The ASOS Shopping Hack That Will Save You Major $$$

When a friend and I were both recently shopping ASOS for matching cat jeans (my best purchase of 2016), our final receipts didn't match up. Mine came out to $65 while hers topped out at $53. That almost 20% difference was because she had been hoarding an ASOS trick for American shoppers that gets her a steeper discount. When you check out on the site using your American location, but choosing to view the price in British pounds, your purchase ends up being 20% cheaper than if you selected to keep it in American dollars.
As a disclaimer, this discount has absolutely nothing to do with Brexit and the sudden decline of the pound. The one silver lining to a miserable situation seems to be the supposed shopping spree that non-Brits could take advantage of. But, discounts have largely been disproven as international brands have recalibrated their pricing to account for the 1:1.3 exchange rate between dollars and British pounds. In fact, ASOS experienced hiccups with its site in the days following the referendum, and while many customers postulated on the brand's Instagram account that site outages had to do with Brexit, ASOS has maintained that it was a coincidence.
We're assuming this roughly 20% markup makes up for certain international shipping and processing fees, since ASOS states that it provides free standard shipping for orders over $40, no matter where you are. And as such, this little tip has worked for my friend for ages now. While I try to rebuild the trust I had in her and our friendship (I take discount tip-offs very seriously) before we both receive our cat jeans and have to selfie in them together, please enjoy this hack while you still can.
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You were looking for a minimalist jumpsuit this summer, anyway, right?

Original USD Price: $122
Secret Saving Price: $100.22

ASOS White Structured Jumpsuit with Frill Sleeve, available at ASOS.
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Snuggle up in this velvet hoodie while counting all the bills you've now saved.

Original USD Price: $98
Secret Saving Price: $80.51

Jaded London x Granted Oversized Hoodie, available at ASOS.
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These cute summer sandals look so much better when you learn you can buy them for 20% less.

Original USD Price: $65
Secret Saving Price: $53.40

ASOS Filly Chunky Bow Flat Sandals, available at ASOS.
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Your under-$60 swimsuit is now under $45.

Original USD Price: $53
Secret Saving Price: $43.54

ASOS Curve Mesh Insert Underwired Bikini Top & High Waist Bikini Bottom, available at ASOS.
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All that glitters is gold, now that you know your ASOS purchases are that much cheaper.

Original USD Price: $106
Secret Saving Price: $87.07

ASOS Sequin Oversized Sweat with V Back & Raw Edge, available at ASOS.
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Another pair of sunglasses? For 20% less, the answer is yes.

Original USD Price: $88
Secret Saving Price: $72.28

Crap Eyewear Cat Eye, available at ASOS.
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Learning a shopping secret this mind-blowing means needing a fierce new two-piece set to gloat in.

Original USD Price: $88
Secret Saving Price: $72.28

Lavish Alice Cape Blazer, available at ASOS.
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First there was the skort, now there are skirlottes? Either way, our new money-saving trick means we have more cash to spend on trying out this skirt-culottes combo.

Original USD Price: $114
Secret Saving Price: 93.65

ASOS White Textured Satin Wide Leg Culottes, available at ASOS.
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A dress that looks just as good as we feel about this newfound shopping secret.

Original USD Price: $138
Secret Saving Price: $113.36

Ocelot Slip Dress, available at ASOS.
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Now that we're a little bit richer, we may just buy both pieces in this set.

Original USD Price: $494
Secret Saving Price: $405.80

Essentiel Antwerp Mafalda Tapestry Coat, available at ASOS.
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These boots were made for walking...all over our old mistakes of paying 20% more than we needed to.

Original USD Price: $65
Secret Saving Price: $53.40

Public Desire Cate Pink Clear Heel Ankle Boot, available at ASOS.
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The fact that we didn't already know about this ASOS hack is weird.

Original USD Price: $94
Secret Saving Price: $77.21

Lazy Oaf Weird Swimsuit, available at ASOS.
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Honestly we love these jeans so much we still would have bought them without the 20% hack.

Original USD Price: $73
Secret Saving Price: $59.96

Liquor & Poker Petite Boyfriend Jeans with One Sequin Leg, available at ASOS.

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