Who doesn’t love online shopping? Whether you’re constantly looking for the best deal or just can’t stop yourself from buying that new outfit, online shopping can be a great experience. Until you look at the price.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can save money as you shop online. All you need to do is add these extensions to your Firefox browser, and you’ll be good to go.
First on this list comes Honey. Honey is an incredibly well-known and popularized browser extension that saves you money as you shop.
The premise is simple. Shops have coupon codes and online deals, but finding them isn’t always easy. Even if you do, there are often problems with the specifics of the deal or expiry dates.
Honey makes the process entirely simple. All you have to do is install Honey in your browser, and you’re set. From there, Honey will activate automatically whenever you shop.
Honey will search and test codes for you at checkout without you having to do a thing. Once it finds the best deal, it will apply it for you without a problem. That’s money that you wouldn’t have saved otherwise.
Next on this list comes Amazon Assistant, an excellent Firefox extension for any of you who happen to shop a lot with Amazon.
Amazon Assistant, as you might have guessed from the name, is an extension which helps you to gain more information when you shop with Amazon. It’s created and endorsed by Amazon, as well, so credibility isn’t an issue.
Amazon Assistant adds a button to your browser which you can use to explore new deals and offers as they appear. It also shows you personalized recommendations based on your shopping.
Most importantly, however, is Amazon’s price tracking feature. With only a few clicks, you’ll be able to see a history of the prices of any Amazon item over the course of the past month.
You can also track your order’s shipping and delivery times through the extension as well.
If you’re looking for a more in-depth and detailed analysis of Amazon’s prices, however, you have to go away from the official extension. That’s where Keepa comes in.
Keepa allows you to track the price history of Amazon products across all of their versions, colors, and sizes.
Unlike Amazon Assistant, this information is incredibly detailed. The price tracking goes back as long as you want it, up to a year or longer, unlike the 30 days which Amazon caps it at.
Moreover, Keepa.com lets you set price drop and availability alerts from within the extension. You can track any product in the Amazon store and select exactly when you want it to notify you. By price, percentage, and across multiple locales are all options here.
How you want it to alert you is also entirely customizable. You can have Keepa.com alert you via email, social media, push notifications, and more.
You can also set up Keepa.com to show you the biggest deals each day. It does this by monitoring the biggest percent drops in products across all of Amazon and alerting you to them when they happen.
Next on this list comes Rakuten, a browser extension which helps you save money by getting you cash back as you shop. Rakuten works off a simple concept. You shop, and Rakuten gives you cash back on an impressive range of different stores.
All it takes is one click. You just need to head straight to the site where you want to shop, and if cashback is available, Rakuten will notify you. From there you just shop like normal, and when you’re done it’s just a one button click.
Rakuten has a wide range of stores where this feature is available, with Macy’s, Target, and Gap all being mentioned on their extension page.
Furthermore, Rakuten also supports a coupon searching feature. This works about how you might expect, with Rakuten automatically searching coupons for you and applying them at checkout.
If you end up buying a lot of games off of steam, then this extension might just save you a lot of money. Augmented Steam does exactly what you might expect given its name: it augments the Steam shopping experience.
Augmented Steam does this in a number of ways. It highlights normally hidden details as you shop, such as the price history of any game or DLC. It also expands the product search features to really expand your ability to search for something specific.
There are plenty of other useful features, as well, such as quick selling items from your inventory and better wishlist control, to name a few.
Finally, we have Avast SafePrice. Avast SafePrice is a price comparison and coupon finder with a difference. It focuses more on the safety of your data and how it uses it.
Like other coupon finders, Avast SafePrice will automatically check a large database of potential coupons whenever you shop to make sure that you’re getting the best deal.
It applies these coupons automatically so that you don’t have to be worried about whether or not they work, and disappears when not in use.
Avast SafePrice also compares prices as you shop with other trustworthy shopping websites. This way, you never end up paying more for something when you shop.
Where Avast SafePrice differs from other extensions like it, however, is that it is completely transparent with what personal data it collects.
There is extensive information available within the extension page on what data it accesses as you browse. It also tells you exactly why it needs to use that information and what for.
There Are Plenty of Places to Shop
Hopefully, these browser extensions have helped you find a way that you can save money that you had never considered before.
But online shopping isn’t the only way, and more specifically, Amazon isn’t the only place to buy.
There are plenty of different options and deals all available online, if you only know where to look. When it’s this easy to save money, is there any reason not to?
If you’re looking for an alternative to Amazon for your online shopping, such as a local or smaller business, here are nine options to choose from.
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