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eBay Gift Card Deals
There are a few good deals on gift cards today on eBay. Let’s take a look.
$100 eBay Gift Card for $95 + 5X
Paypal Digital Gifts is selling $100 eBay eGift cards for $95 with a limit of 1 per eBay user id. While this is only a 5% discount, the card can be used later to save on other gift cards or merchandise on eBay. There have been a few similar deals over the past week or so, but this listing is brand new so the limit should be reset. You can also roll one of the previously purchased gift cards into this one if you want.
As I have written previously, you may also be able to earn 5X Ultimate Rewards points by paying with your Chase Ink card through PayPal. Unfortunately the purchase of eBay gift cards does not earn eBay Bucks or portal rewards, but you will earn both when you redeem the gift card to purchase other items.
$100 ExxonMobil or BP gift cards for $95
SVM Gift Cards also has a couple of decent gas card deals as well:
Unfortunately purchases from SVM Gift Cards don’t earn 5X with Chase Ink, but you should be able to earn 2% in eBay Bucks plus another 2% through a portal.
Wait for eBay Bucks Promotion?
I highly recommend purchasing the eBay gift card right away if you are interested since it isn’t eligible for eBay Bucks and will probably sell out today. During the last few gas gift card promotions I have noticed they don’t sell as quickly. This is probably because you can only sell them for about 90% of their value meaning it is hard to make money on them. When SVM used to discount them 10% they sold much quicker.
While I have no knowledge of this, I am hoping for a 3X or 4X eBay Bucks promotion to come tomorrow to make the gas cards economically viable to purchase. For now I’ll be holding off with the hope that we see a promotion. If we do I’ll use some of the discounted eBay cards that I have purchased through 5% off deals and from Newegg at 12.5% off.
I am glad to take a 5% discount on an eBay gift card plus 5X whenever it is offered and I’ll bite on the gas cards if we see an eBay Bucks promotion. While I miss the days of 10% off eBay and gas gift cards, for some people the economics will still work out, although not as well as they used to.
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