Monday, May 25, 2015

Chevron/Texaco Gift Card Deals on eBay - Easy and Quick Pajama Money

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HT: Doctor of Credit

eBay is a having a sale on Chevron/Texaco Gift Cards that can be a big money maker for reselling or just a really gift discount, all from the comfort of your Pajamas.

You can buy up to 3 $100 gift cards for $90 each, $270 for $300 is the limit.

- You can break even (even getting a small profit) by reselling the gift cards to either ABC Gift Cards, Saveya (same as according to Gift Card Granny.  No profit at this point.

- Some people including myself have been targeted for up to 5x purchases from eBay for today and tomorrow on anything over $150.

  • If you have the regular eBay Bucks offer of 2%, you will earn $5.40 if you bought the full $300 of gift cards.  $27 if you have been targeted.

- You can buy eBay Digital Gift Cards from Paypal (limit of $5,000 per 180 days) with a Chase Ink for 5x Ultimate Rewards Points.  Alternatively, you can eBay gift cards in a store that earns extra points.

  • You should be earning at least 2% on this so let's says a minimum of $5.40 profit, but can be a maximum of $13.50

- Ebates is currently offering 4% cashback for gift card purchases on eBay.  You can use my referral link or Doctor of Credit's Link as a thank you.

  • $10.80 profit.

If you already have all the accounts set up, this will take no more than 5 minutes and will earn you over $20 at a minimum and over $50 at the maximum.  Not too shabby!

A Word of Caution

  1. No tracking given to you for the cards to be mailed out, but you should be covered by eBay guarantees.
  2. Gift card reselling prices are always in flux.  When big deals like these come out, you should sell as soon as possible to minimize the chance that the price being offered for your gift card lowers because of resellers.

Getting the Transaction to Work 

It might just be me, but I've been having a lot of trouble being able to pay with Paypal recently.  Ever since I got myself a Chase Ink and AMEX Platinum and added those to Paypal it seems like I can't checkout at all.

A few hours on the phone with Paypal didn't seem to help the situation.  Argh!

If this is happening to you, try this:

The only thing that works for me, at least sometimes, is to clear all of my cookies, go back to eBay and then get back to the login screen at Paypal.  It should look like this:

Click on the area that says "Don't have a PayPal account?"

In this way, you can add a credit card (or prepaid card) and pay without actually logging in to PayPal.

The next time I tried to use PayPal this option was gone.  I had to clear cookies again.  So be it.