Written by - Pippa H
You’re probably familiar with the concept of cashback. Imagine you were part of a cashback programme last year, that offered you a flat rate of 5% on everything you bought. Had you spent £10,000 on your credit card, you would have earned £500 cashback.
You could have bought a new phone, a new TV or paid for a modest holiday with the money that you received. But let’s change things up and imagine that instead you paid with Mode and the cashback was rewarded to you in Bitcoin.
Here is what would have happened if you had held that Bitcoin from when you earned it in April 2020, to now. That £500 would now be worth a whopping £3,165*, which is a little more than just one TV! You were able to earn Bitcoin risk-free, as a by-product of your everyday spending - no risk, no effort and no hassle. Imagine that!
At Mode, we wanted to make this new type of reward programme a reality, which is why we launched our innovative Bitcoin Cashback feature that allows you to earn Bitcoin, simply by paying with Mode.
What is Bitcoin Cashback and why we love it?
In short, Bitcoin Cashback is a way to passively earn Bitcoin, without actually buying it. It’s a way for everyday shoppers to supercharge their online purchase experience by accruing Bitcoin, without taking on the individual risk of investing.
Regular cashback programs do not have the opportunity to grow in value and they often have long wait times before you can use those rewards. Mode’s Bitcoin Cashback Programme is turning legacy rewards schemes on their head by offering the best performing asset of the decade as cashback.
Whenever a customer makes a qualifying purchase using Mode’s cardless payments solution, they’ll immediately receive a percentage of what they spent in satoshis (the smallest unit of Bitcoin), straight into their Mode account. It really is as simple as that!
So, if we were to define Bitcoin Cashback in one sentence, it would simply be; “a smarter way to spend your money.’
The techy stuff
Bitcoin represents a store of value that in our view, is the greatest technological frontier since the internet. The blockchain technology underpinning Bitcoin is a decentralised system, meaning it has no global borders and enforces digital scarcity making it immune to inflation. This, coupled with its high market demand and consistent growth over time are just a few of the many reasons why we believe in holding Bitcoin over a long time horizon.
Our view is that the value of Bitcoin will continue to grow over time as more businesses and individuals adopt it as a store of value. So we’ve made it our mission to put it into the hands of millions of customers by building a Bitcoin Cashback feature that makes it easily accessible to all, allowing even those who are new to Bitcoin to start their Bitcoin journeys. Whether it’s by purchasing some protein powder at Myprotein, buying a Nintendo Switch from Zavvi, or your next pair of converses from The-Hut, we’ll reward you in Bitcoin if you pay with Mode!
How can I get Bitcoin Cashback?
- All you need to do is use your Mode app to make qualifying purchases at our partner brands (full list here), and you can start earning Bitcoin Cashback straight away!
- No billing addresses, card details or CVV’s. Simply use your Mode balance, or your UK bank account to checkout in seconds.
- Verify the payment in just a few taps with secure biometric security, such as FaceID, TouchID or passcode.
- The best part? You’ll receive your Bitcoin Cashback immediately after purchase - it couldn’t be easier!
- As an existing user, you’ll receive 5% cashback. New Mode users who purchase through Mode for the first time will receive 10% cashback.*
But that’s not all - soon, we’ll be launching more ways to earn Bitcoin, and kickstart your Bitcoin journey in an easy, effortless and risk-free environment
For more information on our Bitcoin Cashback feature, check out our FAQs, reach out to our customer support team at email@example.com or get in touch via the in-app chat.
Fancy supercharging your shopping with Bitcoin Cashback? Get started today, and don’t forget to spread the word amongst your friends. We’ll reward you both with £10 worth of Bitcoin for every friend who pays with Mode!
*T&Cs apply. Price of Bitcoin as of 8/10/2021.
1. Yahoo Finance, May 2021