As of 4/25/2023, Mastercard gift card purchases within the BitPay Wallet app and Extension are currently unavailable. However, US residents can still use the prepaid BitPay Card to load and convert crypto to cash. Apply and get approved instantly.

These days there are more ways to spend crypto than ever before. One of the most flexible options is to buy a prepaid Mastercard gift card, which can be purchased with crypto and used at just about any merchant on the planet.

How to buy prepaid Mastercard gift cards with Bitcoin

With BitPay it takes only minutes to turn your Bitcoin or other crypto into  a Mastercard gift card you can use at your favorite restaurants, stores or hotels as easily as cash.

  1. Download the BitPay app.
  2. Tap the Shop with Crypto tab in the app.
  3. Select Mastercard.
  4. Enter the amount you’d like to load onto the card. You can load between $25 and $1000 on an individual gift card.
  5. Select the wallet and cryptocurrency you want to use to buy the prepaid Mastercard gift card.
  6. Confirm your transaction.
  7. You’ll receive your gift card instantly! It can be added to Apple Pay or Google Pay for ease of use.
Note: After receiving your Mastercard gift card, you may have to wait 3-5 days before using it online or in-person.

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Pro tip: You can connect your wallet to the BitPay Chrome extension and buy/store prepaid Mastercard gifts from your desktop browser. See all of the other gift cards you can with Bitcoin and 250+ places where you can spend crypto in BitPay's Merchant Directory.

Get the BitPay Mastercard crypto debit card

For users who want as many options as possible for spending crypto, the BitPay Mastercard crypto debit card can be used at millions of locations around the world. There is no easier way to spend your crypto, with instantaneous, fee-free conversion of Bitcoin or 10+ other cryptocurrencies into dollars every time you swipe.

It’s fast, free and easy to start using the BitPay Mastercard. All it takes is three simple steps.

  1. Download the BitPay app
  2. Load the wallet or connect your Coinbase account
  3. Apply and instantly get approved for the card

The entire process takes on average no more than 10 minutes. One approved, you’ll have a virtual Mastercard debit card ready to use instantly. If you choose, the physical version will be delivered by mail straight to your door.

The card includes all of the features you’d expect from a crypto debit card, from instant reloads to contactless payments, PIN, Google Pay, Apple Pay or even cash withdrawals from ATMs.

FAQs about buying prepaid Mastercard gift cards with Bitcoin & cryptocurrency

Where can I use prepaid Mastercard gift cards?

The prepaid Mastercard gift cards you buy with crypto through BitPay can be used at merchants worldwide, and redeemable online or in person wherever Mastercard is accepted.

Which cryptocurrencies can I use to buy prepaid Mastercard gift cards?

BitPay offers a variety of options for purchasing prepaid gift cards with crypto. Users can currently buy gift cards with cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Litecoin (LTC), XRP (XRP), Dai (DAI), Wrapped bitcoin (WBTC), Gemini USD (GUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD), ApeCoin (APE) and Euro Coin (EUROC).

Can I buy Visa prepaid gift cards with crypto?

BitPay does not currently offer Visa prepaid gift cards.