Whether you’re surfing the web looking for the latest deals or simply killing time, browser extensions have evolved to let you add customizable features to your browser. In fact, there are many extensions that can make your online shopping experience easier and cheaper. These tools can help you find the best prices on products without spending hours sifting through websites, or they can provide discounts and cash-back rewards just for shopping through certain portals.
Here are five browser extensions you can install today that can help you save money while shopping online.
While shopping at your favorite online stores, Rakuten will alert you when Cash Back is available and when a product you are browsing is available at a better price. After you’ve completed your shopping, Rakuten will identify and apply all available coupons to your purchase at checkout. To date, their 12 million members in the U.S. have earned over $1 billion in Cash Back at their favorite stores.
Ibotta has a free cash back rewards and payments browser extension that gives you real cash for everyday purchases when you shop and pay through the app. Whether you’re buying groceries, clothing, electronics, or wine and beer, Ibotta will pay you cash for your purchases. In fact, Ibotta has paid out over $1 billion in cash rewards to more than 35 million users since its founding in 2012.
3. Capital One Shopping
Capital One Shopping (previously WikiBuy), a browser extension acquired by Capital One in 2018, has a five-star rating from over 9,000 users on the Chrome Web Store. Capital One Shopping searches for a better price while you shop at Target, Best Buy and more. You’ll see a friendly little pop-up if a better offer is found, including tax and shipping details. You can earn Capital One Shopping Credits while you shop, then redeem those Shopping Credits for gift cards.
Lustre is a free tool that instantly finds the best products for your budget and preferences – right on Amazon and Google. It automatically analyzes every brand, product, expert comparisons, and over 51 million trusted reviews to recommend the best picks for you. Lustre is 100% free and dedicated to bringing radical transparency into online shopping so everyone can make perfectly informed decisions.
PriceBlink automatically scans over 4,000 merchants for lower prices. With PriceBlink, money-saving coupons appear automatically when you’re shopping at a store. No more searching for free shipping and discount codes that no longer work — all of PriceBlink’s coupons are reviewed by their deal editors.