Saving Money

Clean Your inbox and Save Money with a Dedicated Spam Account

Shep McAllister, Gawker Media

Clean Your inbox and Save Money with a Dedicated Spam Account

Even if you delete 99% of email newsletters from stores and restaurants, they can occasionally send you a deal good enough to keep you from unsubscribing. Instead of cluttering your inbox and habitually deleting deals you may want later, try giving all of those newsletters a dedicated spam email address.

Honey Smith at Get Rich Slowly loves keeping these newsletters in a separate account because it makes it easier to sort through them before running errands. For example, if she and her husband want to head out for dinner, but don't have a place in mind, they can just open up the spam email account to find a few current deals. If those emails had arrived a day before in Honey's main inbox, she probably would have deleted them without a second thought.

Keeping these messages segregated can also curb impulse shopping: "Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, it spares me the ego-depleting temptation of acting spontaneously because of a limited-time offer. While I do check the account occasionally, I do a lot less impulse-shopping due to the out of sight, out of mind factor."

I like this solution better than giving retailers a fake or temporary email address, since they do occasionally offer great deals. If you'd like to keep them a little more accessible, but still out of your inbox, take previously-mentioned Unroll.me for a spin.

The spam email strategy for savings | Get Rich Slowly

Photo by everything possible (Shutterstock).

Comments are moderated and will be allowed if they are about the topic and not abusive.
Characters Remaining: 3000
To post this comment you must Log In/Connect with:

Get simple answers
to complex
questions

x
Recommended for you