The Listia Times – Summer Crossword

Summer is in full swing and hopefully where you live the weather is nice!!! To celebrate the middle of summer we’re bringing back our Listia Crossword promotion! For this edition the rules and format will be similar to all previous crossword promotions, but just in case you’re new or you’ve forgotten, the details are below. Remember… since there are a couple split credit prizes, you’ll want to keep answers to yourselves instead of sharing them 😉

Also note! We’ve added a very special swag item to 3 of the tiers, a Listia Track Jacket made by American Apparel! There are 3 sizes available: Large, X-Large & 2X-Large

Summer 2017 Crossword Details

To get to the puzzle you can visit https://www.listia.com/crossword, click the “Play & Win!” link at the top of the Listia web page, or click the “Play & Win!” link in the menu of either of our mobile apps.

  • Live 7/17/17 through 7/24/17
  • Unlock the crossword puzzle by sharing on Facebook or Twitter
  • Once shared, one clue in the crossword puzzle should be unlocked
  • Special Listia Crossword goals will be released every day through Monday, 7/24/17. Each of these goals will unlock a certain number of crossword puzzle clues and may even reward you with credits.
  • Listing goal categories: Electronics, Health & Beauty, Clothing/Shoes & Accessories, Collectibles, Toys & Hobbies, and Video Games
  • Once the clues are unlocked you may enter the answers in the crossword puzzle
  • Each time you successfully answer sets of crossword puzzle clues you will be automatically eligible to win 6 different tiered prizes
    • 5 Answers –10 random people that answer 5 clues will win a Listia swag pack consisting of: Listia mug, 5 reusable Listia bags & a limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 10 Answers – 1 random person that answers 10 clues will win 1,000,000 credits, a Listia Track Jacket & a limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 16 Answers – 1 random person that answers 16 clues will win a $50 Amazon gift card & limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 22 Answers
      • 1 random person that answers 22 clues will win 2,000,000 credits, a Listia Track Jacket & a limited edition 2014 Listia coin
      • 5,000,000 credits will be distributed evenly amongst everyone that answers all 2 clues (eg if 100 people fully complete the crossword puzzle, each person will get 50,000 credits)
    • 28 Answers – 1 random person that answers 28 clues will a $100 Amazon gift card & limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 33 Answers
      • 1 random person that answers all 33 clues will win 5,000,000 credits, a Listia Track Jacket & & limited edition 2014 Listia coin
      • 10,000,000 credits will be distributed evenly amongst everyone that answers all 33 clues (eg if 100 people fully complete the crossword puzzle, each person will get 100,000 credits)
  • There are 33 total clues, but there will be enough goals to unlock ~55 clues (you don’t have to do EVERY Listia Crossword goal to complete the puzzle)
  • The last Listia Crossword goals will be live on 7/24/17 (PST). Once these goals end, the contest is over and you will no longer be able to unlock clues or enter answers.
  • Winners will be chosen a week after the promotion ends and will be contacted via Zendesk ticket or Listia private message
  • Please note: Some versions of Android may not be able to save clues properly. If you’re seeing issues, we encourage you to use the web version here: https://www.listia.com/crossword

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Be Free! Bidding Is No Longer Limited by Your Credit Balance.

It’s an all too familiar situation. You’re watching a few auctions, but you don’t have enough credits to bid on all of them. You might not win them all, but because each high bid puts a hold on your credits, you don’t even have a chance!

Starting next week, you’ll no longer have to choose! On Wednesday, April 5th, Listia will be improving the way you bid on listings in a big way:

  1. Bid freely — you will no longer be limited by your credit balance
  2. High bids will no longer tie up your credits
  3. Pay for items when you win

When you win items, there will be a new checkout process for paying the seller.

A few examples about how bidding will become easier:

Scenario 1
You have 500,000 credits available and there are 500,000 more pending on items you’ve just sold and delivered.

Today
You’re only able to bid up to 500,000 credits.

Coming Soon
You’re able to bid more than 500,000 credits. When you win the item (and your pending credits have transferred) visit the auction and pay the seller.

Scenario 2
You want to bid on something that is at 500,000 credits, but you only have 100,000 right now.

Today
Buy more credits now (and hope you don’t get outbid!) or don’t bid at all.

Coming Soon
Bid what you’d like now, and buy only the exact amount of credits needed if you win. You could also complete offers or sell stuff in the meantime to make up the difference.

We hope that you’re just as excited about these improvements as we are. The changes don’t just affect bidders, either — more flexible bidding means that sellers will see more bidders (and hopefully higher final bids) as well!

The changes will be live on Wednesday, April 5th. Until then, learn more about the feature at our Help Center.

The Listia Times – Crossword Edition

Update 2/3/17

The results are in and we’ve randomly chosen the winners for our first non Cyber Week crossword puzzle promotion! If you won you should be getting a message on Listia from the “listia” account! Be sure to check your inbox because we need your address to ship your goodies!

There were a total of 43 members that completed the puzzle and they will split the 10,000,000 credit pot! If you completed the puzzle you should be getting a message soon and a credit deposit in your account in the next 72 hours!

  • 5M Credits & Coin – S.M.
  • $100 Amazon GC & Coin – Cindy
  • 2M Credits & Coin – Star
  • $50 Amazon GC & Coin – James
  • 1M Credits & Coin – Mayra
  • Listia Swag Pack – 10 Members
  • 10M Credit Pot (232,599 Credits) – 43 Members
  • 5M Credit Pot (50,000 Credits) – 100 Members

Thanks for playing! Stay tuned for our next crossword promotion!!!


It’s here!!! Our Cyber Week crossword puzzle promotion over the last 2 years was such a hit that we decided to run it more than once a year! For this edition the rules and format will be similar to Cyber Week 2016, but just in case you’re new or you’ve forgotten, the details are below. Please note! We added a pool of 5,000,000 credits split amongst everyone that answers 22 clues! That means you’ll want to keep answers to yourselves instead of sharing them 😉

January 2017 Crossword Details

To get to the puzzle you can visit https://www.listia.com/crossword, click the “The Listia Times” link at the top of the Listia web page, or click the “The Listia times” link in the menu of either of our mobile apps.

  • Unlock the crossword puzzle by sharing on Facebook or Twitter
  • Once shared, one clue in the crossword puzzle should be unlocked
  • Special Listia Crossword goals will be released every day through Monday, 12/30/17. Each of these goals will unlock a certain number of crossword puzzle clues and may even reward you with credits.
  • Listing goal categories: Electronics, Health & Beauty, Clothing/Shoes & Accessories, Collectibles, Toys & Hobbies, and Video Games.
  • Once the clues are unlocked you may enter the answers in the crossword puzzle
  • Each time you successfully answer sets of crossword puzzle clues you will be automatically eligible to win 6 different tiered prizes
    • 5 Answers –10 random people that answer 5 clues will win a Listia swag pack consisting of: mug, 5 reusable Listia bags & a limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 10 Answers – 1 random person that answers 10 clues will win 1,000,000 credits & a limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 16 Answers – 1 random person that answers 16 clues will win a $50 Amazon gift card & limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 22 Answers
      • 1 random person that answers 22 clues will win 2,000,000 credits & a limited edition 2014 Listia coin
      • 5,000,000 credits will be distributed evenly amongst everyone that answers all 2 clues (eg if 100 people fully complete the crossword puzzle, each person will get 50,000 credits)
    • 28 Answers – 1 random person that answers 28 clues will a $100 Amazon gift card & limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 33 Answers
      • 1 random person that answers all 33 clues will win 5,000,000 credits
      • 10,000,000 credits will be distributed evenly amongst everyone that answers all 33 clues (eg if 100 people fully complete the crossword puzzle, each person will get 100,000 credits)
  • There are 33 total clues, but there will be enough goals to unlock ~55 clues (you don’t have to do EVERY Listia Crossword goal to complete the puzzle)
  • The last Listia Crossword goals will be live on 1/30/17. Once these goals end, the contest is over and you will no longer be able to unlock clues or enter answers.
  • Winners will be chosen a week after the promotion ends and will be contacted via Zendesk ticket or Listia private message

Cyber Week 2016

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Update 12/8/16

We’ve randomly chosen the Cyber Week winners and if you won you should be getting a message on Listia from the “listia” account! Be sure to check your inbox because we need your address to ship your goodies!

There were a total of 47 members that completed the puzzle and they will split the 10,000,000 credit pot! If you completed the puzzle you should be getting a message soon and a credit deposit in your account in the next 48 hours!

  • 5M Credits & Coin – Rayne
  • $100 Amazon GC & Coin – Marisela
  • 2M Credits & Coin – Savanna
  • $50 Amazon GC & Coin – Kyle
  • Listia Swag Pack – 10 Members
  • Listia Stickers – 50 Members
  • 212,766 Credits – 47 Members

Thank you all for participating and we hope you had fun! We have a feeling you won’t have to wait a full year for the crossword puzzle to come back, stay tuned!


It’s that time of the year again… Cyber Week!!! Feedback from last year’s crossword puzzle was super positive so we decided to bring it back again for another year! To get to the puzzle you can visit https://www.listia.com/cyberweek, click the “Cyber Week” link at the top of the Listia web page, or click the “Cyber Week” link in the menu of either of our apps.

Cyber Week Details

  • Unlock the crossword puzzle by sharing on Facebook or Twitter
  • Once shared, one clue in the crossword puzzle should be unlocked
  • Special Cyber Week goals will be released every day until Monday, 12/5/16. Each of these goals will unlock a certain number of crossword puzzle clues and may even reward you with credits.
  • Once the clues are unlocked you may enter the answers in the crossword puzzle
  • Each time you successfully answer sets of crossword puzzle clues you will be automatically eligible to win 6 different tiered prizes
    • 5 Answers – 50 random people that answer 5 clues will win highly coveted Listia stickers
    • 10 Answers – 10 random people that answer 10 clues will win a Listia swag pack consisting of: mug, shirt, beer stein, limited edition 2014 Listia coin, and Listia stickers
    • 16 Answers – 1 random person that answers 16 clues will win a $50 Amazon gift card & limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 22 Answers – 1 random person that answers 22 clues will win 2,000,000 credits & a limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 30 Answers – 1 random person that answers 30 clues will a $100 Amazon gift card & limited edition 2014 Listia coin
    • 35 Answers
      • 1 random person that answers all 35 clues will win 5,000,000 credits
      • 10,000,000 credits will be distributed evenly amongst everyone that answers all 35 clues (eg if 100 people fully complete the crossword puzzle, each person will get 100,000 credits)
  • There are 35 total clues, but there will be enough goals to unlock ~55 clues (you don’t have to do EVERY Cyber Week goal to complete the puzzle)
  • The last Cyber Week goals will be live on 12/5/16. Once these goals end, the contest is over and you will no longer be able to unlock clues or enter answers.
  • Winners will be chosen a few days after Cyber Week ends and will be contacted via Zendesk ticket or Listia private message

Carrie – Listia All-star of the Week!

This week’s  Listia All-star is Carrie from Wisconsin! Carrie is a stay-at-home mom and has been a member of Listia for over five years which means she’s been with us nearly since the beginning. Let’s find out more about her!

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What do you enjoy doing for fun?
I love to hunt, fish, kayak, read and love scary movies.

What has been your favorite thing that you’ve won on Listia?
I have won lots of name-brand clothes for my daughter on Listia saving me tons of money.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you’d do or buy?
If I won the lottery I would buy a home in the country with lots of outdoor toys like ATVs, wave-runners and more!

What’s been your favorite thing about Listia?
Everything. I enjoy meeting new people and adding surprise extra treats once in a while to make someone’s day.

How has Listia inspired you?
Listia inspired me because I used to sell on another auction site for 20 years but after a while the fees just got outrageous. Listia doesn’t charge me so its easy to keep doing what I love. Shipping is already expensive enough & adding sellers fees just takes all the fun out of selling. Listia made it fun again!! Thank you Listia.

Thank you Carrie for sharing your story! We’re grateful to have people like her in our community since the beginning! If you’d like to share your story about Listia email us at ilove@listia.com . Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more stories and announcements!

Delivery confirmed. Shipping Labels Have Arrived on Listia

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One of the hardest steps of selling any item has always been the last. Buying the shipping label. With our latest update we’re excited to finally make it one of the easiest! You can now buy and print shipping labels directly from Listia no matter where you are. Let’s go through how it works.

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Once your auction ends with a winner, you can buy your shipping label in one easy step. After clicking to buy your shipping label, you’ll be taken to a simple page to fill in any details.

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What are the benefits of buying a shipping label through Listia?

  • Get your credits faster. If your postage includes tracking, we will automatically transfer your credits three days after your item is delivered.
  • Affordable insurance. Insurance starts at $1 for up to $50 of coverage, and $1 for each $50 thereafter.
  • It’s super convenient. Addresses automatically appear on the label, and tracking information is instantly sent to your winner.
  • Save time. No more trips to the post office. Print at home and send your item with your USPS mail carrier!

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Shipping labels are also live for Android and iOS! You can set up your labels and save them on your phone. When you’re ready you can print them from any computer. The Flat Rate Boxes are cheaper and more convenient than buying them at the post office!

We’re always working hard to make Listia better and we’re excited to know what you think! You can go to your dashboard and try it out on your next auction. What will you be shipping next with your shipping labels? Let us know in the comments below.

Three Ways To Save Money and Cut Your Cable Bill This Fall

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One of most exciting parts of fall is the return of our favorite TV shows. Our excitement dwindles a little after we view our cable bill each month though. Luckily there are several new ways to watch TV without the bill.  Below are just a few ways to get setup and started before your shows start!

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Hulu Plus

One of the early ways to cut cable is still the best. With Hulu you get access to shows networks like NBC, FOX, and even Comedy Central. While you wont’ be able to watch new episodes the day that they air, they are available next day for viewing. You can also watch them on your phone, tablet or computer. At only 7.99 a month it’s a great alternative to a cable bill. You can also pay a little more to go commercial-free.

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Playstation Vue

One of the newer options comes from Sony available for any PS3 or PS4 owners through Playstation Vue. You get access to channels like NBC, CBS, TNT and even AMC with their basic Core which starts at 44.99 a month. If you need your NFL each Sunday you can pay more for their Elite package which has even more channels like Syfy and the Travel Channel.

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Sling TV

Another great option is Sling TV. For $20 a month you get many of the other channels like the other options along with ESPN, AMC, CNN, HGTV, Disney Channel and tons of other options. They also have specific packages that you can add which include channels for different interests like spanish, comedy or kids. You can also stream your Sling TV with your Google Chromecast, Amazon Firestick, Roku Player and many more devices.

You’re no longer tied to the cable bill to watch your favorite shows. Some of these new services are now cheaper and more convenient than watching TV shows as they are live. So cut the cord, curl up with your favorite device and pass the popcorn.