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Paying for Items with eBay Coupons

Any time a seller on eBay accepts PayPal, you can pay for that item using eBay Coupons . To use an eBay Coupon, you need to purchase the item with PayPal within 10 days of the item closing on eBay.

To redeem eBay Coupons:

  1. Click the Pay Now button.

  2. Enter the redemption code from the coupon into the "Redemption code" box at the bottom the page.

  3. Click the Apply button to apply the discount to your purchase.
    Tip: Sometimes the redemption codes are long. If you received your redemption code online, it may be easier to select the code and copy it into the redemption code field rather than try to type it in and risk making a mistake.

  4. Click the "Update Total" link to see your new total.

  5. Complete your purchase. If the value of your coupon doesn't cover the total price of your purchase, you can pay the remaining amount with your PayPal account using other funding sources, like your PayPal balance or your credit card.

Note: These steps assume that the seller is using eBay's Checkout system. Sellers have the option to use other checkout systems. If your seller does not use eBay Checkout, he or she will send you an invoice or other payment instructions to help you complete your purchase.

You need to have both an eBay and PayPal account to use eBay Coupons. If you don't have an eBay account, you'll be given the opportunity to register on eBay when you purchase an item on eBay. You can sign up for a PayPal account when you purchase an item by clicking the Pay Now button. PayPal lets you pay securely online without sharing your credit card information.


eBay occasionally sends out coupons that our members can use to pay for items where the seller accepts PayPal as a payment method.

You can use eBay Coupons on any item that accepts PayPal, as long as the following requirements are met:

  • Items must be paid for using PayPal within 10 days of the item's closing on eBay.

  • Items must meet all coupon requirements.

  • If you buy or win an item, you are required to purchase it even if you cannot use the coupon you intended for that purchase. If that's not possible, you should contact the seller by clicking the seller's User ID on the item page.

  • If your payment is declined for a purchase, the amount of the coupon will be returned to eBay, and you will receive a refund for the amount that you paid.

  • The coupon is not expired. The expiration date will be on the coupon.

To add an email address to your PayPal account:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account

  2. Click "Profile" at the top of the page.

  3. Click the "Email" link under Account Information.

  4. Click the Add button to add an email address to the account.

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