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I just got an email with an offer for 3x eBay bucks, good through Wednesday night (Aug 17th)


It may be targeted, though I also saw it directly on the eBay home page.

These types of promotional eBay bucks (along with portal cashback) are an integral part of my gift card arbitrage / reselling strategy

(SEE ALSO: Reselling $18,030 of gift cards (was it worth it?))

Gift cards possibly worth buying

Of course you can actually buy actual MERCHANDISE with your 6% eBay bucks but where’s the fun in that.  I’ll be buying gift cards to hopefully resell.  Here were a few that caught my eye

Doctor of Credit has a listing of a couple of other cards on sale that might make sense.

Make sure to go through a shopping portal first.  Although a variety of the cashback portals are offering around 1%, I personally went through the American AAdvantage shopping portal – their back to school promotion gives 1500 bonus miles for spending $750.  I completed my shopping bonus, so I’ll essentially earn 3 AA miles for each dollar.

(SEE ALSO: 7500 shopping portal bonus miles ending as soon as tomorrow)

The Itunes and Sears cards are sold by Paypal Digital Gifts, so they should earn 5x on a Chase Ink card or other card that gives bonus points on office supply stores.  The Cabelas card is not as great of a deal as it is sold at 85% but could be useful for meeting minimum spend when you consider eBay bucks and portal cashback.

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