Money Hack: Get shopping vouchers and discount codes on your birthday

Mia Steiber 26 August 2017 NEWS

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Save money and treat yourself on your birthday.

I don't know about you, but I like to buy myself a few sneaky gifts when my birthday comes around. I feel that there's no better present than a gift from me to me. It turns out many online stores want you to treat yourself too because they send you discount codes and vouchers in your birthday month.

The hack

Make an account with your favourite online shopping sites such as Missguided and THE ICONIC, but make sure you register your birthday details. When your birthday comes around most sites will send you a voucher, code or offer that will save you some serious cash.

I noticed this trend a few years ago after I started registering accounts and signing up to newsletters with different online stores. When my birthday month came round my email inbox was flooded with $20 off vouchers and 20% off codes to use at all my favourite stores. The best thing about these is that most of them apply storewide, unlike many of the other discount codes floating about.

As a result, I often hold off buying many of the things I want to buy because I know that all these great offers are coming soon. If you can wait to make any big purchases until your birthday month, you can save some serious coin using the vouchers and codes that you'll get sent.

Not all stores require you to add your birthday to register, so make sure you go back into the manage account sections on your favourite retailers to add your birthday details.

Also, keep in mind that some stores such as THE ICONIC require you to have an account for at least six months before they'll send you birthday perks. So register now so you can save later!


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