If you’re looking for discount and deal opportunities, chances are that many of them are right in front of you. Take a look at some discounts that could already be available to you that you’re not taking advantage of yet:
Check Account Rewards
It may be more difficult to find checking accounts with rewards at major banks, but you can really take advantage of rewards from online banks. For example:
When you open an Ally Interest Checking Account, for example, you’re automatically enrolled in the Ally Perks program, which gives you cash back every time you use your debit card at a participating retailer. The offers change frequently and give you a set amount of cash back with a minimum purchase (like $10 off $100 or more). There’s no need to sign up in advance or opt in, although you can opt out if you want to.
There are also great rewards available through PerkStreet’s checking accounts, such as 2% back at popular online stores like Target and Amazon.
Social Media Promotions
Retailers often use their social media outlets, like Facebook and Twitter, to advertise special events and offer exclusive discounts and coupons. All you have to do is “like” or “follow” the merchant to be privy to deals. For example:
Target frequently offers discounts for their Facebook fans, and American Express recently launched a new rewards program just for Twitter users. Starbucks advertises drink deals and discounts on its Facebook page that anyone can take advantage of. We recommend creating separate Facebook and Twitter accounts just for store rewards if you don’t want special offers clogging up your news feed.
To read more about credit card rewards malls and overlooked club membership perks, head over to US News’ 4 Discounts You’re Earning But Not Using.