Last updated: December 17, 2018
Fresh off completing a $2.25 million seed funding round, Bitcoin rewards start-up, Lolli, lets users earn free Bitcoin when shopping online. Amassing partnerships with more than 500 top brands makes it easy for Lolli users to earn up to 30% in Bitcoin rewards at the time they check out. And when they say “top brands,” they’re not kidding. Partners include Overstock, GoDaddy, Walmart, Priceline, Hilton, Groupon, Sonos, and many more. A Lolli browser extension informs users when they land on a partner site, as well as the Bitcoin reward percentage they can expect to receive from shopping there.
But Lolli is more than a Bitcoin rewards program. CEO and co-founder, Alex Adelman, is on a mission to “make Bitcoin accessible to all.” Today, access to Bitcoin seems limited to those who have the resources to buy expensive mining equipment, rack space, and electricity, or through investing. Lolli gives everyone a chance to get involved in Bitcoin for free by doing what they already do — shopping online. They not only encourage Bitcoin participation through online shopping but also to save (HODL!) the Bitcoin they earn for the long term too. In doing so, Lolli induces mainstream Bitcoin adoption and strengthens the Bitcoin ecosystem. Here’s how to get started.
Earn free Bitcoin when shopping online
Visit Lolli.com using the Chrome web browser and click the Get Lolli for Chrome button (Safari on macOS also supports Lolli).
In the Chrome Web Store, click the Add to Chrome button.
When prompted, click the Add extension button.
Next, create a Lolli account and log in using Facebook or by using an email address and password. If you sign up using an email address, click the activation link in the account verification email you receive.
The circular Lolli extension icon displays next to Chrome’s address bar. Display your Lolli wallet and profile by clicking the extension icon.
Now you’re ready to earn free Bitcoin when shopping online. When visiting a Lolli partner website, a Bitcoin reward notification displays. Click the notification to activate the reward for that site.
When you make a purchase on the partner site, Lolli credits your Lolli wallet with the Bitcoin reward earnings.
At any time, click the Lolli extension icon, then the Notification icon, to see if you are visiting a partner site, and to view and activate the site’s Bitcoin reward.
Click the Shopping Bag icon to display a list of Featured Stores, or the All Stores link to launch a full store list in a new web page. The full store list includes an alphabetical listing of all Lolli partner stores, and a quick search box.
To view your Lolli wallet and profile, click the Profile icon.
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Henry Irvine, Contributing Technology Writer, translates more than a decade of internet technology experience in product and customer relationship management into practical help and how-to content. Look for him on Bay Area trails or at the GAMH when he’s not writing. Don’t call him Hank if you see him. Seriously. Hank on Twitter