When millennials are over their age, they are not driven by vanity – it is about money. In fact, more and more people of all ages are giving a wrong birthday to get a better deal when they sign up for newsletters on e-commerce websites. (Many ask about this date as part of the subscription process.) They know that retailers and restaurants want to help you celebrate your big day by offering you a special offer or discount. Let's call it enlightened self-interest – they want your loyalty.
The flip side of the wrong birthday trick? You will be flooded with promotional emails.
Other Money Saving Hacks:
- Clear Google Search History to get the best price on an item. Your search history on Google shows a website whether you have already seen a price for a particular item on that website. If you clear your history, the site will ask you to provide new information ̵
- Leave items in an online shopping cart. Many retailers have abandoned shopping cart systems that automatically send customers an objectionable email offer for the items they "forgot" to check out.
- Play the waiting game by pausing the purchase of an item until it is sold. You can sign up on a free price tracking website to set up an automatic sales notification. PricePinx is one such service. Open an account, enter the URL of the product you want to buy, and wait for the price drop to be emailed to you. The Amazon Prime Day takes place once a year in June – this year on July 15 and 16 (find out more here). It's a festival with free shipping and incredible deals, aimed exclusively at people who subscribe to Amazon Prime. The cost is $ 119 a year, but you can avoid this sticker shock by going from month to month for $ 12.99 a month and using it for the busiest seasons, like July, November and December. You can share a Prime membership with a friend or relative and share the costs … and take advantage of the savings: free two-day shipping all year round, free access to Amazon Reads, discounts on Whole Foods and much more. (You can find a full list here.)
… and Smile, you're fine
Do you shop on Amazon? Then you can support Senior Planet!Simply visit the Amazon Smile website (with the same products and features as the regular Amazon Smile website), except that the Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price for eligible products. Help Senior Planet help us all aging with attitude! "Eligible for Amazon Smile Donation" appears on the product detail pages of eligible products. Find out everything about it here.
And don't worry, Amazon's donation won't increase your purchase price! When making a purchase, the foundation donates directly to us free of charge. What i don't like
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