My small people are officially out of school for summer vacation. And they don’t go back for almost 90 days. YES, NINETY! Do you remember that feeling? When Summer stretched out in front of you like one long, lazy day… full of sunshine and endless possibilities?
For me, it means no alarm clock, no school lunches, lots of pool time, a new summer wardrobe (gosh – those kids keep growing!) a few family vacations and a new idea I’ve stolen from a good friend – a series of day ‘field trips’ around St. Louis to keep everyone on their toes. There will be a lot of time spent in our car.
I’m excited about the freedom and THRILLED about the memories I know we will create, but I also wanted to come up with a way to fund these extra plans since I knew they were just that – extra. You’ve heard me talk about ebay as a way to ‘find’ money at home and that’s just what I’m doing. Maxi dresses I won’t wear anymore? Electronics the kids have outgrown? Those winter coats I KNOW we won’t wear again? All making their way to eBay. My goal is to make $500 by the end of July.
What is on your family’s agenda? A road trip? A STAY-cation? A trip to the beach? Summer Camp? Do your small people need new pool gear? Start looking around your own home for the unused items that could finance all the things you want to do with your family. If you are stuck…can’t figure out what to sell…. head to eBay’s Selling Inspiration House for ideas.
To help you on your way, I would like to give one of you the opportunity to win a $100 eBay gift card.
Here’s how to enter:
- You MUST include your eBay User ID in your entries
- Tell me about an item you have recently sold/are about to sell OR
- Share a story about an item you have purchased on eBay OR
- Share your family summer goal and how you plan to reach it with eBay
- For ADDITIONAL entries, you can
- ‘Like’ eBay on Facebook (you must come back and post it in the comments – include your ID)
- Follow eBay on Twitter @ebay (you must come back and post it in the comments – include your ID)
DON’T FORGET YOUR eBay User ID WHEN YOU ENTER!
No purchase necessary to enter. The ‘Make Your Summer Fun With EBay” Giveaway will fun begins on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 and ends on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at 11.59pm CST. ExtraordinaryMommy.com is not responsible for prizes that are shipped from outside vendors or sponsors. All entries will be pooled together and one (1) winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will have three calendar days to reply via email. Unclaimed prizes will be placed for availability to newly chosen winners after that time. Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents only, must be at least 18 years old to enter. Relatives and employees of ExtraordinaryMommy and 330Media are not eligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered.
Disclosure: I am working with eBay on their eBay Parent Panel and am compensated as such. As you know by now…. all opinions shared by me on this site are my own.