How to use eBay gift cards on your next purchase

You can use eBay gift cards to pay for all or part of your next purchase on the site. They’re also a great gift if you’re not sure what someone might want. However, it can be tricky to find where to redeem them on eBay.

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To use an eBay gift card to pay for an item, simply enter the redemption code at checkout.

Using eBay Gift Cards

So you have a gift card. Now you are probably wondering how to use it? The first thing to do is find the redemption code. Scratch off the security coating on the back to reveal the code on a physical card. For digital maps, eBay will email the code to you.

Once you’ve found an item you’d like to buy, you can use that code to redeem the gift card toward your purchase. Once you are in the checkout stage of purchasing an item, scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter the redemption code in the Gift Cards & Coupons field.

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Select Apply to see your new total. Please check the details to make sure the count is correct before selecting Confirm & Pay. You can view the balance of your gift card here.

Yes, you need an eBay account registered in the country where the card was purchased. You can create an eBay account at any time.

What if I return something I bought with an eBay gift card?

If you return an item purchased with a gift card, the amount used will be refunded to your account.

How do you get your money back from an eBay gift card?

If you use a gift card to purchase an item, your money will not be refunded unless you request a refund.

How do I exchange an eBay gift card for cash?

You cannot use an eBay gift card to purchase bullion, coins, paper money, virtual currency, or coupons.

Where can I buy an eBay gift card?

You can buy them at various stores. For a full list of retailers, click here.


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