5 Money-Saving Extensions for Online Shopping

January 23rd, 2019 by admin

Shopping on a laptop during the holiday season

The holidays are upon us! For many, the joy of the season may be hampered by the presents that have yet to be purchased. Thanks to online shopping, gone are the days of being forced to face the crowds at the mall, or run all across town in search of one perfect item. If you're shopping online this holiday season and want to save money, these browser extensions are a must.

  1. Honey

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    When you're at checkout, Honey will automatically find and apply coupon codes to save you money. What's more is that you can earn «Honey Gold» with each online purchase, which can be redeemed for gift cards to popular retailers like Amazon, Target, Groupon and more. Honey can integrate with your Amazon account to compare final prices with price history in order to get you the best deal. This easy-to-use, free browser extension is supported by Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Edge. Get it here.

  2. Priceblink

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    With countless retailers on the internet, it can feel near impossible to know you're getting the right price. Priceblink will automatically scour the internet to give you a thorough price comparison for whatever you're shopping for. The extension will also automatically pull coupons to save you more money.

    This smart tool is available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. Get it here.

  3. Ebates

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    Ebates is an easy way to get cashback on your online purchases. Cashback rates vary per site and per day, but range from 1-10%.This may not seem like much, but if you're going to be shopping anyway, you may as well get some change back in your pocket. You can choose to redeem your points in gift cards, or have a check mailed to you. Get it here.

  4. Fakespot

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    Reviews can be an online shopper's best friend. Unfortunately, they can't always be trusted. Last year, 79% of consumers read a fake review, and 84% of consumers aren't always able to distinguish a fake review from a legitimate one. Fakespot analyzes online reviews and detects deceptive patterns. The site gives you a review grade for the product, and an adjusted rating based on their analysis. This tool can help you make smart buying decisions, and avoid wasting money. Get it here.

  5. Keepa

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    If you're a data nerd who just so happens to enjoy getting the lowest price possible, Keepa is the extension for you. It provides Amazon price tracking charts that show price history, and can give you alerts when a product has dropped below your designated price. Get it here.

- Hannah Webb

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