Manufacturer’s coupons policy
You can sell valid manufacturer's coupons on eBay, but there are a few limitations. Please see the guidelines below to learn more about what limits are placed on the sale of coupons.
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
Bulk coupon sales: In a single listing, sellers cannot list more than 100 total coupons, 20 identical coupons, or 5 coupon inserts (like those that come with a newspaper). Make sure you clearly state in your description how many coupons you're selling. If we can't tell how many coupons are offered, the listing violates our policy.
Coupons for "free" products: You can only list 2 coupons for free products, with no purchase required, per listing.
Coupons printed off the Internet: You can't list more than 2 printed Internet coupons per listing.
Expired or used coupons: You can't list recently expired coupons or used coupons on eBay because they could be used to commit fraud. Collectible coupons that clearly can't be redeemed may be allowed.
Electronic "scanned" coupons: All coupons sold through eBay must be physical coupons printed on paper, not coupons that can be sent electronically to the buyer to be printed. Also, to reduce the potential for coupon fraud, we ask sellers not to include unaltered scans of coupons in their listings that could be copied, printed, and redeemed in stores.
Note: The sale of scanned or photocopied coupons may violate federal copyright laws, and sellers of unlawful items like these could face prosecution under federal law. eBay doesn't allow the sale of these kinds of coupons.
Coupons for recalled items: Coupons for items that have been recalled by the manufacturer can't be listed on eBay.
Recalled coupons: Coupons that have been recalled by the manufacturer can't be listed on eBay.
Make sure you review the terms printed on the coupon before you sell it. The terms on some coupons state that selling them is restricted or not allowed. While we don't monitor the site for possible violations, and we usually don't remove listings based on third-party contracts, we ask that you carefully review the coupon's terms and conditions when you're deciding if you want to list it.
Also, sellers can't claim that the price of the coupon is based on the value of the labor involved in clipping the coupons instead of the coupons themselves. Under eBay rules, the coupons themselves are the items being sold.
Coupon buyers should also note that retailers might refuse to accept coupons that have been obtained in a way that violates the terms on the coupon.
Why does eBay have this policy?
eBay supports the efforts of manufacturers and retailers around the world to reduce fraud in the coupon industry, including coupon counterfeiting and redemption fraud.