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18 January 2019

How to hack the heat and save

We’ve all heard the classic, tried and true summer savings techniques. Using your air conditioner less and drying your clothes in the sun can be great ways to save, but did you know you can actually hack the heat to consistently add to your savings over the course of the season?

Using If This, Then That (IFTTT) allows you to connect a number of different apps to your ING account so you move money from your Orange Everyday account to your Savings Maximiser with specific triggers. Here’s the everyday summer happenings that you can turn into real savings.

 Burning up

We might as well start with the obvious. We’re trading pants for shorts. Shoes for thongs. Summer means it’s heating up and there’s actually a way you can use this to your advantage.

Link ING with a weather app like Weather Underground so when the temperature goes above a certain level, your savings will move from your Orange Everyday to your Savings Maximiser. This is an easy way to get a consistent stream of savings.

It may be sweltering, but at least your savings will be sitting pretty.

 Breaking a sweat

Summer’s a great time to get out and get the heart pumping. So why not make use of this to boost your savings?

If you connect ING to your Fitbit through IFTTT, you can reward yourself for reaching your summer fitness goals by triggering money to be moved into your savings.. Did you run your PB? That’s money for your savings. Hike a certain distance? More savings. Swim further than you have before? Yep, you got it. More savings.

You’ll be on the move, so get your savings moving as well!

 Cooling off

We all love to get outside during summer, but we can’t deny it’s also good to escape the heat and have a bit of a chill at home when it gets too hot.

It’s a good time to listen to a good playlist or some podcasts with apps like Spotify. You could trigger savings every time you add a song to your playlist for instance, or download a podcast.

Give IFTTT a go this summer – you’ll not only come out of the season feeling refreshed, but also confident about your personal finances and all the money you’ve saved.

Check out other ways you can hack your savings with IFTTT here.


‘If This Then That’ (IFTTT) is an optional tool that enables you to automatically transfer amounts that meet the criteria you specify from your Orange Everyday bank account to your nominated Savings Maximiser account. IFTTT is made available by IFTTT Inc. You’ll need to agree to the IFTTT Terms and Conditions for ING customers when setting up your IFTTT account. For more information on IFTTT, visit

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