An eGifter customer and Bitcoin specialist, Joel Valenzuela writes a great post on his blog, the Desert Lynx about the ability to use Bitcoin in the every day world.
Bitcoin enthusiasts rejoice: you can now use it to get your coffee fix just about anywhere.
Ubiquitous coffee and breakfast chain Dunkin Donuts, which you can find just about every few blocks in New England, can now be patronized with Bitcoin, thanks to a recent gift card integration through eGifter. This allows customers to effectively pay with Bitcoin, even though the chain itself doesn’t yet take it directly.
According to 2014 figures, there were a total of 2,243 Dunkin Donuts locations in New England, 215 of those in New Hampshire. Massachusetts is the clear heavyweight in the Dunks game with 1,151 locations, more than half the total of New England, and 10% of the global total of 11,500 spanning 40 different countries.
eGifter precise amounts makes it basically like using Bitcoin direct
According to eGifter CEO Tyler Roye, the Dunks integration was inspired by the coffee habit of the company’s employees. “The card was on our wish list since our first day in business. Many of the eGifter team members start every day with Dunkin coffee, also referred to around here as startup fuel. Those cups in our hands were a constant reminder that we wanted this card, so we are quite excited to finally be able to offer it to our members.”
Several other companies allow customers to purchase gift cards to major chains with Bitcoin, including Gyft and Fold. However, because of a unique feature with certain cards, eGifter allows customers to purchase precise amounts. Meaning, if you buy a coffee and a sandwich at Dunkin for $5.83, you can buy a $5.83 gift card with Bitcoin and have no balance left over. Bonus points for figuring out the exact total and buying the gift card while still in line so you don’t make people wait around for you to figure out your phone. Also, by using Bitcoin, you can save 3%. Final sweet trick: you can buy a gift card for someone else, meaning if your office buddy is out to get coffee and you decide halfway there that you want some, you can just send a gift card last minute to get your fix.
Who actually accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment? By American Genius.com
The First Wave
The trend began in 2014 when Overstock.com announced that it would accept Bitcoin payments. Several other large online retailers followed suit. Products from several other companies, such as Whole Foods, The Gap, Game Stop, and JC Penney, are available through BitCoin by using the cryptocurrency to buy gift cards from a site like eGifter.com.
You may read the article from American Genius in its entirety here.
We are excited to announce that California Pizza Kitchen Gift Cards are now available in the eGifter Marketplace! Gift Cards are redeemable at all participating California Pizza Kitchen restaurants in the U.S. (excluding airport, stadium, university, Mirage Hotel, and Guam locations). The California Pizza Kitchen Gift Card is a ticket to a culinary adventure that you can give to your family, friends, co-workers, and even yourself. It’s good for anything on the menu, which means whoever receives it can indulge in the flavors that will deliver maximum happiness.
Earn up to 8.25% eGifter points when you purchase California Pizza Kitchen gift cards. Join the new eGifter Insiders Club to maximize your points!
eGifter is proud to announce its new loyalty program, the eGifter Insider Club™! The program is currently open for membership to all eGifter customers. Members can earn up to 15 points per $1 spent at eGifter.com or on the eGifter app and then use those points towards future purchases! Points do not expire so there is no limit to how much Members can earn.
eGifter Insider Club™ Members save on eGift Card purchases throughout the year – from clothing and apparel to groceries; from movie tickets to favorite restaurants.
Additional eGifter Insider Club™ Member benefits include:
- Save money on every eGift Card purchased by receiving up to 28 Points for every $1 spent (yes, that’s up to 28% Points!!!)
- All eGifter members save money on every eGift Card purchase, but Insiders receive more Points for every dollar spent.
- Earn bonus points when paying with PayPal or Bitcoin
- Use the eGifter Points earned for a discount on the next purchase or accumulate them to get free Gift Cards!
- Receive exclusive offers and bonuses from eGifter brands. (over 225 brands!)
- Stack up the savings! Use eGift Cards in combination with coupons and sales from favorite brands.
- Each eGifter Insider Club™ Member receives two (2) exclusive Invites for two special friends to join eGifter Insiders and share the savings. The Insider Member will also will get 500 points per new Member that joins Insiders and makes a purchase, and they will receive the same benefits.
- Once a Member becomes an Insider, they will also have access to our friend referral bonus program. When an Insider refers a friend and they sign up for eGifter.com, the Insider will receive 100 points after the friend’s first purchase.
- For a limited time, first year Insider Club™ Membership is FREE and only $9.95/year to renew.
Click here to join the eGifter Insiders Club today!
eGifter just added ebay eGift Cards to our marketplace — the perfect last minute holiday gift for anyone on your shopping list! ebay eGift Cards are available from $5 to $500 and can be purchased with credit card, PayPal and even bitcoin, litecoin or dogecoin.
These gift cards, along with over 200 other national and online brands, are available in the eGifter mobile apps for iOSand Android, as well as at eGifter.com. Customers can personalize a gift card with a video greeting, and even chip-in with friends to create a group gift. Earn points with every purchase that you can redeem for discounted or free gift cards.
eGifter recently added eBay to its list of gift cards you can buy using Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies.
eBay is one of the brands, along with Amazon, that people want to shop using Bitcoin. eGifter’s easy to use service bridges the gap for eBay and many more.
Tyler Roye, the CEO of eGifter, has been working hard to bring more and more cards to the digital realm.
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