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Thank Us Later, Here’s 3 Easy Shopping Hacks That Will Save Your Wallet This Season

By Jess Willemse
9th Dec 2020

In case you missed it, December is almost here people. We know, where did 2020 even go? On the upside, along with the festive season comes a slew of our favourite things—Christmas carols echoing through the streets, discounts and savings from our favourite brands and the chance to spend up large on thoughtful gifts for our loved ones. 

And while it ‘tis the season to drop lots of coin, you shouldn't have to stress about it. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the shopping-lovers favourite app, Klarna, to uncover three simple money hacks that will save your wallet this season, leaving you more cash to drop on festive cocktails—the dream. 

Plan, Shop And Save With This Must-Have App

2020 is almost over and it's been a wild year, but lucky for us Aussies, it brought to our phones a nifty little app called Klarna. This is much more than just a ‘shop now, pay later’ app, and when used to its full potential, can save you some serious cash over the silly season. We recommend using Klarna’s wish list feature to curate your gifting lists from all over the internet into one easy-to-manage place. This helps you research and plan for your Christmas buying, and score the best deals, because you get automatic price drop alerts for your wish-listed items when they go on sale. 

Plus, we're stoked to share that Klarna has taken things IRL and launched their Shop Now, Pay Later feature in-store. You’re now able to break up your in-store purchase at any retailer across Australia into four bite-sized interest-free payments using Klarna’s one-time card. This means that you won’t be forking out a bunch of cash over December, but rather slowly paying it off into the New Year. Trust us, your bank account will thank you later.  

Get Among The Rewards Schemes 

If you’re anything like us, the ‘promotions’ email in your inbox is a deep, dark black hole. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This cornucopia could be filled with loyalty rewards, exclusive discounts and birthday vouchers to take advantage of when it comes to ticking off that Christmas gift list. 

If you’re a true discount detective, you might be able to take it one step further and investigate rewards on offer through alternative vendors such as your credit card company, mobile phone service or ‘shop now, pay later’ provider. These providers could be slinging serious vouchers, travel discounts and more. Alternatively, most stores will also have an introductory offer available to first-time shoppers when you sign up. 

Peep Klarna's loyalty club when you join, which offers exclusive discounts from retailers around the world—meaning you can double-up on deals, scoring rewards both at the retailer, and with Klarna’s rewards club. Plus you can unlock secret rewards the more you shop—now that's the definition of making your money work for you. 

Do Your Research On Prices 

While it might just be easier to pick up those AirPods from the Apple Store, a savvy shopper always price-compares before locking in a purchase. Luckily the beauty of the internet makes scouting out the best deal a breeze thanks to nifty price comparison websites that have popped up in recent years. Simply google ‘price comparison’, enter the item your coveting and it’ll spit out the retailer offering the lowest price. You can save up to $60 when picking up those AirPods for the beau, up to $90 on a UE Boom for the siblings and even a couple of bucks on that bottle of Moët for the parents. Consider Christmas gifting sorted.   

Master your gift list this Christmas and shop smarter with Klarna — hit download here to score intel on the latest collections, deals and offers. Plus, you can also shop in-store now with their Shop Now, Pay Later feature. Bank accounts, rejoice! 

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Klarna and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

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