Remember the days when you were forced to search the internet for coupon codes and discounted deals? Nowadays, you won’t catch a savvy shopper partaking in any of those outdated savings practices. Instead, online shoppers are taking advantage of a few amazing browser extensions that allow you to (effortlessly) save money while you shop online. But wait, there’s more…
In some instances, these browser extensions will even help you earn cash and rewards on your purchases! Sound too good to be true?
Here’s how it works.
Whether you surf the web with Chrome, Firefox or Safari, add these extensions to your browser to make shopping and saving a seamless process. These extensions will allow you to automatically apply any discounts, stockpile rewards and locate coupon codes without the tedious working on scouring through outdated online forums.
Wikibuy is an absolute must-have for any avid Amazon shopper. Any time you browser Amazon, simply click Wikibuy to get more info about the items you’re interested in. The extension will then locate any coupon codes, add to your watchlist (and notify you when/if the price drops) and display a price comparison from Amazon’s competitors like Walmart, Target and eBay. Works with: Chrome
Because of it’s popularity, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Swagbucks. But if you haven’t, you’re welcome! By using Swagbucks to shop on your computer/laptop, you will be eligible to save on purchases from some of the largest online retailers; Amazon, Target, and Old Navy. As an added bonus, first-time users get a $10 Swagbucks bonus with their first purchase of $25 or more. Works with: Chrome
Like most of the extensions on this list, Honey is incredibly easy to use. When you’re ready to check out, Honey will pop up on the right side of your screen with any available sales and coupon codes to apply to your purchase. At this point, simply click “Try Codes” and any applicable savings will be instantly applied as a discount! Works with: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera
Like most online shoppers, I have way too many credits cards, all with different points and rewards plans. If you’re in the same predicament, then you know how tough it can be to know which card is best to use for each purchase. Enter the Wallaby browser extension! Wallaby will (literally) tell you which credit card to use for each transaction, helping you to earn the most rewards for your purchase. Works with: Chrome
5. Invisible Hand
And last but not least, we have the Invisible Hand extension. This is a must-have for those who love to travel and of course, love to save money. Invisible Hand will automatically find you the lowest prices when you search for flights, hotels and rental cars — all essential items for any domestic or international trip. As you’re shopping, Invisible Hand will notify you if the flights or hotel you’re browsing are offered at a lower price on another site.