[Miles Brief] $15 off $75 at Ebay (Again)!

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Via Doctor of Credit, Ebay is having another $15 off $75 flash sale. Use code C15LIMITEDTIME at checkout.

It works on gift cards, so good resale targets include gas, Toys R Us, and Overstock.com. See here for a list of all gift cards for sale.

This code works once per PayPal account and expires at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

iConsumer is currently paying out 3% on Ebay purchases, up to $20 per month. If you’ve already reached your monthly limit, most other portals are paying out 1%. I ended up going with Shop with Chase to get 1 UR per dollar. Note that Splender (previously 2%) has dropped down to 1% along with the others, so I’m not linking them.

[Miles Briefs] 10% Back in Ebay Bucks (Targeted)

ebay bucksEbay is currently offering 10% back in Ebay Bucks through March 30th, 11:59 PM PST; however, this is a targeted promotion. If you were targeted, the best way to use this offer is to buy discounted gift cards for resale. Check Gift Card Wiki to look up current payouts for selling gift cards. I personally purchased gas gift cards for resale using a credit card that I need to meet a minimum spending requirement on.

You can also improve this deal by using shopping portals. iConsumer is currently paying out 3% on Ebay purchases, up to $20 per month. And if you’ve reached your limit, Splender is your next best bet, at 2%.

Lastly, if you did not receive this promotion, you may want to check that you are signed up for Ebay promotional emails using this link. Gift card reselling is a good way to achieve some MS in today’s environment, so I recommend becoming familiar with this process for most people.

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[Miles Briefs] $60 GameStop Gift Card for $50 (1,250 Ultimate Rewards Points w/ Ink)

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PayPal Digital Gifts via ebay is selling $60 GameStop gift cards for $50. Limit is 5. Pay with a Chase Ink card to earn 5x UR per dollar spent. The total for 5 gift cards is $50 x 5 = $250, and $250 x 5 UR/dollar = 1,250 Ultimate Rewards points. If you don’t have a Chase Ink, you can also use a different credit card to meet a minimum spend requirement or to just earn some miles and points.

Purchase via Splender for an additional 2% cash back. Use a search term like “gamestop 50 10” to find the gift cards once you go through them to visit ebay.

If you don’t need the gift cards…

Sell them to SaveYa. They are currently paying 83.01% for GameStop gift cards, which would leave you with a small profit after portal cashback. Go through Simply Best Coupons before you sell to them for another 2% cash back.

Note: To sell more than $300 in gift cards per week to SaveYa, a bulk seller account is required.

[Miles Briefs] $15 off $75 at Ebay (~4 hours left)

Update: You can purchase up to $60 in Ebay gift cards with this code. The other $15+ needs to be something else. I used $50 in Ebay gift cards and a $25 Best Buy gift card, which I am selling to SaveYa.

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Ebay is offering $15 off $75 on most purchases by entering code C15SPRING at checkout. This code can be used to purchase third-party gift cards. See a list here for some gift cards available at a discount.

This code works once per PayPal account and expires at 2 PM PST / 5 PM EST, so there are about 4 hours left as of this posting.

Deal idea: Same as yesterday. Combine with the Staples gift card deal to purchase them for $15 less (per PayPal account). Note, however, that the SaveYa payout for selling Staples gift cards has dropped by 2%.

[Miles Briefs] $100 Staples Gift Card for $85 (2,125 Ultimate Rewards Points w/ Ink)

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PayPal Digital Gifts via ebay is selling $100 Staples gift cards for $85. Limit is 5. Pay with a Chase Ink card to earn 5x UR per dollar spent. The total for 5 gift cards is $85 x 5 = $425, and $425 x 5 UR/dollar = 2,125 Ultimate Rewards points. If you don’t have a Chase Ink, you can also use a different credit card to meet a minimum spend requirement or to just earn some miles and points.

Purchase via Splender for an additional 2% cash back. Use a search term like “staples gift 85 100” to find the gift cards once you go through them to visit ebay.

If you don’t need the gift cards…

Sell them to SaveYa. They are currently paying 85.51% for Staples gift cards, which would leave you with a small profit. Go through Simply Best Coupons before you sell to them for another 2% cash back.

Note: To sell more than $300 in gift cards per week to SaveYa, a bulk seller account is required. (I have one because I do a lot of gift card deals like this.) If you don’t want to sign up as a bulk seller, you can either buy three gifts cards instead of five, or sell three gift cards now and the other two gift cards next week. However, it is possible that the payout could change during that time.

Net profit for selling to SaveYa should be close to $20 in cash, $8.50 in ebay bucks, and 2125 Chase UR points (or your points from a different credit card).

Increased Offers for American Express Starwood Personal & Business Credit Cards

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Via Slickdeals and Doctor of Credit, American Express has increased the Starwood Preferred Guest Personal/Business credit card signup bonuses to 35,000 Starpoints each.

Link to personal application – 35,000 Starpoints after $3,000 of spend in 3 months.

Link to business application – 35,000 Starpoints after $5,000 of spend in 3 months.

Annual fee is waived the first year, and both offers end on March 30, 2016.