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.**


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 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.


  1. 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

  2. Gina M Maddox says

    shared on fb-

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

  3. Gina M Maddox says

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

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

  4. 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. :)

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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!

  7. FaithJ says

    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

  8. FaithJ says

    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

  9. 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 =)


  10. 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.


  11. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says

    my user ID is seesessel

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  12. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says

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

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  13. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says

    following @momendeavors on twitter @left_the_stars

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  14. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says

    following @eBay on twitter @left_the_stars

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  15. 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!!

  16. 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!

  17. says

    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.

  18. Andrea Anderson says

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


  19. Andrea Anderson says

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


  20. 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.

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