Before there were Chrome Extensions (Plugins), there were Toolbars. These pesky add-ons were often too resourceful and added much loading time to your internet browsing. Remember the AOL Toolbar or the Internet Explorer Yahoo Add-On Explorer?
Today, adding extensions for your online shopping experience can save you bundles of cash in places you never thought to look. Let’s take a look at some of them:
GoodSearch, the marketplace that gives back portions of their revenue, offers up their extension in the form of automatic couponing. Add the extension and shop where you typically would. If there is a coupon, you will be notified of the purchase.
The difference this extension has over the competitors below is that you’ll give money back to charitable businesses should you actually purchase a product.
Unlike the two previous extensions, Butterfly Saves focuses primarily on cash back rather than coupons. Once on an applicable store, you’ll be prompted a cashback rate for your prospective purchases.
Tag items you want to buy now or later all in one place. Want an article of clothing, but it’s not in stock? Shoptagr allows you to tag an item out of stock and alert you when it becomes back in stock! This is probably the most different of all Shopping Extensions because it helps you save on stuff you actually want to buy at a later time!
Another automatic coupon extension, but complete with their coupon website as well. If you like to switch browsers, Guru could be a great option
With the growth of popularity of the Honey extension, RetailMeNot has entered this landscape as a top competitor of theirs. With this add-on, it’ll work much like JoinHoney but with the gigantic coupon and promo code database that RetailMeNot has accumulated.
Much like Gumdrop, Honey is the alternative. Once in the shopping cart of an applicable shop, Honey will scan for coupons available. The bonus here, in some cases, you’ll earn cash back on purchases.
Much like Honey, you’ll find that Piggy offers a wide array of automatically placed promo codes at check out. Because Piggy started as a typical Cashback website, you’ll be able to earn money through their website in addition to the additional shopping extension!
What was once a powerhouse in the e-commerce world, ShopAtHome has slowly diminished into a smaller cash back and coupon website. However! Now that the company behind MyPoints and Swagbucks has come along, the site has been reinvigorated with a newer design and growing customer base.
Yes, they also have a Chrome Extension that will help you get Cash Back when you shop!
Ebates Shopping Assistant
Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping
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There are sure to be many more extensions out there that have helped people save, or perhaps earn additional money through browsing. Do you have a suggestion? Let me know below with a comment and we’ll take a look.