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.
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.
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!
Another automatic coupon extension, but complete with their coupon website as well. If you like to switch browsers, Guru could be a great option
RetailMeNot’s Genie *NEW*
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.
Toolbars no more, let’s hear it for Chrome Extensions!