[Update #20, December 12th, 2014 - Added several new faucets—including several Dogecoin faucets—and removed faucets that went dark. Cleaned up and reformatted the list, thoroughly updated the descriptions of all faucets, and I removed the CoinBox.me faucets simply because payments per visit are so low. - Bryan]
Bitcoins are all over the headlines, but did you know there are websites that pay out "free" Bitcoins for visiting them or doing tasks? They're called Bitcoin faucets, and they're a great way for you to get into Bitcoins without mining, winning it through playing online poker with Bitcoins, wiring money to a Bitcoin exchange, or buying through LocalBitcoins.
Before we get to the faucets, Bitcoin is a virtual crypto currency—I penned a Bitcoin primer a while back if you're looking for more information. Bitcoin faucets aren't going to make you rich, but these are faucets I can personally attest pay out when and how they say they will as I've collected 0.57 BTC from them.
Most of these faucetswork by paying out tiny fractions of a Bitcoin in exchange for loading a page full of ads or for watching videos. I've also listed sites that pay Bitcoins in exchange for doing crowd-sourced tasks.
I've broken the list up into several sections: My Favorite Faucets, The Microwallet Collection, Other Faucets, and Faucets with Caveats and Warnings.
- A satoshi is currently the smallest fraction of a Bitcoin, or 0.00000001BTC. 1,000 satoshis would is 0.00001000BTC.
You'll need a Bitcoin wallet, either a standalone client-side wallet or a wallet from a service like Blockchain.info.
For Dogecoin faucets, download the Dogecoin wallet.
|My Favorite Faucets|
|FreeBitco.in||318 satoshis to .318BTC||Hourly||Hands down my favorite faucet. Payouts tied to US$200 worth of Bitcoin, so it fluctuates up and down with the price of Bitcoin.|
|FreeDoge.co.in||8.75 Dogecoin to 875,382.32 Dogecoin||Hourly||Sister site to FreeBitco.in. Payouts are tied to $200 worth of Dogecoin. You'll need a Dogecoin wallet to sign up.|
|777Bitco.in||518 satoshis to 0.518BTC||Hourly||Another new faucet that is using the FreeBitco.in model of tying payouts to $200 in Bitcoins. As of this writing, it's between 518 satoshis to 0.518BTC, with payouts weighted towards the low end.|
|BitcoinGet||Up to 20,000 satoshis per task||N/A||The best site for earning Bitcoins for doing tasks. I have earned the most from this site.|
|BitcoinReward||Up to 12,000 satoshis per task||N/A||Another site for earning Bitcoin for doing tasks. Some tasks are complementary to what BitcoinGet offers.|
|BTC25.net||Between 525 and 6,951,712 satoshis||25 Minutes||Faucet Temporarily Down - Great new faucet that pays 525, 1,325, 9,898, 51,091, 258,060, 1,250,579, or 6,951,712 satoshis every 25 minutes! That makes it one of the best faucets anywhere. The odds of each payout are posted clearly on the faucet, too.|
|BitcoinZebra||100 satoshis to 1,000 satoshis, plus free bonus opportunity||Hourly||I love this faucet. It's cute and it's fun. You win 100, 200, 300, 400, or 1,000 satoshis per visit. There's also a free bonus opportunity based on rolling virtual dive that can pay up to 3,000X.|
|Moon BitCoin||Variable||5 Minutes||New twist on the faucet - Adds 1 satoshi every few seconds, slowing down as it goes. You get the most satoshis per minute by collecting every 5 minutes, but if you have to wait longer, you'll get a larger payout.|
|Moon Dogecoin||Variable||5 Minutes||Sister site to Moon Bitcoin above. Starts at 0.05 Dogecoin, adding more Dogecoin every few seconds, slowing down as it goes. You get the most Dogecoin per minute by collecting every 5 minutes, but if you have to wait longer, you'll get a larger payout. Also listed with my favorites.|
|DailyFreeBits||100 satoshis to 1,200 satoshis||Hourly||(Back Online!) Straight forward faucet that pays up to 1,200 satoshis per visit. It's weighted, but I've hit the top mark many times. Recently increased to an hourly faucet.|
|Qoinpro||Multiple cryptocurrencies||N/A||This site is unique in my list. Just sign up and get daily Bitcoins, Litecoins, Dogecoins, Feather Coins, Infinite Coins, and Fedora Coins, without you having to do anything more. You get a bonus by getting other folks to sign up.|
|New - Land of Dogecoin||5 Dogecoin Per Visit||Hourly||This Dogecoin faucet pays to FaucetBox using your Dogecoin address. Once your Dogecoin get sent to FaucetBox, FaucetBox automatically pays out to your address once you reach 10 Dogecoin (just two visits). Very straight forward faucet.|
|New - Doge.AltCoin.pw||1 Dogecoin||1 Minute||Pays out to FaucetBox, like Land of Dogecoin above. It pays 1 Dogecoin per visit, and you can visit once a minute.|
|New - RTUBE Dogecoin||1 to 100 Dogecoin||Hourly||RTUBE's Bitcoin faucet went dark, but its Dogecoin faucet is alive and well. It pays out to FaucetBox, like the two Doge faucets above. It's an hourly faucet paying 1, 2, 4, 10, or 100 Dogecoin per visit. Odds aren't posted, but it appears to be weighted towards the low end.|
|New - Dogecoin Faucet||1 to 100 Dogecoin||Hourly||Another FaucetBox Dogecoin faucet. Straight forward, pays from 1 to 100 Dogecoin, weighted towards the bottom.|
|New - Big-Coin||2 to 10 Dogecoin||2 Hours||Straight forward FaucetBox Dogecoin faucet. Pays 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 Dogecoin, equally weighted.|
|CoinGamez||Up to 50,000 satoshis||15 Minutes||This is a fun faucet that uses spinning wheel metaphor. It pays out to ePay, a service similar to Microwallet that pays out when you've accumulated 5,865 satoshis. Each spin pays between 100 and 1,000,000 satoshis, but it's weighted towards the low end (100-400 currently). It's fun, and you can play every 15 minutes, making it a monster.|
|Crococoin||100 satoshis to 1BTC||30 Minutes||Crococoin pays out 100 satoshis, 10,000 satoshis, 1,000,000 satoshis, or a full Bitcoin—the odds aren't posted, but it's heavily weighted towards the bottom payout. I've personally gotten 10,000 satoshis twice. Requires an email address to register.|
|DailyBitcoins||50 satoshis to 100,000 satoshis||Hourly||Minimum 50 satoshi payout, but there are 800 or so bonus prizes every day that pay up to 10,000 satoshis (recently reduced) per visit. Just reload the page until you get a prize you want.|
|BitVisitor||10 satoshis up 2,400 satoshis||5 Minutes||This faucet pays you Bitcoins in exchange for loading up webpages. Payments have been decreased. Check out my full review for more info.|
|CoinCheckIn||10 satoshis to 100,000 satoshis||5 Minutes||Payouts are based on a random number generator. You hit a bonus on an average of 1 in 18 spins. It's very fast.|
|DogeCheckIn||0.15Dogecoin to 2,000 Dogecoin||5 Minutes||I do love Dogecoin! Sister site to CoinCheckIn above. Payouts are based on a random number generator. You hit a bonus on an average of 1 in 18 spins. It's very fast.|
|GratisBitco.in||10 Satoshis to 2,500 satoshis||Hourly||Free Bitcoins every hour by rolling virtual dice—payment based on the number you roll.|
|Bitcoiner.net||200 satoshis to 1,000 satoshis||Daily||This daily faucet pays between 200 and 500 satoshis per day, with a loyalty bonus that pays up to double when you visit every day. Check out my full review for more details.|
|Litecoiner.net||0.00001000LTC to 0.00005000LTC||Daily||A sister site to the faucet above. You'll need a Litecoin wallet to sign up.|
|Readded - CoinDigger||155 satoshis with bonus opportunity||Hourly||(Back Online!) You get 5 tries to hit a free 3,700 satoshi bonus, with each try paying 31 satoshis by itself. That's 155 satoshis minimum, plus the bonus opportunity. They pay out on Monday to accounts with 10,000 satoshis accumulated.|
Update: Microwallet has more than a week of non-payments, but on 11/13/2014, resumed payments.
Microwallet.org faucets all pay into one Microwallet account with fast, automatic payouts. Some of these faucets have begun using redirects and AdFly, so I added a column for that info for those who want to avoid the hassles.
|DailyFreeBits||100 satoshis to 1,200 satoshis||Hourly||(Back Online!) Straight forward faucet that pays up to 1,200 satoshis per visit. It's weighted, but I've hit the top mark many times. Recently changed to hourly. Also listed with my favorite faucets.|
|Bitcoinker.com||100 satoshis to 300 satoshis||15 Minutes||400 to 800 satoshis per hour for the really motivated, but I have it in my hourly rotation.|
|LandOfBitcoins.com||2 satoshis (automatic)||1 Minute||I like this site. It has an automatic faucet that lets you accumulate 2 satoshis per minute. You just have to reload it every 15-30 minutes. There's also an automatic guide through other faucets that some folks seem to like.|
|New - Treasure Faucet||100 to 500 Satoshis (plus bonus)||Hourly||Treasure Faucet has a fun new take. It's a straight forward faucet that pays 100, 150, 200, 250, or 500 satoshis, with each payout labeled as a gem (diamond, "rubin," emerald, sapphire, and amethyst). With each payout to your Microwallet account, you collect one gem. When you get to 100 gems of any gem type, you get a bonus of 10 times the base payout amount.|
|New - GreenBitco.in||100 - 200,000 satoshis||15 Minutes||A straight forward faucet paying 100, 120, 140, 150, 250, 300, 2,000, or 200,000 satoshis—odds aren't posted, but it appears to be weighted towards the bottom.|
|PayFaucet||100 satoshis to 300 satoshis||30 Minutes||AdFly, Redirects||I hate the redirects—they're aggressive. The faucet is otherwise good.|
|The Running Faucet||80 to 10,000 satoshis||3 Hours||Straight forward faucet paying 80, 150, 300, 5,000, or 10,000 satoshis weighted towards the bottom.|
|SimplFaucet||Increased to 150 satoshis||Hourly||Straight forward faucet paying 100 satoshis. Note that I've seen some porn ads on this faucet.|
|Rena Faucet||75 to 100,000 satoshis||Hourly||Redirects||This faucet requires you to sit through an interstitial ad before taking you to a random number generator. It pays between 75 and 100,000 satoshis, with the weighted odds posted plainly. I've won as much as 5,000 satoshis (the second highest payout).|
|Pizza Faucet||75 satoshis to 10,000 satoshis||3 hours||Straight forward, with weighted odds to win 75, 150, 300, 1,000, or 10,000 satoshis per visit.|
|Flying Faucet||100 satoshis to 10,000 satoshis||Hourly||Straight forward, easy to use. The Flying Faucet has weighted odds to win 100, 200, 300, 1,000, or 10,000 satoshis per visit|
|BestBTCFaucet||30 satoshis to 3,000 satoshis||3 hours||Straight forward, with the weighted odds to win 30, 50, 80, 100, 150, 300, 1,500, or 3,000 satoshis per visit.|
|BitcoinGator||25 satoshis to 1,000 satoshis||6 Hours||This is a straight forward 6-hour faucet. It runs out of funds on occasion, but always comes back. Prizes were recently increased.|
|BitcoinGenie||200 satoshis||12 Hours||Straight forward and east to use.|
|CoinGiveaway||50 satoshis to 500 satoshis||Hourly||Some redirects||Recently increased payments to to 50, 60, 70, 100, or 500 satoshis per visit. There are prettier faucets out there, but it pays.|
|Super BTC Faucet||50 satoshis to 10,000 satoshis||Hourly||Redirects||Faucet still claims to pay from 50-10,000 satoshis per visit. Payments are weighted to 50, 75, 100, 125 satoshis, but the higher payments are possible. Odds are clearly posted, which I appreciate.|
|New - FreeBetco.in||220 satoshis - 1,200 satoshis||Hourly||Despite the similar name, this faucet isn't related to FreeBitco.in—nor is it a gambling site. It pays from 135 - 1,200 satoshis per visit, hourly, but I've never won more than the current minimum, ever.|
|DailyCoins||10 to 1,000 satoshis||Hourly||Straight forward faucet paying 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 300, 500, or 1,000 satoshis, with the weighted odds posted openly on the site (I so appreciate that!).|
|100Satoshi||Increased to 200 satoshis||Daily||Straight forward daily faucet.|
|The Free Bitcoin Faucet||1 satoshi to 100 satoshis||Hourly||Aggressive pop-up ads.||Payments recently reduced to 1 to 100 satoshis.|
|New - LotOfBitcoins||200 to 50,000 satoshis||13 Hours||(Currently Out of Funds) Straight forward faucet paying 200, 250, 300, 400, 1,000, 5,000, or 50,000 satoshis. Absent other information, it's likely weighted, but even the base makes it worth the visit.|
|Two More Faucets|
|BitcoinFaucet.tk||100 satoshis||6 Hours||Payouts are small, but faucet is straight forward and pays when it says.|
New - CheapBitcoins
|100 satoshis||2 Hours||Pays out 100 satoshis every two hours, but you have to accumulate 50 visits before it pays out.|
|FreeCoins4.me||1 satoshi to 100 satoshis||8 Hours||AdFly/Redirects||With small payouts, this site had more promise when it was first introduced. Recently the operator added AdFly and aggressive redirects, which sucks.|
- Click2Dad - Site has a history of slow payment and banning accounts. This site is currently not recommended.
- BitChest - This faucet wallet service hasn't paid out since August 31st.
- HourlyBitcoins - Faucet has been out of funds for the last two weeks.
- Sandy Faucet - Faucet pays miniscule payments per visit and requires users to save up 3,000 satoshis before payout. It pays, but it's not worth it.