eBay is paying buyers $5 to make a purchase this summer through a coupon offer. It sent an email to some users at the end of July with the subject line, “You’ve got $5!”
The invitation read, “You’ve Got $5! A Coupon Just for You. Free is always fun. Use code MYFUNFIVE. No minimum. Don’t miss out! Ends 8/22.”
The month-long coupon campaign kicked off on July 23rd and excludes items from the Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate categories.
One user on coupon site SlickDeals.net said they believed eBay was targeting inactive accounts with the coupon. Aside from one user on the eBay boards who had difficulty using the coupon, there’s no buzz about the promotion.
Be sure to read any promotional offers you receive carefully for details and restrictions.