Maybe they told you that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are very difficult to spend directly because almost no one accepting them as a payment method. Well, guess what? They’re wrong, just in case isn’t obvious for everybody at this point. Spend Bitcoin and cryptos is very possible, very easy, and very practical, no matter where you are or what you need.
How’s that? My friend, if you have a wallet with cryptocurrencies (money) everything is possible. You won’t even need to move from your cozy couch, just transfer the agreed amount for what you want to the many stores, services, and individuals available online.
Let’s check some popular products and services where you can spend your bitcoins and altcoins without leaving home.
Food and groceries
Out of food and out of cash at home? Worry not! Believe it or not, there’s always some grocery store near to you accepting bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and, of course, shipping directly to your door. We can give you some examples.
Mission Market is an online grocery store in Los Angeles (USA) that accepts Bitcoin and make deliveries nearby. Far beyond, the Australian retail network Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) accepts cryptos too and also does the Brazilian supermarket chain Oásis Supermercados and the Venezuelan online store Mi Mercado Express (based in Florida too).
Speaking of online options, you can also access LN.Pizza to order from any Domino’s Pizza across the U.S. with discounts. Some groceries are offered in the global crypto-shopping center BitPlaza, and we can’t forget either about Takeaway.com (Lieferando.com), available for 12 countries in the European Union.
Medications and healthcare
Yes, they’re also available online, and to spend bitcoins on it. Probably you won’t find every little thing without a proper prescription, but still, there are a lot of options. Online pharmacies and shops like ClearSkyPharmacy offers all kind of medications, from antibiotics to anti-depressants. They usually ship worldwide with few exceptions after the payment in Bitcoin.
HealthMonthly is a British example. If not exactly a pharmacy, it offers numerous healthcare products, skincare, cosmetics, and even pet care. On the other hand, Buypreponline.com sells precisely PrEP (Truvada) and similar medications, that work to treat HIV.
Besides all this, numerous healthcare centers, hospitals, clinics, and doctors are already accepting Bitcoin as a payment method worldwide. Try to Google them near you or use the tools we’ll show you at the end: you may have a surprise.
Home, jewelry, and toys
Do you want to renovate your home but you don’t want to move from your chair? Are you looking for the perfect birthday gift for your children or your wife? Have some cryptos in your wallet? We have the perfect solution for you. Go to online shops like the famous Overstock and choose anything you want. You can spend bitcoin and cryptos there, including Dash, Ethereum, NEM, Litecoin, and Monero. And they do international shipping with few restrictions.
Furniture, rugs, décor, bed & bath, home improvement, kitchen, outdoor, apparel, kids & babies, and all kind of jewelry are available online in Overstock. Similar to it, you can also find in New York the custom woodworking shop Beagle & Potts, which makes bookcases, kitchens, wardrobes, desks, and bedrooms. For jewelry, Reeds Jewelers and Crypto Jewelry (which offers crypto-themed jewels) are also good options.
Bookings and travels for later
Ok, we have a pandemic these days, but that won’t last forever. When you wanna (and be able to) travel again, you’ll find a lot of online platforms to help you spend bitcoin and cryptos on some vacations. Sites like Travala, Expedia, and CheapAir will let you book the most convenient hotel, accommodation, and flight. If you want a cruise, Ships & Trips Travel might be your option.
For furnished apartments, you can book online in Vision Apartments and Vacation Rentals Las Vegas. Now, if what you need is to rent a car, then Qeeq.com is an option available for 200 countries. Additionally, with Laurento.com and Luxury Car Rental you can rent luxury cars across Europe and Dubai, and with Moto4Fun you can rent a motorcycle in Tenerife (Spain).
Videogames and Music
Perhaps this is the most obvious option, isn’t it? You can actually buy some videogames with Bitcoin and cryptos. For example, history says there was a time where even Steam accepted Bitcoin directly for purchases. That time has passed, but we can still access the service in other ways.
On sites like Key4Coins, you can find a wide variety of gift cards to buy with Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Monero, Dash, Vertcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. They offer the most popular platforms, including Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, Origin, uPlay, and Battle.net. However, if you want to purchase the game directly, you can use JoItFun, which has available 22.300+ games and Lightning Network for payments.
For nice indie songs, we have the decentralized platform Ujo Music, based on Ethereum. The artists and fans can connect directly there, and all the purchases go 100% to the author. But if you’re more an old schooler, then you can check EMWires, which sells classic CDs for Bitcoin.
Buy some technology with Bitcoin
Another predictable and very available option. There are probably some computer/electronics kinda shops accepting Bitcoin and cryptos around you; and they’re online too, for everything you need from this sector.
Maybe the most popular of them is NewEgg, where you can find all kind of electronics and software. That includes PCs, components, game consoles, tablets, phones, TVs, antivirus, and licenses. They also ship worldwide from the United States. Another service like this, especially for the European Union, is offered by the Shopinbit marketplace. Besides the electronics section, they also have Fitness, Home & Bread, Pet Supplies, and even erotic products. Yes, that too.
Buy some clothes with cryptos
Of course, Overstock is also an option here but isn’t the only one. We can also find sites like SugarTrends selling all kind of clothes for men, women, and children, as well as jewelry, shoes, and accessories. They ship worldwide and also have in-stock books, toys, electronics, décor, groceries, and fine art to spend bitcoin.
Beyond this, we can also find a lot of sites accepting Bitcoin and offering funny clothes in exchange. We already talked about the ugly Christmas sweaters in the holidays, but there are a lot more of that. The site 6DollarShirts is a good example of it. They sell T-shirts with funny messages for only six dollars in BTC, and for the same price or a little more they also offer tank tops, hoodies, sweatshirts, posters, and face masks.
Top up your phone (or your friend’s)
It’s easy, fast, and practical. Several services offer this option, no matter where you are (or where the phones to top up are). If you have Internet and a cryptocurrency wallet, you can buy credit for your phone.
The steps are simple. First, you need to choose the best platform or app for your needs. Then, go to the main page or open the app, select the country, insert the phone number, the amount, and the cryptocurrency to use for the payment. That’s usually all: the credit should appear on the phone within minutes or seconds. On Alfatop, you can do this with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, and XRP, from 188 countries.
Useful tools to spend Bitcoin and cryptos
Isn’t the product you’re looking for on the list? There is much more to explore. Here you have some useful tools to help you spend Bitcoin and cryptos without limits.
- BitcoinWide, Cryptwerk, CoinMap, and Spendabit can help you to find any product, service, or venue you like, wherever you need, and always paying with bitcoin and cryptos.
- If your product or service isn’t available with cryptos, maybe it is with a gift card. You can find Bitcoin-paid gift cards for all kinds of things on sites like eGifter and Gyft.
- If your product price is superior to 1,000 euros and it’s legally available in Germany, then you can access the Concierge Service of Shopinbit. With it, they can find you anything you want to buy with Bitcoin, Dash, Monero, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, or Litecoin. The service includes a two-year retailer warranty, a German invoice, no KYC, and one contact person for everything.
- Still no luck? You can use Alfacash to easily transform your cryptos into traditional money.
Originally published at https://blog.alfa.cash on January 13, 2021.