    3. [H] Verified PayPal [W] Google Play Gift Cards (3 points, 2 comments)
  93. 12 points, 2 submissions: AemonDK
    1. [H] 12 months xbox live gold digital code UK [W] £30 paypal or giftcards (8 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] 12 months xbox live gold digital code UK [W] £30 paypal or giftcards (4 points, 4 comments)
  94. 12 points, 2 submissions: BABarista
    1. [H]5x $5 Atom Movie Code [W] $1 Paypal each (7 points, 13 comments)
    2. [H] 2X Medium 1 Topping Papa Johns Pizza Code [W] $3.5 amazon or paypal for each code (5 points, 9 comments)
  95. 12 points, 2 submissions: Icecream_Store
    1. [H] BR Stuff [W] nothing (6 points, 3 comments)
    2. [H]Sonic Steam Game, 4$ Hitman movie [W]Nothing (6 points, 3 comments)
  96. 12 points, 2 submissions: Sparklepop
    1. [H]PayPal, [W]$20 Steam GiftCard (8 points, 9 comments)
    2. [H] $85 Sephora, [W] $65 PayPal (4 points, 9 comments)
  97. 12 points, 2 submissions: akaToph3r
    1. [H] $15 GILT [W] Nothing (No really, it's free) (7 points, 8 comments)
    2. [H] 2 x 14-Day Xbox Live Trial Codes [W] Nothing (5 points, 5 comments)
  98. 12 points, 2 submissions: sorenxv
    1. [H] AUD 20 Target Australia GC [W] AUD 15 paypal (8 points, 4 comments)
    2. [H] AUD 20 Target Australia GC [W] AUD 10 paypal (4 points, 4 comments)
  99. 12 points, 1 submission: Dabbing_Samurai_Umu
    1. [H] 21 Dollars PayPal [W] 20 Dollars PayPal (12 points, 11 comments)
  100. 12 points, 1 submission: False1512
    1. [H] Free Movie Ticket from Atom Ticket App [W] Good Luck (12 points, 6 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Fishering (901 points, 594 comments)
  2. linkandluke (451 points, 323 comments)
  3. Fishering_BOT (390 points, 383 comments)
  4. BigBen2010 (357 points, 259 comments)
  5. bg_20 (325 points, 221 comments)
  6. brokemember (285 points, 194 comments)
  7. hacksorskillbot (257 points, 245 comments)
  8. PlebeianGentleman (234 points, 2 comments)
  9. sabin357 (226 points, 146 comments)
  10. yuv9 (213 points, 120 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. [H] $10 Amazon GC [W] Your updoots by luciphora (132 points, 176 comments)
  2. [H] $1.45 Bestbuy Giftcard [W] Goodwill/upvotes/to brighten your day $0 (Free) by Saikou0taku (109 points, 2 comments)
  3. [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam by Bluboon (78 points, 55 comments)
  4. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing by Fishering (63 points, 34 comments)
  5. [H] 500th Trade Giveaway! [W] Nothing by ChamakhsUglyHaircut (51 points, 154 comments)
  6. [PSA] Fellow exchangers! Net Neutrality is up for repeal by the FCC. If it gets voted out, ISPs like Verizon have the right to block websites like Reddit, or charge for other websites like YouTube. by dylanplayspkmn (50 points, 6 comments)
  7. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing (AGAIN) by Fishering (47 points, 43 comments)
  8. [H] Many Amazon Gift Cards [W] Nothing by Fishering (47 points, 39 comments)
  9. Gentle reminder to people frequently shopping from amazon to use smile.amazon.com. by iliketoworkhard (36 points, 5 comments)
  10. [H] Giveaway Amazon Gift Cards [W] You To Spread Holiday Spirit! by Fishering (33 points, 47 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 160 points: PlebeianGentleman's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  2. 83 points: deleted's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  3. 74 points: PlebeianGentleman's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  4. 50 points: deleted's comment in [H] PayPal/Google Wallet/Square/Bitcoin [W] Gift Cards
  5. 48 points: deleted's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  6. 38 points: Fishering's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  7. 37 points: Fishering's comment in [H] PayPal/Google Wallet/Square/Bitcoin [W] Gift Cards
  8. 35 points: SolarTsunami's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  9. 30 points: BigBen2010's comment in [H] $187 Paypal [W] Steam gift cards and to discuss a mod's recent scam
  10. 26 points: Garwald's comment in [PSA] Free background checks
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How to use your BTC right now, and prepare for being a Lightning Network user at the same time!

Right now fees are high on the Bitcoin blockchain, which does mean that the way it had been used in the past (with users not needing to really be aware of the fee pool) isn't viable right now. It's a learning curve to manage, but that doesn't mean you can't use your bitcoins right now.
Bitcoin is a paradigm shift in many ways, and one of the things that the high-fee situation has caused (and at least the early days of Lightning Network adoption will perpetuate) is planning ahead.
In my daily life, my kiddo's school participates in the SCRIP program, where if you buy gift cards through the school, you as the buyer pay face value of the card ($100 gets you a $100 gift card), but the school gets some small (usually 1-5%) kickback from the vendor. So, to take advantage of this, for a while now, I've been buying gas station gift cards through that program. Gassing up my car is something that I know I'm going to do each month, and from my various budgeting tools, I know about the ballpark of how much I'm going to spend on gas each month. Before using the SCRIP program, I would pay with a credit card at the gas pump throughout the month, and at the end of the month, pay for the gas by paying off the credit card. To switch to using the SCRIP program, at the beginning of the month I order the gas station gift cards through SCRIP, and then throughout the month, use those cards until they were empty (which should be about the end of the month, when I'm about to buy more). The key change is switching the payment from the end of the month to the beginning; pre-paying for the thing, which requires requires planning ahead to know how much to get (too much and you're wasting money locking it up in gift cards to a vendor you won't use that much up at. Too little and you'll run out before month's end).
If you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, this will be a big change to make. And I know that's been traditionally a more common way people's finances (at least here in the US) have gone; put everything on a credit card, then pay off the card (hopefully all of it) at the end of the month.
One other place where people can learn these sort of reflexes in the existing financial industry is Flex-savings accounts for healthcare costs. Those sorts of programs let you have funds available tax-free for health-related expenses, but you need to pre-allocate how much you're going to spend on health-related things.
So, how does that relate to Bitcoin and the future Lightning Network? Bitcoin fees are purely based on how fast you need the transaction to be verified, not how big the transaction is (that's not new; that's always been the case). So, now that the fees are high, the economical thing to do as a consumer is to pay larger amounts, less frequently ($10 fee on a $10 transaction ($20 total; fee is 100% of transacted amount) is not viable. $10 fee on a $500 transaction ($510 total; fee is 2% of transacted amount) is still not ideal, but at least functional). Many vendors who accept Bitcoin as payment allow you to use bitcoin to get "in store credit" at that vendor. So, plan ahead for what you want to do at that vendor in the next month/quarter and pre-fill your credit there.
For example, I use NameCheap for my domain registrations, and they accept bitcoin as the means to add to the "funds" credit on your account. Domain registrations expire at known dates, so I can plan out for the year ahead in what months I'll be needing more funds for domain registrations. This past week I deposited enough funds to cover my Q1 expenses there, paying a low fee such that it confirmed in four days, and then I used those funds to renew my domains.
Another way to do this is through Gyft/eGifter services. If you know you spend $100 monthly at Starbucks, you can get a $100 Starbucks card through one of those services at the beginning of the month, and then use it throughout the month. This ends up being very similar to the SCRIP setup I described too. If you use many vendors that Gyft/eGifter sell cards for, but not in high value for each of them (like, you spend $25/month each at Starbucks, Dominos, Dunkin' Donuts and Panera), instead of buying multiple little gift cards, get one big "eGifter Choice Card" or a "Gyft Card" to buy credit at eGifter or Gyft respectively and then use that "in store credit" to buy the smaller gift cards.
The Purse.io site allows you to do the same thing with Amazon.com purchases. You can deposit a lump sum of bitcoins into your Purse wallet, and then request the various things you need from Amazon through their interface.
Those are ways you can use your bitcoins now, with just some changes to the way you approach/plan your spending, but why do all that pre-planning effort? Well, learning how to pre-plan and pre-pay like that will be very useful in the near future, since that's what the early days of the Lightning Network will be like. To use payment channels to pay a merchant, you as the buyer need to have the funds on-hand to open the channel (before you make the purchase), rather than making the purchase and then paying for it.
Opening and closing a payment channel will be transactions on the main blockchain, and will have to compete on the fee market that's currently there. So ideally you'd not want to be opening and closing payment channels frequently. So, this same idea of pre-paying applies. The moment your favorite coffee shop starts accepting Lightning Network transactions, you can open a payment channel to them, but in doing so, you have to lock up some funds into that channel, which can only be spent at that coffee shop (I'm neglecting the "network" part of the Lightning Network here, assuming it will take time to grow), so it's just like buying "in store credit" at that shop. To be useful to you as a consumer, you'll have to pre-plan how much you'll be spending at that vendor monthly/quarterly. If you guess too high, you'll have funds locked up needlessly (though hopefully you could spend them through the Network part of the Lightning Network as it grows, so that's a benefit of locking funds into a payment channel versus locking them up in a Gyft/eGifter gift card). Guess too low, and you'll have to close the channel and open a new one more frequently, paying more on-chain transaction fees for it.
So, I'm looking forward to the growth of the Lightning Network, and accepting the fact that it is yet another paradigm shift, which means to me as a user, I will have a learning curve, and it will take different actions on my part to be part of something that's radically different from the previous systems.
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Region free guide on how-to buy packs at Amazon Appstore at discounted price! 86packs at $70!

After a lot of hiccups, and many hours spent, i finally I managed to purchase 86 gvg packs with mere $70 USD.
Yes, it is the Amazon Appstore new deal. As the time of writing this post, it offers 30% off for 10k Amazon coin and 10% coin rebate when you purchase the packs via coin.
It only cost 0.814 USD per pack compared with 1.167 USD per pack on the official battle.net store, still pretty good huh?
Note: It is difficult to buy Amazon gift cards at reasonable price outside of US so your journey may varies.
Warning there are some risks involved which includes getting scammed when you try to purchase Amazon Gift Cards from non-official channels, continue at your own discretion.
Without further adieu,
The Step-by-Step guide on How to purchase Hearhstone packs at discounted price for any region!
  1. Get yourself some Amazon Gift cards with 70 USD at least.
  2. Use a US VPN (not really sure this is a necessary step or not, there are plenty of free options out there).
  3. Create an amazon account (amazon.com) with US address at California state (to avoid Amazon tax).
  4. Log into Amazon website and redeem the balance on your Amazon gift cards.
  5. Download Amazon Appstore on your Android device or install the www.amiduos.com Android emulator on Windows.
  6. Download Hearthstone via Amazon Appstore
  7. Log into Hearthstone
  8. click the shop, click on any cash packs, click buy more coins, buy 10k coins (you will get 30% discount) which cost $70 instead of the usual $100.
  9. Wait for the coins to show up, you might need to re-login.
  10. buy $49.99 GvG packs (make sure you select the right packs!!!) at 4999 coins (you will get 10% coins back)
  11. buy another $49.99 GvG packs (make sure you select the right packs!!!) at 4999. you will get another 10% coins back.
  12. you should have less than 1k (or 998 to be precise) coins left, buy 3x $2.99 packs with about 900 coins.
  13. done.
Where to buy Amazon Gift Cards,
Feel free to ask any questions, I will try my best to provide an answer.
if anyone feeling generous to donate me some spare/unused Amazon Gift Codes? :P
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The discounts are coming in and they're significant

I've heard that Merchant adoption on it's own will not fuel consumer adoption of Bitcoin.
I agree, Why would someone go out of their way to purchase Bitcoin at a cost to buy something when they can just use their credit/debit cards for free ?
But I've been making it a point to shop using Bitcoin lately, and the discounts offered by Merchants are significant.
Significant enough for me to first buy Bitcoin from coinbase regardless of price only to then do my shopping with those Bitcoin for the discount. Gyft and eGifter offer 3% back and for other individual companies such as Whollyhemp.com, I've gotten as high as 10% off just for using Bitcoin. Even the The Jay-Z and Beyonce concert in Chicago is offering 25% off if bought with Bitcoin (limited).
As a consumer at checkout if I see a "buy with Bitcoin for 3%, 5%, 10% discount" option, well that is very enticing. If Bitcoin becomes almost seamless to aquire, maybe just a click of a button or an extra step at check out, Things will definitely heat up.
This new consumer demand will put upward pressure on Price but regardless of price it won’t deter people from acquiring Bitcoin. They are using Bitcoin for it’s payment system not as a store of value, and the result is consumers are actually saving money because of the efficiency of the system. Consumers at this point will acquire Bitcoin at any price in their native currency just to use right away at checkout to achieve the discount.
This wont take long to happen. We're about to see an avalanche of Merchant adoption. and with consumer prices getting ever higher because of inflation, people are desperate to save a buck. They'll figure out how to use Bitcoin if the Discounts offered by Merchants are significant. z
tl;dr: Merchant discounts will fuel consumer demand for Bitcoin at any price just to achieve discount, putting upward pressure on price sending Bitcoin to the Moon.
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Lost $100 because my wallet crashed (Bit Core)

I waited til the last minute to do my Christmas shopping as I do every year so I decided to get my sister a gift card (along with another gift that won't arrive till after Christmas). I read on Forbes about the site eGifter and how they accept Bitcoin so I decided to go with them. I created an account and copied the wallet address that was given to me. Once I sent the transaction BitCore crashed on me. The application would not close because it was stuck at 'Not Responding' and the transaction timer from eGifter continued to count down. I finally was able to close BitCore but could not relaunch in time.
I called the company and was told I would be contacted within 24 hours (which I wasn't). I emailed them today asking for a status update and am still waiting on a reply.
Has anyone ever encountered something like this with your wallet crashing? I'm considering abandoning BitCore and getting a new wallet
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What is bitcoin missing?

As bitcoin is growing day by day, new marketplaces are popping up. Example services like eGifter which allows you to buy gift cards etc.
What else do you think is missing to get more people onboard bitcoin and grow the currency.
I'm exploring ideas myself to help bitcoin grow into something great, but keen to know other peoples ideas.
Discuss.
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YES, eGifter accepts Bitcoin payments on iOS

The rumors are all true. We have been working really hard here at eGifter. First getting Walmart back so you guys can get your gas and groceries. Then, making it so you can pay for it on iOS natively.
So you iOS fans, go grab the new eGifter app and tell us what you think. We welcome the feedback. We are working hard to release the our new generation app for Android so stay tuned!
Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there!
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Introducing: eGifting platform ItsOn.Me, working together with Blackcoin, and implementing select cryptos on super slick app.

This is a great day for Blackcoin. Fruit of many month's work behind the scenes, that began with a meeting I had back in June last year, in the New York office of ItsonMe CEO, David Leibner. He showed me his truly epic eGifting technology. Trust me: you need this app.
The word is out now on Cointelegraph, hot off the presses:
http://cointelegraph.com/news/113779/local-restaurant-gifting-app-itsonme-adding-bitcoin-and-alts-for-payment
I am really, really excited about this! Check out ItsOn.Me. App is available for Android and iPhone. It is awesome. But it's about to become even more awesome. Read all about it. Get the app, follow @ItsOnMe on twitter.
And PS, don't be fooled by apparent scamsite itsonme.com, and don't download their app. Go to itson.me, that's the real McCoy. Google Play and Iphone app are made by 'GiftBoard'.
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Excellent Post from bitcointtalk.org that should be preserved!

Hey folks,
Saw this post, I think linked from this sub and it can't be ignored! There was clearly a lot of time put in to all the links and whatnot. I was thinking some of the community folks might agree. Is there any way to preserve this.. not a FAQ, but.. links to good information Re: Dogecoin? +GoodShibe or +mumzie is there anything we can do with this? Cross-pasted from https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=800004.0:
Why Dogecoin Is Going To The Moon: September 27, 2014, 02:47:10 PM #1 1. GoCoin:
“GoCoin is the first checkout solution designed to accommodate bitcoin and other popular altcoins like litecoin and dogecoin.” https://www.gocoin.com/
PayPal: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/paypal-supporting-litecoin-and-dogecoin-gocoin-ceo-confirms/
Shopify: https://twitter.com/GoCoinCEO/status/510375124558938112 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopify
CheapAir: http://www.coindesk.com/cheapair-litecoin-dogecoin-flights/
eGifter: https://coinreport.net/egifter-gocoin-dogecoin-litecoin/
Apriva: http://www.coindesk.com/apriva-partners-gocoin-offer-bitcoin-altcoin-payments/
  1. Currency supply:
Dogecoin and bitcoin estimated inflation rate for the next 10 years. 2015: Bitcoin: 10.00% | Dogecoin: 5.20% 2016: Bitcoin: 9.09% | Dogecoin: 4.94% 2017: Bitcoin: 4.17% | Dogecoin: 4.71% 2018: Bitcoin: 4.00% | Dogecoin: 4.50% 2019: Bitcoin: 3.85% | Dogecoin: 4.30% 2020: Bitcoin: 3.70% | Dogecoin: 4.13% 2021: Bitcoin: 1.79% | Dogecoin: 3.96% 2022: Bitcoin: 1.75% | Dogecoin: 3.81% 2023: Bitcoin: 1.72% | Dogecoin: 3.67% 2024: Bitcoin: 1.69% | Dogecoin: 3.54%
“The goal for the currency is to keep approximately 100 billion coins in circulation - thus after 100 billion Dogecoins are created, rewards will continue at 10k each block. This will help maintain mining and stabilize the number of coins in circulation (considering lost wallets and various other ways coins may be destroyed) at 100 billion.” https://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin/issues/23#issuecomment-33893149
  1. Security:
Dogecoin reward schedule provides an incentive to keep Dogecoin secure: http://www.coindesk.com/new-study-low-bitcoin-transaction-fees-unsustainable/
Hashrate: http://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/hashrate-ltc-doge.html
  1. Culture:
Tipping: the potential is to replace “likes” and “upvotes” with tips.
Reddit: http://media.coindesk.com/2014/04/reddittips.jpg
Facebook: http://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/facebook-approves-dogecoin-tipping-app/
Twitter: http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthickey/2014/03/17/such-generosity-most-expensive-tweet-ever-sends-11000-to-kenyan-water-charity-via-dogecoin/
Crowdfunding:
Dogecoin for science: https://experiment.com/dogecoin
Jamaican Bobsled: http://mashable.com/2014/01/20/dogecoins-amaica-bobsled-team/
NASCAR: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/ma27/nascar-dogecoin-sponsor-josh-wise-talladega-superspeedway
Events: New York Dogeparty: http://www.dailydot.com/business/dogecoin-party-new-york-city-bitcoin-doge-wall-street/ http://imgur.com/a/XF0ip
Dogecoin SF 2014: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogecon-sf-by-follow-the-coin-in-partnership-with-the-creator-of-dogecoin-and-the-dogecoin-registration-11325686433?ref=elink
Andreas Antonopoulos speaks at Dogecon SF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_cdj8UuBrw
Hackadoge | 24-Hour Dogecoin Hackathon: http://hackadoge.com/
Charity: Dogecoin community raises money to send service dogs to kids and families in need: http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/4/5377984/dogecoin-community-raises-money-to-send-service-dogs-to-kids
Dogecoin community raises more than $30K for clean water in Kenya: http://www.dailydot.com/news/dogecoin-doge4water-tipping-raised-donations/
Building “Bahay Kubo” in the Philippines: http://www.reddit.com/dogecoin/comments/22th0o/remember_when_we_raised_83_million_dogecoins_in/ http://imgur.com/a/qaik7
Cancer for College: http://www.prizeo.com/prizes/will-ferrell/a-nice-little-getaway Will Ferrell thanks the Dogecoin community: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmt0tJlLOOg
Brand: Dogecoin is a currency that was born on the internet and it is a part of the internet culture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doge_%28meme%29
Dogecoin started as a joke. Absurdity and fun kept dogecoin in the top 10 cryptocurrencies in the “hyperinflation” phase. Community that remains passionate and doesn’t abandon the coin under high selling pressure from mining pools is a rare thing to find.
The culture is the main reason why many people prefer dogecoin over others, and it also what attracts a broader demographic that wouldn’t touch cryptocurrency otherwise.
Dogecoin is considered a beginner’s coin because of how easy and fun it is to use it.
http://dogecoin.com
  1. Video game industry:
Twitch: “Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers” www.twitch.tv DogeTipBot Coming to Twitch, Brings Dogecoin Tipping to its 55 Million Viewers: http://dcmagnates.com/dogetipbot-coming-to-twitch-brings-dogecoin-tipping-55-million-viewers/
E-sports: http://www.cryptoarticles.com/crypto-news/dogecoin-enters-the-world-of-esports-today-as-hsel-kicks-off
GXTalks: Dogecoin & Tipping - The Future of Gaming? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGperEkgLI4 http://www.gaymerx.com/
Minecraft creator accepts Dogecoin donations for new game: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/09/minecraft-creator-dogecoin-new-game-cliffhorse
The Dogecoin car is in the official NASCAR video game: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/05/18/dogecoin-sponsored-car-heading-to-nascar-39-14.aspx
  1. International awareness:
Unesco: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: Grand Prize winner: Microlending with Dogecoin, India https://www.youth-competition.org/groups/entrepreneurship-competition-2013/contests/2/1437
India’s central bank acknowledges Dogecoin as virtual currency: http://www.neowin.net/news/indias-central-bank-acknowledges-dogecoin-as-virtual-currency
Dogecoin Community in China: http://www.chinadoge.cn/ BitcoinExpo 2014 Shanghai: http://bitcoinexpo2014.com/speakers/shunbin-zeng/
  1. Early adoption stage:
Date of introduction Dogecoin Date of introduction: 8 December 2013 Litecoin Date of introduction: 7 October 2011 Bitcoin Date of introduction: 3 January 2009
Market Cap comparison: http://cryptmarketcap.com/
  1. DogeParty:
“Dogeparty is a layer on the Dogecoin network for new coins that foster creativity and promote social good.” www.dogeparty.io “Dogeparty is faster, because Dogecoin is faster. 10x the speed of Bitcoin. Dogeparty is cheaper, because Dogecoin is cheaper. The transaction cost for Dogecoin is about 1/500th of the Bitcoin transaction cost.” https://coinreport.net/little-altcoin-sanity-impact-dogeparty/
  1. Media Coverage:
Why a Currency Based on an Internet Joke Should Be Taken Seriously: http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/179_70/why-a-currency-based-on-an-internet-joke-should-be-taken-seriously-1066832-1.html
10 Reason The World Should Absolutely Start Paying Attention To Dogecoin: http://www.buzzfeed.com/readcommentbackwards/10-reason-the-world-should-absolutely-start-paying-dmjk
Dogecoin Is Going to the Moon, Literally: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/dogecoin-is-going-to-the-moon-for-real
Kevin Rose (Partner at GoogleVentures) sits down with Jackson Palmer the founder of Dogecoin: http://techcrunch.com/video/foundation-jackson-palmer-of-dogecoin/518227939/
  1. Competent developers:
Flawless Auxiliary Proof of Work implementation: http://thecoinfront.com/dogecoin-core-1-8-officially-brings-merged-mining-to-dogecoin/
Wallets:
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.langerhans.wallet Lightweight wallet: http://www.multidoge.org
Coingecko rating: Dogecoin: 90 Litecoin: 89 Bitcoin: 98 https://www.coingecko.com/en?sort_by=developer_score
  1. User activity:
Dogecoin has the highest usage of any altcoin, including Litecoin. (excluding off-chain tipping). http://bitinfocharts.com/charts.html
Reddit: Reddit CEO on Dogecoin:
http://www.quora.com/What-does-Yishan-Wong-think-about-Dogecoin
Alexis Ohanian, founder of reddit:
https://twitter.com/alexisohanian/status/450453838932082688/photo/1
http://instagram.com/p/nnrI6_mEnD/
Subscribers: 87079
Average Users Online: 307
Average New Hot Posts Per Hour: 2.31
Average New Comments on Hot Posts Per Hour: 147
http://www.reddit.com/dogecoin/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/dogecoin 162479 followers
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