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How to redeem a coupon

If you've been offered a coupon from eBay, here's a handy step-by-step guide to help you redeem it.

How to redeem your coupon

  1. Browse eBay to find an item you love and want to buy. Check that your coupon can be used to buy the item, and that the seller accepts payments from PayPal.
  2. Make sure you pay for your item before the coupon expiration date, and simply enter your coupon code at the check-out.
  3. During check-out, select PayPal as your payment method.
  4. If you want to make sure that your coupon code was applied to the item, look through your PayPal account statement after the transaction.

Important tips

If you have any questions about whether the eBay seller accepts PayPal as a payment method or your ability to redeem your coupon, please address them before you buy or bid on an item on eBay. Once you have committed to buy from an eBay seller, you are obliged to pay for the item, even if you cannot use your eBay coupon. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions about coupons.

How to add email addresses to your PayPal account

Log in to your PayPal account and click the settings icon. From there you can add more emails to your current primary address by selecting the '+' symbol in the top corner of the current details. Once you add the email address associated with your eBay User ID, you can start redeeming your coupons.