Money Hack: Use your multiple email accounts to score more discounts

Posted: 30 September 2017 12:30 am

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You’ve got a personal email and probably a work email. Then there’s that old account you don’t use anymore. Make them all work for you.

There are dozens of stores now that will give you a handy discount code for signing up to their newsletters. Some of them are really good too. ModelCo offers 25% off for signing up to its newsletter.

But once you use the code, it’s gone. And unsubscribing and then resubscribing doesn’t always work. We’ve tried.

The hack

But most of us have got more than one email account. You’ve got a personal email and probably a work email. Some people might have a student email, too, and maybe even an old account that you used when you were in high school. You’ve got them, so use them! Just sign up to the store newsletters with each of your email addresses to access the discounts.

I, personally, am quite lucky in this regard. I have three different work emails, my personal email and the email I use for PayPal. So I have five different ways to score discounts from every single store that offers sign-up discounts. This is part of my strategy for never paying full price.

It’s important not to sign up to the newsletter with all of your emails at once because many of the discount codes will have an expiry date. For example, Portmans will offer you 15% off for the first month after you subscribe. So subscribing with every email at the one time is not beneficial. Instead, if you find something that you’d like to buy, subscribe to the newsletter with one of your email accounts. Wait for the discount code to arrive in your inbox and once it has, apply it as normal. Also, try to take note of which account you used. That way you’ll know which email accounts you can still use next time you want to buy something.

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