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Gemini Promotions: $15 Free Bitcoin Offer

New users that join Gemini can get up to a $10 Bitcoin bonus. Simply sign-up for an account, make your first qualifying trade, and the bonus is yours! There’s also a promo code to get a $5 BTC bonus for new US customers after they onboard. No trading required.

Already a Gemini customer? Take advantage of their referral program by sharing your promo code with others. You’ll get a $15 bonus for each friend you refer. Your friend will also get a $15 bitcoin bonus too!

Learn more about all these Gemini promotions and other offers below.

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About Gemini

Gemini is a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, and store digital assets. It’s a New York trust company that’s regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and was founded in 2014 by the Winklevoss twins.

The company launched one of the first 1:1 USD-backed stablecoins called the Gemini Dollar (ticker: GUSD), offers 6.11% APY when you stake Ether via Gemini Staking, and you can up to 10% back in crypto when you use the Gemini Credit Card.

Gemini Promotions

Offer #1: Gemini $15 Sign-Up Bonus

Join Gemini with promo code “zxxgq8lu9” and receive $15 of Bitcoin after you buy or sell $100 worth of crypto within 30 days of signing up.

How To Get $15 Bitcoin Bonus:

  1. Open a free Gemini account using this link.
  2. Click on “Get started” to begin the registration process.
  3. Enter promo code zxxgq8lu9 during sign-up where it asks “Have a promo code?”.
  4. Link a deposit method (bank account or debit card).
  5. Buy $100 or more in crypto within 30 days of commencing account sign up.
  6. Receive a $15 Bitcoin bonus deposited within 24 hours.

You can buy or sell any crypto – it doesn’t have to be Bitcoin. When I signed up, I bought $100 worth of GUSD (a stablecoin).

Offer #2: Gemini Credit Card

With the Gemini Credit Card, you can earn rewards in Bitcoin, Ethereum, or 60+ other cryptos currently available on Gemini.

The amount of crypto rewards earned depends on the spend category:

  • 10% back on gas at the pump and EV charging (up to $200 in spend per month for a year)
  • 3% back on dining
  • 2% back on groceries
  • 1% back on everything else

It’s the only credit card that deposits your crypto rewards immediately after you swipe – not when you pay your credit card statement a month later.

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Offer #3: Gemini Referral Bonus

Refer a friend to Gemini and earn a $15 bitcoin bonus.

Gemini has a referral program where you can earn a $15 bitcoin bonus for every friend that you refer. Your friend will also get $15 worth of bitcoin.

After the new user trades $100 or more (or 100 USD equivalent of their domestic currency) within 30 days of account sign-up, both accounts will be credited within two business days.

Each referred friend must be new to Gemini and successfully complete account sign-up using your referral link. There’s a limit of $600 in referral rewards you can earn per calendar year.

The link below is my personal referral link – thanks in advance for any one who chooses to use it and support the site:

Previous Gemini Promotions

The following are previous Gemini promotions that have since expired and are no longer available. It’s listed here for informational purposes only. If one of these offers become available again, I’ll bump it back up to the current deals section.

Offer #4: Gemini $50 Sign-Up Bonus

The $50 BTC offer expired at the end of 2022 and is no longer available. The best sign-up bonus is now $10 (see Offer #1 above).

Gemini is offering a $50 Bitcoin bonus when you trade $500 within three days of signing up. This is the best deal if you have $500 available. Some may find the $10 bonus more attractive with its lower $100 trade requirement.

How To Get $50 Bitcoin Bonus:

  1. Join Gemini using this link for the $50 bonus version.
  2. Click ‘Get Started’ and register for an account.
  3. Make sure promo500 is entered in the promo code box (it should already be there).
  4. Invest at least $500 in crypto within three days of account sign-up.
  5. Receive a $50 Bitcoin bonus deposited within 24 hours.

Again, you can buy or sell any crypto for this bonus to trigger. Also keep in mind that you need to make a trade within 3 days with this deal compared to the 30-day window you get with the first offer.

Gemini Promo Code: $50 Bitcoin bonus for $500 trade
(Image from Gemini)

Offer #5: Gemini $7 ETH Sign-Up Bonus

The $7 ETH offer expire at the end of 2022 and is no longer available. The best sign-up bonus is now $10 (see Offer #1 above).

Open a Gemini account and get $7 in ETH for free. This is the same easy deal as the $5 BTC offer. Once you successfully register a new account, Gemini will deposit $7 worth of Ethereum into it.

How To Get $7 ETH Bonus:

  1. Sign up for Gemini using this link to lock in the $7 ETH bonus offer.
  2. Enter promo code welcome7 in the appropriate text box (it should already be there).
  3. Complete account registration and verify your identity.
  4. Receive a $7 Ethereum bonus deposited into your Gemini account after you successfully onboard.

Offer #6: Gemini $5 BTC Sign-Up Bonus

New US customers who sign up to Gemini will get $5 in BTC after they onboard. This is the easiest deal with no trading requirement. Once you onboard, Gemini will deposit $5 worth of Bitcoin into your new account.

How To Get $5 BTC Bonus:

  1. Sign up for Gemini using this link to lock in the $5 BTC bonus offer.
  2. Click on “Get started”, complete account registration, and verify your identity.
  3. Enter promo code welcome5btc during sign-up where it asks “Have a promo code?”.
  4. Receive a $5 Bitcoin bonus deposited into your Gemini account after you successfully onboard.

The Bottom Line

If you’re taking advantage of these promo code bonuses and just want to earn the rewards without the price volatility, I would buy stablecoins. Stablecoins are a specific type of cryptocurrency where the value is pegged to an outside asset, like the U.S. dollar.

I mentioned earlier that Gemini Dollar (GUSD) is an example of a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar at a ratio of 1:1. That means one GUSD is worth $1.

Gemini is my preferred crypto exchange and I consider it one of the safer platforms to trade cryptocurrency.

While almost all exchanges have removed free withdrawals during the current “crypto winter”, Gemini withdrawal fees are very reasonable and trading fees are extremely competitive when you use their ActiveTrader platform.

With that said, there are more inherent risks with crypto compared to putting money in a savings account at a traditional bank. This post shouldn’t be considered advice – please do your own due diligence.

Interested in earning more free crypto? Check out this list of the best crypto bonuses and try the Coinbase Earn program where you can get free crypto just by learning about them. Outside of sign-up bonuses, I also about other ways to get free crypto.

39 thoughts on “Gemini Promotions: $15 Free Bitcoin Offer”

  1. Thanks Ninja! Took a few hours for account verification, but I made the required $100 trade yesterday and the $10 btc bonus came through today.

    • No, your account can only use one sign-up promotion. If you have at least $500 to trade crypto, I would take the $50 bonus. You can also opt for the lower $10 bonus for trading $100 if that’s more appropriate for your situation.

      Otherwise, download and register using the $7 ETH promo link.

      • John:

        What’s currently happening with Gemini Earn? Looks like there are some issues. What is the quickest process to move my dollars back into one of my personal accounts?
        Thanks, Donna

        • From what I understand, Gemini is working with the firm they lend assets to (Genesis) to resolve liquidity issues. Any assets in Earn can’t be withdrawn at this time. There’s no impact to Gemini Exchange or Gemini Staking.

  2. seems like the 50 for 500 promo is no longer valid. Not able to finish registration process with message “promotion code is invalid or expired”.

    • What country are you signing up from? Someone from Poland was having an issue a month ago, but other countries (including U.S.) still seems to be working.

      Edit: It looks like you’re registering from Slovenia, which currently is not able to take part in the $50 promo offer.

    • Try now. Gemini is now available in many new countries. There also seems to be a new $25 BTC bonus for trading $100+ with promo code promo100btc. No idea on the expiration date.

  3. Hi, I’ve just registered to Gemini today, Feb 28, and used the link of the 50$ bonus when trading 500$ in 3 days after registration. Just to let you all know that it’s working fine. I’m from Brazil.
    One last thing: Gemini passport and ID verification process is very fast. Within minutes it was all done.

    • Awesome! Mine took a few hours. I think it depends on how busy they are as I’ve heard anywhere from several minutes to a day or two. Good that you’re able to take advantage of this Gemini promo from Brazil.

    • Can we deposit 100$ from another exchange/wallet or only bank transfer?

      Also can we use the 100$ & trade, buy/sell, 5 times for the reward?

      • Feedback from others indicate you can transfer from another crypto exchange/platform/wallet.

        On your second question – I’m not sure if that would work. Easier to deposit $500, buy GUSD since it doesn’t charge commission, and receive the $50 bonus. There’s no loss of capital with that method.

    • I think you’ll be okay. Many users have been running into longer than expected approvals for identity verification. They can see you used the link for this promotion and a quick email will resolve things if it becomes an issue. Keep us posted.

  4. I’ve tried today promo500 code via your link, got the information: ‘The promotion code is invalid or expired.’. Any chance that will be available in the feature?

    • It’s still valid. I just tested it out myself and it’s working on my end. Are you registering from the United States or a different country?

      • I contacted support, they said that the referral bonus promotion has been temporarily disabled at the moment.
        But when I change the country to USA it’s working, maybe it’s not available for my country (Poland).

  5. Would I still get the promo if I transfer coins from another wallet? Lets say! I transfer $1000 worth of Dogecoin from another platform like

  6. Hi John/All,

    I have used the link to sign up an account with gemini and traded SGD$500 within the 3 days period, however I have yet to received my bonus $50 bitcoin. Please assist and advise on this matter. Appreciate the prompt response. 🙂

    • Hi Grayson! How long has it been since you deposited the $500 USD equivalent in SGD? Gemini states the bonus should be received within 24-48 hours of making the qualified deposit. Has it been longer than that?

    • Yes, all the offers are still active.

      You can either do the $10 bonus or $50 bonus. If you’re on a smartphone, clicking the link with trigger the bonus and bring up the app download screen. The desktop version will show more details, but either method will work.

      Note that the $10 offer requires the Gemini promo code listed in the post. The $50 version doesn’t require one.

  7. Do you have to hold it for a certain amount of time? Just wondering if I could convert my $500 back to USD after a month or so. Sorry, I am new to cryptocurrency.

    • There’s no minimum holding time. You can sell it immediately, but you need to wait until the funds settle before withdrawing – that takes about 3-4 business days once you sell it.

  8. Can you confirm if the $50 bonus requires using a promo code? Can we also transfer $500 of crypto to Gemini or does it have to be a $500 deposit to qualify for the offer?

    • There’s no promo code needed for the $50 bonus as long as you use the link I provided. It ties directly with that promotion. Personally, I transferred $500 via a bank ACH deposit and bought the GUSD stablecoin to get the $500 bonus.

  9. My $50 BTC from this Gemini referral has already doubled to $100 haha. Love these free BTC posts! Keep them coming TMN! Any Europe-based promos? We want to ride the bitcoin wave with low risks so any other crypto exchanges we should be aware of, I’m all eyes.

    • Here is a nifty interest rates comparison tool. Almost all of the exchanges listed here will have a signup bonus, each with their own terms and conditions of course.

    • Every crypto offer written on this site to date has been available worldwide, including Europe. Most of our readers are US-based, so the content has a $/USD bias, but you can still take advantage of all deals 🙂


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