IFTTT Recipes That Help You Save Money

Ben Stegner 27-04-2015

IFTTT is an essential, easy-to-use tool that lets you automate your tech life. Using the simple form “If this, then that,” you can set up triggers from a host of websites that prompt all sorts of actions; we’ve shown you how to automate your web life 10 Great ifttt Recipes To Automate Your Web Life We’ve already introduced you to ifttt in a previous post and there have been several improvements made and new channels added to the web application since then. Automation and synchronization are two points that have... Read More and supercharge your iPhone with IFTTT 8 iPhone IFTTT Recipes You Can't Live Without When IFTTT launched an iPhone app in July, it opened up a whole slew of new possibilities about how to put the incredibly handy service to even better use than ever. Read More before.


Since IFTTT has added even more channels and expanded its possibilities, today we’re going to take a financial focus and see how you can use recipes to save money. You might not use every service showcased, but there’s bound to be a few tricks in here that will save you some cash! If you haven’t gotten set up with IFTTT yet, do so before proceeding with our ultimate IFTTT guide The Ultimate IFTTT Guide: Use the Web's Most Powerful Tool Like a Pro If This Then That, also known as IFTTT is a free web-based service to get your apps and devices working together. Not sure how to build your applet? Follow along with this guide. Read More and move onto the recipes when you’re ready!

Get Notified About Free Media

We all love apps (check out the best ones on Android The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store for 2019 Looking for the best Android apps for your phone or tablet? Here's our comprehensive list of the best apps for Android. Read More or awesome iOS 8 app updates 10 Awesome Third-Party App Updates For iOS 8 The recent release of iOS 8 brought with it a flurry of third-party app updates to spice up your new or existing Apple mobile device. Read More ), books, music, and other forms of digital media available on iTunes and Google Play, but sometimes the best of these cost money. If you’re patient, something you wanted to buy might drop down to the low, low price of free. Christian collected some recipes that alert you to free media Use IFTTT To Save & Make Money Perhaps the best way to stay informed of special offers online is to embrace IFTTT, the popular data combination service that allows you to process data from websites and RSS feeds into something useful for... Read More on app stores. Here are some highlights:

Control Your Thermostat

We’ve been writing about smart home topics for a few months at MakeUseOf, and the Nest Thermostat is one of the best tools to start automating your home life How to Install and Use the Nest Thermostat to Automate Energy Savings If you've ever considered getting started with home automation, purchasing a Nest thermostat is the perfect way to start. In just a week of using it, we cut our energy consumption in half. Read More . Of course, IFTTT has a suite of controls for use with your Nest to make it even smarter. Use these recipes to control your thermostat when away and save money on your energy bills.

Even More Savings

A lot of the other savings opportunities don’t fit into a category, but they’re all still awesome:

Automated Savings

IFTTT is truly one of the best free tools for any user. Hopefully this collection of money and time-saving recipes held something for you. Don’t forget that any script listed here can be edited once you save it as your own; if the recipe calls for an iOS notification to be sent and you have an Android device, for instance, you can easily make that change.


Looking for even more IFTTT recommendations? Check out its useful combinations with Google Calendar 9 IFTTT Hacks To Superpower Your Life With Google Calendar Your calendar is a big part of your productivity, and managing it right can make a real difference. The right IFTTT recipes can help you take charge of your Google Calendar, and make it perform... Read More , as well as other awesome general-purpose recipes 5 More Awesome IFTTT Recipes You Can Start Using Today We introduced MakeUseOf readers to ifttt in September of last year. Since then, I've made a few posts regarding the web service. Those two articles introduce 18 one-click "recipes" that can supercharge your Internet experience.... Read More .

How do you use IFTTT to save money? What other recipes would you add to this list? Leave a comment below and let’s help each other save even more!

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  1. Paul
    June 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    There hasn't been a Free App of the Day on Amazon for four years.

    • Ben Stegner
      June 17, 2020 at 6:05 pm

      Yes; if you didn't notice, this article was published in April 2015, so it's pretty out-of-date. If we update the piece, we'll definitely fix this. Thanks for the mention!

  2. Nic
    April 28, 2016 at 1:29 am

    I cannot set anyof them up in IFTTT because the Amazon urls are not reachable. The exact IFTTT error message states "Feed is not reachable at this time."

  3. Nic
    April 27, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Nice idea. Pity none of the Amazon recipes work.

    • Ben Stegner
      April 27, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      In what way aren't they working?