How to Buy Gift Cards with Bitcoin and other Crypto (on CryptoRefills)

By xqanxxx | xqanxxx | 29 Sep 2020


Recent developments in the blockchain and crypto space have made it much easier for crypto holders to spend their holding on real-life goods and services.

Most online and retail stores don’t accept crypto as a payment method. But there is a clever workaround which is simple and safe. The trick is to use gift cards or vouchers.

There is even a service that has this as their mission by selling gift cards for crypto. It is CryptoRefills. It is an e-commerce (maybe we should start using crypto-commerce instead of e-commerce) platform specialized in the sales of various brands of gift cards and vouchers. The platform allows customers to purchase gift cards with Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dash. 

In this post, I am going to find out how we can get gift cards with our cryptos and use them on real-life goods and services by using CryptoRefills.

I promise to take you through step by step and ensure you don’t miss anything. Without wasting much time, let’s get to business!

Step 1

CryptoRefills can be accessed on your desktop, mobile browsers, and an App that is available on Google Play Store. However, for the sake of this tutorial, we are going to stick to the desktop browser. Regardless of how you access the platform, the process is the same.

Now visit https://www.cryptorefills.com/ 

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Once you are on the home page, products in your region will be displayed automatically. I think this is based on your IP address, however, you could easily change it to your desired country.

Step 2

The next step is to select your preferred product by clicking on it. This will take you to the product detail page.

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Select the denomination you want and as well as the currency you would like to pay in. The supported cryptos at the time of posting were Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dash. From here, the product will be added to your cart and you will have the option to add other products or proceed to check out. Depending on the crypto you chose, the amount will be displayed in that currency and you can decide to change it.

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From the image above, you would realize there is a line below the product we are purchasing which reads “CryptoRefills Points. CryptoRefills has a loyalty program that rewards customers for shopping on the platform. 

Step 3

On the checkout page, you will be required to log into your account if you are a returning customer or sign up for an account if it is your first time. If you are in hurry no worries, CryptoRefills has an express checkout option for people who wish not to open an account due to shopping occasionally. 

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All that is required for an express checkout is an email address to which details of your order will be sent and make sure to tick only the agreement checkbox and proceed to payment.

Step 4 

Review the summary of your order and complete payment by sending the final amount to the address provided.

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You can choose to scan the QR code which I think is much convenient as you don’t need to manually enter the address and amount in your personal wallet.

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After a few minutes (once there are enough confirmations on the blockchain), you will receive your code by email. The delivery of the code depends on the time to confirm the bitcoin transaction. Generally, it will take a minute or two, but you might need to wait 5 or 10 minutes depending on how much the network is congested.

Last step

Redeem your gift card. When you pay for your order at a physical store you just need to get your QR code or barcode on the gift card scanned by the cashier (or display the gift card number and associated PIN to the cashier) at the time of purchase.

If you are paying online, at checkout, select Gift Card as the payment type and enter the gift card number and PIN when prompted.

There is more!

When you have accumulated enough loyalty points at CryptoRefills, you will be able to redeem them for cryptos back on the reward page as shown below.

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That’s it. In this way, you can pay with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency for everything basically. I promise ordering will only take you a couple of minutes.

If you want to know more about how to buy gift cards for specific brands such as Amazon, iTunes, Carrefour and more with crypto check their blog here https://www.cryptorefills.com/blog/.

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