How Would you like Bonus Money?
Below are some ways to get free money for signing up plus discounts and other options further down.
These offers range from a few dollars to hundreds and even $100 worth of straight-up cash.
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Cold Hard Cash
The options in this section pay straight-up cash, not a discount or percentage off. Actual money sent to you.
$100 from ING
Here’s what you need to do:
- Open an everyday account and put the promo code CNW116 in the promo box (you must use the code to get the $100 bonus) and complete all the steps below in the first month.
- Deposit $1,000 into the account such as your income or Centrelink payments
- Make 5 settled transactions
- Open a Savings Maximiser (current interest rate is 5.5%)
- Make a deposit into the Savings Maximiser
Then you get your $100 the following month when the promotion is running. Promotion periods vary. The current promotion runs until October 31, 2023.
I’ve been with them for a few years, they are fee-free and online only.
They offer $10 when you sign up with the code S7VL6WF and have used your card 3 times.
Up Bank $8
For over 3 years I’ve used UP including in Australia and overseas.
They offer $8 as soon as you join. Up is another fee-free, online only bank that is easy to use and has some cool features.
Get $10 worth of Bitcoin when you deposit $10. It is volatile but a great way to see how you feel about crypto.
$5 From WeMoney
WeMoney is a budgeting app that can help you improve your financial situation. Get $5 when you sign up here.
Food And Groceries
Free HelloFresh Box
New customers only. Get your free HelloFresh box here.
HelloFresh is our favourite meal kit option as it has the widest variety but it does cost more than EveryPlate.
Save up to $180 with EveryPlate (New AND Returning Customers)
They are Australia’s lowest price meal kit and are so easy to use.
Plus their offer is for new and returning customers so you can start using them.
Cancel it and try one of the others with their discount then come back with a discount again.
Up to $144 Off with Dinnerly
Save up to $144 with Dinnerly across 3 boxes. That’s 49% off the first order, then 30% off the next two.
Up to $190 off with Marley Spoon
Save up to $190 off 4 orders! That’s 53% off your first order, and 20% off your next three.
Free $10 with Uber Eats
Use the code eats-kyliet591ue when you download the app and make an order to get $10 off.
70% off Wines with VINOMOFO
They have a wide variety of wines to choose from at big discounts.
They often have bigger sales too but already have some of the best prices you will find on wine anywhere.
$200 Welcome Pack with Good Pair Days
Get a free welcome pack worth over $200 with Good Pair Days along with their discounted wine. Check it out here.
There are four to choose from right now so you’re sure to have one you like.
Up to $200 off YouFoodz
YouFoodz is a healthy meal kit option with individual meals ready to go. Ideal for those short on time, singles/couples, health-conscious etc.
Try them with up to $200 off, Split across your first 5 boxes here.
Note, to get the highest discount, you need to select the highest package.
Otherwise, the offer is lower.
$10 off Celebrity Slim + 15% Discounts and Sales
A meal replacement/weight loss shake. Celebrity Slim offers $10 off when you spend more than $60.
Plus they have 15% off for VIP members and you earn points.
On top of that, check out the bundles on the site which will make it even cheaper.
The Healthy Mummy
Get various discounts on their items and programs such as $1 for 30 days or $10 for 10 weeks or up to 50% off sale items.
10% off Travel Insurance with Freely
We’ve partnered with Freely to get you 10% off. Use the code Thrifty10 at the checkout to get 10% off your travel insurance.*
Get a free ride with Uber using the code kyliet591ue
Download the app, use the code and get a free ride.
The amount varies depending on the location and duration of the ride. Generally $10 to $25.
$50 off with Uber Carshare
Need a car and don’t want to be driven like a taxi? Check out Uber Carshare for options in your area and get $50 off.
Discount Accommodation Plus Perks
Booking.com often has the cheapest accommodation options and the more you use them, the more perks you get such as bigger discounts and free breakfast.
The Qantas Frequent Flyer program helps you accrue points to spend on flights and travel, as does the Velocity Club from Virgin.
Your first step needs to be getting the apps and Chrome extensions installed.
They can notify you when you are on a site eligible for cash back and how much you will get.
The ones I use are:
CashRewards: By far my favourite as it usually has the highest cash back offer, the payments are processed easily and customer services has been good.
Simply join CashRewards for free, activate it when you see the cash back offer and get a bonus $20 cash back with your first purchase over $20.
Shopback: Works the same as CashRewards. You can only activate and use one so I compare to see which one is offering me a better deal.
Join Shopback for free and get a bonus after your first purchase through them too.
With Shopback you can get discounted movie tickets and if it is your first time using them, with the bonus cash back they work out to be under $20 for 2 tickets!
Honey: Slightly different, Honey offers cash back but also scans for discounts and coupon codes. Join Honey for free here.
Swagbucks: Best known as an online survey site, they also have a cash back program with the cash being awarded in points you accrue and cash out. Join free here.
ReceiptJar: This is for after your purchase is final. Upload your receipt and get points. Once you reach 1,000 points you can get a gift card.
Join free with the code KYLIT3QH2 and get a bonus 200 points when you upload your first receipt.
Home Products And Services
$25 Gift Card or 1500 Qantas Points
Red Energy has consistently been the cheapest option for me when it comest to electricity plus you can earn bonus Qantas points when you join and with every bill you pay.
$10 from Howards Storage World
Available to all new members of Howards Storage World. Get your $10 bonus here.
Glasses Cheaper than Specsavers
Most assume SpecSavers are the cheapest option and while they can be great, EyeBuyDirect has been the best option for me plus when you join for free, you get a discount.
Clothing and Other
Numerous stores offer discounts when you sign up for their newsletter or loyalty programs.
Discounted Period Underwear, Swimwear and Accessories with ModiBodi
We switched to reusable period products years ago. It has saved a small fortune plus is much better for the environment.
10% off Activewear with Ryderwear
One of my favourite activewear brands, Ryderwear has amazing sales plus offers 10% off to new customers.
Up to 70% off LoveHoney
LoveHoney is one of Australia’s favourite and most affordable adult stores.
They have a huge clearance/outlet section and regularly give 50 to 70% off in it.
We have a full list of over 50 birthday freebies and discounts for Australians here.
Bonus from Groupon
Sometimes Groupon has bonus sign-up offers. Check out the incredible deals
Our tips for Finding money
I wrote this post with how to find lost money, get unclaimed money and a few other options.
One reader found $20,000 in lost super, another found $2,000 for their brother in unclaimed money.
Coupons and discounts
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