10-second tip: how IFTTT can save you money.

Do you know about IFTTT?

It stands for “If this, then that,” and the way it works is that you can use it to create “recipes” on the web. For example, IF rain is forecast, THEN you’ll get a text.

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Or IF it’s someone’s birthday, THEN you’ll get a reminder.

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I like to use IFTTT to send me a text alert when certain gift cards are being sold for a higher-than-usual discount.

For example, when a Bloomingdale’s gift card is listed on Raise for over 25% off, I automatically get a notification.

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In other words, IFTTT makes it easy to swoop in and get the best deals possible!

Do you already use IFTTT for deals? What recipes have you set up? I’m going through a bit of an IFTTT craze right now, so would love to hear some new tips, if anyone feels like sharing!


  1. Jason D says:

    I had been using IFTTT to get text alerts for any FlightDeal.com fare departing DFW, or on AA. However, you need to use more of an editorial eye, as you have an allotment of 100 SMS messages from IFTTT per month. That runs out very quickly.

  2. Peter S says:

    IFTTT is great for home automation if you have the Smartthings Hub.

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