Funding your summer fun {$100 eBay Gift Card Giveaway!!}

It seems like this weekend marks the “unofficial” start to summer. That often means time with the family, a break from school, and some extra free time!

What are summers typically like for your family? Big vacations? Lots of activities for/with the kids? We like to do summer vacations–and would love to do some BIG trips in the future (like Disney World, Yellowstone, Glacier Park, Hawaii, The Redwoods, etc.). Aside from our upcoming trip to Disneyland, our big summer plans revolve around Baby #3!

Somehow though, it seems like no matter what type of summer fun you have planned (like having a baby ;) ) or what you like to do, summertime can certainly get costly. Whether it’s backyard BBQs, summer sports & activities for the kids, amusement parks, water parks, staycations or BIG vacations, things can get a bit pricey. There are certainly a variety free activities out there & ways to save money. But, if you’d really like a way to actually fund your summer fun, selling household items on eBay can be a great solution!

How awesome would it be for a closet full of outgrown clothes to fund a trip to the zoo? Or some old gadgets to fund an overnight getaway? I think that sounds pretty good! :)

If you’re new to selling on eBay, then here are a couple of good places to start–general eBay tips & tips for beginner sellers. And, how about getting started with some summer fun with an eBay giveaway?!!

Giveaway Has Ended!

One lucky Mom Endeavors’ reader will win a $100 eBay Gift Card! Special Note: **You must have an eBay user id to enter this contest.**

Winner:

Congratulations to lucky comment #63! Enjoy your $100 gift card, Donna!!!! :)

To Enter: Closed!

1. Required Entry: Just leave a com­ment telling me your eBay user id.

Get extra entries (leave a sep­a­rate com­ment for each):

2.  In the comments, answer this question: What project/goal/vacation would you like to fund with eBay sales?
3.  In the comments, answer this question: (a) If you already sell on eBay, what items do you like selling the best? -OR- (b) If you’re new to selling on eBay, what items do you have around the house that you could start selling with?
4. Share about this give­away on the social media chan­nel of your choice, then leave a link to your “share” in the comments.
5.  Fol­low Mom Endeav­ors on twitter.
6.  Fol­low eBay on twitter.

* If you’re not already a fan, I would love for you to like Mom Endeav­ors on Face­book. How­ever, that unfor­tu­nately can­not be counted as a give­away entry.
(up to 6 entries per per­son:
Give­away will end on June 10th at 10pm PST. Win­ner with a valid entry (& eBay user id) will be selected at ran­dom using random.org and be noti­fied via email (win­ner will also be posted on this post). They will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new win­ner is selected. Open to U.S. Res­i­dents, 18 years and older.

Dis­clo­sure: I am an eBay Par­ent Panel ambas­sador and my eBay-related posts are spon­sored by eBay. How­ever, as always, all opin­ions and expe­ri­ences are my own.



Comments

  1. Gina M Maddox says:

    my id is oscarsbud85

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  2. Gina M Maddox says:

    I would love to use the money to help fund our florida vacation this year!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  3. Gina M Maddox says:

    Fol­low eBay on twit­ter @CrazyItalian0
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  4. Gina M Maddox says:

    Fol­low Mom Endeav­ors on twit­ter @CrazyItalian0
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  5. Gina M Maddox says:

    shared on fb-https://www.facebook.com/crave.tosave/posts/178161052313708

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  6. Gina M Maddox says:

    I like selling clothing because it is so easy to ship!

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  7. Stacia J says:

    my userid is momster527

  8. Stacia J says:

    I would like to start selling to help with our college funds for our two sons..1 is starting his 2nd yr in college and the other is a junior in HS. :)

  9. Stacia J says:

    I haven’t sold yet but I could definitely start with cleaning out our closets and getting rid of clothes we can’t wear anymore :)

  10. Carrie McG says:

    My ID is bahama624

  11. Carrie McG says:

    The last couple items I sold were DVDs, that was very easy!

  12. Ashley C says:

    wb06soccer9

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Carol Dee says:

    Not an Ebay seller. (I REALLY need to figure out how.) I AM A BUYER !!!! LOL.
    I am cdr1956.

  14. My ID is ladiosa

  15. I would love to fund my child’s savings account

  16. I would like to sell a few DVDs

  17. Follow you on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

  18. Follow Ebay on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

  19. I have been thinking of selling some items again this Summer, it’s been years! My ID is sspeckhals :)

  20. Hmm, I would like to fund a big camping trip!

  21. Kelly D says:

    My user id is Fadippides.

  22. Kelly D says:

    I would like to take my kids to Hershey Park

  23. Kelly D says:

    I follow you on twitter(kellysaver)

  24. Kelly D says:

    I Fol­low eBay on twit­ter.(kellysaver)

  25. Kelly D says:

    I like selling old movies on Ebay, especially ones my kids grew out of.

  26. Jennie P. says:

    my id is iamlilymunster.

  27. Jennie P. says:

    I would fund getting a DSLR camera!

  28. Jennie P. says:

    I would probably sell books.

  29. Jennie P. says:
  30. Jennie P. says:

    I Fol­low Mom Endeav­ors on twit­ter.

  31. Jennie P. says:

    I Fol­low eBay on twit­ter.

  32. Jessie C. says:

    rosebudmania

  33. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to fund our camping trips

  34. Jessie C. says:

    Fol­low Mom Endeav­ors on twit­ter.@tcarolinep

  35. Jessie C. says:
  36. Jessie C. says:

    I can start sell­ing with kids clothes, we have so many new ones.

  37. hunt_jump_rider_8702

  38. LaTanya Bennett says:

    My eBay user id: Mislady76

  39. LaTanya Bennett says:

    With eBay sales, I would like to purchase a passenger van… maybe from eBay! :)

  40. LaTanya Bennett says:

    On eBay, I like to sell electronics, clothes, dvds and books.

  41. LaTanya Bennett says:
  42. LaTanya Bennett says:

    I am following Mom Endeavors on Twitter. (mstanya76)

  43. LaTanya Bennett says:

    I am following eBay on Twitter. (mstanya76)

  44. mary norman says:

    user id is cakelady343.
    thanks for the chance
    mary

  45. I’m vivnboys

  46. I’d update some of our camping gear.

  47. I follow you on twitter

  48. I am angie_tn_us on ebay!

  49. We are headed to Disney so I would love to help fund our vacation!

  50. I generally list smaller items on ebay. Vintage seems to go well.

  51. Stacey B says:

    My ebay user ID is bmxerchic32ous

  52. Stacey B says:

    I use my ebay sale money to pay bills!

  53. Stacey B says:

    I usually only sell random items I acquire that I dont have a use for. One of my favorite things to sell are gift cards because theyre easy & cheap to ship!

  54. Stacey B says:

    Following you via twitter @amomofboys

  55. Stacey B says:
  56. ebay id: raggammuffin

  57. we are going on a road trip this summer. need clothes and dvds to play in the car

  58. i have sold a lot on ebay…mostly clothes and shoes

  59. i follow you on twitter

  60. i follow ebay on twitter

  61. pixikat is my user id

  62. I would love to sell enough stuff so I can get a new printer and sewing machine.

  63. It has been a while since I sold anything but the last thing I sold was cloth diaper covers.

  64. I follow you on twitter.

  65. I follow ebay on twitter
    @DonnaOneil

  66. My eBay ID is:
    strmcooper

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  67. Q: What project/goal/vacation would you like to fund with eBay sales?
    A: I would love to take a trip to Chicago for a long, fun, summer weekend!

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  68. Q: If you already sell on eBay, what items do you like sell ing the best?
    A: I like selling items from my closet: shoes and clothes.

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  69. C R Williams says:

    my id is myprayerpillows203

  70. C R Williams says:

    The project I would like to fund is my newborn’s room,

  71. C R Williams says:

    I like selling makeup on ebay.

  72. C R Williams says:
  73. C R Williams says:

    Following you on twitter

  74. C R Williams says:

    Following ebay on twitter.

  75. My ebay user id is glbueschel.

  76. Question #2: Selling on ebay would help fund my small home-based business.

  77. #3: I have some housewares items around the house i could sell, and I might also try selling items from by shop.

  78. Am following you on Twitter

  79. following ebay on twitter. Thank you :)

  80. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    my ebay user id is : rounder375

    thank you!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  81. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i would love to be able to go to maine for the weekend in august from ebay sales

  82. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i love selling makeup on ebay

  83. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  84. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    following you on twitter @aes529

  85. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    following ebay on twitter @aes529

  86. Teh Doll says:

    me and my husband share
    Fallenkain

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  87. Teh Doll says:

    my husband just brought a purse home yesterday from work we are going to put on ebay..
    Its worth a lot so hopefully we make some good money =)

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  88. Teh Doll says:

    I would love to sell pageants dresses and make money to support my little girls pageants =)
    seems like a win win … just haven’t started yet but that is the plan.

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  89. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    my user ID is seesessel

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  90. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    I would fund a day trip to Disney Land

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  91. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    I have sold quite a few records and CD’s on ebay in the past

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  92. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    following @momendeavors on twitter @left_the_stars

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  93. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    following @eBay on twitter @left_the_stars

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  94. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    I tweeted your giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  95. Jennifer Marie says:

    Required: My user id is lilnursejen

  96. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would love to buy my son a leap pad with ebay sale money.

  97. Jennifer Marie says:

    I like to sell gift cards on ebay-they are usually pretty easy to sell.

  98. Jennifer Marie says:
  99. Jennifer Marie says:

    following you on twitter (JenniferCNP)

  100. Jennifer Marie says:

    following ebay on twitter (JenniferCNP)

  101. Teh Doll says:

    Follow you on twitter
    @mommyluck13
    Shannieteaparty
    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  102. Teh Doll says:

    Follow ebay on twitter
    @mommyluck13
    Shannieteaparty
    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  103. Stacey B says:
  104. Followed eBay on Twitter as @ZombiMeow

    eBay ID: strmcooper

  105. My email userid is: Nkeddy

  106. I would have to fund the baby room.. need lots for baby on the way.

  107. I used to sell on ebay, but have not in a while. I used to sell books and other things I would find at yard sales that were popular.

  108. Fol­low Mom Endeav­ors on twit­ter.
    @fancygrlnancy

  109. Fol­low eBay on twit­ter.
    @fancygrlnancy

  110. Kathy Clark says:

    My eBay user ID is SoulOwner.

  111. Kathy Clark says:

    I would fund a trip to Maui! Sometimes, I just take amoment to take a whiff & imagine that I can smell the island!! Love it!!

  112. Kathy Clark says:

    I’m new to selling but have many collectible items around the house. Also, every Saturday, is date day. My husband and I go to yard sales & go out to lunch. Lots of items can be found at yard sales, then sold at a profit on eBay!

  113. Teh Doll says:

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mommyluck13/status/211678322873212928

    @mommyluck13
    Shannieteaparty
    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  114. My ebay id is flyingmonkeys83456

    won2xx at gmail dot com

    Thanks.

  115. My goal would be to sell things to stay afloat this summer while some things have taken downward turn financially. It’d be a blessing.

  116. I like selling electronics the best. There seems to be a great demand for that.

  117. Following you on twitter (@won2x).

  118. Following ebay on twitter (@won2x).

  119. my user id is hiyaluv

  120. i would love to redecorate our house with money earned by selling on ebay.

  121. i follow you on twitter. :)

  122. i follow ebay on twitter.

  123. my id is cl60202

  124. I already sell on ebay. I think baby stuff sells the best.

  125. I would like to fund some outdoor toys for my son with my sales.

  126. follow you on twitter @_tubbytelly

  127. follow ebay on twitter @_tubbytelly

  128. Andrea Anderson says:

    My Ebay userid is: anaskyy

    couponclipperana(at)yahoo(dot)com

  129. Andrea Anderson says:

    I would like to use the Ebay funds to find some cool things to decorate my home.

    couponclipperana(at)yahoo(dot)com

  130. Andrea Anderson says:

    I haven’t sold anything on Ebay yet, but if I start selling, I would start with dvds and books.

    couponclipperana(at)yahoo(dot)com

  131. Andrea Anderson says:

    Shared via Twitter on 6/10/2012

    https://twitter.com/andreaNOTandera/status/211995849713135616

    couponclipperana(at)yahoo(dot)com

  132. Andrea Anderson says:

    Following you on Twitter as @andreaNOTandera.
    Link: https://twitter.com/#!/andreaNOTandera

    couponclipperana(at)yahoo(dot)com

  133. Andrea Anderson says:

    Following Ebay on Twitter as @andreaNOTandera
    Link: https://twitter.com/#!/andreaNOTandera

    couponclipperana(at)yahoo(dot)com

  134. Danielle M says:

    I love eBay! My id Danielle_mkc

  135. Danielle M says:

    I’d like to sell on eBay for a beach vacation to Galveston.

  136. Danielle M says:

    I have a three month old baby who has outgrown so much already! I can start selling her clothes and newborn baby gear.

  137. Danielle M says:

    I shared! http://t.co/Kt6KfGIM $100 EBay Giveaway!

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