I used to use gyft frequently for its bitcoin deposits, and points program. I was recently told my $125 in gyft points (received during their 10% points bitcoin promotion last year) are worthless. Only reason: I opened the account outside of the US. I used all cards for myself. Hello, Thanks for the reply. It looks like your gyft account was originally created outside of the US. We may change, suspend or terminate the Gyft Points program, or any part of it, at any time and in our sole discretion. I have included the terms of service for our Gyft point program below as reference.
I figured I'd tell you about this deal if you want to get $25 for free at Fandango and start spending some bitcoins. I'll be purchasing $500 worth of Amazon gift cards for this deal. "Bitcoin users rejoice! Earn $25 to Fandango this month. If... You spend $500 using Bitcoin with Gyft in the next 30 days (from now until Aug. 9th) Then... We'll drop a $25 Fandango gift card in your Gyft wallet! Our favorite kind of if-then statements." - Gyft email http://app.gyft.com/me/cards/purchase/
Use GYFT WITH BITCOIN on iPhone by loading the cards in a VIRTUAL ANDROID DEVICE!!!
Here's how it's done: Go here and download a VM image: http://androvm.org/blog/download/ I chose this one: vbox86tp version with gapps & houdini & flash : AndroVM_vbox86tp_4.1.1_r6.1-20130222-gapps-houdini-flash.ova Why Houdini & Flash? No fucking clue! :D So then go here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads ... and get yourself hooooked the fuck up with whatever your OS flavor is! Run one in the other. Get it all set up with whatever your lame-ass google account is. Then use its app store equivalent(play store?) to get gyft. Sometimes it doesnt work, sometimes it does. IF IT DOESNT WORK: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyft.android This page, in my firefox browser(not on the VM, but on the PC running the VM), somehow magically detected that I had this weirdass fake virtual android device plugged in. And it allowed me to download. Then just sign into whatever the gyft account is on your iphone and use gyft's bitcoin feature to raise some serious gift-card havok on your account, and watch the cards appear on your iphone once you have purchased them! TL;DR: run androvm in virtualbox to load up your gyft acct with bitcoin gift cards edit: OMG CAKEDAY!!! Just noticed!
Since everyone wants to start some publicity stunt with Bitcoin, why don't we form some eSports team?
eSports are getting more and more recognition lately and creating a team of our own would let us set Bitcoin as its logo. I bet a number of Bitcoin businesses would want to sponsor such a team - be it gyft, BitcoinStore or the like. We could focus on one game, or try being more generalized to see where the team would shine. If you want to make this a reality, we would need to start with someone to manage team transparently - their expenses, what events to go for, etc. What do you think?
Gyft Points launches - get 3% back on ALL Bitcoin purchases (and we're backdating them!)
I thrilled to finally be able to announce that Gyft has just launched our new rewards program, Gyft Points and we're formally announcing the launch for the first time right here on Reddit (this post!). All our loyal customers will receive 3% back in points - (going back from the day you first joined Gyft!). You earn 3 points per $1 spent and each point is worth 1 penny. You can spend these points on any future purchases! We are awarding these points on unlimited purchases across all 200 retailers that we support! If anyone has ever questioned the benefit of using Bitcoin vs a credit card - we now have an answer to that! We think this is the best rewards program available anywhere - beating all major credit card companies and we're hoping that this really drives more bitcoin usage and adoption. If people used Gyft every time they shopped, they would save 3% effectively on every dollar they spend and because we don't have to worry about credit card fees with Bitcoin, we're passing that value back to you - enjoy! Thanks again for all your support - we're looking forward to continuing to innovate in this space. Watch this space - more exciting news to follow!
Firstly, I want to thank the Bitcoin community for their continued support since we first launched Bitcoin as a payment method 6 months ago. You guys have been awesome and a big thanks for helping to build us up to become a leading mobile gift card retailer in the USA (rest of world to follow soon...), and as a result of your support, we were also able to raise a $5m Series A investment that we announced a few months ago. We have been getting a ton of enquiries from all our users, including Bitcoiners, to bring more big brands on board (we have about 200 already!) and I thought I would take a few minutes to explain our business, along with some of our unique challenges and how you can help us, help you! Gyft buys gift cards directly from retailers (or their technology partners) at a small discount - it's very small - usually single digits percentages - so we only make money on volume. By reselling via Bitcoin, we save on credit card transaction fees, and more importantly, fraudulent purchases and chargebacks. We're announcing how we are going to give back some of these savings to the Bitcoin community next week, and to also better support the Bitcoin ecosystem - so stay tuned. We're also on-boarding a major national grocery/general goods chain - and that will be announced hopefully next week too. You guys will be really happy with this one!! So, the biggest enquiry we get from Bitcoiners in general is for a wider selection. We have a dedicated team who are working with retailers every day to get them to come on board the Gyft platform - but because we're a new player (launched just over a year ago), and we have mobile as primary redemption method (most of them still use plastic cards + mag stripes), we have to work very hard to convince them to allow to resell digital cards for them (which often requires manual input at point of sale). Now we have been very successful at on-boarding some of the brands - but we recognize that we are not covering the whole spectrum yet - as much as we want to. We are very different from other players in the gift card market that buy second hand codes, which are often compromised (i.e. you bear the risk if someone has seen it and has a copy of it), or the ones that need to ship plastic to you (eugh!). We don't intend to ever do either of those things. So, here is how you can help bring more retailers on board for us and you: If you want to see a retailer in particular join Gyft - email them, tweet them, Facebook them, phone them, etc. Let them know that you buy your gift cards from us and that they are losing business by not having their cards in our catalog. It doesn't cost them anything (above the discount they give us, and these rates are very standard and fair) and besides, they are selling the same cards in your local grocery store anyways (in plastic!) and paying a lot more for that offering (think printing plastic cards, loading, distribution, etc). We at Gyft are truly appreciative for all your support this year and we are working hard and around the clock to build an even better experience for you! Stay tuned for all the big announcements coming next week! Thank again, Vinny Lingham CEO & co-founder, Gyft
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Interview with Vinny Lingham of Gyft on Accepting Bitcoins
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