When millennials lie about their age, they are not driven by vanity – it is cash. More and more people of all ages are giving a fake birthday to get a better deal when signing up for newsletters on e-commerce sites. (Many ask for that date as part of the registration process.) They know retailers and restaurants want to help you celebrate your big day by offering you a special offer or discount. Call it enlightened self-interest – they want your loyalty.
The disadvantage of the fake birthday trick? You will be flooded with promotional e-mails.
Other money-saving hacks:
- Clear Google's search history to get the best price for an item. Your Google search history lets a site know if you've already seen a price for a specific item on that site. By deleting your history, you are asking the site to give you new information ̵
- Leave items in an online shopping cart. Many retailers have "abandoned shopping cart" systems that automatically send customers a push by e-mail for the items they "forget" to check out.
- Play the waiting game by postponing an item until it goes on sale. You can sign up on a free price tracking site to set up an automatic sales notification. PricePinx is such a service. Sign up for an account, enter the URL of the product you want to buy, and wait for an email alerting you of a price drop.
Mark your calendars: a money-saving online deal every year …
Amazon Prime Day comes once a year in June – this year on 15 and 16 July (read more here). It is a festival with free shipping and incredible deals exclusively for people who subscribe to Amazon Prime. The costs are $ 119 per year, but you can avoid that sticker shock by going to $ 12.99 per month every month and using it for most traffic / shopping seasons such as July, November and December. You can share a Prime membership with a friend or family member and divide the costs … and achieve the savings: year-round free two-day shipping, free access to Amazon Reads, discounts at Whole Foods and much more. (Look here for a full list.)
… and Smile, it's going well
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