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Use Your Email Address to Save Big

 

I don’t know if you’ve realized it yet, but nearly every website wants your email address. I’ll be asking for yours soon. 🙂 You can’t even get through the line at some of your favorite stores without them asking for your email address. Though email is one of the oldest aspects of internet technology, it is still the most valuable and personal one. Email isn’t just valuable for the companies, but it is valuable for you too when it comes to saving money.

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“Are You Telling Me I Need to Give My Email Address Away to Everyone?”

 

I get it. Many people want to spend less time in their inbox reading emails. Many of us struggle with overflowing email inboxes at work and at home. The last thing you want is a bunch of companies emailing you all of the time trying to get you to buy things. However, if you are looking to cut everyday expenses, joining store email lists can actually save you money!

 

“Why Should I Join a Store’s Email List?”

 

Email is the best way for companies to stay in touch with loyal customers, and one way they reward them is by emailing them exclusive deals and coupons from time to time. Of course, you can wait for your favorite coupon blogger to post the latest Staples or Chili’s coupon offer, but many shoppers have been disappointed and embarrassed when the coupon is declined at the register because it was actually a one-time use coupon that contained a special code attached to that blogger’s email address.

Here’s how I’ve benefited from subscribing to store email lists:

  • I got a $169 router from NewEgg for $99.99 using a coupon code associated with my email address.
  • TGI Friday’s has offered me a Buy One Entree Get One Free coupon several times through its email list.
  • An up and coming blogger offered his first online course, originally priced at $99, to email subscribers for $5.00. Of course I took him up on that offer!
  • I receive department store coupons (20% off, $10 off $25, etc.) that I would only otherwise receive if I were a daily newspaper subscriber.
  • A local pizza place send outs pretty good deals on a weekly basis that are only available to its email subscribers.

Here’s a good tip for chain restaurants: Many provide a free appetizer coupon after you sign up for their email list for the first time. Just make sure you sign up a day or two before visiting.

 

“But I don’t want my email to be cluttered with a bunch of ads!”

 

Here’s the solution to that: Create a new email address just for retailers and restaurants.

It’s that simple. I have my email address for regular communications, and then I have an email address that I share with stores, restaurants, and daily deal sites. Though I check that email address daily, you have the option of checking it at your leisure. That way, your main inbox isn’t cluttered and you can snag a good deal every once in a while on something that you were planning to buy.

I don’t know if you’ve realized it yet, but nearly every website wants your email address. I’ll be asking for yours soon. 🙂 You can’t even get through the line at some of your favorite stores without them asking for your email address. Though email is one of the oldest aspects of internet technology, it is still the most valuable and personal one. Email isn’t just valuable for the companies, but it is valuable for you too when it comes to saving money.

 

“Are You Telling Me I Need to Give My Email Address Away to Everyone?”

 

I get it. Many people want to spend less time in their inbox reading emails. Many of us struggle with overflowing email inboxes at work and at home. The last thing you want is a bunch of companies emailing you all of the time trying to get you to buy things. However, if you are looking to cut everyday expenses, joining store email lists can actually save you money!

 

“Why Should I Join a Store’s Email List?”

 

Email is the best way for companies to stay in touch with loyal customers, and one way they reward them is by emailing them exclusive deals and coupons from time to time. Of course, you can wait for your favorite coupon blogger to post the latest Staples or Chili’s coupon offer, but many shoppers have been disappointed and embarrassed when the coupon is declined at the register because it was actually a one-time use coupon that contained a special code attached to that blogger’s email address.

Here’s how I’ve benefited from subscribing to store email lists:

  • I got a $169 router from NewEgg for $99.99 using a coupon code associated with my email address.
  • TGI Friday’s has offered me a Buy One Entree Get One Free coupon several times through its email list.
  • An up and coming blogger offered his first online course, originally priced at $99, to email subscribers for $5.00. Of course I took him up on that offer!
  • I receive department store coupons (20% off, $10 off $25, etc.) that I would only otherwise receive if I were a daily newspaper subscriber.
  • A local pizza place send outs pretty good deals on a weekly basis that are only available to its email subscribers.

Here’s a good tip for chain restaurants: Many provide a free appetizer coupon after you sign up for their email list for the first time. Just make sure you sign up a day or two before visiting.

“But I don’t want my email to be cluttered with a bunch of ads!”

 

Here’s the solution to that: Create a new email address just for retailers and restaurants.

It’s that simple. I have my email address for regular communications, and then I have an email address that I share with stores, restaurants, and daily deal sites. Though I check that email address daily, you have the option of checking it at your leisure. That way, your main inbox isn’t cluttered and you can snag a good deal every once in a while on something that you were planning to buy.

 

Actions to Take Today

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  1. Create a new email address for advertisements if needed.
  2. Look up your favorite stores and sign up for their email lists.
  3. Use the email offers you receive for things you were planning to buy anyway.

 

Question: What kinds of deals have you received from being on a company’s email list?

P.S. Though I haven’t asked for your email address (yet), I’d really appreciate it if you would “like” my Facebook page.