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Free $20 Voucher with 30 Day eBay Plus Trial

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I was buying rechargeable batteries on eBay and was not an eBay plus member.

When I was about to check out the $22 purchase at the checkout page, there was a clickable link from eBay: get $20 off your purchase by joining eBay plus.

I clicked the link and joined the 30 day free trial eBay plus by providing my PayPal details for a voucher code I can enter to discount my purchase so I only have to pay $22 - $20 = $2.

After the purchase, I cancelled my eBay plus membership immediately so I won't be charged with the $49 annual fee payable at the end of 30 day trial period should I choose to continue.

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  • +45 votes

    Good title. Great story. Liked the punchline.

  • +7 votes

    Tried it with wife's account which never tried eBay plus trial and never placed an order. Offer showed up at checkout but when I clicked on the offer it said I am ineligible due to my purchase history. So I am assuming you should have bought at least once using your account.

  • +1 vote

    Can confirm I have the $20 pop-up on mobile, though it also says:

    "You have already tested eBay Plus for free. If you sign up now, the annual membership fee is due immediately."

  • +2 votes

    If you already have account with ebay plus either in the past or now then make a new one, buy something fo $1 and then in a few minutes add what you want to your cart, the banner should appear and you will get code, dont forget to cancel membership after purchase

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      what if cancelled before purchase

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        If you mean cancel plus membership before you use voucher, i dont think it will work

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      so cancelling after purchase you still get full year use? want to wait till the $49 gift card comes through first

      • +1 vote

        This is for the $20 card, the $50 gift card will only be supplied to you within 10 days after payment of the original $49 membership fee which is at the end of the trial so ebay plus wont be active after around 32 days

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      Did not work for me, still get "Sorry, you're ineligible for this offer due to lack of purchase history."

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      created account and purchased but still wont let me use it.
      Edit page updated and noticed you need buyer feedback.

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    no luck. just getting - pay $49 and get $50 gift card

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    Mobile only?
    Cant get it happening..

  • +1 vote

    How long do you get to use the $20?

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    Got this offer too. Also have the pay $49 and get $50 gift card offer. Not sure if I will lose the $50 gift card offer if I go ahead with this $20.

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      nothing to indicate its either/or, I did it assuming both

    • +1 vote
      1. Make another account, same address, different name - and when it comes time to buy/pay for anything, use Paypal. (You can pay for any ebay account owner's purchase with anyone else's Paypal login.) Get the $20 on this account. Use it, close the account.

      2. Then do the $50 offer on your 'real' account, as it will probably be an ongoing thing to try and attract people to ebay plus.

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      You'll get $30 gift card if you take advantage of this offer.

  • +2 votes

    got offer on one account voucher valid for two days needs to be a ebay plus item.

    2nd account had get $50 gift card with $49 membership

    • +1 vote

      Wait, what!? You can't use it on any purchase - only on specific items? Is that true for everyone else here?

  • -1 vote

    eBay plus.. no thanks

  • +1 vote

    No luck.. shows just $50 for annual membership

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    Got it. Paid 20c for order $20.20
    This is last step of check out. You have 2 days to use voucher

  • +1 vote

    No dramas! Needed a few Spigen cases for my XS Max so awesome timing! Saved 20 clams:)
    Good Work OP! Merry Xmas!

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    I did get the $20 gift card pop up and joined the membership. Will they send the gift card via email or it will be added to the eBay account? I have $60 item in my cart but the gift card hasn’t been added automatically not have I received any email.

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    Can you combine with 15% off codes etc?

    • +2 votes

      Unfortunately not.

      I had this offer on an old account I use very rarely as my main one already had an eBay plus trial, I was hoping to combine the 20% off with CUB for a carton of Wild Yak ($50 - $10 (20%) - $20 off = $20 in total), but could only use either the $20 off code or the 20% off. Ended up getting it for $30 delivered which is still a good deal.

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    High drama for $20

  • +1 vote

    There's a couple of good deals to be had with the $20 ebay plus spend. I.e. Free 128gb sd card, ~$8 120GB SSD…

    And just to add, I suspect there will be plus deals on boxing day and maybe new years when trial is still valid.

  • +1 vote

    So whats the cheapest thing we can buy to reliably generate the one positive feedback needed?

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    Thanks OP! I managed to get Pokemon Shield for only $55.95! Such a good bargain

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    Doesn't come up with me but then I'm trying to buy an item that is eligible for the PEACHY20 code so maybe that's the issue.

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    I just bought something to get the $20 off which was nice, was charge $49, but hoping to get the $50 giftcard but there was no sign of it after i purchased. I was on the banner page and everything… It's still go it on the ebay plus page even though i'm subscribed too.. anyone?

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    Thanks. Just used it. Its like free ebayplus.. one way they offering 50$ on joining ebay plus which is 49$ so free basically and another way is this one… they offer 20$ for trail and if decide to cancel they offer 30$ more if you continue. But in this way you can get 20$ free without joining.

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    Worked for me. Thanks OP

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    This doesn't work, I haven't signed up for eBay plus before but I have had an account for years and had coupons from eBay before for other reasons but this won't show up anywhere for me.
    People that got it, that's a good deal! 👍

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      Surprising, showed up on all 3 of my eBay accounts.

      My main one that I’ve had an eBay plus trial before showed the offer but said as I’d already used the free trial I’d be charged the $49 immediately (but still get the $20 voucher).

      Backup account I’ve purchase a few things over the years when given vouchers from eBay and was able to use the $20 off voucher and have the free eBay plus trial.

      3rd account I’ve never purchased anything on but still gave me the option for it but then threw up an error because I didn’t have any buyer feedback.

      So not sure why it wouldn’t be showing up for you.

      • +1 vote

        I even contacted support and they told me that it's for targeted customers only, the guy had no idea about it and just made stuff up to get rid of me. Never had an eBay plus before either so doesn't make sense.
        I've got hundreds of positive feedback aswell and no negative so I have no idea why I didn't get it, pretty pissed about that ay

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          Yeah very weird why it doesn’t show. I thought it was targeted as well but when it showed up on 3 different accounts of mine I’d just assume it was there for everyone. I would have thought the only account it wouldn’t show for was my main one but it was there when I was on the last screen to checkout.

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            @Porthos: Think it's just my account messing up, I'm going to try another account now and see if I can get it.
            Cheers mate

          • +1 vote

            @Porthos: All good it just came up for some reason, didn't get an email or anything but just showed up when I went to check out again.

            I sent them an email but I think it was the person J was talking to on their live chat as it came out of nowhere

            Very strange

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      Try adding an eBay Plus item to your basket if you weren't before. The voucher as far as I can tell only works on eBay Plus items and you wont get the popup unless an eBay Plus item is in your basket.

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        Yeah I've tried the eBay plus item, got 1 in my basket now but still no go. The support guy even verified I haven't been an eBay plus member before so this is starting to become frustrating hahaha

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    For anyone that can't get the popup, try adding an eBay Plus item to your basket if you weren't before. The voucher as far as I can tell only works on eBay Plus items and you wont get the popup unless an eBay Plus item is in your basket.

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    can the $20 be applied to anytime. or it must be the same ebay plus item in my cart at the time of signing up to this offer?

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      hmm. I cant use on non ebay plus items.
      The item I want is not on ebay plus. what can I get for my $20 before it expires? any suggestions?

  • +1 vote

    I had the "skip the trial" $50 voucher come up on my phone but I didn't take it at the time, now I can't get it to come up again?
    Does anyone have any advice on how to trigger these offers? Seems to randomly come up on your account.

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    It’s not offering me the offer on mobile website or app.

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    $20 Plus Sign-up Voucher
    Terms & conditions
    Acceptance. By using or attempting to use the voucher redemption code issued to you after you’ve signed up to eBay Plus you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions.
    Validity. The voucher is valid for 48 hours from the time you signed up to eBay Plus. The voucher will cease to be valid if it is not redeemed during the Validity Period.
    Conditions. The offer entitles you to $20 off the purchase price (excluding postage costs) on eBay Plus items (i.e. items listed on www.ebay.com.au designated with the eBay Plus logo) except the Excluded Items. A maximum of 1 transaction applies. Multiple Eligible Items may be purchased in one transaction ). All monetary amounts specified in these terms and conditions are in Australian dollars (AUD).
    “Excluded Items” means;
    all items listed in the following categories:
    Cars, Bikes, Boats (9800), Car & Truck Parts (6030), Coins (11116), Collectables (1), Gift Cards (184609), Other Lots More Items (88433), Real Estate (10542), Services (316), Tickets, Travel (11730);
    Redemption. To redeem the voucher, enter the code displayed in the sign-up confirmation page or your My eBay page into the redemption code box during the checkout process, within the Validity Period. The code cannot be used in conjunction with any other eBay offer, coupon or voucher. [You can only use the code once during the Validity Period.] The code is provided to you as an eBay Plus Member and the limitations on its usage apply on that basis even though you may have registered a number of different eBay User IDs.
    eBay rights. Without limiting other remedies and in addition to eBay’s rights under the User Agreement, eBay reserves the right to disallow or reverse a discount or prohibit access to this offer in circumstances where eBay believes:
    you have provided false information, conspired with others to gain an unfair advantage or have otherwise been involved in any way in manipulating, interfering or tampering with the conduct of this offer;
    a sale or purchase of any item as part of this offer has not been made in good faith, including where eBay considers that the buyer and seller may be related parties (such as family members or parties sharing the same dwelling); or
    buyers or sellers have engaged in collusive conduct or any other conduct which eBay considers unfair, fraudulent or untoward.
    Active. You must be an eBay.com.au registered member with an active account at the time of redemption (not suspended nor made inactive by eBay).
    Shipping. Items will only be shipped to addresses within Australia.
    Returns. If you return or seek a refund on any item purchased using this discount, the value of the discount will not be refunded to you.
    No withdrawal. This offer cannot be withdrawn into your bank account and cannot be transferred.
    Stock. Sellers are responsible for their own stock and eBay does not guarantee the availability of stock. This offer is only available while stock lasts.
    Liability. To the extent permitted by law, eBay will not be responsible for any loss incurred by you in redeeming or attempting to redeem the offer or for any costs, damages, accident, delay, injury, loss, expense, or inconvenience that may arise in connection with the use of the offer.
    Changes. eBay reserves the right to vary the terms and conditions of the offer at its reasonable discretion by publishing revised terms on ebay.com.au.
    Jurisdiction. The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of New South Wales.

  • -1 vote

    Was not targeted but found a work around, signed up for the trial and then there was no code so i rang up support saying i saw it the promotion pop up on my phone and that it has not come through and they gave me the code.

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    What number to ring please?

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    any generic link that we can click the link then get "Free $20 Voucher by join 30 Day eBay Plus Trial"?

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    Got it. Thanks OP!

  • +1 vote

    anyone can share a screenshot that with clickable link from eBay: get $20 off your purchase by joining eBay plus trial?

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    Anyone been successful signing up for a free eBay plus trial with a second account? Just wondering if it would work for this

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    Thumbs up @albertagung, appreciate the post! Just saw this and did similar to you and now enjoying the $20 discount. Will see how the plus membership goes. Anyone else have any pos/neg experiences with it?

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    Only at the final stage does the free $20 get offered.

    Need to click through to the last screen of ordering and paying to get the $20 offer.

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    Just used this today. Only comes up if you haven't previously signed up for a free eBay plus trial.

  • +1 vote

    Just be careful with any offers from Ebay. I signed up to their $30 gift card offer upon avoiding cancellation, but they have come up with some convoluted BS about my acceptance of the offer being outside of the qualifying period, because my payment for eBayPlus went through after the offer period, even though I accepted it during the offer period. In short, I got a $20 voucher for taking up trial, but they only sent a $20 voucher post payment of ebay plus, instead of the promised $30.

    They have said I will recieve the $30 voucher after my next annual payment, which of course is totally deceptive. Last time I will be using ebay. Have cancelled my 'membership'. Going to cut my $9 of losses.

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    Thanks OP, just wanted to say this does indeed still work and as a result, got a solid discount on a jacket I wanted to buy

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    Got offered a $30 voucher to stay in when I went to cancel a couple of weeks after taking up this offer.
    I had used the $20 voucher to bring the cost of 3 X 64Gb MicroSD cards to zero (they cost just under $20).

    So net cost should be zero for one year of EbayPlus. Thanks OP.