Top Ways You Can Spend Your Bitcoinguides
You've ventured out to one of Bitcoin Depot's BTMs and added some much-needed Bitcoin to your wallet. But once your funds are available, what should you do with your crypto? The good news is that there are plenty of companies out there that accept Bitcoin payments.
If you're looking for places to use your Bitcoin, we've got you covered. Here are our top 10 ways to spend your Bitcoin.
Electronics - Microsoft/NewEgg
We're starting with Microsoft at the top of our list since it was one of the first major companies to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. Microsoft allows you to renew your Microsoft 365 subscription or purchase gift cards using digital currency. If you spend much time on Xbox Live, you can also use Bitcoin to top off your account.
In addition to Microsoft, you can also use Bitcoin to purchase electronic goods through Newegg. Add your selections to the cart, then select Bitcoin as your payment method. Copy the Bitcoin address and send the corresponding amount. Before you know it, your electronic hardware will be at your doorstep.
Home Maintenance - Home Depot
Want to build or renovate your home using only Bitcoin? You can do so thanks to Home Depot. Purchase the materials you need from the hardware retailer, one of the few that accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment.
Home Depot uses Flexa, which is integrated into its payment process to make paying with Bitcoin simple and easy. That means if you want to buy that fancy heated tile you've always wanted in your bathroom, you can pay for it with Bitcoin.
Groceries - Whole Foods/Baskin Robbins
You can also use Bitcoin to buy groceries...or dessert. Whole Foods and Baskin Robbins work with the "Spedn" spending app developed by Flexa. With this app, you can get all your groceries at Whole Foods, then make a quick stop on the way home for some refreshing ice cream at Baskin Robbins. Both retailers accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment.
Traveling - Travala/Virgin Galactic/Expedia
If you've been bitten by the travel bug, you can visit just about anywhere on the planet and pay for it using Bitcoin. For example, if you want to head overseas, you can book a flight using Virgin Galactic. Then, if you need a place to stay, you can check out what Expedia.com has to offer. Both accept Bitcoin through their online platform.
You can also use Travala if you want to use a platform that accepts Bitcoin directly. Travala will also accept cryptocurrency payments using other popular altcoins like Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and others. Plus, the site now supports NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which makes it one of the more crypto-friendly options out there.
Refreshments - Starbucks/Jamba Juice
As you travel, you're sure to be in need of refreshment. Whether it's a morning pick-me-up at Starbucks or something to sip from Jamba Juice as you stroll down Michigan Avenue, you'll have the ability to use your Bitcoin to pay for either.
Keep in mind that both use a third-party payment system to accept Bitcoin, but you shouldn't notice a difference. The entire process should be seamless. Most stores will have a QR code you can scan that gives you their Bitcoin wallet address. Send your crypto, get your beverage, and enjoy the rest of your day!
Movies - AMC/Regal Cinemas
A night out at the movies is another great way to spend your Bitcoin. Thanks to film companies like AMC and Regal Cinemas, you can do just that. Go by yourself, take a date, or make it a family affair. No matter how many people go, you can pay for your entire movie-going experience using Bitcoin.
Wireless Provider - AT&T
You'll also want to be connected while you're out and about. Now, you can stay connected and pay for it with Bitcoin when you select AT&T as your wireless carrier. Customers can now use BitPay and make online bill payments using Bitcoin. While you can't pay for a device using crypto assets yet, AT&T says they'realways looking for ways to expand their services. Who knows? It might be only a matter of time.
VPN - ExpressVPN/NordVPN
Speaking of staying connected, if you're overseas and you want to protect your information while online, a VPN (virtual private network) is an excellent way to do so. Express VPN and Nord VPN are both top-tier options when it comes to keeping your data safe when traveling.
Both VPNs include desktop and mobile apps, so you'll be surfing the web securely whether you're on your laptop or using your smartphone. Plus, you can use Bitcoin to pay for either VPN, so dig into their features and determine which one works for you.
Charity - Save the Children
If you're feeling charitable, you can always give your Bitcoin to those less fortunate. Save the Children was one of the first charities to accept Bitcoin and a variety of other digital currencies. This organization exists to help those in need by providing the basic necessities for at-risk children throughout the world. Consider donating those last few Satoshis in your Bitcoin wallet to a charity that will put them to good use.
Luxury Items - BitCars/Prestige time/Denison Yacht Sales
For those that enjoy the finer things in life, there are ways to purchase luxury items using your Bitcoin. To purchase a car with your crypto, you can use the popular online marketplace BitCars. Or, perhaps you'd like to get start a rental property business. With Bithome, you can buy real estate and build your portfolio.
There are additional luxury purchases available via Bitcoin if you're so inclined. Prestige time offers luxury watches, so you can tell the time in style. Or, you can go all out and buy a yacht with your Bitcoin. Denison Yacht Sales offers top-of-the-line yachts through its site, all available to purchase with Bitcoin.
These are some of the top ways to spend Bitcoin on everyday purchases - well, except the yacht, of course. The good news is that there are plenty of options available until Bitcoin becomes more widely accepted. You can travel, take in a movie, buy a car, and pay for your cell phone service with the world's most popular cryptocurrency.
The good news is, you already know how to easily add Bitcoin to your wallet. There are thousands of Bitcoin Depot BTMs throughout the United States and North America. Get your Bitcoin and get spending!
Nov. 17, 2022