Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are no longer foreign concepts to the average household, with more people looking to use them as the utility that they were ultimately designed for.
Although there are several rapidly expanding methods for using bitcoins in everyday transactions, it is not yet as simple as one might think. In many cases, it has to be done through a third-party application. Here’s how to shop at Walmart using bitcoin.
Get a bitcoin gift card for Walmart through Gyft.com
While it’s not yet possible to walk into Walmart and pay using your bitcoin wallet, Gyft.com saves the day with its online platform entirely centred around virtual gift cards.
This method is one of the quickest and easiest to use, and a hassle-free way to buy your groceries using bitcoin. All you need to do is convert your BTC into a digital gift card, and use that card buy what you need.
If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide, below is exactly how you would go about it.
Begin by opening the Gyft website and clicking on “buy gift cards” at the top. When the page opens, select the Walmart logo, or use the search box if it isn’t immediately visible.
On the next page, enter the dollar amount and select whether you are buying the voucher for yourself or as a gift for someone else. At this point, you will be prompted to log into your Gyft account, or to sign up for a new one if you have never used the platform before.
Once you are signed in, you will be taken to the checkout page. All you need to do is select bitcoin as your payment method and complete the transaction. As soon as the transfer is confirmed and the voucher number is issued, you will be able to purchase your goods at Walmart, both online and in store.
Other bitcoin gift cards
Another gift card provider that accepts bitcoin payments is eGifter.com. Although the company stopped offering Walmart vouchers a few years ago, it is still popular to buy vouchers for a great number of other stores using bitcoin. A few of these include Target, Best Buy, The Home Depot and Macy’s, allowing for a well-rounded service offering that meets your needs.
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