How to: Check Balances on eBay Gift Codes via PayPal

Date Mon, October 26 2015

A few weeks ago, I discovered there’s a way to check the remaining balance on any eBay gift cards you’ve partially used — and it’s not through eBay at all! In fact, you have to log in via PayPal to do it.

Since it’s so easy to lose those pesky little codes, this is a handy feature.

Here’s how:

  1. Log in to Paypal.
  2. Click the Settings gear in the top right.
  3. Click “Security.”
  4. Click “Edit” from the “Log in with PayPal” line.
  5. Hover over “Profile” in the navigation.
  6. Click “My Money.”
  7. Click “Get Redemption Code” next to gifts and discounts.

Or you can just click here.

From there, you’ll see all the gift codes you’ve used on eBay, including whether they’re empty or still active. I was pleasantly surprised to see I still had a few dollars left on some of mine that I had completely forgotten about.

Check eBay Gift Code Balances on PayPal

Check eBay Gift Code Balances on PayPal

Now, it would be nice if eBay allowed you to simply add gift codes to your account the way Amazon does so you don’t have to go through this, but this option will do for now.

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