Most of us don’t have the extra money to spend on 3lb of Lucky Charms marshmallows, a Das Mechanical Keyboard, or a full-size replica of Aragorn’s sword from The Lord of the Rings. However, if you’ve been "hodling" onto your bitcoin for just the past year, you have already seen your investment quadruple in value. That means that while you may not have the cash to throw at those awesome items, you certainly have the bitcoin.

That’s why BitPay is happy to provide bitcoiners the opportunity to turn their bitcoin into Gift Cards*. With our BitPay bitcoin wallet app, you can buy Gift Cards using your bitcoin. These Gift Cards can range from $1.00 to $1,000.00 and can be specified down to the penny.

To use this feature:

  1. Open your BitPay wallet.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click Gift Card under Services.
  3. Select Buy Gift Cards.
  4. Enter the dollar amount.
  5. Click the arrow on the right-hand side and confirm your purchase.

If you are using the Gift Card for an immediate purchase, we recommend getting to the checkout page and purchasing an Gift Card amount that includes the sales tax and shipping costs for your Amazon purchase.

After that, you can immediately redeem the Gift Card for your purchase and refresh the checkout screen. Your total will be shown as $0.00, and you can submit your order.

That's it. That's how you take your bitcoin and turn it into Gift Cards. Time for you to get shopping. Just try not to eat that whole bag of marshmallows in one sitting.

* Gift Cards ("GCs") sold by BitPay, Inc., an authorized and independent reseller of Gift Cards. Except as required by law, GCs cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards LLC, a Washington limited liability company. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.