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WAIT! BEFORE you shop, 3 quick hacks to save more money


Before you do that next bit of shopping…


Check out these 3 quick hacks, to get some extra bit of cash in your pocket!


Whether it be buying groceries, electronics, clothing or even booking accommodation and flights.


These simple hacks basically give you free money.


Check them out now, because who doesn’t like free money?!





Hack 1 - Get Cashback


Did you know you can get cashback simply from shopping online?


Even from major retailers like eBay and Amazon!


All you need to do is shop via a cashback website and you can get free money!


For example, before you shop, rather than going to the Amazon website directly - simply visit the cashback website, search for Amazon, click the link to access Amazon via the cashback website, then start shopping.


Because you accessed Amazon via the cashback website, they’ll track your purchase and give you a cashback reward!


Then once you’ve accumulated enough cashback, you can withdraw it to your bank account.


I’ve received over $350 cashback so far!


Best of all, once you sign up, this extra step only takes 2 seconds!


Currently there are 2 major cashback websites that operate in Australia - Cashrewards and ShopBack. Check them out below.


Click here for Cashrewards.


Click here for ShopBack.





Hack 2 - Always try a coupon code


I don’t know about you, but I hate paying full price.


Unfortunately sometimes you want something NOW and don’t want to have to wait for a sale. Which is why coupon or discount codes are great!


Often many companies will offer them, but how do you find them?


Here are some tricks to sniff them out:


1. Their Website


First place to look for a discount code is the company’s website. Even grocery websites like Coles and Woolworths will post discount codes right on their front page!


2. Facebook or Instagram


Next place to look is the company’s Facebook or Instagram pages. I learnt this the hard way, when one time I prepaid for an experience only to realise they were advertising 25% off right on their Instagram page, doh!


3. Try Afterpay


Afterpay lets you pay off your purchase in 4 interest free instalments. It's currently accepted by over 60,000 retailers, including major stores like Kmart and JB Hi-Fi. If you're a new user to Afterpay, you can get $30 off your first purchase by using the code: NATAL-G8WUT when you sign up.


4. Newsletter


Next up, check if the company has a newsletter. Often if you sign up, they’ll send you a discount code. (Bonus Hack - If you don’t like spam, create a “burner” email address. I have one that I use to sign up for everything. So you can keep your “real” email address, squeaky clean.)


5. Coupon websites


Tired of snooping around? There are websites out there that do all the hard work for you! Places like OzBargain, Coupon Follow and WeThrift aggregate all the coupon codes in one place. Going one step further, Honey App is an extension you can add to your browser that will try all the discount codes for you at once. (Saves you copying and pasting 100 different codes - winning!)


6. Add something to your cart and wait…


Companies love to entice you to buy, buy, buy. So sometimes, if you add something to your cart, and leave an email address, they’ll send you a cart reminder and a coupon to tempt you to finish off your purchase.





Hack 3 - Check out your credit card perks


If you have a credit card, check out your perks. Many credit card companies offer cashback simply for shopping.


American Express for example, regularly add new offers from a variety of companies including grocery, clothing, transport, hotel and accommodation.


Simply log into your online account, scroll to the bottom of the page and add the offers to your card!





BONUS HACK


Isn’t it the worst when you make a purchase, only to see a week later that it’s on sale and you could’ve saved a tonne of money?!


Well bonus hack, is to know when sales are about to happen!


Below are the common sale dates every year in Australia. Bookmark this page so you can easily refer back to it.




Conclusion


There you have it, 3 simple hacks for your next online shop, to get more money back in your pocket!


Do you have any hacks to add to this list? Leave a comment below!


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