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Quite a few major websites now accept Bitcoin as payment for goods and services. The list that follows is updated regularly and includes only confirmed major businesses or services currently accepting cryptocurrencies companywide or in specific corporate divisions. Subway, for example, is not on this list because only one store has been confirmed as using it; the company as a whole does not. In 2019, AT&T became the first major U.S. mobile carrier to accept cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency is not just for unsavory criminals anymore. More and more brick-and-mortar businesses and organizations are accepting Bitcoin. One surprising example: the Denver airport's parking facilities.
Refunds are available for Bitcoin purchases.
Use alongside gift cards, credits, rewards, and coupons.
Doesn't work with any other cryptocurrencies.
In January 2014, Overstock.com became the first big online retailer to start accepting bitcoins.
Simply select your preferred currency to complete your purchase at checkout. The payment system will convert the currency into bitcoins and finalize the purchase.
Overstock subsidiary tZERO is part of a joint venture trading digital coins launched during initial coin offerings.
Ability to buy more than 250 gift card brands with Bitcoin on the web and mobile app.
Opportunity to earn points when purchasing with Bitcoin.
Transactions may take up to 30 minutes to finish processing.
eGifter is a popular gift card site and mobile app that lets users buy gift cards for all sorts of places, including Amazon, JCPenny, Sephora, Home Depot, Kohl's and more. eGifter uses Coinbase as their bitcoin partner.
Choose from three bitcoin payment methods.
Ability to shop exclusive and new daily deals with bitcoin.
Can't use Bitcoin to purchase gift cards, subscriptions, pre-orders, and more.
Bitcoin purchases can be returned only for gift cards.
Electronics retail giant Newegg allows you to pay with bitcoins from the wallet stored on your computer, on your smartphone, or on the web.
Note that the bitcoin option at checkout may be unavailable if you are purchasing an item from a third-party seller. Likewise, Newegg does not accept bitcoin for these purchases:
Thousands of Shopify stores to choose from.
Opportunity to receive bitcoin payments if you're a Shopify store owner.
No running list of Shopify stores accepting bitcoin.
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that allows merchants to set up their own online shops to sell their products, similar to Etsy and eBay. In November 2013, all 75,000+ Shopify merchants were given the option to start accepting bitcoin payments with the help of BitPay. Shopify also accepts Coinbase, GoCoin, and CoinPayments.
Offers Bitcoin Cash transactions, too.
Easy to pay with bitcoin via mydish.com or on the Hopper DVR.
Can use Bitcoin with subscriptions and pay-per-view purchases.
Bitcoin payment option not available on the Dish mobile app.
Satellite television and Internet service provider Dish Network accepted its first Bitcoin payment in August 2014—the first subscription-based TV provider to do so. The bitcoin payment option is available for one-time payments on mydish.com.
Dish partnered with Coinbase for its bitcoin transactions but has since moved to BitPay.
Easy to add bitcoins to your Microsoft account.
Can be used to purchase games, movies, and apps.
Can't be used in the Microsoft online store or for gift cards.
You can use Bitcoin to deposit funds into your Microsoft account. You can use these funds, however, only to purchase games, movies, and apps in the Windows and Xbox stores; you can't use them to buy items from the Microsoft online store. There's a lot of fine print but Microsoft has streamlined the process.
Any Bitcoin funds deposited are non-refundable.
Shop online and in-store.
Returns can be refunded in Bitcoin.
Inability to combine Bitcoin with any other form of payment except gift cards and coupons.
REEDS Jewelers is an American fine jeweler with brick-and-mortar locations in 13 states plus a national online presence. All locations accept Bitcoin for purchases such as fine jewelry, watches, and loose diamonds. Free delivery via armored transport is available for loose diamonds valued at more than $25,000.
Can purchase gift cards from more than 200 retailers using Bitcoin.
Can use Bitcoin on the web and in the app.
Three bitcoin payment options available.
Doesn't accept returns, regardless of payment method.
This digital gift card platform offers cards that can be used at more than 200 product and service retailers that include Target, Sephora, CVS Pharmacy, Whole Foods, Hotels.com, and Southwest Airlines. You can purchase these cards with any crypto wallet that supports Bitcoin.
Also accepts Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dash.
Refunds up to $100 if airfares decrease after purchasing.
No mobile app.
Want to get away? Fly nationally or internationally with CheapAir using your cryptocurrency. The travel company has been accepting cryptocurrency since 2013. After you choose your flights, you'll see payment options, including Bitcoin. Transactions are finalized using your chosen crypto wallet.
Excellent for finding items and services to purchase with bitcoin.
Huge variety of items from top brands.
Easy, visually pleasing app interface.
Bitcoin is the only payment method.
BitPlaza is the big-box store for Bitcoin users. Here, you can buy everything from electronics to groceries and personal care items. Shop online at the BitPlaza Shopping Center, or download the iOS or Android app to shop on the go.
Fast, easy way to find local retailers accepting Bitcoin.
Intuitive map interface.
Category and search functions.
Map lags occasionally upon zooming and dragging your cursor around.
Thousands of small businesses worldwide accept cryptocurrency payments. This service helps you discover some near your location.