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Earning and using eBay Bucks

The eBay Bucks Rewards Program - opens in new window or tab is designed to reward eBay members for purchasing items on www.ebay.com - opens in new window or tab.

Enrollment in eBay Bucks is currently closed and after careful consideration, we’ve decided to retire the 1% earnings reward on everyday purchases.

However we’ll still be running eBay Bucks special offers so you may still receive bonus offers by invite. 

Earning eBay Bucks

You can earn eBay Bucks when you’re invited to participate in special offers, which you’ll find in the eBay Bucks - opens in new window or tab section of My eBay. 

When you participate in a Bucks special offer and buy an eligible item, you’ll receive a percentage of the item’s purchase price. The percentage can vary depending on the offer.

You can check your Bucks balance in the eBay Bucks - opens in new window or tab section of My eBay.

eBay Bucks are paid out every 3 months. At the end of each 3-month earning period, we’ll send you an eBay Bucks certificate for the amount of Bucks you earned, which can be used to buy more of the things you love on eBay.

You can earn up to:

  • USD $100 in eBay Bucks per transaction (regardless of how many items are in the transaction)
  • USD $500 in eBay Bucks per 3-month earning period

See the complete list of terms and conditions - opens in new window or tab for more details or check out our eBay Bucks FAQs - opens in new window or tab.

How to redeem eBay Bucks

Once we’ve issued your eBay Bucks certificate, you’ll have 30 days to spend it for certificates issued prior to July 1, 2021. For certificates issued after July 1, 2021 you’ll have 12 months to spend it..

When you find an item you'd like to buy, here’s how to redeem your eBay Bucks certificate:

  1. Go to checkout.
  2. Select the checkbox next to your subtotal to apply your eBay Bucks to your purchase.
  3. Select Confirm and pay.

If your eBay Bucks certificate is not available at checkout, you can still redeem it manually. Here’s how:

  1. Find your certificate code in the eBay Bucks - opens in new window or tab section of My eBay.
  2. Continue to checkout - opens in new window or tab to make your purchase.
  3. Enter your code in the Add coupons box at the bottom of the checkout page.
  4. Select Apply.

You can’t transfer your eBay Bucks certificate to someone else, and you can’t combine eBay Bucks earned on multiple accounts.

How to leave the eBay Bucks program

To leave the eBay Bucks program, go to the eBay Bucks - opens in new window or tab section of My eBay and select Unenroll from eBay Bucks. You’ll lose any rewards you’ve earned.

While you can no longer enroll in eBay Bucks, you may still receive bonus offers by invite. You can find your offers in the eBay Bucks - opens in new window or tab section of My eBay.

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