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How To Receive A Holiday Season Reward

There are some things that are part and parcel of the Australian holiday season: barbeques, hot weather (unless you’re in Melbourne), and bank delays. If you’re looking to make an instant CoinJar deposit over the festive period, you can visit one of over 1200 local newsagents to do this.

Full instructions on how to make a cash deposit can be found on this Support page.

In addition, you’ll be rewarded with 500 CoinJar Points for your first cash deposit made between 19 December and 3 January 2017. Simply deposit the $50 minimum at any cash deposit location and we’ll credit your CoinJar Rewards account.

What do 500 CoinJar Points get you?


  • Fee-free Transfers: 500 CoinJar Points allow you to exchange 1 BTC without fees
  • Doge Cards: Greeting cards for that special someone who deserves more memes in their life
  • $5 Windows Store (Australia) Giftcard: Works for Xbox as well
  • CoinJar Die-Cut Sticker: Perfect for desecrating your local bus stop

CoinJar’s services will continue to operate during the holiday period with reduced Support hours. Please refer to our Knowledge Base for the full list of operating hours and bank transfer timelines over the festive season. Cash deposits made at newsagents will continue to be instant — just check that they’re open!

Puppies vs Computers

This Christmas season, we’re asking you to choose between man’s best friend, and man’s best invention.

PvC Main Poster

The Puppies vs Computers Christmas donation drive started because of the CoinJar team’s passion for supporting non-profit organisations. We tend to be a very opinionated and outspoken bunch here, so we’re putting that energy to good use by supporting two of our favourite Australian non-profits, PetRescue and Electronic Frontiers Australia.

Now, a bit about the contenders. 

PetRescue is an Australia-wide non-profit organisation and Australia’s most visited charity website. They bring pet seekers face-to-furry-face with thousands of rescue pets from shelters and rescue groups nationwide. They save over 6,000 lives every month and since launching, they’ve rehomed over 250,000 pets.

Electronic Frontiers Australia has been Australia’s leading voice for digital rights since 1994. They’re independent of government and commerce and rely on membership subscriptions and donations to operate. They campaign for your right to digital privacy by writing submissions, meeting with Federal MPs and Senators, and lobbying.

Take your pick.

Get in the bitcoin-giving spirit and donate! It’s a little cheeky but there’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition, especially for the causes these non-profits campaign for.

Using CoinJar, send any amount using CoinJar usernames: @PetRescue or @EFA_Oz.

If you use another wallet just use the QR code or their bitcoin address:
PetRescue: 1PSQVYYw4NSxM68A1vuKzXsx2tfLKdpRH5
Electronic Frontiers Australia: 1MtfvcxToHDyqGzoR2Nve1rfkAPCdBv1oC

If you’re making a Dogecoin donation:
PetRescue:  AD9hPdDJV37iGEmPCrRHjXZjdeVagx1UNV
Electronic Frontiers Australia: A8HJomFTopw8u9cXmcGq55uoq2s6nkuqsG
*Addresses are multisig, so they start with ‘A’ instead of ‘D’.

On Boxing Day, we will check the balances, and the group with most donations will get a bitcoin bonus from CoinJar.

Pick a side and tell us who you’re getting behind on Twitter using #pupcomp and be sure to share this around to support these causes.

We’ll be providing regular updates on the tally through Twitter and Facebook. Get your friends involved and contribute to animal welfare and digital privacy rights with bitcoin this festive season.