Summer Plans and Your Budget: How Using eBay Can Help (with Giveaway!)

by | May 21, 2012 | Sponsored | 32 comments

Update! The contest is now closed… the winning number as chosen by is:

The winner!

CONGRATS Amiyrah!!!




Funnel cake, yes!

Where did the winter and spring go?

I am SO excited for summer. The warmth AND and an upcoming road trip for the family to see my grandmother and parents, and a few good friends along the way.


Have y’all see gas prices these days?

AND funnel cakes. NOT. CHEAP.

Aaanywho, I have been a little stressed about the cost of taking my family on the road. We are able to stay with friends and family much of the the way… I am loading an ice chest so we can cut cost (and calories) on food. But our regular family budget cannot support the added cost of this vacay. I’ve been tucking away some bills for a number of months, but we still need a little more so we don’t have to tap into the credit card (I HATE USING THE CREDIT CARD!!!)…

I have discovered selling on eBay is a great way to help supplement these “extras”. My goal is to earn enough to pay for the house-sitter and maybe a few tanks of gas. I don’t have any “big ticket” items, so I know I won’t be able to pay for the entire trip. BUT, in this economy… anything helps, right?

How about you? Are you heading anywhere this summer – even to a water park… a fair (see: funnel cakes)?  These “extras” can add up. If you are looking for a way to help off-set the cost of fun, maybe you should give eBay a look-see! My friend Mocha Dad wrote a GREAT post on how to sell on eBay in 7 easy steps… and I just wrote about how simple it is to use the eBay mobile app. See? We’ve practically done half the work for you 😉

To help kick-start your summer, I get to offer one lucky reader a $100 eBay gift card – OH YES! That could buy a lot of swimming noodles!!!

To enter for your chance at a lot of swimming noodles a $100 eBay gift card, listen closely… you must answer one of the following questions (and include your eBay user ID!!!)What is something you have sold on eBay? Or… What do you have lying around you could sell to help pad your summer fun budget?

***Please remember… you MUST include your eBay user ID and answer one of those questions for your entry to be valid.

For an additional entry… you can tweet something like, “Hey! Visit @jennyonthespot here: to check out YOUR chance to win a $100 eBay gift card!”

That means, you have TWO entry opportunities. You can like eBay on the FB, and/or ME, but I can’t make that an entry opportunity because FB says that’s a no-no.

Contest runs May 21th to May 31st at 9 pm.m PST. So…

*This is a sponsored story as part of my participation in the eBay Parent Panel. All thoughts, stories and opinions are mine… alllllll mine!!!


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