Online shopping is much more convenient than going to a physical store, but it also has its downfalls. It can be hard to know if you’re getting a good deal, especially if you haven’t had the time to do any comparison shopping.
Fortunately, there are plenty of browser extensions out there that will compare prices, find coupons, save you money. Install these 10 now and watch the savings roll in!
As one of the most popular coupon-finding browser extensions, Honey needs little introduction (we wrote about it back in 2013). It’s an extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera that searches for coupon codes on just about any shopping site that you can think of. If it finds a code that works, it will apply it to your transaction, saving you some cash.
While many people have found that Honey has been effective in saving them money, others report that it rarely or never finds applicable coupon codes. The difference may lie in the sites that you shop at, and that all of these extensions are hit-or-miss. But it doesn’t cost you any money and only takes a few seconds to try, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
PriceZombie [No Longer Available]
Comparison shopping can save you a lot of money, but it can also take a lot of time. PriceZombie makes it easy to by doing the comparing for you.
It indexes the prices on over 100 different websites, letting you look at the history and the current prices for the product you’re interested in. Compare prices at different online stores and look at price patterns to see if you should buy now or hold off and wait for a better deal.
The extensions lets you create price drop alerts and have PriceZombie let you know when an item you’re interested in is on sale. PriceZombie’s website also includes a quirky feature called Filler Finder, which will help you find items that cost the exact amount that you need to qualify for free shipping. The extension is available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Made by the people who run CouponFollow.com, Coupons at Checkout is another coupon-finding extension. When you’re checking out at a store, the extension will scour the Internet looking for coupon codes that can be applied to your order to save money. It’s as simple as that.
Again, people have had mixed results. Coupons at Checkout has a slightly lower rating than Honey in the Chrome store, but some people have found that it works more often than Honey. As I said before, it may have to do with where you shop. Try it out and see which one works best for you!
In addition to coupon codes, this extension will also alert you to other types of deals that are available at supported websites. If there’s a special deal on free shipping, buy-one-get-one-free sales, extra savings on a certain range of products, or any other sort of deal that you can take advantage of, the Offers.com extension will let you know.
While the sites that support this extension is more limited than the selection provided by Honey and Coupons on Checkout, there are still over 600 websites that it indexes, so you can be confident that if you shop from any major online retailer, you’ll have a chance to save a little extra on your purchase. This extension is available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge.
Wallaby [No Longer Available]
While Wallaby won’t help you save money on the purchase you’re making at the moment, it could help you save money in the future; this extension tells you which credit card you should use on any given purchase to maximize your rewards. Whether you’re using your Amazon Visa, your Chase Sapphire card, or any other rewards card, Wallaby will help.
Not sure what you’ll use your rewards for? Check out 10 geeky ways to spend your credit rewards points. And don’t forget to use a service like AwardWallet to keep track of all of your rewards points, from airlines miles to Starbucks points. Wallaby is available for Chrome and Firefox.
Another coupon-finding extension, PriceBlink aims to be your one-stop shop for saving money (at least when it comes to browser extensions). In addition to finding coupons for your purchases, it also compares prices, lets you look at reviews, and keep a wishlist of the things you’d like to purchase in the future.
Another cool feature of PriceBlink is that it displays shipping information in the price comparisons, so you can get a good idea of the total price you’ll be looking at. PriceBlink is available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. It only works with US and UK retailers at the moment, but they’re looking at expanding their reach to other countries as well.
Camelcamelcamel is one of the more well-known Amazon price-tracking websites, and their browser extension (available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) provides the same functionality. You can see the history of a product’s price by clicking on the camel logo in the address bar and decide if it’s a good time to buy the product you’re interested in.
You can also get price drop alerts when the price on items when they go on sale. Inbox already too full? You can get the alerts via Twitter, too. This is certainly one of the most useful Amazon shopping extensions available.
This is a Chrome stealthy extension that stays hidden until it pops up to let you know that it can help you save money. By comparing prices and scouring the Internet for the best coupons, PriceScout has your back. While it might seem a little excessive to install PriceScout along with a handful of other coupon-finding apps, you can’t have too many apps trying to help you save money!
The extension looks at prices on over 21,000 stores, meaning you can be confident that if there’s a better price out there, you’ll find it. Whether you’re looking to save money on tech or just find the best price on a sweet pair of kicks, PriceScout will help.
Another price-comparison extension. Do you really need another one? If it’s InvisibleHand, yes. In addition to being able to compare stores in the US, UK, and Germany, this extension also compares the prices of flights, hotels, and rental cars as well. Because these travel costs can be in the thousands of dollars, you could save a huge amount of money with Invisible Hand.
The number of US and UK airlines that Invisible Hand searches is very impressive, and you can be confident that you’ll be getting prices from every major flight company and a huge number of the smaller, regional airlines as well. A great way to save some money on your vacation!
CouponCabin Sidekick [No Longer Available]
At the time of this writing, CouponCabin was displaying almost 170,000 coupons and over 3,000 cashback partner sites on its main page. These staggering numbers should give you an idea of just how useful this extension could be. Find coupons to save money on your purchases and take advantage of cash-back offers to save even more. Easy.
CouponCabin Sidekick also displays cashback offers in your Google search results, which means you can save a lot of time looking for the sites with the best deals. No need to go all the way to the cart at every site; just check out the search results and you’ll get the information you need.
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Coupon-finding extensions (and coupon-finding websites) are hit-or-miss, but being able to use them with a single click from your shopping cart makes them worth the little time they take up. Find two or three that work well for you, and use them to save whenever you shop online!
Do you use any coupon-finding browser extensions? Have you had much luck? Which are the best? Share your recommendations below!