5% Off eBay Gift Card – May Earn Portal & 5X Ultimate Rewards

ebay gift card apr 8 2015

Paypal Digital Gifts via eBay is selling $100 eBay e-gift cards for $95. Unfortunately there is a limit of one e-gift card per user.

Top Cashback is currently paying 1.5% back on gift cards. eBay gift cards are excluded in their terms, however I received cashback on a purchase of eBay gift cards within the past week.

You may also be able to earn 5X points on this purchase as well with a Chase Ink card. This worked for me as recent as April 4, 2015, however one reader wrote in saying he did not receive 5X within the past week.

These gift cards are popular since they can be used to purchase other gift cards or merchandise on eBay at a discount. For that reason deals like this tend to sell out fairly quickly.

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  1. Opposite result from TCB here, I did not receive CB for my last eBay GC purchase (from the last discounted GCs). Tracked at $0

    • Yeah that is why I specifically mentioned it since some people have been having issues. Both my order from GiftCardMall during the last deal on April 1 and a recent order on April 4 from Paypal Digital Gifts earned cashback and 5X.

      • On Apr 1st I purchased ebay gift card from PP digital gifts, and received cashback from TCB, after that I used this GC to purchase discounted ebay GC from GC mall on ebay, and I did get $0 cashback from TCB. Not sure about UR points though, as my statment didn’t close yet. Both purchases coded as PAYPAL EBAY MARKTPLC USD, and not as PAYPAL *PAYPAL INC, like it was earlier.

  2. Seems like Ebay and Paypal are slowly closing this loop. I bought 3 Exxon $100 GC’s yesterday and for some reason, they would only take 1x$100 GC. They wouldn’t take the other 2 I had entered. But yet, I had like 3 leftover GC’s saved in Paypal and it would take just fine.

    I tried to buy this Ebay GC right now using an Ebay GC and Paypal wouldn’t process the transaction. Then I removed the GC and still couldn’t get it to go through. I have to call Paypal again for them to fix my account, just like I did a month ago. Buying these GCs on Ebay is getting to be very cumbersome.

  3. Ebates is giving cashback for the Ebay gift card purchases!!! I have been using ebates all the time and so far all of them have resulted in 1% cashback. I did try once purchasing ebay GC with TCB but it didn’t earn cashback. I do use TCB to buy other stuff from ebay to get the full 1.5% cashback.

    And Yes! any purchases from paypal_digital_gifts earn Chase Ink Plus 5X points. This has been my way of MS earning free 5X points.

    Also, this time I had $30 left over from an earlier GC, so I used it without any issues. So, I had to pay only $65 out of pocket and now I have $100 ebay GC for future use.

    Some folks do have trouble buying from paypal_digital_gifts due to ebay restricting payment by CC. I did run into this few times, so my alternative is to buy ebay GC from GYFT which also earns 5X Chase Ink Plus points !!!

    Hope this helps!

    • GYFT, as in gyft.com? That’s pretty sweet if you’re getting 5% off all day long from ebay going this route w/ Ink.

      If so, what’s your experiences been with them? Do you receive your ebay codes quickly?

      • Yep! Gyft as in gyft.com. The codes come immediately within 5 minutes or so. If you are logged into gyft account you can just click on the reveal the code and voila! it’s there. Although you have to wait about few hours for the code to work. I went to gyft.com via ebates and also got 1% cashback credited for this ebay GC purchase.

        One thing I forgot to mention is that you have to pay GYFT using paypal account which has your Chase Ink linked to it. So, the charges will appear as “Paypal * Gyft”. Here’s the recent charge from my Chase Ink UR page.

        4/02 PAYPAL *GYFT $200.00 1,000 Bonus earn –
        Rewards Earned
        + 1 Point per $1 earned on all purchases200
        + 4 Pts per $1 internt,cable,phone,ofc sply800
        Transaction Date:4/02
        Statement Post Date:4/05
        Total Rewards1,000

        Enjoy !!

        • Not sure why it didn’t work for you. Did you pay GYFT using paypal? If not, then it will not code as 5X. Only payments made to GYFT via paypal is coded as 5X. I just did a bunch of GYFT ebay GC purchase couple of days ago and they all coded as 5X.

  4. the limit on this deal has been increased to two per account. you can also use $95 from the first gift card to buy another one. 😉

  5. here’s my input.
    looks like recent (4/2) purchases from svmgiftcards did not post as 5x on the ink card although they posted as “PAYPAL EBAY MARKTPLC USD”.
    is this dead already? can anyone else confirm ?

    in addition i used my wife’s and mom’s ebay account (same address) to purchase same gift cards and got a notice from ebay about violation of terms (i can’t find anything that would say limit is per household – limit is per buyer so if i have more buyers under same address i don’t think i’m violating any rules, but according to ebay i am – very confusing. accounts are under their name’s, not mine, so go figure.

    Hello

    We’re pleased to have you as part of the eBay Community. However, we are contacting you regarding a violation of eBay?s Site Interference policy.

    Listings promoted on the eBay Deals have a limit on the amount of items you can purchase, primarily to maintain an equal marketplace for all members and allow other eBay members the opportunity to take part in the eBay Deals. Using multiple accounts to circumvent this limit is a violation of eBay policy.

    We have become aware of purchases using multiple accounts associated to you that exceed the quantity allowed per buyer. We understand that you may not have been aware of this policy, and we invite you to learn more about this policy at the link below in order to keep your experiences on eBay pleasant and successful.

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/everyone-interference.html

    You are still welcome to purchase from the eBay Deals section, but you are advised to limit your buying activity to use of a single account when doing so. Please be aware that additional violations of this policy may result in your purchases being cancelled and a restriction of your buying privileges. We appreciate your understanding.

    Thanks,

    eBay

    • eBay has been doing this for awhile. Basically the group all eBay accounts with the same physical address and send these notices to people buying these deals in multiples. Unfortunately it seems the safest way is to just purchase one set.

      As for the 5x, the only documented merchants I know of that earn it are Paypal Digital Gifts and GiftCardMall. SVMGiftCards never earned 5x with Ink, which is why I personally purchases eBay gift cards through Paypal Digital Gifts and then used those to purchase the ExxonMobil cards. That way I earned 5x and got the discount.

      • Also you can earn 5X ink chase by purchasing ebay GC from GYFT.com. You have to pay gyft.com via paypal to earn 5X points. This will appear as “PAYPAL *GYFT” and will earn 5X points. You can also earn 1% CB from ebates by doing this. So, you can double up on CB earnings. I have been doing this since sometimes buying from paypal_digital_gifts gives an ebay error which is impossible to overcome.

      • GiftCardMall no longer earns 5x. It now codes as “Miscellaneous” instead of Utilities. I can’t comment on PP Digital Gifts though since they banned me

  6. so i bought sears and ebay gift cards on April 13th from giftcardmall and this did not post as 5x either – now i’m really confused as transactions from giftcardmall used to post as 5x – those transactions posted as “PAYPAL EBAY MARKTPLC USD” although previous transaction from giftcardmall posted as “PP *GIFTCARDMAL”

    can anyone see if they have experienced same behavior?

    • You only earn 5X on gift cards sold by PayPal Digital Gifts like the one mentioned in this post. Unfortunately the Exxon cards are sold by SVM Gift Cards and do not earn 5X.

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