The + Email Trick

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If enjoy free trials and saving money, then you’ll want to learn this email trick. Let’s say you want to try Netflix free for a month…again and again.  Technically, you can create a new email address every month and get access to a free trial over and over. Instead, you can enter adam+netflix@sociallygold.com for example (you’ll want to do this with your own email, not mine) to trick Netflix into thinking you are using a new email address.

You can add “+whatever” to your email address and it will work as intended. You could enter adam+netflix1@sociallygold.com the first month and adam+netflix2@sociallygold.com etc. for the following months.

This is also handy if you want to test whether or not a company is handing off your email address to others. At the conference I just attended, I registered for a party hosted by a sponsor using this trick. If I get any spam emails sent to that newly created email address, I’ll know who is giving out my email.

Do you think this is something you’ll use? Let us know in the comments.

  • Joel Abramson

    Great tip! But once you find out that someone is sharing your info… how do you proceed?