Published on September 8th, 2016 | by Chuck20
eBay Bucks 6% Promo, New Promo is for Sellers Too
eBay has a targeted eBay Bucks promotion for buyers and sellers:
- Buyers and sellers get 6% back in eBay Bucks on their purchases/sales
The offer for buyer’s is the standard offer of 6% back on most eBay purchases. This one doesn’t seem to have any minimum purchase requirement.
The seller’s offer is something entirely new: sellers don’t usually earn any eBay Bucks for making a sale. Now, eBay is offering 6% back on the sale.
If anyone can share the link to these offers, please add it in the comments, thanks.
The Fine Print
- The buy offer ends on September 9 at midnight PT. For sell offer, you need to list by midnight on the 9th and sell by midnight on the 19th. (“Users who purchase eligible items between 5:00AM PT on September 8, 2016, 11:59PM PT on September 9, 2016 (the “Purchase Earn Period”) will earn the promotional offer. Users who list and sell eligible items between 5:00AM PT September 8, 2016 and 11:59PM PT September 19, 2016 (the “Selling Earn Period”) will also earn the promotional offer.”)
- Eligible items include items from all categories except: Classifieds, Business & Industrial, Real Estate, eBay Gift Cards (within the Gift Cards & Coupons category), Bullion (within the Coins & Paper category), and eBay Motors (including Parts & Accessories).
- Be sure to activate both the buyer offer and the seller offer to be eligble.
What to Buy and Sell
For the seller’s promo: find stuff you were thinking of selling anyway.
For the buyer promo, there are a number of decent discount gift card deals. Especially interesting are those from Paypal Digital Gifts who is still running their $5 off $50 sale. Remember, you have to buy one gift card at a time to get the $5 discount on each. Price will reflect in cart.
- $200 Lowe’s e-gift card for $180 if you buy them one at a time, plus 6% Bucks. Limit 5 per buyer. I don’t see a great resale opportunity here (GCW 81%), but good for actual use.
- $60 Gap e-gift card for $45 if you buy one at a time, plus 6% Bucks.
- $100 Old Navy e-gift card for $90 if you buy one at a time, plus 6% Bucks. Limit 5 per buyer.
- $100 Gilt e-gift card for $90 if you buy one a time, plus 6% Bucks.
- $100 Burington e-gift card for $90 if you buy one at a time, plus 6% Bucks.
- $100 Express for $85 from Cardency, plus 6% Bucks.
- $100 Banana Republic gift card for $85 from Cardency (works at Gap and Old Navy too), plus 6% Bucks. Limit 3 per buyer. (Saveya 77%)
- $50 Spa & Wellness for $40
- $50 California Pizza for $42.50
Also remember that you can just buy any third-party $50 e-gift card from Paypal Digital Gifts for $45, and get 6% Bucks on top. See our List of Best Options for Full Price Gift Cards on eBay for many popular options.
- $50 Best Buy e-gift card for $45, plus 6% Bucks
- $50 Staples e-gift card for $45, plus 6% Bucks
- $50 Sears e-gift card for $45, plus 6% Bucks
- $50 Hotels.com e-gift card for $45
- $50 Southwest e-gift card for $45
- $50 Hyatt e-gift card for $45
- $50 American Airlines e-gift card for $45
- $50 Delta e-gift card for $45
Awesome that sellers will now get Bucks offers too. Most likely it’s a test offer to see if it increases sales. Check if you also have any other sell offers which can stack with this. For example, on Slickdeals there’s mention of getting a $40 coupon for selling an iPhone.
From what I gather, it’s not enough to just list the item for sale during the promotional period; the item has to actually sell in that timeframe. This make the seller promo much tougher than the buyer promo.
I’m pretty bummed that I haven’t been getting the past couple offers, and I used to get these consistently.
Wondering if they started a new thing not target those with big Bucks balances (mine is $289). Better luck for me next time, hopefully.
Remember to go through a shopping portal before making purchases on eBay.