eBay Bucks is a rewards program that lets you earn eBay Bucks on qualifying purchases. You can redeem them when you make future eBay purchases—and continue earning while using your eBay Bucks certificate. There's no cost for signing up or for using eBay Bucks.
eBay Bucks overview
To get eBay Bucks, all you have to do is sign up, and then shop on eBay just as you do today. You'll automatically get a percentage back on qualifying purchases. To participate in eBay Bucks you need to:
Be a US resident and have a PayPal account
Be an eBay member in good standing (with no holds or suspensions)
Purchase a qualifying item (marked with an eBay Bucks icon) and pay with PayPal
Note: Once you sign up, we'll give you an eBay Bucks certificate every 3 months, which you can use to buy more items. After receiving your certificate, you'll have 30 days to spend it.
You can earn:
Up to $100 per transaction (regardless of the number of items purchased in that transaction)
Up to $500 per participant per 3-month earning period
See the complete list of terms and conditions.
Purchases that qualify
You'll know an item qualifies because the eBay Bucks icon will appear in the listing. Most items qualify, as long as they're:
Items you bid on or bought after enrolling in the program
Find out about signing up for PayPal and paying for items with PayPal.
Purchases from these categories don't qualify:
Most eBay Motors categories (Parts & Accessories purchases do qualify)
Coins & Paper Money > Bullion
eBay gift cards in the eBay Gift Cards category
How to sign up
You can join eBay Bucks by enrolling here.
Once you're enrolled, look for the eBay Bucks icon in listings, shop as you already do, and pay for your purchases with PayPal. Most eBay items are eligible with a few exceptions, such as real estate and vehicles. We'll track how many eBay Bucks you earn. Each eBay Buck represents a dollar that you can spend.
How to get and use your eBay Bucks
Every 3 months, we'll tally up all the eBay Bucks you've earned and give you an eBay Bucks certificate for that amount. Your eBay Bucks certificate is good for 30 days. You have one month to redeem and spend your certificate on eBay.
Note: eBay Bucks certificates are awarded quarterly (every 3 months) based on calendar months, not every 3 months from the date you sign up. If you sign up in February, for example, you'll earn eBay Bucks starting immediately. They'll keep accumulating until the next date we send out certificates (April in this example), and then you'll have 30 calendar days to spend your bucks.
To redeem your eBay Bucks certificate, follow these steps:
Go to eBay and sign in with the user ID you used to sign up for eBay Bucks.
Start shopping on eBay. Choose an item you want to buy and make sure the seller accepts PayPal.
Pay for your item with PayPal before the expiration date on your eBay Bucks certificate. During checkout on eBay, your eBay Bucks certificate will appear. If you don't want to use eBay Bucks for a purchase, click the Remove link.
In some cases, the certificate won't appear during checkout. But you can still redeem your eBay Bucks certificate. Here's how:
Click eBay Bucks on the left side of My eBay in the Buy section.
Copy your eBay Bucks certificate code.
After you log in to PayPal, paste that code in the redemption box.
You may have to click the Enter gift certificate, reward, or discount link first to see the redemption box in PayPal. Get more info on using eBay Bucks.
Note: Your eBay Bucks certificate will expire on the 31st day after it's issued. You can't transfer your eBay Bucks certificate to someone else, and you can't combine eBay Bucks earned on multiple accounts.
Bucks bonus offers
In some cases, buyers can earn eBay Bucks even faster with Bucks bonus offers. For example, during promotions, buyers can earn double Bucks on every eligible purchase. When bonus offers are available, buyers will be able to keep track of them in the eBay Bucks section of My eBay. And they'll normally see information about bonus offers when they view and purchase items that qualify for these promotions.
Leaving the eBay Bucks program
If you decide to leave the eBay Bucks program, go to the eBay Bucks section of My eBay and click the unenroll from eBay Bucks link. Any unspent eBay Bucks you have will be forfeited when you leave the program.
Re-enrolling in eBay Bucks
You can enroll in eBay Bucks again any time after you've left the program. The eBay Bucks you accumulated before you unenrolled will no longer be available, but you'll start earning eBay Bucks again as soon as you sign up.