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Hello everyone, I’ve been a lurker on this subreddit and a few others for awhile now, I’ve always loved it when people post a list of the sites and apps they use, most of the sites that I’ve found and use regularly have been from subreddits like this, which I’ve used quite a few referrals and I’m very grateful, so I thought other people may appreciate it if I share mine. Firstly, I recommend doing all these sites onBrave Browser(The only Bitcoin site on the list) Brave Browser | Minimum Payout: 0 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) Surveys, Offers, Daily Tasks, Searches etc Swagbucks | Minimum Payout: £3 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) Earn points when you shop at your favourite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and find great deals. OhMyDosh | Minimum Payout: £10 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) To earn money with OhMyDosh! Just look through the site and take any offers that are of interest to you, my favourite section is the no spend section and getting paid for activating free trials. Spider Metrix | Minimum Payout: $30 | (Non-Referral)(Referral) I like this survey site mainly for the very short surveys, you do get longer surveys as well, but I tend to stay away from long surveys in general. Microsoft Rewards | Minimum Payout: £5 | (Non-Referral) Get rewarded for doing what you love with Microsoft Rewards. It's simple, win free stuff by searching, shopping, and gaming with Microsoft. You can even earn points for fun activities like taking quizzes and polls. Time Bucks | Minimum Payout: $10 | (Non-Referral)(Referral) TimeBucks is a reward site that pays you to do Surveys, View Funny Photos, Watch Videos, Install Apps, Play Games and more! TimeBucks helps people pay extra bills and earn extra cash online. I Say | Minimum Payout: £5 | (Non-Referral)(Referral) You earn i-Say points when you complete surveys and can redeem your accumulated points for PayPal cash, gift cards, and as a Virtual Visa Prepaid card. Rewards 1 | Minimum Payout: $5 | (Non-Referral)(Referral) Take surveys and get paid Amazon Gift Cards, Paypal Cash, Bitcoin and more. Addons and Extensions UpVoice | Minimum Payout: $5 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) Add the UpVoice extension to your browser and earn passive income. Serpclix | Minimum Payout: $5 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) SerpClix is an extension that pays you to make a Google search and click on a particular result. Qmee - | Minimum Payout: £0 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) Qmee allows you to share your opinions through surveys tailored to you, as well as earn instant cash rewards when shopping and searching online. Watching Videos FruitLab | Minimum Payout: £5 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) With FruitLab you receive PIPS, which you can then spend in the FruitLab Shop buying digital vouchers and merch. Hideout TV(Non-Referral) | (Referral) You can earn rewards points watching videos. You can then redeem your credits via the partner's platform (Swagbucks, InstaGC, PrizeRebel, GG2U, Gain.GG etc). Cashback TopCashback | Minimum Payout: £1 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) TopCashback pays out a portion of the cashback it receives from the merchant, it's able to do this because it passes on a little of the bonuses it gets for generating lots of sales. My preferred cash back site. Quidco | Minimum Payout: £1 | (Non-Referral) | (Referral) Same as above, but sometimes the cashback is better on Quidco than TopCashBack. Apps Receipt Scanning Huyu | Minimum Payout: £5 | Android | Apple (Referral Code: Currently no referral code) Scan receipts and answer surveys for real rewards, like shopping vouchers. It’s the fair way to share your data. Shopprize | Minimum Payout: £5 | Android - (Referral Code: x6ueu) Shopprize is a receipt scanning app that will reward you for submitting photos of your receipts, most of the time you will be on a waiting list, but I strongly recommend that you put your email down, it's well worth it when you get accepted. SnapMyEats | Minimum Payout: £10 | Android | Apple SnapMyEats is an easy to use app where you can earn great rewards just for taking online and offline surveys and snapping pictures of receipts from your food. Shoppix | Minimum Payout: £5 | Android | Apple Snap your receipts to collect tokens and view all of your receipts in one handy place. Exchange your tokens to claim rewards from your favourite retailers. Receipt Hog | Minimum Payout: £3 | Android | Apple Receipt Hog is a fun and rewarding way to turn receipts from everyday shopping into cash - no matter where you shop or what you buy! ZipZero | Minimum Payout: £0 | Android | Apple ZipZero gives you 0.5% of the value of any purchase every time you snap a photo of your receipt, ZipZero does not pay you in cash, but rather, it will pay your bills. Shopmium | Minimum Payout: £0 | (Android) | Apple (Free can of pringles when using my Referral Code: en3et5) The app uses your location to provide offers from supermarkets nearby. It's a three-step process: Buy the product. Upload a picture of your receipt and get cash back, some offers even give you 100% cashback. Checkout Smart | Minimum Payout: £1 | Android | Apple Earn cashback in cash rewards from your favourite brands by simply snapping a photo of your supermarket receipt and uploading to CheckoutSmart, some offers even give you 100% cashback. Green Jinn | Minimum Payout: £1.50 | Android | Apple Earn Cashback with GreenJinn on your in-store & online shopping at different stores, some offers even give you 100% cashback. Click and Snap | Minimum Payout: £1 | Android | Apple Owned by Quidco, earn cashback in cash rewards from your favourite supermarket brands with ClickSnap SMS McMoney | Minimum Payout: $5 | Android APK | (Referral Code: 8BTB2DZD) Get paid real money for helping McMoney improve worldwide communication. All you have to do is receive text messages on your mobile phone once in a while. Others BigCash | Minimum Payout: $15 | Android | (Referral Code: folytnnc) BigCash allows you to earn real money or Free gift cards by downloading free apps, games or completing surveys Sweatcoin - Android | Apple | Non-Referral Sweatcoin converts your steps into a new digital currency called "sweatcoins". Spend sweatcoins earned on goods, services and experiences with our vendor partners or other users, donate to charity or exchange them with your friends and family for whatever you fancy. Google Opinion Rewards | Minimum Payout: £0 | Android | Apple Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credit with Google Opinion Rewards, an app created by the Google Surveys team.
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PayPal is the most common way to get paid, so if you don’t already have an account, I would advise you to create one here.
I will show my personal payment proofs, sign-up bonus, payout options followed by what you need to do to earn for every site/mobile app/software.
I haven’t cashed out on all the websites yet but I'm regularly updating the list.
The list will consist of 4 parts.
Part 1: Surveys, studies, watching videos, playing games etc.
Part 2: Mobile apps only
Part 3: Passive income for Windows/Linux/Mac OS and mobile apps
Part 4: Ireland only - Surveys and Scanning groceries for cashback
Part 1: Surveys, studies, watching videos, playing games etc.
Swagbucks | Click here to get 300 SB points (3$) when signing up.Note that you need to earn 300 SB within the first 30 days of signing up to get your bonus. * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift cards and more. * Swagbucks payment proofs 1 / 2 * Surveys, polls, download offers, sign up offers, cashback when shopping etc. * Tips to earn more: * Click here to add the SwagButton to earn cashback on websites you visit. * Go to the "Discover" section and do offers such as download/install games. They usually pay between 50 to 2000 SB (0.50$ to 20$). * Get 1000 SB for subscribing to Disney + for a year (equivalent of $10) and many more. * Offers change regularly. You should never get bored and have small tasks to do every day. Survey Time | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift card and Bitcoin * SurveyTime Payment proofs 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 * The average length of each survey is roughly 10 minutes and you will usually earn 1$ (sometimes 0.50$ but they inform you before). * You get paid instantly (within minutes with PayPal). OfferNation | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: $0.25 * Payout options: PayPal and Skrill * Points proof | PayPal payment proof | Email payment proof * Wide range of surveys * You might need to send a utility bill or any document with your name on it. It is to prevent fraud. I had to do that myself, I just sent them my broadband utility bill. * You get paid almost instantly as you can cash out from $1 Prolific | Click here to sign up * Payout option: PayPal * Payment proof 1 / Payment proof 2
This website is one of my favorites. You basically get random "studies" depending on the questions you pre-filled when signing up (you can change them later on at any stage).
It might help if you speak more than 1 language. I speak both English and French, so I get studies in both languages.
Some examples of studies I've done:
Decision-making in recruitment: They gave me different short CVs and I had to choose which applicants I would hire if I were a recruiter (there are no right or wrong answers, they just want to know whom I would choose depending on their degrees, experience etc.).
Food items: Type the first 10 words that come to your mind with the word "Orange" (I don't actually remember the name of the food they gave me but basically, for this one, I'd enter "Vitamin C, sun etc." for example.
Male grooming: In this one, I had to say whether I shave my body hair, which parts and whether I thought men should do it or not.
I've had many more studies but I'm not going to write them all down, it's just to let you know what kind of studies you can expect. ySense | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift cards and more. * Similar to Swagbucks. InstaGC | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: 10 points * Payout options: PayPal and Bitcoin * PayPal payment proof / Email payment proof * Similar to Swagbucks. GG2U | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: $1 * Payout options: PayPal, Bitcoin * Similar to Swagbucks. Gain.gg | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: 100 coins * Payout options: Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethererum, Litecoin and more). * Similar to Swagbucks. TimeBucks | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: $1 * Payout options: PayPal, Payeer and Bitcoin * Similar to Swagbucks. ZoomBucks | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: 500 points * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift cards and more. * Similar to Swagbucks. GrabPoints | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: 500 points * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift cards and more. * Similar to Swagbucks. FeaturePoints | Click here to sign up * Sign up bonus: 50 points * Payout options: PayPal, Visa gift card, Amazon gift cards, Bitcoin and more * Enter the code 9BGX93 to get 50 points if you download the app directly from your mobile phone. * Similar to Swagbucks. PrizeRebel | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift cards and more * Similar to Swagbucks. Market Agent | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal, Skrill and Bank transfer * Surveys TestingTime | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal, Direct deposit * Test new products & services and earn up to €50 per hour. * I haven’t had any luck yet with this site but maybe you’ll be lucky! * They should send you an email whenever a product or service needs to be tested.
Part 2: Mobile apps only
AttaPoll (Android and IOS) | https://attapoll.app/join/lygpl * Payout options: PayPal, Revolut, Ethereum * AttaPoll payment proof * Short surveys. Usually take between 1 to 10 minutes. Poll Pay(Android and IOS) | Android | iPhone * Sign up bonus: 0.23€ when using this code N6D2DC84BB * Payout options: PayPal, App Store/iTunes and Spotify Premium * Poll Pay payment proof * Short surveys. Usually between 5 to 10 minutes. Money App (Android and IOS) | http://moneyapp.org/app * Sign up bonus: 200 Credits when using this code 71YNBT * Payout option: PayPal * Surveys, installing/playing games, signing up to sites etc. CashKarma (Android and IOS) | https://cashkar.ma/nP0H05HOz8 * Sign up bonus: 300 Karma points. Go to the top right corner of the app and enter weaselbusters * Payout options: PayPal, Google Play, Xbox Live and Steam * Surveys, installing/playing, signing up to sites etc. BeMyEye(Android and IOS) | https://bemyeye.com/earn-money/ * Sign up bonus: 1€ when you enter this code j5z6pk and complete your first mission. * Payout options: PayPal and Bank transfer * This app allows you to earn money by completing missions. They include taking pictures at specific locations in your area, answering questions and following instructions given to you by the app. StreetBees(Android and IOS) | Android | iPhone * Sign up bonus: 1€ when you enter this code 8572TF * Payout option: PayPal * Stories (these are basically surveys, but they show as if someone was asking you questions on a messaging app) Givvy app (Android and IOS) | Android | iPhone
Sign up bonus: 130 coins
Payout options: PayPal, Revolut
Earn Givvy points by playing games (Memory cards, Tic tac toe and Calculate).
With those coins, you can enter entries to earn between 0.25€ to 50€.
The other option is to keep your coins and convert them to cash, but this could take longer to earn.
BigCash (Android and IOS) | Android | iPhone * Sign up bonus: 70 coins when you enter this code nwzh7k5z after installing the app * Payout options: PayPal, Amazon gift card etc. * Earn points by watching videos, checking in every day, surveys etc. BuzzBreak(Android only, coming soon to IOS) | http://bit.ly/2vpqKU6 * Sign up bonus: 500 points when entering referral code B22603141 after you start using the app. * Earn cash by simply reading the news, checking in every day and play games. * I would advise you to only use this if you plan on reading the news from this app. Watching videos and playing games for the purpose of earning points is not really worth it, unless you have a lot of free time.
Part 3: Passive income for Windows/Linux/Mac OS and mobile apps
HoneyGain (Windows, Mac OS and Android) | Click here to sign up and claim your first $5 * Payout option: PayPal * Install their software on your computer and leave it running in the background. * This software basically shares some of your Internet traffic. * Completely passive because once installed and signed in, you will start earning and it will load up as soon as your start up your computer. PacketStream (Windows, Linux and Mac OS) | Click here to sign up * Payout option: PayPal * Same concept as HoneyGain Money SMS (Android only) | Click here to download * Sign up bonus: 0,25€ when using this code MZ2GLM24 * Payout option: PayPal * Money SMS payment proof * App to download on your mobile where you receive up to 2 texts per day. You will earn 0.02€ per text. * These are very random texts and you don't need to read them. There are days I don't receive any texts at all and times I receive 2 texts at a time every day. * It's totally passive as you only need to download the app and wait. McMoney(Android only) | From your mobile phone, go to https://mcmoneyapp.com/ Click on Download APK and install the app. * Sign up bonus: $0,25 when using this code V6TM2KP5 * Payout option: PayPal * Same concept as Money SMS * They pay $0.05 per text (twice more than Money SMS but I personally run both on my mobile). LoadTeam (Windows only) | Click here to sign up and get your first $0.20 * Payout option: PayPal * You will need to download their software on your computer and leave it running. * This app basically "harvests" your computer's idle power. * Note that your computer could run slow if you don't change the settings on their software. * Tip: I would advise to use this only if you use your computer at the same time. Leaving this particular software running for the purpose of simply earning money might not be worth it. * Once you install it, you can see how much money you could potentially make as it all depends on your computer's performance. eBesucher (Windows, Linux and Mac OS) | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal and bank transfer * Autosurf that launches random advertised websites on your browser. You can also earn points by reading emails they send you but then it wouldn't be a passive income. I personally just let the Autosurf running. * The main purpose of an Autosurf is for new websites to bring traffic. * You will need to download their software on your computer and leave it running. * Simply hit "Start" once the software is installed.
Part 4: Ireland only - Surveys and Scanning groceries for cashback
Mobrog | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal and Skrill * Mobrog payment proof * Surveys. Note that your reward will usually show the next day. Shop and Scan | Click here to sign up * Payout options: One4all, Amazon, Penneys, Zalando, Clarks and more. * Shop and Scan payment proof | Shop and Scan points earned proof (past 30 days) * Earn cash back when scanning your groceries. * Once you sign up, you will receive a barcode scanner by post with a book. * Every time you go shopping (once a week), scan the items you bought, take a picture of your receipt and upload them to their site through their app. * Uploading a receipt = 60 points * Scanning and uploading your groceries = 140 points * That's a total of 2€ every week. (Doesn't sound like much but that's a free 8€ per month spending no more than 5 minutes each time). * Once they are in contact with you via email with the full application to join, I would really appreciate if you could enter the panel number 916062 into your application to confirm the referral. Redclive | Click here to sign up * Payout option: Cheques sent by post * Redclive payment proof email | Redclive payment proof * This is my favorite Irish survey site. They pay 1€ for every 5 minutes spent. * The only downside is that you need to reach 50€ to receive your cheque. Once you reach that amount, they will send you a cheque automatically by post and that takes 2 to 3 weeks. IrishOpinions | Click here to sign up * Payout options: Amazon, Tesco, Penneys, TK Maxx and more. * IrishOpinions payment proof email | IrishOpinions payment proof Tesco gift card * Same as Redclive. They don’t pay as well but you can cash out once you reach 10€ Toluna | Click here to sign up * Payout options: PayPal, Spotify and Homesense * Surveys and play games like memory cards and MatchMania (similar to candy crush). Acumen Panel | Click here to sign up * Payout options: AllGifts.ie voucher * Acumen payment proof email | Payment proof AllGifts.ie voucher * Surveys. They pay as much as Redclive (1€ for every 5 minutes spent) but I don't get many surveys from them. I've had one survey from them very recently that took me about 10 minutes for 250 points (2.5€). Media Opinions Ireland | Click here to sign up * Payout options: One4all and iTunes. * Daily short survey. I don’t get many other surveys from them.
Building the infrastructure for the Bitcoin Standard in Canada before the collapse of fiat currencies is the critical mission objective that drives innovation at Bull Bitcoin. We are very excited to announce an important milestone in fulfilling this duty: the public release of Liquid CAD, our newest product designed to accelerate and facilitate the adoption of Bitcoin. Liquid CAD is a non-custodial prepaid payment system denominated in Canadian dollars. Units of Liquid CAD (L-CAD) consist of vouchers issued on the Liquid Network as confidential bearer assets that can be transacted peer-to-peer using a Liquid wallet. Users acquire Liquid CAD by withdrawing their account balance out of Bull Bitcoin, by purchasing Liquid CAD with Bitcoin on Bull Bitcoin, by using the Liquid CAD withdrawal method on other Bitcoin liquidity providers such as Aquanow or by accepting L-CAD as method of payment.
L-CAD assets can only be redeemed for Bitcoin. They cannot be redeemed for a fiat currency payment.
Liquid CAD is a unique project rethinking the concept of fiat-pegged assets, avoiding the banking business model of “fiatcoin” (aka stablecoins) in favor of a prepaid payments model entirely centred around Bitcoin on-ramp and off-ramp. Liquid CAD is not a currency, nor is it a security: it is a prepaid card. Importantly, the business model of Liquid CAD is not to collect interest on funds in our custody, unlike fiatcoins, but rather to drive the sales of Bitcoin from which we derive our revenue and we benefit from Liquid CAD assets being cashed out and thus removed from our balance sheet. Bull Bitcoin does not get any revenue from interest. Every time an L-CAD token is purchased by a user, the amount of dollars deposited on Bull Bitcoin is guaranteed to one day be used by someone to purchase Bitcoin. It’s a one-way street: once a unit of fiat is tokenized as L-CAD, it’s never going back to its off-chain fiat form and will ultimately result in a buy order on a Bitcoin trading platform. The Liquid CAD logo is a drop of blood because our objective is to accelerate “fiat bleed”, a phenomenon best described by Pierre Rochard in his magnificent essay Speculative Attack:
“Bitcoin will not be eagerly adopted by the mainstream, it will be forced upon them. Forced, as in “compelled by economic reality”. People will be forced to pay with bitcoins, not because of ‘the technology’, but because no one will accept their worthless fiat for payments. Contrary to popular belief, good money drives out bad. This “driving out” has started as a small fiat bleed. It will rapidly escalate into Class IV hemorrhaging due to speculative attacks on weak fiat currencies. The end result will be hyperbitcoinization, i.e. “your money is no good here. Bitcoins are not just good money, they are the best money. The Bitcoin network has the best monetary policy and the best brand. We should therefore expect that bitcoins will drive out bad, weak currencies. My own prediction is that slow bleed has been accelerating and is only the first step. The second step will be speculative attacks that use bitcoins as a platform. The third and final step will be hyperbitcoinization.”
Different representations of Canadian dollars compete to be used as payment methods (cash, bank balances, PayPal balances, closed-loop prepaid cards, open-loop prepaid cards, etc.) and that the winner will be the one that has the best Bitcoin saleability, i.e. which can be most easily sold for Bitcoin at a moment’s notice. We’re very proud to provide this alternative payment method to Canadians in a time where the banking system is falling deeper into crisis, especially as the Canadian dollar is demonstrating itself to be one of the most pointless and weakest currencies that nobody really wants to hold. Finally, we’re very happy to be partnering with Aquanow, our recommended institutional liquidity provider for high-volume BTC-CAD trading. They will accept Liquid CAD deposits and withdrawals as being interchangeable with Canadian dollars. We hope that Liquid CAD will become the standard representation of Canadian dollar value among Canadian Bitcoin users.
Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) integration
In addition to Liquid CAD, Bull Bitcoin is also announcing that Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) payments are now supported interchangeably with Bitcoin transactions for all Bull Bitcoin services. This means that our users can buy, sell and spend L-BTC instead of BTC. Canadian Bitcoin traders can purchase L-BTC from BullBitcoin.com and fund their international trading accounts with L-BTC using ultra fast and cheap confidential transactions. They can also cash-out their Bitcoin balance as L-BTC from these platforms and sell those L-BTC for fiat on Bylls.com, avoiding risky and expensive international wire transfers to unknown and untrusted foreign banks. The transactional benefits of L-BTC are very potent:
Transaction amounts are hidden, in compliance with Canada’s strict privacy protection laws
Observers cannot tell whether the transaction is L-BTC or any other asset
Confirmation times are 1 minute
Transaction fees are very low (< 0.05$)
Disclaimer: Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) is not the same as Bitcoin (BTC). L-BTC Liquid Network assets are IOUs for Bitcoin held in a multisignature contract by the Liquid Network federation. The custody of the underlying Bitcoin is managed by a decentralized network of 15 members which process transactions and withdrawals from the multisignature contract according to the Liquid Federation protocol rules.
Liquid CAD detailed overview
Peer-to-peer prepaid payments by Bull Bitcoin
Liquid CAD is a non-custodial prepaid payment system denominated in Canadian dollars. Units of Liquid CAD (L-CAD) consist of vouchers issued on the Liquid Network as confidential bearer assets that can be transacted peer-to-peer using a Liquid wallet. Users acquire Liquid CAD by withdrawing their account balance out of the Bull Bitcoin, by purchasing Liquid CAD with Bitcoin on Bull Bitcoin, by using the Liquid CAD withdrawal method on other Bitcoin liquidity providers such as Aquanow or by accepting L-CAD as method of payment.
A new payment method in Canada
Liquid CAD can be used by anyone to send and receive payments denominated in Canadian dollars. Because of the permissionless nature of the Liquid Network, Bull Bitcoin cannot prevent Liquid CAD from being traded on secondary markets. Merchants, individuals and institutions must accept that only Bull Bitcoin can guarantee redemption of the L-CAD and that this redemption will be exclusively paid out in Bitcoin. Accepting Liquid CAD as payment is, in effect, the same as accepting gift cards as payment. However, Bitcoin being the most liquid commodity on the market, it can be transformed into any other currency easily for example using services such a Bylls which allow Canadians to pay all their utility bills, send bank transfers to third parties or sell Bitcoin to their bank account.
Making Canadian dollars bleed into Bitcoin
The purpose of Liquid CAD is to facilitate the transfer fiat in the context of the purchase and sale of Bitcoin and providing innovative new services that help Bitcoin users hedge the value of Canadian dollars against Bitcoin in the context of their commercial transactions. Our goal is to create a payment method that is specifically targeting Bitcoin users that wish to liquidate Canadian dollar payments for Bitcoin. Our mission is to accelerate the phenomenon known as “fiat bleed” whereby Canadians will gradually abandon inferior money (such as the Canadian dollar) for the superior Bitcoin alternative. Every Liquid CAD issued will ultimately be exchanged into Bitcoin. We are excited for the day Liquid CAD will be made obsolete by the inevitable hyperbitcoinization of the Canadian economy.
Like all other closed-loop prepaid instruments, Liquid CAD has counterparty risk. The owners are trusting that they will eventually be able to use Liquid CAD as a payment method on the Bull Bitcoin platform to fund their account and purchase Bitcoin. When a Bull Bitcoin user withdraws his Bull Bitcoin account balance as an L-CAD token, the Canadian dollars he used to fund this balance remains in our possession in the same manner as regular Bull Bitcoin vouchers. These funds are used to execute Bitcoin purchases when L-CAD owners decide to redeem their L-CAD for Bitcoin. In essence, each L-CAD is “backed” by the Canadian dollar deposit of the user that withdraws it from the platform in the first place.
Benefits of using and accepting Liquid CAD for payments
Irreversible, non-custodial and no bank required
Liquid CAD payments cannot be charged back, cancelled, delayed or frozen. There is no intermediary between the sender and the recipient. It is a bearer asset: whoever owns the keys owns the coins. It is a perfect way to accept payments or transact securely without depending on banks and payment processors. Canadians can use Liquid CAD to purchase Bitcoin and then use Bylls.com to pay billers, personal payees or simply sell Bitcoin to their bank account.
Fast transaction and cheap fees
Liquid Network transactions are sent and received instantly and require 1 minute for settlement. Transaction fees paid using Liquid Bitcoin can be as low as 300 satoshis per transaction (a few cents). In order to benefit from these cheap fees, make sure to download the latest version of the Elements software and ensure that the minimum transaction fee is set at 100 satoshis per kilobye. It only takes a few minutes to set up a free Liquid Network wallet, such a Green Wallet by blockstream.
Unlike Bitcoin, transactions between the sender and the recipient are encrypted. It is impossible for third parties observing Liquid CAD transactions on a block explorer to determine the amount of the transaction. In addition, it’s also impossible to even know you are using Liquid CAD, since the data identifying the asset itself is also encrypted!
What are the use-cases of Liquid CAD?
Buying and selling Bitcoin
The primary use-case of Liquid CAD is to make it easier to buy and sell Bitcoin on the Bull Bitcoin platform. By withdrawing their balance from Bull Bitcoin, users are reducing some (but not all) of the custody risk associated with keeping fiat currency on an exchange. For example, use Liquid CAD to create your own non-custodial dollar-cost-averaging schedule!
Onboarding new Bitcoin users
New users can be overwhelmed by the experience of dealing with banks to buy Bitcoin (and the heavier KYC process of account funding). You may be tempted to buy Bitcoin for them, but that will impose a lot of burdens on you. It’s much easier to set them up with a Green wallet, send them Liquid CAD and show them how to use Bull Bitcoin! They decide when is the right time for them to invest, with a lower KYC burden.
Hedging Bitcoin price
You may believe the price of Bitcoin will go down in the short term, but you still want to hold Bitcoin in the long term. Normally you have two options: short the Bitcoin price (very risky!) or sell your Bitcoin and receive Canadian dollars in your bank account (inconvenient!). By selling your Bitcoin for Liquid CAD, you can lock in the value of Bitcoin right now and buy them back later without needing to use your bank account or taking risks with leverage.
As a merchant, you want to receive the settlement of payments in Bitcoin. But this imposes a burden on your customers, which have to deal with the Bitcoin price volatility when they are paying you. Ask your clients to pay you with Liquid CAD, and you can get the settlement with Bitcoin on your own terms.
Payroll and suppliers
What if your staff or suppliers want to get paid in Bitcoin? It can be very difficult, because this means you are effectively buying Bitcoin on their behalf. Instead, you can pay them in Liquid CAD and let them deal with the process of choosing the exchange rate and using their own wallet. Let them deal with the tax burden, exchange rates and Bitcoin wallet security.
List of Bull Bitcoin Liquid Network features
Withdraw account balance as L-CAD
This is conceptually the same as “buying” Liquid CAD with your account balance. We call it “Withdrawing L-CAD” because on the Bull Bitcoin platform, we consider L-CAD and CAD to be interchangeable and fungible.
Fund account balance with L-CAD
To redeem Liquid CAD for Bitcoin, users need to first fund their account by selecting the “Deposit L-CAD” payment method. Bull Bitcoin users must always fund their account first before buying Bitcoin, and then purchase Bitcoin with their account balances. Reminder: account balances cannot be withdraw as fiat payments, but can later be withdrawn again as L-CAD.
Sell Bitcoin for L-CAD
You can sell Bitcoin and receive Liquid CAD payments instead of a bill payment, personal payee payment or bank payment. As soon as the Bitcoin transaction is confirmed, the Liquid CAD transaction is sent to the address you provided.
Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) and Bitcoin interchangeability
For every service which involves a Bitcoin payment, the user can substitute traditional Bitcoin payments for Liquid Bitcoin payments. This includes:
https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/ This Reddit community is dedicated to all things Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Bitcoins are managed without any central authority: no government, company, or bank is in charge of Bitcoin. You would like this group if you are interested in software technology, peer-to-peer systems, economics, or just making money online. A large percentage of the group is Bitcoin enthusiasts and being one of the larger Reddit groups, this is a great place to start!
https://www.reddit.com/BitcoinBeginners/ This subreddit is created for beginners in Bitcoins. They discuss and encourage their members to ask anything about Bitcoins. This is just like an open community where everyone helps each other with their basic to complex questions and struggles about Bitcoins. If you got questions and want to help others, you may throw your comment on their subreddit freely.
https://www.reddit.com/btc/ This is an open and free support subreddit that mainly discusses Bitcoins news, developments and interviews from top BTC Industry pioneers. They also have a chatroom where you can ask for Bitcoin-related questions and inquiries. The best thing about this diverse community is that they honor the spirit and nature of BTC being a place for an open and free discussion about Bitcoins without the interference of moderators.
https://www.reddit.com/CryptoCurrency/ This is the official source for cryptocurrency news, discussion & analysis. This subreddit also manages CryptoMarkets and it mainly for open source exchanges, inflation rates, demand, and price, etc. They also handle cryptodevs which is the main source for Crypto-related developer discussion, technical discussion, and current news. Lastly, the CryptoTechnology, created for serious & technical discussion of cryptocurrency technology and its use cases. These subreddits are very informative and full of many different perspectives from different members across the globe.
https://www.reddit.com/BitMarket/ A subreddit mainly for buying and selling almost anything for Bitcoins except what is prohibited by Reddit. As their member, you may be able to sell and buy on their community. This is a perfect place where to trade anything useful or valuable into Bitcoins. Shout out to all the traders of different Gift Cards out there you may post your cards here in exchange for Bitcoins. Just always be vigilant to avoid scams.
https://www.reddit.com/LitecoinMarkets/ This subreddit welcomes general discussion related to the days events, technical analysis, trading ideas & strategies in the world cryptocurrency specifically Litecoin. They also discuss its growth and how it creates impact among other cryptos. This is also a source of bunch of suggestions where you can find stores and exchanges that accepts Litecoin as mode of payment.
Crypto Sob Markets
https://www.reddit.com/cryptosobstories/ A subreddit of crypto scam revelation from different people across the globe. They share and announce here current biggest lies and unjust handling of their cryptos and mostly losing their whole investment money for cryptocurrency. This is also an eye opener for all the traders and anyone who’s in Crypto World, so always be vigilant and research as much as you can before investing into something big. You can start your awareness here!
https://www.reddit.com/TRADE/ All for sale - that is what this subreddit is all about. Redditors around the world trade and exchange unused and unwanted objects to anyone who will meet their payment standard and procedure. Some accepts PayPal but mostly accepts payments in cryptocurrency as this is the money of the future. Are you looking to buy something like subscription, online course, etc, this is the best place for you!
https://www.reddit.com/REDDITEXCHANGE/ If you got bunch of cryptos to spend and want to go online shopping for gift cards, like Netflix, Nordstrom, Scribd, Grammarly, HBO, WWE, VyprVPN, etc. this subreddit is the best place to start with. They mainly accepts bitcoins, ethereum and other major cryptos. You’ll find it easy who to purchase because they have their trade description that includes their history of trading and their grade.
https://www.reddit.com/Steam/ This is the official subreddit for Steam Community. Steam is a video game digital distribution service platform developed by Valve Corporation with nearly 30,000 games from AAA to indie and everything in-between. Here in this channel you may find Steam Gift Cards for sales at times and can be purchased using cryptocurrency.
Gift Card Deals
https://www.reddit.com/GiftCardDeals/ According to its subreddit description: this is for sharing and promotion of deals, discounts, and promotions involving retail gift card purchases. From Google Play Gift Cards, Amazon Gift Cards, and others that are very popular in the marketplace can be found here in this subreddit and can be purchased in cheaper value using cryptocurrency.
https://www.reddit.com/dropship/ This is a helpful community and a place to tackle the business of dropshipping from the side as a seller or a buyer. This is where you can find useful resources, problem solutions and serious technical issues that everyone in the industry struggles with. You can also find suggestions what is the best exchange to go to purchase discounted gift cards and some informative discussions on how beneficial it is to turn your commerce business as crypto-accepting online store.
https://www.reddit.com/Frugal/ A thrifty subreddit it is. This is where you can find wise insights, very affordable and easy ways of doing something you taught might be expensive or hard to do. They have bunch of members announcing amazing finds, tricks and tips to everyone for free. Crypto guys also lures this community and mostly suggest on how to get things in cheaper value using cryptocurrency transactions.
Promo Code Share
https://www.reddit.com/PromoCodeShare/ This subreddit offers various ways to get bitcoins, vouchers, gift cards, subscriptions, etc for free. You will mostly see referral links from different members across the planet. When they share they get something from it and you as a user will also be benefited from it, so it’s a win-win situation, like a win-win subreddit!
https://www.reddit.com/Redeeem/ The purpose of this subreddit is to be a helpful community with informative and useful information about Redeeem and Cryptocurrencies. They encourage questions, comments, and discussions related to trading. This is an exchanges known for its safest procedure of buying and selling. If you are looking for an alternative and you are tired of rampant scams on internet about discounted gift cards, time to try Redeeem. Thank us later!
This link-packed ebook is intended for people looking for the best-kept secrets on the web for buying bulk Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and other national brand gift cards at the highest discounts—accounting for speed, quality, volume and risk. Executive Summary
Buy gift cards on marketplaces
Buy gift cards with bitcoin
Fill out online surveys for gift cards
Buy directly with people online
Buy directly with people offline
Arbitrage gift cards on Amazon
Swap other gift cards for Amazon
Buy gift cards from retail stores
Earn gift cards for online work
Daily deals websites
This article covers some of the many ways to buy discount gift cards. We focus a lot of attention on Amazon gift cards since they are the largest retailer in the world and has the 2nd most gift cards in circulation. We have either purchased or researched in depth most of the sites on this list to come up with some conclusions about the fastest, safest and cheapest places to buy discount gift cards. Please remember, there is no one best place to find gift cards, the goal is to give you options. The lowest-risk gift cards with the lowest discounts are directly from that brand and at grocery stores and other retail locations (CVS, Safeway, Walgreens, etc). You will also find these 0% offers from 3rd party e-code generators like eGifter and BitPay. You can usually buy instantly and they are guaranteed forever. Slightly higher risk are the old-school secondhand gift card exchanges like CardCash, CardPool, Raise and others. They offer very small savings up to 5% off the top brands. You can pay with a credit card and they guarantee the card for up to a full year so you can gift them as gifts much easily. The highest discounted gift cards are on peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplaces with users from many different countries, like Paxful and LocalBitcoins. This also comes with the most risk and the highest amount of work. These platforms have lower regulation and majority of the trades are conducted in non-USD currency. Finally, there is an emerging category of crypto gift card exchanges that also use bitcoin to offer the same discounts as peer-to-peer marketplaces, but they have more advanced protections in place for buyers and sellers. Sites like Redeeem and Purse.io fall into this category because they can offer larger discounts on gift cards and other products but they use technology to cut out the negotiating. Cards are guaranteed for minutes, hours or days here, so this isn’t the best for gifting. Your savings (and profit margins) will depend largely on your risk tolerance, length of time you are willing to get paid, country where you are located, capital available, ability to buy alternative forms of currency (like bitcoin), the ability/willingness to ship physical products, overall time commitment, and many other factors.
1. Buy gift cards on marketplaces
Redeeem. Save 15% or more on bulk Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy gift cards with auction-style pricing buying with bitcoin. They have great support and great reviews. CardPool. Save 3-5% on hundreds of brands, including Best Buy, Target, iTunes and Lowe’s. They send the card directly to your email inbox or via USPS in 3-7 days. CardCash. Gift card marketplace that buys unwanted gift cards for less than their value and resells them at a discount to savvy shoppers across the country. Save 3-5% on hundreds of brands, very similar to CardPool. Gift Card Granny. This is a nice resource because they link to the sites that have the best deals, unfortunately they don’t index many of the bulk discount sites. Raise. One of the biggest in terms of volume. Discounted gift cards to hundreds of national brands such as Target, Southwest, Uber, Home Depot, etc. However, discounts are minimal here, ranging from 0-3%. CardCookie. A great site with great potential—currently offering 5-10% discounts but not very high volume yet. Keep them bookmarked.
2. Buy gift cards with bitcoin
Redeeem. Redeeem is a great option for buying Amazon gift cards at 20% discount or higher using bitcoin. Unlike Paxful or LocalBitcoins, they manually validate and guarantee every gift card sold on the platform and have an easier buying experience. But you will have to trade during market hours (they are only open 8 hours a day). BitPay. Raised over $72 million from investors, they’re the largest bitcoin payment processor. Download the app to buy Amazon e-codes fast at 0% discount. Paxful. With 300+ currencies to trade, Paxful’s peer-to-peer platform with millions of users in Africa offers likely the best discounts for gift cards, but there are a lot of scammers (and yelling) so be careful. You may find yourself with a lot of stolen/invalid cards and trade disputes with money at risk. LocalBitcoins. LocalBitcoins lets you buy and sell bitcoin in over 248 countries. Like Paxful, this comes with high risk and high reward. Every trade starts with a listing, similar to Craigslist, and the platform is strictly peer-to-peer. Purse. Save 10% or more on Amazon when you pay with bitcoin, or dropship products (including gift cards) to people to earn bitcoin. CardBazaar. An online secondhand gift card marketplace where you can buy and sell unwanted gift cards for cash or bitcoin. Bidali. A bitcoin payment processor that competes with BitPay and offers full-priced e-codes from Amazon and other retailers. eGifter. One of the best way to buy eGift cards quickly for friends, family and yourself without hassle. Choose from hundreds of top national brands. You can personalize your gift with an animated greeting card, photo or video greeting.
3. Fill out online surveys for gift cards
Survey Junkie. offers a massive inventory of paid surveys. Each survey is assigned a point value (most between 100-200 points) and estimated completion time. Once you accrue 1,000 points (around $10) you can cash out with a gift card. Beer Money on Reddit. This a Reddit group dedicated to making some cash on the side. Don’t know much about it. PointClub Surveys. You can earn points for completing paid online surveys. When you have enough points, you can redeem them for cash or the gift card of your choice. Gift cards can either be digital or real cards sent to you. It's that easy! OpinionOutpost. You can earn cash and rewards for the time you spend taking online surveys with points you can redeem for cash or gift vouchers to popular brands.
4. Buy directly with people online
Reddit. Reddit is used by a ton of gift card traders, but you have to be familiar with the platform and have some karma on there before using it seriously. Otherwise, your listings will just get filtered out by their algorithms. If you go in there moving quickly without reading their rules carefully you will likely get banned.
5. Buy directly from people offline
Craigslist. As you probably know, you can get anything on Craigslist. But like Paxful and LocalBitcoins, it requires a lot of negotiating and there are scammers galore. The only deals worth doing are small volume with trusted local partners. Facebook Marketplace. Although this wouldn’t be my first choice due to the randomness, there are a lot of gift cards on Facebook Marketplace—a growing platform. eBay. Older than time itself, eBay earns millions of dollars a day in gift card volume. They are fairly warm to buying and selling physical gift cards but they are cracking down on e-codes. The downsides here are shipping costs and eBay/PayPal fees which add up to over 10%. There are also a lot of international buyers on eBay taking advantage of currency exchanges, which inflates prices of gift cards above their face value. It’s an expensive place to find gift cards—but always there.
6. Arbitrage gift cards on Amazon
Amazon is unique in a lot of ways. One way in particular is that they let you buy other brands of physical gift cards with your Amazon credit balance—such as Nordstrom, Southwest, Nike, Starbucks, Google Play, iTunes, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sephora, Hotels.com and dozens more. This opens the door for people to buy gift cards on Amazon and then sell them to CardCash, CardPool, Raise, Paxful, Reddit, LocalBitcoins, Redeeem, etc. The risk, believe it or not, is that Amazon loves shutting down people’s accounts with gift card balances frozen inside. So don't let your balances get too high and try to mimic normal behavior that doesn’t make you look like a large dropshipping business (e.g. ship to yourself, buy other products too, have a real phone number and billing address on file, etc). There are also hard quantity limits on how many gift cards you can buy for each SKU on Amazon. Your profit margin will depend on how you get Amazon credits, your ability to keep your Amazon accounts in good health, and the rate at which you sell your cards to gift card marketplaces (some let you choose your own rate, others have fixed rates), and the speed and method you want to get paid (check, ACH, bitcoin, PayPal, etc).
7. Swap other gift cards for Amazon
CardCash Amazon Exchange. This is a cool resource that CardCash built alongside Amazon to allow customers to swap out other national brands for Amazon e-codes for a small fee. The rates are comparable to what they have on the main CardCash website and the e-codes are delivered within 24 hours. It’s a cool way to jump from one brand to another if you want Amazon gift cards in particular and have another.
8. Buy gift cards from retail stores
Retail Stores. There are hundreds of physical retail store locations where you can buy physical gift cards in person (the link points to Amazon retail locations). You pay full retail price but it’s fast, safe and reliable—and you can earn 3-5% cash back with certain credit cards like Amazon Prime card.
9. Earn gift cards for online work
Mechanical Turks. Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing marketplace that makes it easier for individuals and businesses to outsource their processes and jobs. This will require a lot of work, but you can get paid in Amazon gift cards. Swagbucks. You can redeem a Amazon Gift Cards by using the Swagbucks you earn through playing, searching, discovering, answering, watching or shopping on websites that are trying to sell you things. Not very profitable but can be fun.
10. Daily deals websites
Groupon. Although not as popular as when it first launched in 2009, Groupon is still used by millions of people to get discounts on stores, experiences and even gift cards like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. There is also a gift certificate category that has similar offers (sorry, we couldn’t find anything similar on Living Social). Amazon Daily Deals. Amazon has daily deals on many categories of products as high as 20% discount. On some occasions they will slash prices on gift cards. Amazon Treasure Truck. Amazon has a Treasure Truck that they drive around many of their Whole Foods locations they use to promote Amazon Video shows and offer 10% discount deals on food, clothing and tech. Gift Cards.me. Simple app, good reviews, worth a try. The discounts aren’t very spectacular, but they claim to have fast gift card delivery. Nimble Commerce. Not sure how long they’ll be around, but worth a shot.
On the back of your gift cards, check all the stores where that brand is accepted. For example, gift cards for Gap also work at Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Piper Lime. Walmart gift cards work at Sam’s Club, Amazon gift cards work at Whole Foods, and Albertsons gift cards work at Safeway, Vons and a dozen other grocery store chains in the same family. Make sure you know these sister-company store policies before you buy a brand. One limitation you may find with many stores like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy is that they have per-product purchase limits. Obviously you can create new accounts or ask friends and family to buy products for you, but some products have gift cards under many different SKU numbers—like a Christmas and Birthday version. There are also limits set for each of these individual items, not the gift card category as a whole. Finally, based on the U.S. government regulations, the maximum amount of gift cards that can be purchased in a 24 hour period by a single person $10,000. So please keep this in mind when you are out there shopping. Good luck, be honest, and happy trading! Bonus Resources
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