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PSA: Redeem eBay Bucks Before May 2, Buy an eBay Gift Card

Good morning everyone, I am at the D Hotel in Las Vegas for FTU Las Vegas this weekend.  I had a pretty uneventful Friday night since I am awake this early, so I decided to share a nice public service announcement with anyone who is still sitting on their eBay Bucks.  Your eBay Bucks certificate expires on May 2, 2016, and will have no value if you try try to redeem after that date.  But luckily, there is a very easy way to roll/extend your eBay Bucks balance without much work. All you need to do is buy an eBay Gift Card (or eBay eGift Card).  I received the $100 eBay eGIft Card via email a few hours later.

eBay Bucks Expiring May 2

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PSA: Order eGift Cards Individually from PayPal Digital Gifts

Good morning everyone!  This post is a public service announcement that is probably way overdue, but better late than never.  If you have been following Doctor of Credit, Frequent Miler, or Miles to Memories over the past 1-2 months, you are probably aware of all the gift card (and egift card) deals that have been announced this holiday season.  Every gift card deal usually has a stated limit on the number of gift cards you can purchase.  The best deals usually have a limit of 1, whereas the less popular deals have a higher limit of 3-5 gift cards.

In this post, I will show you why it is better to purchase every egift card individually, rather than all at once.  The data in this post is solely based on my experience purchasing egift cards from PayPal Digital Gifts, an automated service where you can purchase egift cards directly from PayPal on eBay.  In the example below, I purchased a $100 eBay egift card for $95 during one of their sales.  I bought and paid for the below eBay egift card on 12/23 at 10:22pm PST.

Quick tip: you can roll your savings by purchasing an eBay egift card with a previously bought eBay egift card.  Keep rolling the $5 savings every time there is a new eBay egift card deal.

Help a blogger: I would greatly appreciate your support if you use my eBay affiliate link to purchase anything on eBay, just click the eBay logo in the sidebar.  Thank you!

PayPal Receipt $100 eBay GC 1

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Vons & Safeway Black Friday Gift Card Promo: Spend $125 and Get $15 Off $25 Coupon

Good afternoon everyone, I just got back from Safeway and saw this gift card promo going on.  From now through December 1, you can get a coupon for $15 off $25 after you purchase $125 of participating gift cards (Amazon and eBay gift cards included).  The terms of the offer say that the $15 off coupon must be redeemed within 7 days and cannot be used to purchase gift cards, so take that into consideration.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great weekend everyone!

eGifter Promo: Purchase $100 eBay Gift Card & Receive Free $10 Bonus Card (11/19-11/26)

Good morning everyone.  I just received an email from eGifter this morning for an eBay gift card promo.  When you purchase an eBay gift card of $100 or more, you will get a free $10 bonus card (link).  This offer is only available from November 19-26, or until supplies last.

Egifter $100 Ebay Gift CardI’m not 100% sure if the bonus card is a $10 eBay gift card or a $10 eGift gift card.  I’m assuming it is a $10 eBay gift card, but I don’t know for sure.

Egifter $100 Ebay Gift Card landing Page

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Unintended Consequences: Frozen PayPal Account Blocks eBay Bucks Redemption

Good morning everyone.  A friend of mine sent me an email that his PayPal account was frozen (I didn’t ask why, but I believe it was related to loading PayPal My Cash Cards to his PayPal account).  To add insult to injury, he had $200 in eBay Bucks that were set to expire next week.  If you are unfamiliar with how to redeem eBay Bucks, you must log into your PayPal account to confirm payment, even if your eBay Bucks balance covers the full purchase price.  Long story short, since his PayPal account was frozen, he could not redeem his $200 in eBay Bucks that were expiring next week.

He reached out to me and we brainstormed possible solutions for ways to spend his eBay Bucks.  I had an idea that I could log into his eBay account and use his eBay Bucks by logging into my (unfrozen) PayPal account.  We then brainstormed things to buy on eBay to redeem his eBay Bucks.  His first thought was to buy eBay gift cards, but I told him that in order to redeem eBay gift cards, you need to log into your PayPal account.  That would put him back in the same situation he is in now.  I thought about buying Amazon gift cards and he agreed with my plan.

After I logged into his eBay account, I found a few Amazon gift cards that added up close to $200.  Side note: Amazon gift cards are the only gift cards on eBay that often sell for more than face value (around 8-15% above face value).  The sellers know that people willingly pay more than face value for Amazon gift cards, so they can charge higher prices.

Amazon Gift Card Sold Ebay Listings

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